United Fresh 2011: Notes from the show floor

05/10/2011 02:15:00 PM
The Packer Staff

Neogen

The new AccuPoint 2.0 system from Lansing, Mich.-based Neogen Corp. allows 100 times more test points than previous versions.

The new model, released about two months ago, allows users to test 999 points compared with the previous model’s 99-point capacity, said Rob Clancy, director of sales.

AccuPoint 2.0 also has a larger color screen and a more descriptive test site for easier recordkeeping.

North Shore

North Shore Sales & Marketing Inc., Thermal, Calif., has launched a website to promote its Living Herbs line of products.

The consumer-focused site — www.livingherbs.com — features a store finder function, searchable recipes and product care and preparation instructions, said Serena Leiterman, executive assistant.

The site includes photos, and how-to videos are planned as well, Leiterman said.

North Shore’s Living Herbs are all grown in Thermal and are available throughout the U.S. and Canada, she said.

Paramount Citrus

Paramount Citrus used the show to highlight the imminent start of its Mexican lime deal, said David Krause, president of Paramount Citrus, Delano, Calif.

The company has acquired land in Mexico with lime production. The deal is expected to be finalized in mid-May and shipments may start the end of May, Krause said.

“We’re excited about it because it is one of the few mainstay citrus products we didn’t have.”

Produce Overload

About a month after its re-launch, more than 700 organizations are using ProduceOverload.com, said Mike Dziak, director of marketing for the Clackamas, Ore.-based company.

Dziak said that the service, which allows suppliers with excess product to contact buyers online, expects to have about 6,000 users within the next year.

The subscription-based service costs $199 per year, he said. There are no limits on how many posts a user can make, he said.

“It is the like the Craigslist of produce sales,” he said.

Carl Davies, chief executive officer of Prophet North America, Bakersfield, Calif., said the supply chain software company is marketing the Pr3 solution to the U.S. fresh produce industry. The Pr3 is a software system is a fresh produce management software system for all stages of the supply chain, he said.


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