Progreso inks onion agreement with Skyline Produce - The Packer

Progreso inks onion agreement with Skyline Produce

04/13/2009 12:00:00 AM
Pamela Riemenschneider

(April 13, 3:15 p.m.) To shore up its year-round onion deal, Boerne, Texas-based Progreso Produce Ltd. plans to sell red, white, yellow and sweet onions from Hatch, N.M.-based Skyline Produce LLC.

Progreso Produce will be the exclusive sales agent for Skyline Produce’s 500 acres, according to a news release.

“We have a family history with the staff of Skyline that goes back over 25 years,” said Gary Palmer, sales manager at Progreso Produce, in a news release. “We understand them and they understand us, allowing for a solid relationship built on trust.”

The New Mexico onion deal runs from May through September.

Marty Franzoy, managing partner of Skyline Produce, said this allows Skyline to focus on its growing operations.

“This is a perfect partnership for us to continue to grow and do what we do best, while Progreso sells and does what they do best,” he said in the release.

Progreso Produce recently launched a new line of onion packaging that focuses on the category as a whole rather than specific area deals.

Progreso Produce recently launched a new line of onion packaging that focuses on the category as a whole rather than specific area deals. The packaging, along with a new Web site, www.onionuse.com, designed to help consumers match the different types of onions with flavor profiles and optimum cooking.



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