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WONDERFUL: Los Angeles-based The Wonderful Co. showed many of its new marketing plans for the fall at Fresh Summit, including the in-store Halo citrus displays, says Adam Cooper, vice president of marketing.

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INTERNATIONAL PAPER: Memphis, Tenn.-based International Paper showed its new Climabin bulk bins made from a medium that withstands moisture better than any other in the category, says salesman Mike Laramy. The bins are 100% recyclable, unlike most wax corrugated packaging.

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I LOVE PRODUCE: (from left) Jim Provost, president of I Love Produce LLC, West Grove, Pa., brought world champion foosball player Todd Loffredo for some booth promotions, as past PMA chairman and president of L&M Cos, John Oxford stops by Oct. 21.

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FRESH SOLUTIONS NETWORK: Kathleen Triou, president and CEO of Fresh Solutions Network, San Francisco, shows two new items in the company’s A Cut Above line of fresh-cut potatoes, Skillet Red Potatoes and Carnival cut French Fries. She says both are in 1.5-pound bags and are fresh-cut and never frozen.
 

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CONCORD FOODS: Brockton, Mass.-based Concord Foods LLC showed its new branding, its Fresh Success line of seasonings and smoothie mixes. President and CEO Terence Dalton (left) says the line eliminates artificial flavors, colors and preservatives. Vice president of sales and marketing Charles Olins says the mixes come in pouches now but will soon be available in larger boxes.
 

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MONTEREY MUSHROOMS: Bruce Knobeloch (right), director of product development and marketing for Monterey Mushrooms, Watsonville, Calif., shows its new Let’s Blend line of 8-ounce packages of finely diced mushrooms in three flavors: classic, Mexican and Italian. Mike O’Brien (left) vice president of sales and marketing, and Lawrence Tuck, director of category management, also promoted the line.
 

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DAVE’S SPECIALTY IMPORTS: Leslie Simmons, marketing manager for Coral Springs, Fla.-based Dave’s Specialty Imports, says the company now imports pomegranate arils from India, which are the bawa variety and sweeter than the more well-known wonderful variety. Although the company didn’t have them at Fresh Summit, she says they’ll be a nice complement to the company’s berry line.
 

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HONEYBEAR BRANDS: Elgin, Minn.-based Honeybear Brands expects to ship about 250,000 cases of its proprietary Pazazz apple this season, says Don Roper, vice president of sales and marketing. He says it should be available from November to March, and it’s grown in Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Nova Scotia and Washington, so it’s local to many places.