From the show floor: United Fresh 2012 booths, O-Z - The Packer

From the show floor: United Fresh 2012 booths, O-Z

05/04/2012 02:10:00 PM
The Packer staff

San Miguel
San Miguel Produce, Oxnard, Calif., is offering a new line of what the company is calling “supercharged salads,” according to Jan Berk, vice president of San Miguel Produce Inc. The salads include:

  • SuperKale salad slaw, a colorful blend of shredded, seasonal specialty kales and carrots;
  • Ironman Greens Salad, a specialty blend of colorful and mild spinach and beet greens; and
  • EnerChi Salad, a blend of traditional Asian and leafy greens.

Claire Smith, director of corporate communications for Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based Sunkist Growers, says the cooperative has new packaging for its 10-pound consumer packs. She says the packages will be available in retail and club stores and offer the consumer a large amount of navels for a good value.

Tom KarstWalter P. Rawl and Sons
Mark Haun, business development manager for Walter P. Rawl and Sons Inc., Pelion, S.C., holds the fajita mix and roaster grill kits in Versatile Veggies line, introduced at the show.

Customers of Well-Pict strawberry variety 9271 are vaulting it to prominence this year, said James Grabowski, merchandising manager for Watsonville, Calif.-based Well-Pict Inc. Production of the variety is coming out of Watsonville in May and harvest will continue through October, he said. Santa Maria volume is also increasing, he said. “This is the first year of full production,” Grabowski said. “The variety produces a nice, large, red-colored berry throughout the berry as well as having a nice sweet flavor, he said.

Pamela RiemenschneiderWorld Variety Produce
Jody Okamoto (left) and Louis Perez, account managers and field merchandisers for Los Angeles-based World Variety Produce, display the company’s single-serving foodservice packs. Perez says the packs are designed to be a healthful alternative for concession foods and are priced comparable to other options available. The company currently is selling them in stadiums for professional sports teams nationwide.

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