New products from Midwest Produce Expo - The Packer

New products from Midwest Produce Expo

08/28/2013 11:29:00 AM
The Packer staff

Maglio & Co.
Maglio & Co., Glendale, Wis., in June began packing clamshells of organic round, roma and grape tomatoes at its facility, said vice president of sales Dana Summer. The tomatoes previously were packed offsite.

Mann Packing
Salinas, Calif.-based Mann Packing Co. Inc. has a new version of its Arcadian Harvest Petite Whole Leaves foodservice pack, said Denise Takakjian, account executive. Arcadian Harvest Ruby is a favorite of chefs because it sits up and fills plates well and has good shelf life, she said. The product is packed six 2-pound bags to a case.

Anthony Marano Co.
Paul Calas, business development manager for the Anthony Marano Co., Chicago, said the firm recently established a Compac line for repacking tomatoes, with four lines in the facility running with the new technology. The company also is expanding its line of specialty produce offerings in addition to new packaging options, he said.

Michigan Apple Committee
Gretchen Mensing, communications and marketing manager for the DeWitt-based Michigan Apple Committee, said the group is updating its logo and rolling out new point-of-sale materials. The committee also is seeking candidates for the 2013-14 Michigan Apple Queen, who will be crowned in December at the Great Lakes Expo. The award’s scholarship, which goes to a woman 17-23 who is involved in the state’s apple industry, was increased to $6,000 this year. Mensing and Mike Bardon, account manager, said this season’s apple crop is looking good in initial harvests.

WP Rawl
Ashley Rawl, director of sales and marketing for WP Rawl, Pelion, S.C., said the company in September plans to introduce a Tangy Citrus Kale Yeah salad kit. The case of six 12-ounce packs will include greens, sunflower seeds and dressing self-contained in the bag.

Riggio Distribution Co.
Scott Hoerman, corporate sales manager for Riggio Distribution Co., Detroit, and Janet Cousino, marketing coordinator, said the new fresh-cut apple consumer pack options include a 14-ounce pack for retail and a 2.5 individual size portion, in addition to 3-pound bags of fresh apple slices for foodservice.


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