Gaining Ground: First full season approaches for Woot Fruit fresh-cut peaches, nectarines

Fresh Fruit Cuts is a finalist for the United Fresh Fruit Best New Fruit Project Award, for launching a product line that many people said couldn'... continue reading »

Lining Up the Future

There are two elements about the fresh-cut produce line of the future that we can be sure of: raw product will be received and a finished product will... continue reading »

Fresh Ideas: Fresh-Cut Futurology

When I was a kid, I liked to explore in the treasure trove of magazines my dad kept in the attic. He loved to consume information about anything that ... continue reading »

Keeping the Fresh in Fresh-Cut: A case for improving refrigerated display units

It’s no secret – or surprise to anyone in the industry these days – that maintaining the cold chain has a big effect on the quality ... continue reading »

A Variety of Solutions

Sixty years ago, the owners of a diner in Creston, Iowa needed a way to peel more potatoes to satisfy the growing demand for its hand-cut french fries... continue reading »

Fresh Ideas: Innovations Don’t Stop At a Border

As human beings evolved, we developed the ability to use tools to solve problems. This is an aspect of humanity that philosophers call “homo fab... continue reading »

Fresh Ideas:Nothing ‘meh’ about fresh-cut

The New York Times Magazine has a little feature called “The Meh List” consisting of items that evoke lukewarm feelings (“meh”... continue reading »

Dark Leafy Success

Karina Magallon can remember a time less than a decade ago when San Miguel Produce needed to give away samples to try and drive orders for its fresh-c... continue reading »

Defying the Elements

Crunch Pak was facing a dilemma.
About two years ago, the Produce Traceability Initiative to enhance electronic traceability was ramping up, ... continue reading »

Clean Water Alternatives

When it comes to processing fresh-cut produce, one element is just as important as the produce itself.
Water. It rinses and sanitizes every s... continue reading »