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Publix named top US supermarket for customer service

Publix named top US supermarket for customer service

Published on Oct 20th, 2020
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Publix has been named the best US supermarket in Newsweek's Best Customer Service 2021 list. In a joint project between Newsweek and Statista to identify the stores that consistently provide the best customer service, over 25,000 US customers were surveyed.

Surge in demand for organic apples in US

US organic exports to Taiwan to soar by 50% by 2025

US organic exports to Taiwan to soar by 50% by 2025

Published on Sep 08th, 2020

Taiwan now represents a major market for US fresh organics. The Asian country is currently the fifth largest export market for US organic products, worth over US$90 million in sales in 2019. Now, with the equivalence arrangement agreed between the two countries in May 2020 coming into force, US organic sales in Taiwan are projected to rise by nearly 50% between 2020 to 2025, according to the USDA/FAS. The agreement allows organic products certified in the United States or Taiwan to be sold as organic in either market.

Fresh produce regains ground in US retail sales

Fresh produce regains ground in US retail sales

Published on Jun 18th, 2020

The share of sales of fresh produce in US shopping baskets is almost back to pre-Covid levels. Following the outbreak, there was a rush to stock up on frozen and canned products, which led to a drop in sales of fresh produce to 70% in March.  However, according to data published in a report by 210 Analytics and PMA, in the week ending on May 24th, the share of fresh produce was back up to 82%, slightly less than the 2019 average of 84%.

Lidl aims to conquer US

Lidl aims to conquer US

Published on May 11th, 2020
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Lidl’s new store in Peachtree Corners, Atlanta is the German retailer’s fifth in Georgia and 99th Lidl in the US. Having opened its first US outlet in 2017, the discounter aims to continue its steady expansion along the East Coast, with the target of reaching 1,500 stores across the country, according to Progressive Grocer.

COVID-19 hits mango sales in US

Roadmap to save California agriculture

Roadmap to save California agriculture

Published on Mar 31st, 2020

A new project outlines how organic and more sustainable farming practices can offer a means to save California, which is currently facing a climate crisis, with rising temperatures, frequent heat waves and wildfires. Years of drought have created limited water supplies and the disruption of normal ecosystems.

Activists sue US government over “wrongful” use of organic label

In US, growth in organics outstrips growth in other food categories 

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