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Convenience Food Market Update
13 December 2018
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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.
Oranges have been identified as a fruit that helps with many health benefits, but overall good taste is still key for consumers to enjoy and repurchase. It's a fruit worth promoting in store not only to educate consumers on the benefits for their health as we enter winter, but also for the great taste.
The humble, yet popular, potato is a versatile vegetable, in demand all year round in the fresh produce section of stores. As the seasons change and consumers desires for different varieties and cooking types vary, supermarkets have the challenge of how to display this vegetable to help the consumer find what they need.
When properly handled, orchids can last at least 60 days at home with their flowers, but that is not always the case and orchid quality varies from retailer to retailer. Orchid sales in supermarkets have many challenges and there is still relatively little known about how to best keep orchids in store for maximum consumer satisfaction. We've been speaking to Royal FloraHolland to find out more.
Mushrooms are one of those parts of the fresh produce section that continually divide consumers. While some will stay away, disliking the texture and taste, others will add them to every meal possible. Mushrooms are an easy way to add extra flavour to a meal and are a particularly popular choice with the rise of vegetarianism and veganism among consumers.