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The Year Ahead: Addressing convenience

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Retailers continue to expand their selections of convenience-driven offerings, from pre-cut and value-added produce packs to …

The Year Ahead: Shifting retail landscape

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In the retail grocery world, change it seems, is the only constant. “Consumer purchasing is really …

The Year Ahead: Demonstrations and dietitians

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Even with the many venues for storytelling, in-store demonstrations are still important. The first hurdle is …

The Year Ahead: Evolving health benefits

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While there have been many studies on the long-term health benefits of produce, a newer area …

The Year Ahead: Search for new marketing appeals

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The next step in the perishables pipeline—after harvesting, packaging, and shipping a product—is marketing. Several trends …

The Year Ahead: Branding and storytelling

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Produce marketers look for new ways to differentiate their product. “Suppliers want to really draw consumers …

The Year Ahead: Ingenuity and innovation

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Will 2019 be a renaissance for managing postharvest freshness in produce? Kristen Park, extension specialist at …

The Year Ahead: Advances in testing

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Traceability has been in the spotlight, but there have also been advances in product testing to …

The Year ahead: PTI and traceability comeback

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The industry’s own Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) for food safety is poised to make a comeback, …

The Year ahead: Additional regulatory scrutiny

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While increased food safety scrutiny is nothing new, the produce industry will experience more regulatory attention …