Merchandising Tips

Learn How to Make the Most of Organics

Creative, beautiful, dynamic and effective display-making is imperative for a successful organic produce department. While everyone seems to agree that display-making is important, it can often become an overlooked priority in many produce...
Let your customers know what you are excited about. Take some chances, spread out a bit on a few displays, and see if the "abundance theory" really works. In our culture, "large" does seem to have an impact. If it's large and...
Just about every survey that you will encounter will have cleanliness as one of the top three (if not the top) reasons for selecting where people shop for fresh produce. The reason is simple: a clean appearance in a produce department equates with...
Fundamental to the core success of any produce department is making sure that you have the right product mix coupled with an effective ordering system to ensure that the products you have selected are always available to your customers. Here are...
When you are out of town, do you check out the stores in the area you are visiting? Field trips are very important! It’s vital at least once a week to take some time to look at what other stores are doing. You should have three main objectives...
Rotating all of the product in your department is one of the most important and critical tasks that occur regularly in any produce section. How this process occurs is very dependent on the style of “produce set” that you use. Here are...
Happy Earth Day! We’ve come a long way since Earth Day began in 1970, but we still have quite the road to travel. Today the world will be focused on reducing carbon emissions. In the U.S. our primary strategy over the next 20 years is to...