PMAs Glimpse into the Future 2017 Produce and Floral Environmental Scan

Special Report: PMA’s 2017 Glimpse into the Future

PMA’s “Glimpse into the Future” report identifies issues and trends that are likely to affect the global fresh produce and floral industries in the next three to five years. It was developed from information gathered by the PMA Research team, in conjunction with members and volunteer leaders worldwide, as well as global subject matter experts.

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Fresh Connections Retail

Fresh Connections Retail

Fresh Connections: Retail is your opportunity to forge new strategic partnerships and understand the consumer trends shaping your business. For 2016, we’ve designed a program that offers a combination of experiences you won’t find at any other industry event.

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Southern Africa

Competition Increases in South African Retail Environment

The grocery retail environment in South Africa is extremely competitive. Price wars, prime locations, experienced staff and existing store improvements are some tactics. Mixed retailers recently presented additional competition to grocery retailers by increasing their product lines to different types of fresh food. South Africa’s leading grocery retailers are expected to open more convenience stores and digital presence in an effort to benefit from the growing demand for convenience.

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Retail meal solutions

Infographic: Retailer Meal Solutions

Fresh prepared foods at retail are a bright spot in the U.S. food and beverage industry – sales have been exploding over the past five years. This US $26 billion market has experienced growth that is outpacing that of both retail and packaged goods, as well as foodservice, with expectations for even greater gains. This Technomic infographic shows some of the numbers driving the biggest trend in supermarkets.

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Today’s Hottest Ingredient: Technology

The consumer purchasing experience for fresh produce is changing rapidly. Technological advances are helping consumers in their pursuit of quality, sustainability and accessibility. As technological advances give consumers increased control over the food they shop for and consume, they are creating a more educated and powerful consumer for produce marketers to address. Produce marketers are well positioned to meet the consumer’s expectations and become their trusted partner and problem solver.

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USDA GAIN report – Canada Retail Industry

The attached GAIN report provides an overview of the Canadian retail industry for U.S. suppliers. USDA'S Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) provides timely information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in countries outside the United States that are likely to have an impact on United States agricultural production and trade.

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Increase floral sales by capitalizing on impulse buying

Increase Floral Sales by Capitalizing on Impulse Buying

The floral industry is outgrowing the standard neighborhood flower shop. Wholesalers and retailers need to track how and when their flowers are selling. Floral buyers should be monitoring six major areas of sales.

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Trends in Supermarket Floral

Infographics: Trends in Supermarket Floral

This research provides a comprehensive snapshot of the U.S. mass-market floral retail business. It is reflective of today’s industry and relevant to the entire mass-market floral supply chain, from grower to retailers as well as intermediates and service providers along the way.

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Top Trends Impacting Consumers

Top Trends Impacting Consumers

According to the NPD Group, for several years now, more than 80 percent of meals have been sourced from home; fewer than 20 percent have been sourced from foodservice, and dollars are evenly split between the two. Explore the top trends that will impact how consumers choose to spend their food dollars in 2017. Understanding these trends can help you increase engagement and ultimately increase sales.

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Consumer Demand

Consumer Demand Drives Growth in Retailer Meal Solutions

Most consumers live life in a blur and they desire products that help them save time and gain a sense of control. The need to recover a sense of control influences many buying decisions in the intensifying pursuit of quality, convenience, customization and well-being. Companies and brands across all sectors are creating new products and services that promise to return this sense of control.

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