Fresh Del Monte Produce’s fresh-cut vending machines have ‘rock star’ appeal

Fresh Del Monte Produce is heavily invested in value-added produce items at retail, but the company was looking for ways to reach consumers in places ... continue reading »

New packaging, promotions “re-invent” the bagged salad line

Bagged salads jump-started the fresh-cut produce industry and today account for nearly $5 billion in sales. A few big companies, one of which is Monte... continue reading »

Window Shopping

I realized recently just how dependent I am on convenience foods. There’s very little in my house that’s not ready to eat or doesn’t re... continue reading »

New line offers fast food without the fat

Apio Inc. built its business growing and shipping broccoli, so it’s ironic that the name actually means “celery” in Spanish. However, i... continue reading »

Focus on customers is key to success

Taylor Farms is one of the largest suppliers of fresh-cut vegetables for the foodservice industry, and now the Salinas, Calif.-based company is making... continue reading »

Todd Koons, founder of Epic Roots, started his career in the produce industry in 1978, at the age of

Todd Koons, founder of Epic Roots, started his career in the produce industry in 1978, at the age of 19, as a pantry manager for an upscale French res... continue reading »

Northwest processor upgrades plant to extend shelf life and improve quality

Tree Top Inc., the first fruit-processing cooperative, was established nearly 50 years ago in central Washington in the middle of the state’s app... continue reading »

Commodity group helps in product development to grow sales

Innovation generally comes from a company looking to create a competitive advantage by offering a new product or a new use for an existing product. Th... continue reading »

To-Jo Mushrooms wins two awards in value-added line’s first year

Four generations of D’Amicos have grown mushrooms in southeastern Pennsylvania, and each generation has built upon the previous.

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Getting Excited About Fresh-Cuts

It’s not too often that my wife gets excited about a new product, especially a new food product. But that’s exactly what happened after she ... continue reading »