The Packer's national editor Tom Karst collected these news items on the expo floor April 25-26 at the 2018 Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show in Vancouver.
NATURIPE: Jaqueline Padilla, marketing coordinator for Naturipe Farms LLC, Salinas, Calif., displays a grape and blueberry version of the company’s recently introduced snack fruit cups. The 5-ounce packs, available in four flavor profiles, feature a shelf life of two weeks, she says. For Canadian retailers, the pack is available in bilingual labels, she says. The fruit cups include combinations of grapes, apples, blueberries and strawberries.