Q4 retail report by produce association now available

As retailers prepare for consumers to migrate towards online platforms for packaged goods, fresh offerings in the perimeter are playing a key role in attracting shoppers to store, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s Q4 2017 edition of the FreshFacts on Retail report.

“Our members have shared that having access to Q4 data is key to their annual planning cycle,” said Miriam Wolk, Vice President, Member Services. “This report shares this information, as well as the full year in review – content that our members find valuable for bench-marking the industry year to year.”

This quarter’s report features seasonal category deep dives on citrus, mushrooms and cooking vegetables, with a comparison of Q1 2017 vs. Q1 2016 results to help companies plan for a successful Q1 2018. A spotlight on the strength of organic produce showcases purchasing trends and commodities that still have room for expansion in this sector. The report also looks at value-added fruits and vegetables, including a continued feature on the packaged salad category.

The FreshFacts on Retail 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).

For more information:
Mary Coppola
United Fresh Produce Association
Tel: +1 (202) 303-3425

Publication date: 3/2/2018

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