These handy lettuce blends make life easier for more than half of all consumers. The likelihood of a salad mix purchase fell six percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, however, the mixes were the No. 1 produce item that consumers said they were buying now that they did not buy previously.
SAN DIEGO — From upgrading food safety training to taking a possible role in verifying compliance, the Sacramento-based California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement is responding to the Food Safety Modernization Act on several fronts.
Dole Fresh Vegetables has launched Taste of Spain, a summer salad promotion featuring an online game, Spanish-themed recipes and house parties. Through Aug. 13, more than 34 million Dole salad blend and kit packages will include game pieces with codes consumers can use to play the game, according to a news release.
Taylor Farms Retail is introducing an Italian chopped salad kit with salami and cheese, the fifth kit in its chopped line.
Organic grower-shipper Earthbound Farm has hired Barclays to sell the company, according to a Reuters report.
Reporting a turnaround for the first quarter of 2013 compared to 2012, officials with Chiquita Brands International Inc. announced $2 million in net income compared to a net loss of $11 million in 2012.