Dollar, Volume Sales Up for Value-Added Produce

WASHINGTON Consumer demand for convenience, snacking options and portion variety helped boost sales of value-added fruits and vegetables during the second quarter this year, according to the most recent edition of FreshFacts on Retail, a retail research report produced by the Perishables Group for the United Fresh Foundation. Dollar sales of value-added fruits were up 3% compared with the second quarter

WASHINGTON — Consumer demand for convenience, snacking options and portion variety helped boost sales of value-added fruits and vegetables during the second quarter this year, according to the most recent edition of FreshFacts on Retail, a retail research report produced by the Perishables Group for the United Fresh Foundation.

Dollar sales of value-added fruits were up 3% compared with the second quarter of 2010, averaging $1,944 per store, per week. These gains were driven by

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