In the UK, online grocery shopping is reported to be one of the fastest growing purchase channels, both in terms of value and growth, but is this a step too far when it comes to providing fresh produce? And what are organisations putting in place to merge online shopping and in-store experiences?
The most difficult job for retailers and suppliers over the Christmas period is get the volume-planning right. The complexities of asparagus ordering over the Christmas period require a fine balance of numbers and correct storage.
As we've reported before, retailers are having to continually adapt the fresh and prepared produce they stock in order to fit the customer's needs. One of the top trends recently has been the increased demand for convenience foods currently available in the fresh produce section of supermarkets.
As winter arrives and Christmas approaches there's one vegetable that's excitedly awaited and dreaded in equal measure. The Brussels Sprout. As families argue whether or not this small green vegetable should have a place at the dinner table, we assess the quality of these small, colourful vegetables. Seen in decorations, gifts, wrapping paper and napkins this vegetable has made itself a very close relationship with the festive season.