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DECEMBER 2018 • VOL. 34 • NO. 12 • $9.90
departments
MERCHANDISING REVIEW 115 THE SIX PILLARS OF
SELLING MORE PEPPERS
Focusing on a few areas of best practice helps retailers increase sweet pepper sales year-round.
DRIED FRUITS & NUTS
119 SPREAD THE JOYS OF ALMONDS
Buoyed by health bene ts and convenience, these nuts still pack a punch in produce.
FLORAL AND FOLIAGE MARKETING
122 FLORAL AND FOLIAGE
TREKKING IN 2018
For supermarkets, mass markets and club stores, there will always be a connection between the worlds of Floral and Produce.
At Produce Business and Floral Business, it’s our responsibility and pleasure to provide infor- mation that helps readers in their roles within these two departments.
in this issue
6 QUIZ
8 WASHINGTON GRAPEVINE 12 PRODUCE WATCH
14 RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES
15 COMMENTS AND ANALYSIS
16 FORWARD THINKING
129 INFORMATION SHOWCASE
130 BLAST FROM THE PAST
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insert FLORAL BUSINESS MAGAZINE • Galentine's Day • Wellness
• Q&A With J
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special features
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FROM THE PAGES OF PERISHABLEPUNDIT.COM
Lessons From My Mother:
How We Live Our Lives And  e In uence We Exert On Others When We Are Gone ... No One Need Be An Orphan
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ASCENDANT INDEPENDENT:
GATEWAY MARKET & CAFE
 e Des Moines, IA, store and restaurant loca- tions put produce front and center.
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NEW YORK FOOD SCENE
NINE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE RESTAURANTS AND FOOD MARKETS
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FLORAL WATCH:
TROPICAL PLANT INTERNATIONAL EXPO  e Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is a trade event showcasing the latest trends in foliage,  oral and tropicals in warm and inviting South Florida.
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BOSTON
MARKET PROFILE:
NEW ENGLAND PRODUCE CENTER PERSEVERES WITH TRADITION, TRENDS A steady reputation, relevant variety and diverse customer base provide a solid foundation for Boston wholesalers’ continued growth.
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FOODSERVICE PROFILE:
LITTLE DONKEY TAKES DINERS
ON CULINARY JOURNEY
 e restaurant's use of unique and even odd ingredients is not for the faint of heart but o ers indulgence for bold patrons.
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RETAIL PROFILE: INDIA MARKET
Growing ethnic retailer makes headway in suburbs by o ering quality, low prices and hard-to- nd items.


































































































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