The San Antonio-based NatureSweet is one of 24 finalists for the award. Winners are scheduled to be announced Oct. 18 at PMA’s Fresh Summit in New Orleans.
The trademarked Cherriots provide on-the-go snacks with three individual servings of cherry tomatoes, NatureSweet officials said in a news release.
The packaging visually highlights the product and helps differentiate the tomatoes and the flat surface allows for better use of space without damaging the product, according to the release.
The trays are recyclable and each package includes a 10-digit code that allows NatureSweet to trace it back to the packing dates, pack line, greenhouse, facility and materials used, according to the release.
“It is an honor to be among the select group of PMA Impact Award finalists,” Michael Joergensen, NatureSweet’s director of marketing, said in the release. “We are proud of the advances we’ve made to provide high-quality packaging that is guaranteed to keep our tomatoes safe, fresh and great-tasting for our customers.”
NatureSweet is scheduled to exhibit at booth 4915.