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Fruit demand rises amid lower inflation

- General News

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

In a tough January marketplace, fresh produce holds its own

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

Volume pressure sharpens as produce inflation climbs higher in August

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Food inflation remains extremely high and consumers are feeling the pain. They are making changes to their restaurant engagement as well as their grocery purchases, according to the August IRI survey of primary grocery shoppers.

Pandemic purchases win on spend per trip

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Entering the latter half of August, the very different nature of this year’s back-to-school season is becoming evident. 

Virus and economic pressure keep retail produce sales highly elevated

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Elevated every day retail demand drove sales gains of +11.7% over year ago for fresh produce during the week ending July 26 — virtually unchanged versus the week prior.

Vegetables again lead retail fresh produce sales growth

- Retail
Restaurant transactions and spending gained back ground during the second week of June, but grocery sales, and produce along with it, remained well above the 2019 base line.