New products from Midwest Produce Expo - The Packer

New products from Midwest Produce Expo

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

Taylor Farms Retail
Taylor Farms Retail, Salinas, Calif., showed off its shaved brussels sprouts, introduced this summer under the Green Giant Fresh label. “Green Giant vegetables have really taken off,” said Mark Plantam, director of sales for the mid-South.

Wada Farms
Wada Farms plans to offer 1-pound packages of mini red and mini gold potatoes this fall, said Joe Esta, vice president of sales for Wada Farms Marketing Group LLC, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Marketed as bite-sized and kid-friendly, the potatoes don’t require peeling and can be cooked quickly.

West Pak Avocado
Matt Smith, salesman for West Pak Avocado Inc., Midwest region, said the company’s new bagged avocado merchandising solution holds eight bags of avocados and can be affixed to shelves, end-caps and reefer cases and is ideal for cross-merchandising with chips, tortillas and salad ingredients.

Kurt Zuhlke & Associates
Kurt Zuhlke, president and chief executive officer of Bangor, Pa.-based Kurt Zuhlke & Associates, said the company’s new two-compartment and three-compartment containers are made from recycled plastic and can be used for blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes or dried fruit and nuts.

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