Here are the top 10 commodities searched for on Produce Market Guide in 2021.
Also known as pitahaya, this 3-inch fruit is oblong with bright pink/red skin and large, leaf-like scales on its surface. Its flesh is white, juicy and filled with numerous tiny seeds. Another type is globe-shaped, 2½ inches in diameter, with skin covered in small clusters of spines that can be brushed off to reveal red, ripe fruit. There is also a yellow-skinned variety. The sweet fruit tastes similar to kiwifruit or pears; it’s often juiced. The sweet flesh can be white or dark red to purple. White-fleshed fruit is available year-round, magenta-fleshed fruit is available June through October.
Manzano bananas are short and chubby with thick yellow skins that turn completely black when ripe. They’re sometimes called the apple banana because of their apple-like flavor when immature. When fully ripe, they have a more tropical, pineapple flavor.
Apple saw a slight increase in sales in 2020, remaining a perennial favorite with consumers. The ever-growing number of apple varieties creates marketing opportunities. Be creative and fun in your promotions to encourage shoppers to try something new.
game when it comes to boosting sales in your department as lettuce is rarely eaten alone. Market lettuce well and it can add profits to your bottom line.
Cucumbers gained in popularity in 2020, with sales rising more than 2%. The versatile vegetable works well in sandwiches, salads and as a snack, so include it in year-round promotions to get the most sales.