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Strong everyday demand driving retail

- Retail
After weeks of growing transactions and spending in the foodservice channel, the rising number of COVID-19 cases around the country prompted many states to reinstate in-restaurant dining restrictions and limit capacity once more.

Albertsons earnings reveals 276% increase in online, 27% increase in same-store sales

- Retail
Albertsons Companies, Inc. today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended June 20, 2020.

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.

PTI encourages more retail participation

- General News
Just a few weeks after releasing its improved traceability guidance, the Produce Traceability Initiative is encouraging buying groups to join the 15 who have already shown support for a harmonized case label.

Pandemic accelerates digital transformation in retail, says GlobalData

- Retail
As the entire world is scrambling to come back to normalcy under the COVID-19 pandemic-induced social distancing guidelines, brick-and-mortar retailers are shifting gears to rapidly embrace digital technologies to bridge the physical distance and navigate the crisis.

Summer fruit needs a boost

- Produce with Pamela
Oranges have proven impulse-proof week after week. How can we give the rest of the department the boost it needs? 

Albertsons chief: Organic is “screaming” hot right now, no signs of slowing

- Retail
The biggest challenge, right now, is supply.

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.

Predicting organic’s post-pandemic future

- General News
All spring, retail sales have paced higher than a year ago with the pandemic altering food consumption habits, and organic produce has paced higher than that.