From the show floor: United 2013 expo booths 2 - The Packer

From the show floor: United 2013 expo booths 2

05/19/2013 07:14:00 PM
The Packer staff

REDLINE SOLUTIONS: Todd Baggett, chief executive officer of Redline Solutions Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., said the company’s recently released PTI Lite 2 product can be installed on one personal computer and have up to ten other computers networked into that machine sharing one single database. “For a very low cost per user, you can become compliant,” he said.

click image to zoomReichel Foods Inc.Tom KarstReichel Foods Inc.REICHEL FOODS: Nicole Ly, customer operations manager for Reichel Foods Inc., Rochester, Minn., displays the company’s fresh cut products that are being readied for introduction by fall. The new 2.75-ounce products will include apples with peanut butter and chocolate chips, celery with peanut and raisins and other new packs, Ly says.

AG-PAK: Ag-Pak featured new cup-filling packing equipment on the expo floor. Andy Currie, salesman with Ag-Pak, Gasport, N.Y., said the machinery is capable of producing about 90 cups per minute. “We think this a trend where things are going to a real consumable like this,” he said.

click image to zoomChurch Bros. LLCMike HornicChurch Bros. LLCCHURCH BROS.: Ernst Van Eeghen, director of marketing and product development for Salinas, Calif.-based Church Bros. LLC, shows a packaging option for True Leaf Farms-labeled heirloom spinach blend introduced around May 1. It’s a 2-pound clamshell for retail and foodservice. By mid-May, wild arugula was available too. The clamshells consist of two 1-pound bags and were previously available for other items. They’re palletized without additional containers.

COLORFUL HARVEST: Doug McFarland, director of marketing, said Colorful Harvest is phasing in new labels for berry clamshells. Changes include more space for the company name plus quick-response and universal product codes on top. Comparable changes are being made to bags of carrots and mini carrots. Doug Ranno, chief operating officer and managing partner, said the brand’s blueberry volume — mostly out of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas — is up several million pounds over last year.

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