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INSIDER
PACKAGING

R&D

Functional design

FRESH-CUT
FRUIT

by Andy Nelson

CRUNCH PAK

CORAL GABLES, FLORIDABASED DEL MONTE FRESH
PRODUCE offers a virtually
countless number of freshcut fruit products, says Dennis
Christou, the company's vice
president of marketing.
Personal service, Christou
says, helps set Del Monte Fresh
Produce apart when it comes to
fresh-cut.
"We tailor our fresh-cut programs to meet each customer's
specific needs," he says. "Our
unmatched North American
fresh-cut facility and distribution
center footprint allows us to customize these unique programs so
that retailers can offer an array of
weights, mixes, and cuts in their
produce department."
And with appropriate volumes, Del Monte Fresh Produce,
he says, can create a successful fresh-cut program for any
customer.

FOOD SAFETY

Organic

When it comes to trends, in the
21st century, portions are often
smaller and meal occasions more
frequent. Consumers, Christou
says, expect healthy, high quality
fresh-cut products that satisfy
their snacking needs.
As with all trends, Del Monte
Fresh Produce has the responsiveness to take care of any
customer, he says.
"Customers turn to Del Monte
Fresh Produce to help them
satisfy their consumers. We often
revisit and revise our fresh-cut
programs to make sure that we
are offering not only fresh-cut
staples, but new, trending items
as well."
One of the more popular shifts
in the category is the demand for
fresh-cut exotic fruits, Christou
says. As consumers develop
more sophisticated tastes, and
as trends and interest in new
tropical fruits continue to grow,

Shelf life

varieties such as mango, pineapple, papaya, and kiwi are essential
to the produce department.
Offering fresh-cut products
with dips is another necessity, he
says. "It's essential to get ahead
of upcoming dip or dressing
trends. Del Monte Fresh Produce
continues to expand our freshcut range to meet the needs of
this growing and demanding
consumer segment."

Crunch Pak expands
fresh-cut apple line

And Crunch Pak's Disneybranded foodles products
feature sliced apples paired with
non-produce items and shipping in packs shaped like Mickey
Mouse's head. Peeled apples are
paired with crackers and cheese,
and unpeeled apple with cheese
and pretzels. Packs range in size
from 4.75 to 5.5 oz.
Another branded fresh-cut
fruit line from Crunch Pak, 4.2 oz
Paw Patrol packs, feature apples
paired with items like grapes and
string cheese.

New from Cashmere, Washington-based Crunch Pak, the top
U.S. sliced-apple provider, are
Apple Bitez snack packs.
Apple Bitez feature sliced
but unpeeled red apples with
cheese. Two SKUS of the 2.75 oz,
100-calorie packs are available,
one with string cheese, the other
with cheddar.
Introduced in 2018, Apple
Bitez join a host of other freshcut apple packs produced by
Crunch Pak. The company's
popular Dipperz line, also shipping in 2.75 oz packs, include
unpeeled tart or sweet apples
paired with caramel and peeled
apples paired with sweet cream
caramel.

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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019
Editor's Note - Ready to rumble
Contents
The Wire - Supermarket customer satisfaction sinks
Nearly half of consumers to increase organic consumption
United Fresh unveils plans for 2019 convention
Corbion ingredient receives innovation award
To serve or not to serve?
GOING PREMIUM
Thrifty, but willing to spend
Getting up to speed
Bakery - Branded goods
Bagels - What makes the perfect bagel
Deli - Meal kits 2.0
Hot entrees
Meat & Poultry - Heat-and-eat meats
Beef - Confident consumers, better quality drive big gains at retail
PRODUCE - PREVENTING SHRINK
Produce - Blueberries
Seafood - Poke power
Food Safety - Tamper-evident delivery
COMMISSARY INSIDER - Fresh-cut fruit
PACKAGING - FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
OPERATIONS - ORGANICS
FOOD SAFETY - INCREASING SHELF LIFE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
FRESH TAKES
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Editor's Note - Ready to rumble
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Contents
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Corbion ingredient receives innovation award
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - To serve or not to serve?
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - 10
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - 11
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - GOING PREMIUM
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - 13
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Thrifty, but willing to spend
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Getting up to speed
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Bakery - Branded goods
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - 21
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Bagels - What makes the perfect bagel
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Deli - Meal kits 2.0
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - 29
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Hot entrees
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Heat-and-eat meats
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Beef - Confident consumers, better quality drive big gains at retail
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - PRODUCE - PREVENTING SHRINK
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Produce - Blueberries
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Seafood - Poke power
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - COMMISSARY INSIDER - Fresh-cut fruit
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - PACKAGING - FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - OPERATIONS - ORGANICS
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - FOOD SAFETY - INCREASING SHELF LIFE
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