SUMMER GEMS

If it's summer, it's fresh-cut fruit.Honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, grapes, strawberries and blueberries paint a refreshing, vibrant palette for hot-weather consumers, and retailers are augmenting their own in-house programs with an increasing variety available from vendors to meet seasonal demand, SN has learned."When the melons are plentiful, business is real good, but it's a strong

If it's summer, it's fresh-cut fruit.

Honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, grapes, strawberries and blueberries paint a refreshing, vibrant palette for hot-weather consumers, and retailers are augmenting their own in-house programs with an increasing variety available from vendors to meet seasonal demand, SN has learned.

"When the melons are plentiful, business is real good, but it's a strong year-round business for us," said Dennis Baker, director of produce oper

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