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Fresh Produce Sales Up in 2013

Mar 12, 2014
Report Spotlight Also Explores Growth in Organic Produce

WASHINGTON, DC – United Fresh Produce Association released the 2013 Year in Review edition of the FreshFacts® on Retail report, which examines overall retail trends in produce for the past year. The report shows that during 2013, the produce department averaged more than $47,000 per week per store, which was up 4.8 percent over the previous year.

The FreshFacts® on Retail report, produced in partnership with the Nielsen Perishables Group and sponsored by Del Monte Fresh Produce, measures retail price and sales trends for the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, as well as value-added, organic and other produce categories.

Highlights of this “Year in Review” report include:

  • Over the past year, all of the top 10 fruits posted volume increases
  • Fruits’ average weekly dollar sales increased 4.5 percent versus 2012
  • All of the top 10 vegetables posted increases in weekly dollar sales
  • Among value-added fruit categories, value-added fruit and fresh-cut fruit both posted increases in weekly dollar sales
  • Snacking value-added vegetables posted an increase of 15 percent in weekly dollar sales
  • Avocadoes posted the highest growth in the fruit category, with dollar sales increasing 11.7 percent and volume increasing 10.3 percent
  • Packaged salad and tomatoes, the two top-selling vegetable categories in 2013, increased dollar sales 6.7 percent and 3.4 percent

This quarters’ FreshFacts® report also features a spotlight on organic produce. Recent trends show that even with increases in retail prices, volume sales continue to grow in all organic fruit and vegetable categories. The growing demand for organic produce resulted in dollar and volume increase, roughly 20 percent for both organic fruits and vegetables overall.

The complete FreshFacts® on Retail report can be downloaded free of charge for all United Fresh members ($50 for non-members) by clicking here.  For questions about specific data contained in the report, please contact Cara Ammon at Nielsen Perishables Group at 773-769-3550.

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Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association serves companies at the forefront of the global fresh and fresh-cut produce industry, including growers, shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and Western Regional office in Salinas, Calif., United Fresh and its members work year-round to make a difference for the produce industry by driving policies that increase consumption of fresh produce, shaping critical legislative and regulatory action, providing scientific and technical leadership in food safety, quality assurance, nutrition and health, and developing educational programs and business opportunities to assist member companies in growing successful businesses. For more information, visit www.unitedfresh.org or call 202-303-3400. 

 

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