Merchandising Tips

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While being a math wizard is not necessarily a criterion for being a good produce manager, having a basic understanding of pricing formulas is necessary. No matter how much you excel in other areas of produce management, ultimately your performance...
Chances are if your company makes widgets, and you really excel at making widgets, then at some point you will probably find yourself in a position of management, leading a team of people. And then what happens is that we tend to think that our job...
During the months of November through February citrus fruit takes center stage in most produce departments, and standing tall at center stage are the orange varieties. Whether it's eating out of hand or juicing, oranges are easily the most...
As we get closer to the February 7th Super Bowl match-up, avocados take center stage about as much as any fresh food on the marketplace. Here are both some fun and interesting facts about avocados. Enjoy:  
In a typical produce department the manager has a pretty large job. They are responsible for coordinating schedules, setting the retail prices, handling invoices, and coordinating inventory; these being only a few of the responsibilities that fall...
It's possible that some of you will not make it past the title of this piece, after all, the idea of merchandising potatoes and onions rarely seems to draw much interest. Let's face it, these items often become the forgotten stepchild of the...
As we move into the new year, most all of the apples and pears being shipped will come out of Controlled Atmosphere storage (CA storage). Prior to January regular refrigerated storage is used for much of the fruit marketed in the Fall and early...