Straight from the fields

November Crosswords - Answers

 

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SUPPLY-SIDE Crossword #1 (page 33)

ACROSS

  • 2. Level of sugar in a produce item: BRIX
  • 4. A low temperature-controlled supply chain (two words): COLD CHAIN
  • 8. A steadily growing sector in fresh produce: ORGANICS
  • 10. You might hear the phrase “follow the sun” attributed to this growing practice: TRANSITION
  • 11. This stonefruit is often used as a “cheeky” emoji: PEACH
  • 12. A type of packaging that typically features a tray with an easy-to-peel plastic top (two words): TOP SEAL
  • 13. A number used to track inventory at the retail level: SKU
  • 14. This region is considered to be the “Salad Bowl of America”: SALINAS VALLEY
  • 15. The science or practice of farming: AGRICULTURE
  • 18. A popular variety of date: MEDJOOL
  • 19. A word for directional change many of us heard all too often in 2020: PIVOT
  • 20. A division within most companies that handles the promotion of products: MARKETING

DOWN

  • 1. A variety of sweet onion exclusively grown in Georgia: VIDALIA
  • 3. Independent sales agents negotiating sales for producers and manufacturers: BROKERS
  • 5. A system in which product is grown without soil: HYDROPONICS
  • 6. Referring to the amount of product lost: SHRINK
  • 7. A tropical fruit popular in everything from salsa to dessert: MANGO
  • 9. Many consumers are requesting this attribute of produce packaging: COMPOSTABLE
  • 16. When a product is sent to another country for sale: EXPORT
  • 17. An acronym of the term meaning price paid at shipping point: FOB

BUY-SIDE Crossword #2 (page 51) 

ACROSS

  • 2. The sale of goods online (hyphenated): E-COMMERCE
  • 4. A practice that uses low temperatures to preserve the freshness of food: REFRIGERATION
  • 6. The in-store vehicle where we want products to end up (two words): SHOPPING CART
  • 10. An easy way to direct shoppers to a digital experience via packaging or signage (two words): QR CODE
  • 12. A common consumer preference that favors the earth: SUSTAINABILITY
  • 15. An increasingly popular restaurant format with a focus on speed: QSR
  • 17. Coordinating how product gets from point A to point BLOGISTICS
  • 18. A buyer who purchases directly from suppliers, then often resells product for retail or foodservice: WHOLESALER
  • 19. A convenience service that grew in popularity during the pandemic: DELIVERY
  • 20. The amount of time a product stays fresh after harvest (hyphenated) : SHELF-LIFE

DOWN

  • 1. The point of sale at retail: CHECKOUT
  • 3. One of the most strategic ways to drive produce sales in any store department: MERCHANDISING
  • 5. The concept behind self-driving car technology: AUTOMATION
  • 7. Some of the most convenient options for putting together dinner (two words): MEAL KITS
  • 8. The integration of multiple different shopping methods under one retail umbrella: OMNICHANNEL
  • 9. A retail format offering shopper incentives through memberships (two words): CLUB STORE
  • 11. Obtaining monetary giveback in a transaction involving some risk: ROI
  • 13. The amount of product remaining when expectations have been met: SURPLUS
  • 14. A large facility used to temporarily store and distribute product: WAREHOUSE
  • 16. Eye-catching, self-contained product displays:  SHIPPERS