Growth in fresh produce aisle in Q1

Quarter one sales statistics are now available from the U.S. with fresh produce leading all perimeter departments in unit growth. Pounds sold were more modest, a fact that industry observers attribute to shoppers trading down to smaller sizes and portions. Avocados, blueberries, raspberries and broccoli experienced the greatest growth in Q1, according to the Fresh Produce Association’s FreshFacts on Retail report.

 

“Health resolutions coupled with key holiday moments made Q1 a prime time of year for consumers to evaluate and restructure their eating habits, including increased consumption of fresh produce,” said Miriam Wolk, United Fresh’s vice president, member services.

 

The report, produced in partnership with Nielsen Fresh and direction from the United Fresh Retail-Foodservice Board, measures retail price and sales trends for the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities as well as other value-added produce categories. The report is sponsored by Del Monte Fresh Produce.

 

The complete FreshFacts on Retail report can be downloaded free of charge for all United Fresh members ($50 for non-members) here. If you have questions, contact Miriam Wolk, United Fresh’s vice president, member services at 202-303-3410. For questions about specific data contained in the report, contact Matt Lally at Nielsen Perishables Group at 813-366-8556.

 

Source: United Fresh, May 7, 2019 news release 

 

 

 

 

If latest news: 
Check if it is latest news (for "Latest News" page)
Publish date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Click to leave a comment

CAPTCHA
For security purposes, please confirm you are not a robot!

RELATED NEWS

Food safety drives production and packaging systems

Perspectives on food safety differ in Europe compared to the United States. Shifting trends may inspire farmers to grow more protected crops rather than open field vegetables. Hydroponic lettuce is a case in point.

India announces more tariffs on U.S. apples

Worsening trade relationships result in tariffs moving from 50 to 80 per cent on American apples destined for the subcontinent. Red Delicious apples are hardest hit.

U.S. backs down on Mexican tariffs

The produce industry is relieved that threats have been cancelled to impose five per cent tariffs on Mexican goods crossing into the U.S. on June 10. The Border Trade Alliance offers some context.

U.S. fresh veg production dips to 19-year low

Inclement weather, food recalls and widening trade gaps contributed to a 19-year low in the production of fresh vegetables in the U.S. in 2018. Onions, head lettuce, romaine lettuce and tomatoes accounted for much of the decline.

McCain Foods opens DC in Idaho

The world’s largest potato processor needs another 10,000 to 15,000 acres of potatoes to keep its expanded distribution centre humming in Burley, Idaho.