FRESH-CUT SEMINAR EXAMINES CATEGORY SHIFT, MATURATION

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Fresh-cut is still cutting edge -- but category growth is coming from new areas, according to statistics released by the International Fresh-cut Produce Association. Total sales for fresh-cut produce grew 8%, reaching close to $4 billion, in the 52 weeks ending Aug. 31, said a pair of speakers at IFPA's 10th Annual Fall Seminar. Craig Delaney, IFPA chairman and chief financial officer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Fresh-cut is still cutting edge -- but category growth is coming from new areas, according to statistics released by the International Fresh-cut Produce Association. Total sales for fresh-cut produce grew 8%, reaching close to $4 billion, in the 52 weeks ending Aug. 31, said a pair of speakers at IFPA's 10th Annual Fall Seminar. Craig Delaney, IFPA chairman and chief financial officer of Ready Pac Produce, Irwindale, Calif., cited statistics from Information Resources Inc.

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