Coral BeachFamous SoftwareNEW ORLEANS — The Packer staffers Dan Galbraith, Tom Karst, Pamela Riemenschneider, Doug Ohlemeier, Vicky Boyd and Coral Beach collected these news items on the expo floor at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit 2013 Oct. 19-20 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center.
FAMOUS SOFTWARE: New traceability software and hardware is available from Famous Software, Fresno, Calif., says Heather Hammack, director of sales and marketing. Famous Mobile includes handheld devices that operate in English, Spanish and French and make it possible to capture data and print Produce Traceability Initiative-compliant labels in the field. A pilot launch of new software is ongoing with a hard launch anticipated in the first quarter of 2014, Hammack says.
KINGSBURG ORCHARDS: This season marks the first time Kingsburg Orchards, Kingsburg, Calif., will have promotable volumes of its new pluot variety Autumn Red, said sales director Bob Maxwell. The company is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Dinosaur Eggs branded fruit stone fruit and is introducing pouch bags.
JACOBS FARM/DEL CABO: New to the Kitchen Harvest line of living herbs from Jacobs Farm is living basil, which the Santa Cruz, Calif., company launched at Fresh Summit. Also new from sister company del Cabo are Japanese shishito peppers and Rubies on the Vine sweet cocktail tomatoes.
Coral BeachDomex Superfresh GrowersDOMEX SUPERFRESH GROWERS: As the sole owner of the Autumn Glory apple in North America, Domex Superfresh Growers has about 100 acres of the hybrid variety in the ground, says Howard Nager, vice president of marketing. The Autumn Glory’s parents are the fuji and golden delicious, creating a crisp texture with an old-fashioned applesauce flavor hinting of cinnamon, Nager says. The variety stores well and its flavor profile improves while in storage, he says. It is available in 2-pound handle bags.