Fresh Produce and Food Industry Marketing Research

Turkey Fresh Tomatoes

Turkey’s climate has supported the growth of its fruit and vegetable sector and has led to its status as a major producer. As Turkey seeks membership in the European Union, fresh fruits and vegetables are among the commodities that will be most competitive in the European market. During the...
Rachel Nelson
Osman Cakiroglu
USDA GAIN

Turkey Stone Fruit Annual 2009

Turkey continues to be one of the world’s major producers of fresh fruit and vegetables. Stone fruits account for 14 percent of fruit production in Turkey, the third most significant after deciduous and citrus fruits. Most stone fruit is consumed fresh in the domestic market. Cherry and...
Ralph Gifford
Yasemin Erkut
USDA GAIN

Turkey: Citrus Annual 2009

Production of all citrus fruits, except grapefruit, increased slightly in MY 2008 compared to MY 2007. In MY 2008, orange production increased by 9 percent and is predicted to continue increasing slightly in MY 2009 as well. Tangerine and lemon productions also increased in MY 2009. Grapefruit...
Ralph Gifford
Yasemin Erkut
USDA GAIN

Kosovo Imports & Export of Fresh fruits and Vegetables, 2004

This document presents an analysis by SPHPK of import and export data of fresh fruit and vegetables in Kosovo in 2004 collected by the Kosovo Customs Service and channelled through MAFRD. The products covered in this analysis are those that could be produced in Kosovo and comprise - for fruit:...
Swiss Project for Horticulture Promotion in Kosovo (SPHPK)
Swiss Project for Horticulture Promotion in Kosovo (SPHPK)

Marketing U.S. Organic Foods: Recent Trends From Farms to Consumers

Organic foods now occupy prominent shelf space in the produce and dairy aisles of most mainstream U.S. food retailers. The marketing boom has pushed retail sales of organic foods up to $21.1 billion in 2008 from $3.6 billion in 1997. U.S. organic-industry growth is evident in an expanding number...
Carolyn Dimitri
Lydia Oberholtzer
USDA Economic Research Service

Food Spending Declined and Food Insecurity Increased for Middle-Income and Low-Income Households From 2000 to 2007

From 2000 to 2007, median spending on food by U.S. households declined by 12 percent relative to the (rising) cost of USDA’s Thrifty Food Plan, and by 6 percent relative to the (rising) Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Food and Beverages. Over the same period, the national prevalence of very...
Mark Nord
USDA Economic Research Service

Banano Orgánico Alternativa Comercial

  La producción de Plátano en el Perú durante el 2007 fue de 1834511, siendo Loreto el primer productor con el 18.8%, San Martín ocupa el segundo lugar con el 17.6%, Piura el 13.8%, seguidos de Ucayali, Junín, Amazonas, Huanuco, Pasivo, Tumbes, Cajamarca,...
Región La Libertad
Región La Libertad, Perú

U.S. Fresh Produce Markets

Marketing Channels, Trade Practices, and Retail Pricing Behavior Retail consolidation, technological change in production and marketing, and growing consumer demand for produce have altered the traditional market relationships between producers, wholesalers, and retailers. Increasingly, produce...
Carolyn Dimitri
Abebayehu Tegene
Phil R. Kaufman
USDA Economic Research Service

Competition in Fresh Produce Markets

An Empirical Analysis of Marketing Channel Performance Fresh produce growers/shippers believe that consolidations in grocery retailing may empower retailers to act less competitively. This study evaluates the extent to which retailers exercise market power in buying from growers and selling to...
Timothy J. Richards
Paul M. Patterson
USDA Economic Research Service

The U.S. Food Marketing System: Recent Developments, 1997-2006

Major recent developments in the U.S. food system include the increasing presence of nontraditional grocery retailers, such as supercenters and drugstores, and competitive responses by traditional grocers, such as supermarket chains. These developments have contributed to sharp increases in...
Steve Martinez
USDA Economic Research Service