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Growing with purpose: CEO shares vision for Whole Foods Market

- General News
Whole Foods Market CEO Jason Buechel unveiled Whole Foods Market’s 10-year vision to lead the company into the future, calling it Growing with Purpose, during the grocer’s first quarterly town hall meeting of the year.

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

- Featured
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.

Consumers careful about grocery spending amid high inflation

- Featured
Half of consumers are hunting for sales and specials, 44 percent are skipping non-essentials, and nearly a third are looking for coupons in the latest analysis from IRI, the International Fresh Produce Association, and 210 Analytics.

Vegetable sales improve at retail but inflation takes toll on volume

- Analysis
November 2021 picked up where October left off: grocery shopping and food consumption patterns remained in flux, especially as holiday purchases started much earlier.

Inflation, supply chain fears push consumers to frozen, canned

- Retail
Just 9 percent of consumers don't plan to have a Thanksgiving celebration this year, and a third of shoppers are stocking up early.

Inflation prompts shifts in fruit, vegetable demand

- General News
September continued where August left off in retail produce sales.

Retail produce sales reflect inflation, higher fruit volumes in April

- Featured
Only five out of the top 10 selling fruits lost ground versus the tremendous sales spikes of 2020, being apples, bananas, avocados, mandarins and oranges.

Online grocery sales drop in February

- General News
The total U.S. online grocery market posted $8.0 billion in sales during February, a 14% drop from January’s $9.3 billion, as fewer households went online for groceries and placed fewer orders than in January according to Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded Feb. 26-28, 2021.

Who buys watercress on a whim, and more COVID-19 consumer trends

- Produce with Pamela
Anne-Marie Roerink and I are back to talk about consumer trends amid the COVID-19 crisis. This week we have the latest sales numbers, and how July 4 was surprisingly strong, despite the single-digit growth. 

Father’s Day provides big boost for produce sales

- Retail
The week ending June 21st was Father’s Day weekend and it resulted in a significant boost for fresh produce, both fruit and vegetables. At the same time, the demand for center-store items, including frozen and canned fruit and vegetables, also remained strong.