A greater variety of organic produce, a larger selection of prewashed salads in bags and creative new cross-merchandising techniques were among produce department trends noted by a group of industry professionals on the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association's Retail Operations Tour of produce in Pacific Northwest supermarkets from Seattle to Vancouver from Aug. 3 to 6. "The thing that stands out most was the quality and abundance of the organics," noted Robin Sprague, the manager ...

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