Perishable Preferences at the Polls: Fresh Foods Bring Americans Together

October 22, 2020 Category Partners

While the team at Category Partners does not endorse any presidential candidate nor delve into the highly charged world of politics, they do care about the fresh food preferences of their fellow Americans. As the talking heads and social media try to point out how different the people on the other side of the aisle are, Category Partners set out to learn if political preference correlates with consumers’ penchant for the fresh produce, meats, dairy, deli and bakery foods.

Organic Fresh Produce Sales Continue Double Digit Growth in May

June 18, 2020 Organic Produce Network

Total organic fresh produce sales and volume continue their double digit growth over last year, with May sales and volume increasing 16 percent from the same period in 2019, according to the May 2020 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by the Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.

COVID-19 Continues to Alter Food Shopping

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way consumers shop for groceries. Last week, Category Partners (CP) released and discussed results in part one of a two part consumer study that explored the economic impacts of COVID-19 on what consumers are now seeking from a product value and retailer format perspective.

Many Consumers are Feeling The Economic Impact of COVID-19

May 4, 2020 Category Partners

For the last several weeks, the perishables industry has witnessed incredible changes in grocery shopping habits including unprecedented stock up trips that left store shelves empty, huge increases in year over year produce sales and significant shifts toward online grocery shopping.

Organic Produce Sales Jump 22 % in March; Up 8 % in Q1

April 16, 2020 Organic Produce Network

Total organic fresh produce sales were up 22 percent for the month of March, with overall first quarter sales up eight percent in retail conditions unlike any ever experienced in the modern era of grocery retailing, according to the 2020 Q1 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by the Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.