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.


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Ready Pac launches baby kale salad


Ready Pac Foods has introduced Baby Kale European Salad. The blend is available at Albertsons.

Fresh Express to launch salad; ‘Swap’ rolls on


Fresh Express plans to launch a Shredded Broccoli and Cauliflower salad Aug. 21.

Mann Packing starts Kalettes for foodservice


SALINAS, Calif. – Mann Packing Co. is getting out in front on Kalettes – a cross between kale and brussels sprouts from British breeder Tozer Seeds – with an introduction at the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo.

Companies customize, get creative to get items on menus


Fresh produce companies work hard to get their products onto restaurant menus.

UPDATED: Del Monte Fresh product launches include proteins


Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. is adding single-serve salad bowls and fruit snack packs — both with proteins — under the Nature Made brand to its product offerings, a move backed by expanded production lines at its Dallas facility.

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