Packaging formats for herbs and garlic can play an active role in getting the products to move off retail shelves, suppliers say.
Garlic has gone mainstream, and herbs are climbing toward that vaunted status, suppliers say.
Secaucus, N.J.-based Maurice A. Auerbach Inc. recently introduced a bagged diced garlic product for foodservice customers, said Bruce Klein, marketing director.
Where retail sales of garlic and herb are concerned, where is almost as important as what, suppliers say.
Herbs and garlic are finding ready and eager customers in the foodservice category, but chefs demand special requirements of the product to facilitate their use, suppliers say.More Packer Stories for Herbs
Market Scope - Herbs — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (13-9-11) — Movement expected about the same as the 11 units shipped the week of Aug. 11. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $10.25-12.50, 30s mostly $7.25-8.50. Quality generally good.
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