PANDOL BROS.: John Pandol, special projects director for Delano-based Pandol Bros. Inc., shows the company’s proprietary Sugar Crunch green seedless grape. He says the company should have commercial volumes in a couple years from California. He also says this year a quick-response code on bags take consumers to a “meet the grower” type video.
Greg JohnsonShanley FarmsSHANLEY FARMS: Megan Shanley, director of marketing and sales for Shanley Farms, Morro Bay, Calif., says the company has a new label for its fingerlimes called Citriburst. She says it will begin shipping to retail in about a month. “We have to educate retailers on how consumers can use them,” she says.
WEST PAK: Doug Meyer, vice president of sales and marketing for West Pak Avocado Inc., Murrieta, Calif., shows the company’s new party box. He says retailers and club stores can promote avocadoes for a big event and sell this larger-sized package to consumers. It holds 8 or 12 avocadoes depending on their size.
Greg JohnsonIndex FreshINDEX FRESH: Index Fresh Inc., Riverside, Calif., has expanded its export program, especially in the Far East. Brian Gomez (left), international program director, and salesman Tim Threadgill show the company’s Peruvian avocadoes, which Gomez says have been ripening evenly on retail shelves this season.