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First recyclable pouch bag with emoji characters now on offer

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-24 Thu 08:18

Starr Ranch Growers is expanding its Emoji character offerings to a new 100 percent recyclable pouch bag. The recyclable pouch is made of high-density polyethylene plastic. Recycled HDPE plastics can be used to make plumbing pipes, plastic rope, children’s toys, and a range of other products. It takes much…

Growing partner & marketing partner required for a truly unique growing system

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-08 Tue 10:12

Redfox Executive Selection and Beanstalk Global have been exclusively commissioned by a client that develops businesses which have a positive impact on the world to source them two new commercial partners. 'Our client’s team is passionate about starting and growing businesses and continues to work with…

'There is so much 'added value' in mushrooms'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-31 Mon 08:57

Monaghan Mushrooms is now a brand new member of the Bund deutscher Champignons- und Kulturpilzanbauer. Here is an interview with Susanne R. Knobloch, Senior Commercial Manager for the DACH region at the company. Susanne R. Knobloch: 'The German mushroom industry has had to face various challenges in…

'Consumers today are much more likely to buy a packaged product than loose products'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-28 Fri 09:22

In India the lockdown came suddenly back in March and affected a lot of businesses especially those involved in the grape export as it was just 2/3 way through.AVI Global Plast produce packaging for, amongst others, the grape sector but the company seems to have coped very well in a difficult…

Church Bros. launches new Green Giant convenience products

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 10:20

Church Bros. Farms is expanding its value-added offerings to the retail segment with the introduction of five new items under the Green Giant Fresh brand: sweet baby broccoli, sweet baby cauliflower, spaghetti squash, butternut squash and sweet potato.

The Sweet Baby vegetable line includes sweet baby broccoli in an eight-ounce bag and sweet baby cauliflower in a 10-ounce bag.  Both vegetables are washed and ready to use with a 16-day shelf life.  

Sweet baby broccoli is sweet and tender from floret to stem and 100 percent edible, reducing food waste and kitchen prep time. Sweet baby cauliflower is a new sweeter variety of cauliflower with tender green stems that become brighter when cooked.

“These new items give retailers the opportunity to build a Sweet Baby category. Their uniform stand up pouches look great side by side on the shelf,” said Rick Russo senior vice president of sales and marketing.

The Cubed and Crumbled veggie line includes a range of hearty vegetables that deliver nutrition as well as flavor and convenience.  The Cubed items include sweet potatoes, butternut squash and spaghetti squash in 16-ounce bags. Accompanying the original Cauliflower Crumbles and Cauliflower Crumbles Fried Rice, the Cubed offerings will further satisfy consumers’ needs for convenient cuts of gourmet, nutritious veggies.

Vegetables can be personalised by machines

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:27

Broccoli, 3D-printed into unusual shapes to tempt a picky toddler. Beef stew, produced in the same way to make it easy to swallow for an elderly relative. Pork and potatoes, also rendered by a machine for a patient with oral cancer who can’t chew. Advances in 3D-printing mean printed food is becoming…

Fresh pack concept: Easy, tasty, and inexpensive?

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-25 Tue 09:09

The Dutch consumer program, Radar, recently took a closer look at the fresh pack concept. Are these packs really so tasty and convenient? Isn’t it much cheaper to buy all the products separately at the supermarket? To find out, Radar called on Dutch food blogger, Brenda Hoff. She compared pumpkin soup and…

Interactive webinar launched to discuss opportunities for fresh produce marketing

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-21 Tue 09:17

DMA Solutions welcomes fresh produce professionals to join an interactive webinar named “Marketing Matters.” Launched to offer fresh produce marketers a forum for learning, sharing and an open dialogue, each webinar is hosted twice a month on Zoom at 1PM CST. For several months, Dan’l Mackey Almy, along…