Playing to impulse buys

Nov 27, 2019 by Armand Lobato
I went to the store for three things and came home with 10. That’s how it goes for me, and many other shoppers all over the country, I suspect. How do grocers do this, get people to buy extra items?

Produce M*A*S*H

Oct 19, 2019 by Armand Lobato
Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with saying that “Change is the only constant in life.” Today we’ve streamlined it to “the only constant is change.” The saying certainly fits the produce business.

A produce manager’s promo wish list

Oct 18, 2019 by Armand Lobato
We turn to the reader’s forum this week, where this question was recently presented: How long should a produce assistant serve in that position before they’re ready to get promoted to produce manager?

Where were we in ’93?

Aug 29, 2019 by Armand Lobato
I was thumbing through a copy of “The Packer, a Century of Produce,” published in 1993. It’s a rich collection of reflections, produce and people.

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