New product roundup from PMA foodservice expo - The Packer

New product roundup from PMA foodservice expo

08/10/2011 11:44:00 AM
Fred Wilkinson

Dennis Christou, vice president of marketing, said the cups range from 2 ounces to 3 1/2 ounces.


Oviedo, Fla.-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc. introduced a 1-pound bag of its Radish MiniSticks for the foodservice market. Bill Munger, fresh-cut sales director, said the product has gotten a strong reception at retail.

Earthbound Farm

Besides its new Power Meal salad line, reported previously in The Packer, organic grower-shipper Earthbound Farm, San Juan Bautista, Calif., unveiled plans that included a rollout of iceless broccoli in late August and wasabi arugula in early September, said Dan Holt, director of foodservice sales.

A product that’s half spring mix and half baby spinach started shipping in a 2-pound size in the second week of July.

FAC Logistics

PMA board member Maurice Totty joined FAC Logistics, Rocky Mount, N.C., two months ago to expand the company’s presence in fresh produce, he said.

Totty previously worked for Atlanta-based Foodbuy LLC/Compass Group. He said he plans to help make the company’s transportation costs more transparent to produce companies.


Giumarra Bros. Fruit Co. Inc., Los Angeles, promoted its new line of meyer lemons.

Midwest business development manager Ben Reilly said the variety, known for its sweetness, is from New Zealand and it has displayed excellent quality and color. He said the season started in mid-July and should last through August.

Gills Onions

Gills Onions, Oxnard, Calif., now offers 1-inch Asian-cut onions.

“It’s a big chunk, like a stew cut,” said Nelia Alamo, director of sales and marketing.
Shipping started in June.

Growers Express

Growers Express now has year-round availability on brussels sprouts in 1-, 2- and 5-pound bags, said Mishalin Modena, marketing manager for Growers Marketing LLC.

Green beans are available in the same sizes, including a 2-by-5 pound cello pack. Among other products, the Salinas, Calif., company also showcased a four-count, 2-pound container of sweet baby spinach.

HMC Farms

HMC Farms, Kingsburg, Calif., is now shipping a 4-pound tray of red seedless grapes, said Steve Kenfield, vice president of sales and marketing. Kenfield expects 52-week availability, and said fruit salads are one use for the product.

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Visalia, CA  |  August, 10, 2011 at 04:24 PM

I was misquoted. The DiMare deal is out of Indio, NOT India.

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