Nolan, who has been a retail merchandiser since 1987, said she has assembled a small group of merchandisers to spread the word about Seald Sweet’s citrus program.
“I wasn’t interested in doing more merchandising,” she said. “David Mixon (Seald Sweet’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer) pulled me in to help him. Seald Sweet is so different from years ago. It’s exciting to see what they’re doing.”
Nolan also merchandises for TransFresh, a division of Chiquita Brands International Inc., Cincinnati.
Supreme Cuts LLC, Mahwah, N.J., is introducing organic trimmed green beans.
The beans, which are washed and ready to eat, come in 6-count 10-ounce trays.
“People like to see things in clear plastic vs. bags,” said Merle Axelrod, president. “We hear a lot of that in the marketplace.”
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Wayne E. Bailey Produce Co., Chadbourn, N.C., is launching a bagged sweet potato retail display stand.
The standalone display holds 12 24-ounce steamable sweet potato bags. Cartons contain the same capacity, said Ronnie Mercer, salesman.
Mercer said the display remains a big drawing card for retailers and highlights the sweet potatoes.