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items are: Dutch yellow potatoes, red creamers,
dragon fruit, cherimoya, passion fruit, jackfruit, kiwano
melon, steamed chestnuts and California Christmas
Crunch grapes.
For winter - November through February - the top
specialty items are: black-eyed peas, ginger and organic
ginger, steamed lentils, steamed beets, young coconuts,
eggroll wrappers and crepes.
Charlie Eagle, vice president of business development
for Southern Specialties, Pompano Beach, Florida, says
the company's best-selling specialty items are heirloom
tomatoes, French beans, sugar snaps, snow peas, radicchio and baby rainbow carrots.
"For years, our Southern Selects brand French beans,
sugar snaps and snow peas have been sought after
during this time of year," he says.
Three of Princeton, Florida-based New Limeco's top
specialty sellers are chayote squash, plantains and yucca
root, says Eddie Caram, general manager of procurement and sales.
The company's chayote squash is sourced from Costa
Rica and is available in a 24-count, single-layer flat box.
Caram says there is more consumption of this squash in
the fall and it's most popular with people from tropical
countries.
Next, New Limeco gets its plantains from Guatemala,
which are available year-round, and ship to customers in
50 lb boxes.
"Plantains are used more in the fall and winter in
soups, to make chips and for flan," he says. "These are
popular with customers in Caribbean, South American,
Central American and Asian communities."
Finally, New Limeco sources its yucca root from Costa
Rica and Central America and ships it to customers in a
37 lb box.
"People are using more of these roots who haven't
used them before and I think that's because cooking
shows on the Food Channel and others are using them
now," Caram says.

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Alex Berkley, director of sales for Frieda's Specialty
Produce, Los Alamitos, California, says the company
anticipates Stokes Purple sweet potatoes being the
largest selling item this fall for Frieda's, and a top variety
seller for its retail customers.
"This sweet potato variety is rich, creamy, colorful and
provides more antioxidants than orange sweet potatoes," she says. "Shoppers are looking to have new food
experiences, to wow their guests when entertaining and
to add more color to their plate; Stokes Purple sweet
potatoes are a perfect fit. The new crop is strong and
ample volume is available. We will be in season through
Easter 2020."
Along with Stokes Purple sweet potatoes, Berkley says
Frieda's colorful cauliflower, Meyer lemons and a line of
specialty onions are must-haves for fall and winter cooking. She adds that retailers should be on the lookout for a
new related promotion as they prepare for the upcoming
holidays.
Los Angeles-based World Variety Produce Inc., which
produces the Melissa's brand, says its top 10 year-round
bestseller list of specialty items are: Dutch yellow
potatoes, red creamer potatoes, ginger, organic ginger,
steamed lentils, steamed beets, dragon fruit, ruby gold
potatoes, chayote squash and jalapeno peppers.
Seasonally, Robert Schueller, director of public
relations for World Variety Produce Inc., says that
from September through November, the top specialty

French beans, sugar
snaps and snow
peas are among the
top cold weather
specialty sellers for
Southern Specialties.

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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019
Editor’s note - Perimeter power
Contents
The Wire - Kroger taking Apeel produce nationwide
Nielsen: Supermarket growth strongest on perimeter
Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Walmart expanding Delivery Unlimited
Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
The fresh advantage
How much tech?
Bakery - Now trending
ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Deli - Dining dilemma
DELI “MEATS”
Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
Lamb
Produce - PACKAGED PRODUCE
Specialty fruits and vegetables
Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
Food Safety - Packaging matters
Commissary Insider
EQUIPMENT - DEPOSITING WITH SPEED, ACCURACY
SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED PRODUCE
TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Editor’s note - Perimeter power
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - The Wire - Kroger taking Apeel produce nationwide
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - The fresh advantage
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 9
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 10
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 11
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 12
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 16
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 17
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - How much tech?
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Bakery - Now trending
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 26
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 1
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 2
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 3
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 4
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 6
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 7
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 8
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 27
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 29
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 30
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 31
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Deli - Dining dilemma
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 33
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - DELI “MEATS”
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 36
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 37
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 41
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Lamb
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 43
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Produce - PACKAGED PRODUCE
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 47
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Specialty fruits and vegetables
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 49
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 50
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 51
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 54
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 55
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Food Safety - Packaging matters
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 59
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 60
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - EQUIPMENT - DEPOSITING WITH SPEED, ACCURACY
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 62
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 63
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED PRODUCE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 65
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 67
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 68
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 69
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Advertisers
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Fresh Takes
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