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2021’s strong start for fresh produce continues in February

- Retail
Fresh produce generated $5.3 billion in sales during the four February weeks. This reflects $169 million in additional fruit sales and $314 million in additional vegetable sales in February 2021 versus a year ago.

Fresh produce continues on strong growth path

- Retail
New Year's resolutions, pandemic style, are good news for the produce department.

2020: A Year Like No Other for the Produce Department

- Retail
In December, consumers’ trip frequency fell below last year’s levels, much like it had in early April, while e-commerce transactions made a return to spring levels.

Retail produce sales up 5% against 2019 Labor Day, month-end budgeting

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For the week of August 30, fresh fruit and vegetable sales increased 4.7% over 2019. Frozen fruits and vegetables had a much higher percentage increase, at +17.7% but is the smallest of the three temperature zones.

Exploring the volume/price gap in fresh produce amid COVID-19

- Produce with Pamela
Pamela and Anne-Marie drill down the numbers in the most recent IRI scan data, and explore the surprisingly long list of items with a volume/price gap in the week ending July 12. 

Produce demand surges in first of eight non-holiday weeks

- General News
Father’s Day excepted, fruit had its strongest week since mid June, at +6.5% over last year.

Fresh produce regains market share lost to canned and frozen

- Retail
While frozen and canned fruits and vegetables still show higher year-over-year dollar gains, fresh produce is now back up to a pre-pandemic share of dollars.

Fruit sales plummet in non-holiday week ending June 28

- Retail
The week ending June 28 was the week in between Father’s Day and the Fourth of July, which means everyday demand alone was driving the sales numbers.

Fresh fruit growth dips to single digits

- General News
The week of April 12th marked the year’s earlier Easter as well as the sixth week of the coronavirus-related grocery shopping patterns. Since the onset of coronavirus in the United States, grocery retailing conditions have been unlike any ever experienced in recent history.