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Ashley Nickle

Retail editor Ashley Nickle gathered these news items from the expo floor Aug. 23 at the New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

J.P. SULLIVAN: John Iannacci (left), production manager and account executive, and Mark Whitehill, food safety director, talk with booth visitors about the approaching start the new apple crop. They noted the program begins to ramp up in September and that totes are a big item for the fall.
 

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Ashley Nickle

Retail editor Ashley Nickle gathered these news items from the expo floor Aug. 23 at the New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

MUCCI FARMS: Steve Zaccardi, director of sales for Kingsville, Ontario-based Mucci Farms, shows off some of the company’s Cherto tomatoes-on-the-vine. 
 

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Ashley Nickle

Retail editor Ashley Nickle gathered these news items from the expo floor Aug. 23 at the New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

MUCCI FARMS: Steve Zaccardi, director of sales for Kingsville, Ontario-based Mucci Farms, spoke with booth visitors about the approaching soft launch of the company’s Cutecumber Poppers, a package of snack-size cucumbers that comes with dip

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Ashley Nickle

Retail editor Ashley Nickle gathered these news items from the expo floor Aug. 23 at the New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

INCREDIBLE FOODS: Eric Fultz, director of sales for Boston-based Incredible Foods, displays new product Perfectly Free Fruit Bites. The product consists of fruit puree inside a “grape-like skin,” according to the company. Flavors include mixed berry, pineapple mango, strawberry banana and raspberry pomegranate.

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Ashley Nickle

Retail editor Ashley Nickle gathered these news items from the expo floor Aug. 23 at the New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

PETE PAPPAS & SONS: General manager Don Martin, director of sales and business development Jamie Unglesbee and sales and marketing coordinator Stavros Tzamaras talk with booth goers about the new pouch program that Jessup, Md.-based Pete Pappas & Sons started for its roma tomatoes. The package has a basket graphic and helps ensure retailers get the correct ring at the register for their organic product.

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Ashley Nickle

Retail editor Ashley Nickle gathered these news items from the expo floor Aug. 23 at the New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

FRESH VALLEY FOODS: Ray Messina (from left), CJ Gangi, Katrina Gangi, Jacqueline Gangi and David Gangi talk with booth visitors about the new fresh-cut items being offered by Haverhill, Mass.-based Fresh Valley Foods. In the fall the company will offer several new products: fresh-cut jackfruit, fresh-cut dragon fruit and fresh-cut coconut. Jackfruit made the lineup because of its appeal as a meat substitute.
 

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Ashley Nickle

Retail editor Ashley Nickle gathered these news items from the expo floor Aug. 23 at the New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

FRESH VALLEY FOODS: Among Haverhill, Mass.-based Fresh Valley Foods' new products this fall is fresh-cut jackfruit, which made the lineup because of its appeal as a meat substitute.
 

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Ashley Nickle

Retail editor Ashley Nickle gathered these news items from the expo floor Aug. 23 at the New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

ROBINSON FRESH: Travis Phelps, key account manager for Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Robinson Fresh, displays a packaging mockup for a new small potato program. Flavor profiles for the microwaveable products include Little Italy and Zesto Pesto. The company also spoke with buyers about its Welch’s grape program for back-to-school season.

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