“The SOE Deadline Looms—Are You Ready?” Ed Session Announced for OGS 2023

August 31, 2023 Organic Produce Network

With March 19, 2024, comes full implementation of the National Organic Program’s (NOP) Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule, and with that, new challenges are coming into view for producers, distributors, and importers. Navigating and adhering to these new requirements for organic producers and handlers will be the subject of the first announced educational session of the Organic Grower Summit.

Organic Fresh Produce Sales and Volume Edge Up in Q2—Sales Increase 1.5%, Volume Up 1%

August 2, 2023 Organic Produce Network

Organic fresh produce grew slightly in sales dollars and volume in the second quarter of 2023, reversing a trend of volume loss seen in 2021 and 2022, according to the Q2 2023 Organic Produce Performance Report issued by Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Category Partners.

“The Shifting Organic Assortment at Retail” Organic Produce Summit 2023 Ed Session Announced

May 11, 2023 Organic Produce Summit

As inflation and rising costs have impacted organic sales over the past year, producers and retailers are seeking new ways and opportunities to grow sales. The Shifting Organic Assortment at Retail will be the subject of the fifth-announced educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2023, featuring an exclusive analysis of organic fresh produce sales through the first half of this year, an examination of how consumer purchasing behavior is changing, and an exploration of opportunities to drive sales in an inflationary environment.

OPN Exclusive: Inflation Continues to Take Bite out of Organic Fresh Produce Sales in Q1 2023

April 26, 2023 Organic Produce Network

Ongoing inflation continued to impact organic fresh produce sales in the first quarter of 2023 as overall dollar sales grew by slightly less than 1 percent, and volume declined by 3.4 percent from the same per year-over-year period, according to the Q1 2023 Organic Produce Performance Report released by Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Category Partners.

Retailer Roundtable Presentation Announced for OPS 2023: “What Lies Ahead for Fresh Produce and Grocery Marketing”

April 21, 2023 Organic Produce Summit

As changes to the grocery business come fast and furious, and their impact on fresh produce is more pronounced, leaders from three of the nation’s most progressive grocery operations will discuss the future of supermarket retailing and the role of fresh produce during the Retailer Roundtable keynote presentation at Organic Produce Summit 2023 this July in Monterey, CA.