United Fresh Produce Association Releases Q2 2021 Issue of FreshFacts® on Retail; Miriam Wolk Discusses
WASHINGTON, DC - With the pandemic continuing to cause fluctuations and shifts in the retail market, United Fresh Produce Association has released its Q2 2021 issue of FreshFacts® on Retail sponsored by Mucci Farms. It aims to shed light on how these changes are affecting the produce department and how buyers can adjust their approach to capitalize on consumer trends.
“A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, the new norm continues to evolve in response to changing dynamics,” said Miriam Wolk, Vice President of Member Services. “Future growth opportunities lie in understanding consumers’ changing behaviors and leveraging this knowledge to cater to their diverging needs.”
The report not only measures retail price and sale trends for the top ten fruit and vegetable commodities, but also takes a broader look at Q2 2021 category performance data, according to a press release. For this issue, seasonal category deep dives include bananas, broccoli, cherries, onions, and salad kits with a year-to-year comparison of the last three years’ Q4 results to help plan for a successful Q4 2021.
Highlights from the Q2 2021 issue of FreshFacts on Retail include:
- Despite volume sales losses, six out of the top 10 fruit categories grew dollars as prices increase
- Value-added fruit continues to grow, rebounding from declines of the recent past
- Quarterly sales of organic produce top $2.3 billion, with fruit driving the growth
- Salad kits continue to grow, accounting for over three out of 10 dollars in packaged salads
The United Fresh Retail-Foodservice Board and NielsenIQ Fresh will host a webinar to spotlight key statistics and trends laid out in the Q2 2021 report. The event, which will be held October 26 at 12 p.m. EST, will feature analysis from Lyndsey Abbott, Vice President - West Region, Nielsen, and will provide the opportunity for participants to ask questions and take part in an interactive audience discussion.
Registration for the event is free of charge for all United Fresh and PMA member and is $100 for non-members. To register click here.
FreshFacts on Retail can be downloaded free of charge for all United Fresh and PMA members ($50 for non-members) on the United Fresh website.
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