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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.

November retail produce sales continue tracking ahead of 2019

- Retail
Looking toward the end-of-year holidays, 44% of Americans are worried that the holiday celebrations will cause a spike in COVID cases and over one-third are not looking forward to the holiday season as much as usual because their celebrations will be curtailed.

Thanksgiving grocery trends bring December holiday insight

- General News

Survey insights predicting planned Thanksgiving 2020 celebrations pointed to a very different holiday that included smaller …

October fresh produce gains continue at retail

- Retail
Eight months into the pandemic, the virus remains in firm control of how and where people spend their food dollar. Everyday sales have been on a slow march back to normal and restaurant transactions had come within 10% of prior year levels.

September brought strong fresh produce and floral gains, up 11% year-over-year

- General News
While shopping patterns are normalizing, food spending at retail remains highly elevated across most departments.

Retail produce sales close out summer on high note

- Retail
Excluding weeks that were affected by the 2019 or 2020 holiday demand, everyday demand is normalizing at around 10% above year ago 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.

Strong summer fruit performance augments continued vegetable gains

- Retail
Between January and August 16, produce sales in calendar year 2020 are $4.5 billion ahead of 2019 sales, with an additional 2.9 billion pounds of fresh produce sold. Fresh produce appears to be settling into an everyday demand pattern that sits about 10% above last year’s levels.