Overall, FreshFacts said organic vegetables accounted for 3.3% and organic fruits tallied 1.5% of total produce sales.
The complete FreshFacts on Retail report is available without charge to all United Fresh members ($50 for non-members), a news release from United Fresh said.
The quarterly report, produced in partnership with the Perishables Group and sponsored by Del Monte Fresh Produce, features a focus on trends in promotional pricing for fruits and vegetables.
To obtain the report, contact Patrick Delaney, United Fresh communications manager, at 202-303-3400 ext. 417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top produce department performers – First Quarter 2011
Fruits Gains compared with year ago
Specialty fruits +11.3%
Prepared fruits +7.1%
Vegetables Gains compared with year ago
Cooking vegetables +8.9%
Source: FreshFacts First Quarter 2011