Scotlynn launches tray pack line for corn - The Packer

Scotlynn launches tray pack line for corn

08/01/2012 05:46:00 PM
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Scotlynn Sweet-Pac corn packs NEW in 2012Courtesy Scotlynn InvestmentsScotlynn Investments installed a new corn pack line in Vitttoria, Ontario, and started marketing the new packs in late July.A new tray pack line for Sweet-Pac brand corn on the cob will is designed to give consumers convenience while saving retailers labor costs and providing easy display options, according to officials at Scotlynn Investments.

Production started July 20 on the new line and will run year round at the company’s Vittoria, Ontario, facility, said Joe Didiano, director of produce sales and operations.

Didiano expects the line to pack 600,000 to 700,000 cases of corn trays this year. He said Scotlynn believes that volume will double in the second year of operation.

2012 new corn pack line at Scotlynn in vittoria, ontarioCourtesy Scotlynn InvestmentsScotlynn officials say the new line will pack up to 700,000 cartons this season with double that expected next year.“We invested in a tray pack line due to significant customer demand in Canada,” Didiano said Aug. 1. “Retail chains are moving more toward value-added products for their customers and tray pack corn provides a quick and convenient pick-up-and-go pack for consumers.”

Consumers literally see another benefit with tray-packed corn because they can see the quality of the cobs and kernels without having to husk the corn, Didiano said. That translates into savings for retailers who don’t have clean-up costs.

The trays also save time for produce aisle employees when it comes to stacking displays.

Scotlynn launched the tray pack line with 12x5 count and 8x5 count packs. Soon the Vittoria, Ontario, company plans to offer 12x8 count club packs and 12x4 count packs for U.S. customers.

The company packs Sweet-Pac branded corn and has private label programs for retail customers. Scotlynn farms about 4,000 acres total in Florida and Georgia, with another 3,600 acres in Ontario, giving the company year-round availability.

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Wendy Gervais    
Dresden, Ont  |  October, 21, 2012 at 09:43 AM

I purchased a "tray" of your "corn". It was the worst corn I have ever purchased. We could not eat it and I had to throw it out. It tasted like "field corn" hard, couldn't chew it. Being a farmer's wife and living on a farm, I know what "good" sweet corn" should taste like and YOUR CORN doesn't make the grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patricia Ali    
St. Catharines, Ontario  |  July, 23, 2014 at 06:29 PM

This is the worse corn I have ever eaten. Dry! Looking forward to that sweet summer corn. VERY disappointed. KEEP THE HUSKS ON! I steam corn with the husks on. MUCH EASIER TO PEEL & CLEAN! I WILL NOT be buying this again. You should discontinue either shucking the corn in advance, or the packaging line. OR BOTH!

Isobel Rule    
Toronto Ontario  |  August, 11, 2013 at 07:12 AM

Please advice if your corn is genetically modified.

Toronto  |  August, 26, 2013 at 12:45 PM

I called the company and they was told they use absolutely use no GMO.

August, 15, 2014 at 04:20 PM

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