Bagged salads category grows through organic - The Packer

Bagged salads category grows through organic

10/19/2012 04:24:00 PM
Mike Hornick

“It gives retailers the opportunity to create a point of difference from market competitors by offering unique blends of lettuces and recipes that can only be found at their store,” Simpson said.

For Salinas, Calif.-based Fresh Express these are not the best of times, but the company seems to have ended a freefall that saw operating income for salads and healthy snacks at parent company Chiquita Brands International drop from $63 million two years ago to $8 million in 2011.

Second quarter operating income was $11 million, up from $4 million last year.

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