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Tom Karst

SAN ANTONIO — The Packer's Editor Tom Karst collected these items on the show floor April 27 at the Viva Fresh Expo. 

WONDERFUL: Jathen Jowers (from left), regional sales manager for the Wonderful Co,, Los Angeles, Rob Thomson, vice president of sales for the Western U.S. for Wonderful, and Perla Garcia, district sales manager for Wonderful, say the company is adding honey-roasted No Shells pistachios and chili roasted No Shells pistachios this summer. The company currently markets lightly salted and salted No Shell pistachios. The new flavors are expected to be in stores in August.
 

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Tom Karst

SAN ANTONIO — The Packer's Editor Tom Karst collected these items on the show floor April 27 at the Viva Fresh Expo. 

MOUNTAINKING POTATOES: Lee Guebara, sales representative for MountainKing Potatoes, Houston, Texas, promotes its mix of yellow and red fingerling potatoes.

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Tom Karst

SAN ANTONIO — The Packer’s Editor Tom Karst collected these items on the show floor April 27 at the Viva Fresh Expo.
 

KINGDOM FRESH: Steven Garza (left), sales manager for Kingdom Fresh Farms, Donna, Texas, and Brent Schwarz, Frisco, Texas-based sales representative, has relaunched its biodegradable clamshell pack. The pack is finding traction, especially for organic produce, Schwarz says.

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Tom Karst

SAN ANTONIO — The Packer’s Editor Tom Karst collected these items on the show floor April 27 at the Viva Fresh Expo.
 

 

FOX PACKAGING: Victoria Lopez, projects manager for Fox Packaging, McAllen, Texas, says the company is discussing the recylability, reusability and sustainability of its packaging with booth visitors.
 

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Tom Karst

SAN ANTONIO — The Packer’s Editor Tom Karst collected these items on the show floor April 27 at the Viva Fresh Expo.

 

INTERNATIONAL PAPER: David Kretz, senior account manager for the Americas for International Paper’s McAllen, Texas, facility, displays the company’s new STAKOR recyclable solution for load shifting during transport. The corrugated product replaces air bags as a way to prevent shifting of loads and allows better air circulation, he says.
“We’re selling these for under $3 apiece and airbags are $5 to $10 (each), so it is product protection, cost improvement and enhanced product freshness when (the load) gets to their customers,” he says.
 

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Tom Karst

SAN ANTONIO — The Packer’s Editor Tom Karst collected these items on the show floor April 27 at the Viva Fresh Expo.

 

SOUTH AFRICA CITRUS: Suhanra Conradie (left), CEO of Summer Citrus from South Africa, and Leslie Loris, marketing specialist with DMA Solutions, Dallas, celebrate the start of another import season for South African citrus. Conradie says the season will start with easy peelers near the end of May, with navel oranges starting at the end of June and continuing through September. South African grapefruit will be shipped to the U.S. July-September, she says, while midknight seedless valencia oranges will wrap up the season.
 

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Tom Karst

SAN ANTONIO — The Packer’s Editor Tom Karst collected these items on the show floor April 27 at the Viva Fresh Expo.

 

FORTUNE GROWERS: Mark Sato, sales manager for Fortune Growers, Elgin, Ill., says the company is bringing increasing volumes of broccoli from Mexico. The company’s broccoli crosses through McAllen, Texas, is mixed with other commodities and distributed from there. Sato says Fortune Growers averaged about 70 loads per week from Mexico last fall and should increase that level to 100 loads per week by this fall.

 

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