The Beet Blog

The Wax Factor

Many organic fruits and vegetables, such as apples, produce their own natural wax. However, some produce requires additional wax to decrease dehydration and slow down decay as it makes its way to market. Wax provides a protective coating to seal in moisture and keep produce looking fresher for longer. The most commonly waxed items are […] Read Post »


New Year, New Merchandising

Holiday planning doesn’t stop at Thanksgiving. Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day all follow in short order. These holidays are busy shopping days as customers prepare for their holidays celebrations. New Year’s Eve is all about snacking and drinking. Fresh-cut items make it easier for customers to shop for ingredients as they consider […] Read Post »


Juice is the Word

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the onslaught of  New Year’s resolutions around eating better, or as we like to call it, Juice Cleansing January. Customers will be perusing the produce section with more frequency looking for fresh options to juice. Plan ahead and anticipate your customers’ juicing needs. Celery […] Read Post »


Year End Merchandising Tips

The end of the year is busy time for produce as the holidays come one right after another. With Thanksgiving down, we have just a few more to go. Hanukkah (December 2-10th),  Christmas (December 25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st)  are filled with cultural and ethnic traditions that will affect your customers’ food and […] Read Post »


Orange Fever

Nothing is quite as exciting as the start of citrus season, specifically the return of California grown navel oranges. Navels are large, seedless, sweet and easy to peel. The juicy segments separate easily, which make these the perfect citrus snack. Navels gets their name from the “bellybutton” or the under developed fruit protruding at the […] Read Post »