Mann Packing Company Inc., Salinas, Calif., is introducing a new vegetable platter in celebration of El Grito, Mexicoâs independence day.
Mannâs Fiesta Tray with salsa ranch dip features fresh-cut broccoli, baby peeled carrots and sugar snap peas and is decorated in the red, white and green colors of the Mexican flag. Thatâs part of the tradition for the Sept. 16 holiday, which is celebrated with fiestas and parades in major American cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego, according to a Mann Packing news release.
âWe had tremendous success with similar in-and-out holiday platters for St. Patrickâs Day and Cinco de Mayo,â Lorri Koster, vice president of marketing for Mann Packing, said in the release. âThese holiday vehicles are a great way to drive incremental sales and get consumers thinking âproduceâ when they think party.â