click image to zoomMike HornickFive Star Gourmet FoodsFIVE STAR GOURMET FOODS: Steve Fleckenstein, vice president of sales for Five Star Gourmet Foods, Ontario, Calif., shows Caprese salad, introduced in mid-April at Costco in packs of two. Caprese salads include yellow and red vine-ripened tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette.
LINKFRESH: Carl Iversen, vice president of product development, and Ron Myers, executive vice president, marked the company’s first appearance at United Fresh. LinkFresh offers a new release on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform, and in the fourth quarter plans to introduce a Dynamics AX product for larger organizations, Myers said. “We’ve managed to get ourselves a good footprint in the U.S. in the past 18 months, taking on businesses like the Giumarra group and Gourmet Trading,” Iversen said.
click image to zoomMike HornickMelissa'sMELISSA’S PRODUCE: Bill Schneider, director of marketing at Los Angeles-based Melissa’s Produce, shows roasted baby Dutch potatoes, right, which started shipping in April. At left, the Veggie Sweets mini peppers tote bag has new graphics. Chilies and some other items have become available in perforated clamshells. Melissa’s recently introduced several products, including spicy edamame and shirataki noodles, the week of May 13.