Bulk, bagged citrus are consistent sellers

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Oct. 14) Shower the colors of sunshine on your produce department with abundant selections of orange and yellow citrus. With many parts of the country under overcast skies, a vibrant display can bring extra attention a

New system tracks pallets, cartons

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Sept. 24) Universal Product Codes, Price Look-Up numbers and the proposed Reduced Space Symbology bar code soon will be joined by a new consumer goods identification system electronic product codes.

White Hen Pantry convenience stores push meals

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Sept. 10) If retailing success could be summed up in three words, it would be location, location, location for Jim Bayci, fran-chisee of a White Hen Pantry convenience store on Wacker Drive in the heart of Chicago.

Berries can be used in a variety of ways

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(July 10) Offer your customers classic summertime fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Make sure your customers know that the Fourth of July offers easy, patriotic dessert opportunities for berries

Organic rules are only natural

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(April 22) Surely you're used to inspections by now. Get ready for the possibility of another one. You soon will be accountable to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for how you handle organic produce in accordance with

Banana promo 101: Build your successful display

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(April 8) Want to increase sales of the No. 1 item in your produce department? Then try your hand at banana promotions. Suppliers say that putting the top-selling produce item on sale draws traffic to your department an

U.S. Foodservice buys Midway Produce

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
Extending its reach in central Indiana, U.S. Foodservice now owns Indianapolis-based Midway Produce Inc., a distributor that has been serving restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities and other foodservice operators s

Panera goes direct with new procurement program

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
A new produce sourcing model at Panera Bread Co. is cutting wholesalers and foodservice distributors out of the equation, taking days off the time it takes lettuce to get to the St. Louis-based company's restaurants.