December was a very strong month for apples and pears, which were up 7% and 12% in dollar sales, respectively. Double-digit organic growth in both categories, combined with strong showings by core and emerging apple varieties, drove the great results.
Consumer concern over COVID-19 remains high but stable, with 57 percent being extremely concerned, according to wave 16 of the IRI shopper sentiment survey series.
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.
Organic produce is in a bit of a sales slump, and bell peppers are hot, but what market forces are behind these shifts in sales trends?