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May 10, 2010

Gearing Up for the Big Event

There’s something especially exciting about this week’s FMI 2010 event, which runs May 10-13 in Las Vegas. It’s the first opportunity in two years....More
Apr 23, 2010

Produce Managers Honored at Awards Banquet

Earlier tonight, the United Fresh Produce Association honored the 25 recipients of its 2010 Retail Produce Manager Awards, during a special ceremony....More
Apr 23, 2010

Retail Produce Managers Talk Trends and Strategy

One of the most interesting new features of this year’s United Fresh show has been the new learning center areas on the trade show floor. This....More
Apr 22, 2010

Fresh & Easy Now Accepting WIC Vouchers in Los Angeles Location

The United Fresh Produce Association scored a big victory for the industry and for low-income shoppers alike in 2008, when they got the federal....More
Apr 22, 2010

Making Fruits and Vegetables “Foods of Convenience”

The Salad Bar in Every School campaign is a major initiative for the United Fresh Produce Association this year, and attendees had a good opportunity....More
Apr 21, 2010

FDA Wants Food Safety Standards to be “Risk-based and Scale-appropriate”

Michael Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for food, spoke for half an hour at this morning’s opening general session. And he said something that....More
Apr 20, 2010

Looking forward to this year's United Fresh Show

I just arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2010 trade show and expo. They’ve got a really great program coming....More
Mar 25, 2010

Targeting Valuable Shoppers

An interesting presentation was given this morning by Grant LaMontagne, senior vice president and chief customer officer of The Clorox Co. In....More
Mar 24, 2010

Best Selling New Products

IRI released its annual list of New Product Pacesetters yesterday. In order to be considered for the list products must have earned at least $7.5....More
Mar 23, 2010

Say Cheese

Point-of-sale data allows retailers to figure out who purchased what, but its nearly impossible, without asking shoppers, to know why items included....More
Mar 23, 2010

Shoppers Start Your Engines

If you've noticed more cars on the road lately it may have something to do with the additional food shopping trips that consumers are taking in....More
Mar 22, 2010

Promoting Private Labels and National Brands

I’m heading down to San Antonio later today to attend one of the conferences that I find most interesting: IRI’s annual Summit. I’m particularly....More
Mar 18, 2010

Up, Down and Across

Most everyone has been hit in one way or another by the recession, whether it be lost jobs or stagnant pay, and it's affected the way we spend our....More
Mar 18, 2010

Wrap Up: Social Media Savvy

It's no news that social media has grown and become a primary way for people to get news and information. In fact, social media users expect to....More
Mar 18, 2010

Catching the Consumer

When I shop the seafood department, it’s usually after much recipe research and circular-perusing. It appears I’m not alone. Needless to say, we....More
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