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Size matters when tracking watermelon sales

Dulcinea Farms, part of Pacific Trellis Fruit, is helping make life (and tracking sales) easier for the entire melon category — or at the very least those who sell the yellow mini seedless

“This is really rooted in a shortcoming we identified over the past year — specifically, the inability to differentiate and track sales between full size yellow seedless watermelons and our SunnyGold Yellow Mini Seedless watermelons due to the fact there was previously only one PLU issued for all yellow seedless watermelons,” said Josh Leichter, general manager of Pacific Trellis Fruit / Dulcinea Farms. “It was a source of frustration for us as well as for some retailers we’re working with.”

The new PLU (3494) resolves this issue by allowing to track sales of yellow mini seedless watermelons separate from sales of yellow full size seedless watermelon, which will continue under the existing PLU (4341).

The PLU was reviewed during a recent meeting of the International Federation of Produce Standards. The approval is confirmed as of May 11 and part of IFPS’ searchable PLU Database.