Fresh News Articles
As previously mentioned we believe today's markets and business relationships are global and participating in trade shows as a visitor or exhibitor is a valued investment. In previous JFS newsletters you will have seen that the team is well travelled and attends a number of conferences and trade shows throughout the year and this year has been no different. Our most recent being the Hort NZ Conference in Christchurch where we hosted regional (BOP, HB & Nelson) 2018 Young Grower winners.
However, there is one show that we haven’t been to which is the United Fresh Produce Association Show held in Chicago on the 25-27 June 2018, where finalists of the Innovation Awards showcase their products and attendees are able to vote for those winners during the show. I follow this event with interest as it is valuable to see the new products and innovations that are coming out of overseas and how they contribute to the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry.
Following are the seven finalists and the Winner of the Best New Packaging.
STACKERS BY DELFRESCOPURE – YES!BERRIES YOUR EVERYDAY SNACK!
Del Fresco Produce Ltd. – Booth #1244
Mid-day snack attack? STACKERS® by DelFrescoPure® offers 3, 5oz snack-size stacks of strawberries for snackers. Snacking is a valuable part of a healthy eating and lifestyle. Our YES!Berries Your Everyday Snack!™ are ideal for sharing, school lunches and a quick grab-n-go option!
DOLE SALAD BAG REDESIGN
Dole Food Company – Booth #1412
Dole's salad bag redesign is a comprehensive effort to rethink the packaged salad category through extensive qualitative and quantitative research. The foundation of the cleaner redesign is a unique, color-coded system for each salad that better communicates the salad kit or blend category, product benefits, ingredients and key nutritional benefits.
FRESH VEGGIE NOODLES & RICE
Mann Packing, Co., Inc. – Booth #812
Mann's Fresh Veggie Noodle products include Butternut Squash “Rotini”, Kohlrabi “Linguine”, and Sweet Potato “Fettuccine" all cut into unique shapes. The new "rice" blends include Cauliflower “Rice”, Broccoli & Sweet Potato “Rice” Blend and Cauliflower “Fried Rice” Blend that includes carrots, kohlrabi and sugar snap peas.
SWEET BITES® PAIL WITH SUNSET SNACK PACK™
Mastronardi Produce / SUNSET – Booth #1524
The SUNSET® Sweet Bites® pail with reusable SUNSET Snack Pack™ was designed for consumers looking for a convenient, at home or on-the-go solution for their snacking tomatoes. The clever design and sturdy handle allow for easy carrying while the bonus SUNSET Snack Pack™ holds a serving of tomatoes.
EMERALDS IN THE ROUGH
Mission Produce – Booth #1741
These avocados are the interesting little fellas that aren't quite "pretty" enough for the main stage. Peculiar and marred- weather blemished, imperfect and how should we say this... Wonderfully Wonky. Regardless, these avocados taste just as amazing as their more beautiful brothers and sisters.
WINNER: CUTECUMBER POPPERS
Mucci Farms – Booth #1931
The CuteCumber Poppers offer convenience and a value added solution. This party sized package is equipped with a tray within the tray to accommodate the dip that is included with the product. Additionally, the package is a recyclable tray made of PET 1 material.
RED SUN FARMS RESEALABLE ORGANIC FIBER PINT (This is my PICK)
Red Sun Farms – Booth #1619
Red Sun Farm is proud to announce an industry first! Improving on our fantastic organic grapes, we are happy to introduce peel/reseal technology on a fiber bowl!