Potatoes and onions can still be stars of your produce section with proper merchandising

Potatoes and onions provide a constant opportunity for cross-merchandising and upselling. Their presentation can be flexible, allowing retailers to tailor approaches to, and drive sales in, the often-conjoined categories on a local, and even store-by-store, basis. Just how to merchandise and promote the two separate, but not-to-be-casually-separated, categories can be accomplished in many ways. Retailers […]

Global Trade Symposium: Building an efficient, affordable future in produce

The New York Produce Show and Conference kicked off with the annual pre-show Global Trade Conference, Dec. 5. In his opening remarks, moderator Gustavo Yentzen, chief executive, The Yentzen Group, laid the day’s foundation. “We have come to learn, share, increase our understanding, provide information, address mutual challenges and opportunities, and hopefully leave in a much […]

Place, Purpose and People: Regional Specialties and Global Supply

I have been paid to cook food for others for more than 45 years. Because of this vocation, I am often asked, “What was your favorite meal?” “Where is your favorite restaurant?” “What’s your favorite food?” I rephrase the question and respond with my most memorable meals — like the lovely dinner I had on […]

Wholesale Marketing Toolkit: The keys to strong sustainability reporting

Study: Shift to organic agriculture vital for sustainable food systems

While the trends in sustainability are ever-changing, one thing remains true: Sustainability as a concept in our industry is here to stay. A bounty of sustainably grown and packaged products fills grocery shelves and online ordering portals. As wholesalers, we find retail customers keen on traceability, while consumers seek transparency from our products and manufacturing […]

Chef demonstrations at New York Produce Show encourage creativity with fruits, vegetables

Chefs play a major role in encouraging the consumption of fresh produce. The New York Produce Show’s Chef Demo Stage spotlighted three well-known chefs who are developing produce-forward menus. The New York Produce Show was held Dec. 6, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The 14th annual New York Produce Show and Conference (NYPS) opened Dec. […]

Global Marketing Innovation Award: Veg Power Beats Junk Food Marketers at Their Own Game

Vegetables are disgusting!” Kids forever have dodged eating vegetables. Resorting to convoluted measures, parents cajole, bribe and slyly disguise them, often to no avail. The industry, despite valiant efforts, has struggled to move the needle on overall produce consumption, let alone conquer most children’s downright disdain for vegetables. Veg Power, the UK nonprofit super alliance […]

Sainsbury’s CEO selected to be keynote speaker at City Food & Drink Lecture

Simon Roberts, chief executive officer at Sainsbury’s, will headline the 2024 City Food & Drink Lecture at London’s Guildhall as its keynote speaker. The event, which for more than two decades has brought together some 700 industry leaders from food, drink and agriculture, will take place on Monday 11th March. Roberts joined the retailer at […]