United Fresh 2014 expo notes 1 - The Packer

United Fresh 2014 expo notes 1

06/13/2014 09:55:00 AM
The Packer staff

The Packer’s Greg Johnson, Tom Karst, Pamela Riemenschneider and Coral Beach gathered these news items from the trade show at United Fresh 2014 trade show, June 10-13, in Chicago.

For related content, see United Fresh 2014 expo notes 2, United Fresh 2014 expo notes 3 and United Fresh 2014 expo notes 4.

NATURESWEET: Not quite a club pack, but more than a traditional dry pint, has proved to be a sweet spot with consumers, says Mike Joergensen, marketing director for NatureSweet Tomatoes. The company’s latest pack, a 24-ounce, was originally intended to be a quick in-and-out special for retailers, but many are keeping it in stock because it offers a desirable size in between what’s currently available. “We’ve seen very little — if any — cannibalization of our other sizes in favor of these,” he says.

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