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OPN: Inflation hits organic fresh produce in Q2 2022

- General News
Higher retail prices of organic fresh produce during the second quarter of 2022 generated a 3.7 percent increase in total organic dollars but also contributed to a decline in organic volume of 2.8 percent, according to Q2 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report issued by the Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Category Partners.

Organic fresh produce sales up 5.5 percent from 2020

- General News
Organic fresh produce grew sales by 5.5 percent in 2021, topping $9 billion for the first time, and outpacing conventionally grown produce in year-over-year gains in both sales and volume, according to the 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released today by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.

Industry mourns loss of Mac Johnson

- General News
Mac Johnson, a major force in the snack-food world and a produce marketing icon, passed away on Sunday, December 12th in Newnan, Georgia due to complications from cancer.

How to inspire impulse purchase in online grocery

- General News
How do we balance the needs of consumers and the produce industry, spurring demand but also maintaining a seamless online grocery experience?

Why online grocery shoppers overwhelmingly shop in-store, too

- Retail
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers reported convenience and time savings as the most important motivators driving online produce purchases. And yet, we still overwhelmingly shop in-store, especially for fresh produce.

Know the types of shoppers who buy produce online

- Analysis
Retailers know they will have more success the better they know their customers.

Online produce shoppers are channel-hoppers

- Featured
The vast majority of consumers surveyed said they’re new to buying produce online. Seventy-three percent said they started just in the past 12 months, and while it is commonly reported that consumers don’t trust online shopping, the survey found that 82 percent said they would continue their online produce purchases.

Online Produce Shopping: The Path Forward

- Analysis
While it’s easy to see that the pandemic changed the way consumers look at grocery shopping, both in store and online, it’s harder to project where they go from here. Idaho Falls-based research firm Category Partners has a breakdown for that with two new consumer surveys.

Organic fresh produce sales up 4 percent in Q2 2021

- General News
Total organic fresh produce sales for the second quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by 4 percent from the same period last year and nearing $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to the Q2 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.

Category Partners: Independence Day sales bump should return

- Analysis
The extent to which the growth in specific produce categories during the week of July 4th is driven by the event itself or if the lift is simply a reflection of seasonal production shifts is less clear.