Fresh Foods Cut Down the Nets in 2019 Total Store Bracket

March 29, 2019 Nielsen

March. The start of spring. And the annual NCAA men’s college basketball tournament—March Madness™. While many teams suffer the agony of defeat, others rejoice gleefully as their alma maters or home-town favorites advance throughout the tourney in hopes of cutting down those nets.

Will Shoppers’ Enthusiasm for Meal Kits Remain Strong in 2019

March 6, 2019 Nielsen

In 2018, meal kit mania took the U.S. grocery retail market by storm. Seemingly overnight, these easy-to-use/easy-to-prepare boxes—filled with fresh, pre-portioned ingredients for consumers to create a healthy home cooked meal—were popping up everywhere.

Stemilt’s Fruit Tracker Video Analysis Signals Strong Demand For Popular Fruit

January 31, 2019 Stemilt Growers

Stemilt’s analysis of December 2018 U.S. retail scan data shows average weekly dollars and pounds of apples sold were flat compared to December 2017. The average U.S. store sold 1,685 pounds of apples per week in December 2018, bringing an average of $2,710 to the store each week. The category’s top apple variety, Gala, has rebounded from December 2017 performance, with volumes and dollars up 11 percent year-over-year.

Organics Fresh Produce Sales Hit 5.6 billion in 2018; Continue to Drive All Produce Growth

January 31, 2019 Organic Produce Network

In a year when total grocery store dollar growth only reached two percent, organic fresh produce once again surpassed the status quo according to new information released by the Organic Produce Network and Nielsen. In total, organic produce sales reached $5.6 billion in 2018, with the year ending on a particularly high note as sales increased 13 percent the final week of the year.

‘Tis The Season For Giving.. Cookies?

December 24, 2018 Nielsen

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s marks a time to celebrate with family, friends and colleagues in ways we don’t during other times in the year. Many of these celebrations center around feasts that often put turkey and ham in the spotlight, but no gathering is ever truly complete without an assortment of baked goodies as well.