Bags booming in onion category

05/17/2013 02:02:00 PM
Cynthia David

James Johnson, vice president of Carzalia Valley Produce Inc., who sells a full range of packaged onions, said he’s seeing more demand for a 10-pound club store pack.

Jeff Brechler, salesman for Edinburgh, Texas-based J&D Produce, said retail produce managers need to analyze the consumption patterns of their shoppers before setting up a display.

“They have to ask: ‘Do I want to do a 5-pound bag with a larger onion it, a 3-pound bag with a smaller onion or do I want bulk where people can pick up one onion at a time,’” Brechler said.

“All three options are popular,” he said, “but it depends on the area and on the consumer.”


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Kellee Harris    
Package Containers, Inc - Canby, OR  |  May, 20, 2013 at 04:54 PM

Another bag option are the new "Mealtime Magic" Home-Toter(r) bags currently co-designed by the National Onion Assn and the US Potato Board and available to grower/packer/shippers and their retail customers via Package Containers, Inc. This is a proven tactic for increasing bulk onion sales for the grab-and-go customer!

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