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COVID-19 considerations permeate holiday marketing plans

Produce marketers have been keeping COVID-19 and the “new normal” in mind as they prepare to promote their products and support their retail partners this holiday season.

Watermelon board announces display contest award winners

The National Watermelon Board received 220 entries for its annual display contest, and the board has named Powell’s Supermarket in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, as the grand prize winner for 2020.

"At the top of his game" — Jeff Cady is the 2020 Produce Retailer of the Year

Jeff Cady rarely misses an opportunity to get better, and that approach has served him well as director of produce and floral for Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops Friendly Markets.

"At the top of his game" — Jeff Cady is the 2020 Produce Retailer of the Year

Jeff Cady rarely misses an opportunity to get better, and that approach has served him well as director of produce and floral for Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops Friendly Markets.

Perfecting your pear merchandising

The pear can sometimes get lost in the shuffle heading into fall due to the myriad of apple varieties that hit the backrooms and counters. But don’t be fooled into thinking pears can't be a good volume driver for you.

The intentional produce manager

If the mission is greatness, then a few minutes spent in creative thought is a prudent investment.

Retailers talk grape merchandising, sampling, varieties

It’s likely that point-of-sale material has never been as important for selling grapes as it is today.

Maximizing your apple merchandising

Fall is here, and with the changing of the seasons comes one of my favorite times of the year with one of my favorite categories to work with — apples!

Produce Artist Award Series returns for fall, expands in scope

It's time once again for fall, with apples, pears, squash, pumpkins and more ready for their turn in the spotlight?— and it's also time for the folks who merchandise them to enjoy a little spotlight of their own!

Assessing the (fixed) assets — Four questions to ask about fixtures

Try this groaner on to start: I had a great IKEA joke, but it just didn’t come together. Speaking of furniture, among the most critical decisions a produce director makes are ones about new produce department fixtures.