One of the main goals of the Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association’s annual show, set for June 10-12 in Chicago, is to add new energy and harness the momentum of innovation in the fresh produce industry, says Tom Stenzel, the association’s president and CEO.
You may be asking what are the key factors in the decision to devote valuable shelf and floor space in a produce department? What does a professional merchandiser (produce tradesman) use in his decisions when positioning each of the many items now found in the average grocery store? What role does price play? What role do profits play? What role does advertised items play? Does the location influence shopping patterns?
As of late March, the weather has been favorable with no major freeze issues and sufficient chill and dormancy needed for a quality pear crop, says Kevin Moffitt,president and CEO of the Milwaukie, Oregon-based Pear Bureau Northwest.
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