Trends

Retail food sales likely to be elevated for rest of 2020, experts say

With restaurants limited to take-out, delivery and drive-through in recent months due to COVID-19 restrictions, food retail numbers have benefitted. T... continue reading »

Multi-functional beverages, better-for-you snacking among packaged trendsetters

The U.S. consumer packaged goods industry increased by 2.2% in 2019, outpacing 2018 growth of 2.0%, according to the eighth annual Boston Consulting G... continue reading »

Frozen, shelf-stable produce continue high sales in retail market

Memorial Day signals the traditional start of the summer grilling season, with meat and produce promotions typically dominating the front page of groc... continue reading »

‘Unprecedented’ rise in home food consumption shown in United Fresh report

United Fresh Produce Association’s first-quarter 2020 issue of FreshFacts on Retail reports on the beginning weeks of the unprecedented rise in in-h... continue reading »

Organic produce sales, led by bagged salads, up 18% during April

Total organic fresh produce sales increased 18% from last year during April, according to the April 2020 Organic Produce Performance Report released b... continue reading »

AFFI study: Foodservice operators hungry for innovation in frozen foods

New research by Datassential shows frozen foods are an essential ingredient for the nation’s foodservice operators, with nearly ubiquitous use by o... continue reading »

Tropical Fruit Congress in Europe to focus on avocados

The 2020 Tropical Fruit Congress will focus on a rising star in Europe: the avocado. The event, to be held Sept. 8-10, during Macfrut in Remini, It... continue reading »

United Fresh’s latest foodservice report highlights watermelon radishes, kiwifruit

The Winter 2020 issue of United Fresh’s Fresh Insights for Foodservice is now available. Sponsored by Produce Alliance, this quarterly report highli... continue reading »

Eat Smart’s rebranded salads make mom-focused list of 20 produce items to try in 2020

Eat Smart's new look and logo is resonating with consumer moms. The salad kits, which come in a variety of combinations, were among the items inclu... continue reading »

Food Trends Watch 2020: Beets, mushrooms and fermentation

Each year, Produce Processing visits international trade shows around the world to get a handle on the next big food trends. Some trends spark consume... continue reading »