Concord Foods is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. ( Images courtesy Concord Foods )

Concord Foods, maker of many products designed to sell alongside fresh produce, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The Brockton, Mass.-based company started in 1968 when founder Jeff Neville created plastic shaped lemons and limes filled with juice for sale in produce departments.

Concord Foods now offers more than 70 products including seasoning packets, smoothie packets, organic chocolate and caramel dips, crispy vegetable snacks and fresh-squeezed juice, according to a news release.

“We’re not only celebrating 50 years of being a company, but rather 50 years of innovation and accomplishments,” Charles Olins, Concord’s vice president of sales and marketing, said in the release.

“From overcoming the challenge of selling acidic citrus juice in plastic bottles to creating a clean label caramel, we’re excited to see what more Concord can accomplish in the coming years. 2017 was a great year of innovative new products and we can’t wait to expand those product lines in 2018!”