Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 36

Produce

AS THINGS HEAT UP THIS SUMMER, shoppers are looking
for unique produce options to energize their outdoor party
platters and for poolside snacking.
Tropical fruit and summer melons both fit the bill.

Mangos
Angela Serna, communications manager for the Orlando
Florida based National Mango Board, says summer is the peak
season for multiple varieties of mangos. "There are several
varieties available, each with its own flavor profile: Honeys
with their sweet and creamy texture; Kents that are tender,
sweet and juicy; Keits have a sweet, slightly citrus flavor;
Francis are rich with a hint of spice and Tommy Atkins have a
mild flavor and are firm in texture," she says.
The NMB supports retailers' efforts to educate the consumer (and their own produce team) about the many mango
varieties by providing POS materials and digital content/assets
that feature any of these varieties - free of charge.
Serna says the mango is "mainstreaming" within the
produce section. "It is no longer thought of as a 'tropical' or
'exotic' fruit," she says. "Mangos are No. 13 in volume velocity
within the produce section."
The NMB encourages retailers to merchandise mangos
with summer seasonal fruit, particularly stone fruit, she says.

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"Our research shows that when displayed with the seasonal
stone fruit, mangos have a 45% lift in sales," Serna says. "Think
of mango as the ultimate stone fruit!"
Serna said the NMB was excited to launch its annual bin
program in May, which is a key resource for retailers to
promote mangos. "We know that the use of bins in-store,
provides a more permanent location for mangos, so it's easier
for the consumer to consistently find the mangos they love,"
she says.
Serna says retailers shouldn't forget that summer is about
convenience and shoppers getting out of the kitchen, so don't
forget about fresh-cut.
"Fresh-cut mangos are becoming increasingly popular as a
way to enjoy the delicious flavor and nutrition of the mango,
without the work," she says. "In 2017, there was a 12% growth
year-over-year. Fresh-cut mangos are a healthy, quick and
convenient snack and you can mix them in with dips or salsas
and easily create a dish that will impress."
For example, Serna suggests retailers display pre-made guacamole and fresh-cut mango side by side as a meal solution.
"Dicing fresh mangos and mixing them into pre-made guacamole gives you a simple yet sophisticated appetizer to take to
any fun summer party," she says.
Central American Produce, Pompano Beach, Florida, started
its mango season with the Francine mango from Haiti, which
Sabine Henry, tropical manager for the company, says are
getting great results for retailers. The company also sources
mangos from Mexico.
Greg Golden, partner of Mullica Hill, New Jersey-based
Amazon Produce Network, says retailers and consumers have
driven Kent variety mangos as the preferred variety for retailers, when available, due to their excellent flavor and smooth,
non-stringy texture.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019

Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019
Editor's Note - Easy does it
Contents
The Wire - Urban consumers shop the perimeter, want delivery
Foods with snacking claim on the rise
Affluent shoppers shaping supermarkets’ future
Blurring boundaries
THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING RISKS
Clean confusion
A CLEAN WRAP
OLD SWEETENERS, NEW TRENDS
Now trending
TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTS and PEOPLE: the future of perimeter deli and bakery
Bakery - 5 ways to capture the premium bakery customer
Dessert cakes
Deli - Labor-saving equipment
Specialty cheese
Unexpected pairings
Produce - Fresh renaissance
Fresh-cut pear breakthrough
Tropicals
Meat & Poultry - Customer service
Pork
TRENDING FOR SUMMER, TRENDING YEAR-ROUND
Seafood - Merchandising
Food Safety - Equipment sanitizing
STAINLESS STEEL CARE
Comissary Insider July 2019 - AUDITS
SPOTLIGHT - DELI SIDES & SALADS
BULK UP
PACKAGING - PORTABLE SUCCESS
R&D - FRUITS AND NUTS
BLUE DIAMOND EXPANDING
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Contents
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Affluent shoppers shaping supermarkets’ future
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Blurring boundaries
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING RISKS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 11
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Clean confusion
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - OLD SWEETENERS, NEW TRENDS
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Now trending
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTS and PEOPLE: the future of perimeter deli and bakery
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Bakery - 5 ways to capture the premium bakery customer
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Dessert cakes
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Deli - Labor-saving equipment
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - DELI SIDES & SALADS
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