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September continues fresh produce volume streak

- General News
Fresh produce prices continued to increase in September versus their year-ago levels, but much less so than total food and beverages.

August continues positive fresh produce volume trend

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According to the Circana (formerly IRI) monthly consumer surveys with primary grocery shoppers, the share of all meals that was prepared at home averaged 76.8% in August 2023.

SEPC releases What’s New? consumer research at Southern Innovations

- General News
The Southeast Produce Council released its annual What’s New? 2023 consumer research in a sold-out educational session at Southern Innovations. Pioneering organizations will provide additional innovation-focused presentations in the What’s New? Theater at the exhibit floor.

Fresh produce sees volume growth at retail in July

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While the Circana (formerly IRI) sales numbers showed little to no response or improvement in volume sales across most departments, fresh produce was a powerful exception, according to Jonna Parker, Team Lead Fresh with Circana.

Shoppers focus on fresh produce deals, buying less in June

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Shoppers are looking for deals as inflation increased across all food, including fresh produce, in June.

Fruit demand rises amid lower inflation

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The April Marketplace The deceleration of the rate of inflation continued in April 2023. “After many …

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Lower inflation drives higher fruit demand in March, but is it enough?

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For the first time in many months, inflation for total food and beverages stayed in the single digits.

Low fruit prices boost February fresh produce performance

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Fresh produce prices were also up over 2022, but a relatively low +2.4% on a per-pound basis. Fresh fruit prices decreased 3.0% in comparison to February 2022. Vegetable inflation averaged 7.3% in February, which is also down from the 52-week levels.

In a tough January marketplace, fresh produce holds its own

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While fresh produce is one of the better performing departments, volume has been trending behind year-ago levels since March 2021.

Fresh produce sales close 2022 on high note, setting new records

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High inflation, continued supply chain challenges and fluctuating restaurant engagement resulted in another year of record food and beverage sales, reaching $753 billion in 2022. However, unit sales dropped for the second year in a row, though remained ahead of 2019.