The OPCE has summarized in a one-pager the tips covered in a Oregon WIC Program video to help smaller WIC authorized stores make more money selling produce. You can distribute this Spanish tip sheet to storeowners when engaging them in the discussion of offering healthier foods. Download Cómo ganar dinero con la venta de frutas y vegetales
The OPCE has summarized in a one-pager the tips covered in a Oregon WIC Program video to help smaller WIC authorized stores make more money selling produce. You can distribute this tip sheet to storeowners when engaging them in the discussion of offering healthier foods. Download Making Money While Selling Produce – Tips for Small Food Retailers
One-pager on engaging small retail owners translated into Spanish. Download Alimentos saludables, abastos saludables, comunidades saludables
One-pager on engaging small retail food stores (Updated in April 2018) Download Healthy Foods, Healthy Stores, Healthy Communities
The Partnership for a Healthier America and the National Association of Convenience Stores launched a healthier product calculator. This healthier product calculator allows retailers, manufacturers and distributors to easily identify packaged foods and beverages that meet PHA’s Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria.
Overview of the produce distribution system, with challenges, solutions, and tips for implementation.
Recommendations of the Regional Food Hubs Task Force. In December 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo formed the New York State and New York City Regional Food Hub Task Force at the statewide Farm-to-Table Upstate-Downstate Agricultural Summit. The goal of the Upstate-Downstate Summit was to boost production and consumption of New York State fresh and value-added foods. The Task force explored tools to increase access to fresh food, by helping smaller producers to reach local downstate markets. The Task Force was charged with identifying capital investments and policy solutions that advance these goals. Based on its research and analysis, the Task Force recommends the development of a NYS-NYC Regional Food Hubs System, organized within a framework of physical and programmatic initiatives to be developed and implemented in partnership with local stakeholders.
This overview is divided into 7 sections:
1. Background: An overview of the convenience
store industry, produce sales and snacking trends
2. Opportunity: A look at demand, products and
consumer trends that can affect sales success
3. Consumer insights: A closer look at the customers
seeking out produce and how they shop in convenience
4. Logistics and specifics: There are a number of
elements to consider in developing and executing
a successful produce program
5. Getting started: A primer for how to start a
program based on one retailer’s experience
6. Managing Fresh: An example of a fresh build-to
book and the methodology behind it
7. Next steps: There are other considerations to
Convenience Stores and the “Fresh” Opportunity explores the fresh and less processed food being offered by a cross section of convenience stores, including consumer perceptions of independent and chain-store meals and snacks. Matched with data on snacks, Millennials and female demographics, the white paper provides insights and recommendations on convenience-store shopping experiences, merchandising, store designs and fresh categories.
White paper on an NYC program to assist public housing residents with small business ownership.