Report Finds Consumers Rank Price on Par with Appearance and Ripeness When Making Fresh Produce Purchasing Decisions

FMI—the Food Industry Association today releases its 2022 Power of Produce report, revealing 25% of shoppers ranked price as the number one factor when making fresh produce purchasing decisions, followed by appearance (19%), health benefits (19%) and ripeness (15%). The report also offers insights on consumers’ produce shopping habits related to health and well-being and heightened preference for locally grown and convenience options.

Lipman Family Farms to Feature the Crimson Tomato at Southern Exposure Amid Peak of Growing Season

February 25, 2022 Lipman Family Farms

At the peak of Florida’s growing season, Lipman Family Farms will showcase its Crimson tomato and other fresh produce at Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure conference next week. Developed to exceed expectations of the ideal tomato, The Crimson™ is picked at peak freshness and specially bred for its signature deep red color, intense flavor, and high lycopene content with antioxidant properties to provide consumers with maximum health benefits.  

Zespri Kicks Off the 2022 Planning Season at the SEPC Trade Show

February 24, 2022 Zespri

Zespri is excited to reveal the new shipper displays with updated graphics that showcase Zespri’s exciting new consumer digital marketing campaign.

BelleHarvest Will Have All PAWs On Deck for Southern Exposure

February 17, 2022 BelleHarvest

Showcasing their retail programs, BelleHarvest will have all PAWS on deck in booth 208, exhibiting their PAW Patrol packaging in partnership with Nickelodeon. BelleHarvest’s PAW Patrol branded apple pouches are packed with three kid-approved varieties – Gotta Fly Gala, Heroic Honeycrisp and Fired Up Fuji. Perfect for pups on the go!

SEPC Announces Southern Exposure’s Dynamic Lineup

November 2, 2021 Southeast Produce Council

The Southeast Produce Council has just announced a heroic lineup of speakers for upcoming Southern Exposure: The Marvel of Produce set to take place March 3-5, 2022. Premiering at the Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, this year’s conference will be themed to celebrate the next generation of superheroes within the produce industry.