Berries

Ripe sweet different berries in metal basket, on old wooden table.

One of your key responsibilities as a produce clerk is to know the products in your department. Your expert knowledge will assist customers in selecting the correct berry for their specific needs resulting in more sales, increased profitability, and customer loyalty. Berries are the top selling fresh produce category in the department and are essential to the department’s profitability and success. Customers who select fresh berries will typically purchase more produce than customers who pass by the berry section.

This course has the following objectives:

•Become familiar with the top selling varieties of both conventional and Organic berries.
•Learn the appearance, seasonal availability, taste profile and uses of those berry varieties.
•Understand quality standards as well as proper storage and handling of berries.

Course Duration: 10m

Berries

Ripe sweet different berries in metal basket, on old wooden table.

In botanical language, a berry is a simple fruit having seeds and pulp. But many fruits commonly referred to as berries do not meet the scientific definition. These can fall into one of several categories including drupes, pomes, aggregates, multiples and accessory fruits. This course covers a wide variety of what most people consider berries, regardless of their scientific definition. And you will see what specific requirements they need while residing the in produce department.

 

This course has the following objectives:

• Identify different types of berries.
• Identify how to store and handle berries.
• List how to troubleshoot berries.

Course Duration: 30m