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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Ugly Produce

How Growers and Retailers Can Capitalize on ‘Ugly’ Produce

What happens to the produce that grew on an odd angle, on the ground, or bravely withstood storms? Nature may have given it a different look. On the other hand, maybe the produce was bruised during shipping. These fruits and vegetables are termed as “ugly” since they do not reach normal aesthetic standards. So, how can growers and retailers capitalize on this “ugly” produce?

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Top 20 Fruits and Vegetables Sold in the U.S.

Top 20 Fruits and Vegetables Sold in the U.S.

Consumers are eating more fruits and vegetables than they did five years ago, according to The Packer 2017 Fresh Trends. The chart below provides an overview of the most popular fruits and vegetables purchased, based on the percentage of primary shoppers buying in the last 12 months in the U.S.

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MSLGROUP Purchase Behaviors

U.S. Hispanic Purchase Behaviors: Current Food/Beverage Trends

The Hispanic population currently makes-up 17% of the US population and is projected to grow by 85% by 2060. Their spending power is projected to reach nearly $1.7 trillion by 2019. With growing spending power and influence, Hispanic consumers in the U.S. are on every marketer’s radar. This overview from MSL Group provides insights about how the produce department can better serve the needs of Hispanic American consumers.

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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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