Industry Insights

After working at the Indianapolis Fruit Company for nearly 10 years, The Produce Mom knows a thing or two about the fresh produce industry.

$10 in the Produce Department at Kroger: Part Two

On Thursday, October 6th we completed part two of our $10 Produce Challenge series with our partners at Kroger Welcome to the 2nd edition of the $10 Produce Challenge! This series will focus on two things: 1) Fresh Produce is affordable 2) The Kroger Ad exposes you to great value, great variety, as well as seasonal… Read more »

Fresh Summit 2015 Must See List

Fresh Summit is an annual event bringing together the best of the fresh produce & floral supply chain… This year we are headed to Atlanta, Georgia and the fun starts on Friday! Over 20,000 people from all over the globe Largest fresh produce expo in the Western Hemisphere Over 1000 booths 3 days: Friday, October… Read more »

National School Lunch Week

Today we welcome our first student author to The Produce Mom blog!  Gabriella Cutruzzula is a High School Senior in Oklahoma.  She serves as the National Vice President of Community Service for FCCLA.  The Produce Mom is a proud partner of FCCLA – the only national career & technical student organization with family as its… Read more »

What’s Up with Limes?

Is the lime display at your local grocery store smaller than usual?  Maybe non-existent? Is your local taco stop serving lemon wedges with its carne asada? Well, limes are incredibly tight right now. One thing all consumers need to remember is that fresh produce is grown, not manufactured.  When there is a shortage, it is… Read more »

National Love Your Produce Manager Day!

National Love Your Produce Manager Day

Did you know… April 2nd is National Love Your Produce Manager Day! I want to send a big hug & high five to the men & women who work in grocery!  It’s a 24/7 industry & all too often, the efforts of these hard working individuals goes unnoticed!  NOT TODAY, THOUGH. Countless memories with my… Read more »

8 Produce Shopping Habits of Millennial Moms

8 Produce Shopping Habits of Millennial Moms

8 Produce Shopping Habits of Millennial Moms The Produce Mom study, “8 Produce Shopping Habits of Millennial Moms,” was conducted based on the need to communicate the produce shopping habits and desires of the demographic with the most powerful purchasing power at the grocery story—Millennial Moms. My hope is that the results of this survey… Read more »

NGA Show 2014

NGA Show 2014

The 2014 National Grocers Association Show is next week!  And I will be there!

Recovering from the Polar Vortex

Recovering from the Polar Vortex

The “Polar Vortex” of 2014 has stalled operations of many industries throughout the country.  Schools are shut down, Airlines are cancelling flights, even NBA teams were forced to reschedule games.  Mother Nature wins again… and your produce department and grocery stores are finally starting to recover & restock. For the first time in company history,… Read more »