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SPOTLIGHT

BEYOND FRUIT
The Woodlands, Texas-based Country Fresh produces a
wide variety of sliced-apple and other fresh-cut products
for retailers nationwide.
Some Country Fresh containers have up to seven compartments, with mixes of cut pineapple, kiwifruit, mango,
grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe, apples and other fruits.
Other packs feature combinations of fruits and non-fruit
items. One popular option, for instance, includes green
and red sliced apples, red grapes and cheese chunks.
Apple products include pouch bags and clamshell containers that feature both "Sweet Red," Crisp Green"
and "Sweet & Juicy Gala" apple slices in Country
Fresh-branded packaging. Clamshell containers feature a
resealable peel-back top for easy access and freshness.
Country Fresh also
has partnered with
Mexican seasoning
company Tajin on
"fruit seasoning" packs
that feature fruits like
mango and melons with
Tajin seasoning.

including fresh cut melons,
apples, celery, and carrots to
name a few.
The company's vegetable-based product offering
includes Mann's Nourish Bowls,
which are also an ideal product
for those looking for a quick and
wholesome heat-and-eat meal
solution.
Del Monte has seen increasingly high demand for nutritious,
ready-to-eat snacks across all
channels, and fresh-cut fruits
and vegetables have become
the perfect solution to satisfying
those needs.
"Fresh-cut fruit and vegetable party trays are a popular
item in produce departments,
and while most fresh-cut items
are impulse buys, we see that
party trays in particular tend to
be more planned purchases in
many retailers and club stores,"
Christou says.
The company's network of 24
facilities are strategically located
throughout North America to
allow fast, consistent distribution of its entire product line,
Christou says, and Del Monte is

able to provide an assortment of
produce and dip options for the
trays in the customer's preferred weight.
"A successful fresh-cut program heavily relies on vertically
integrated capabilities, like our 11
fresh cut operations facilities use,
and it is the necessary first step to
quality."
In an age of increased use of
store brands, legacy brands like
Del Monte are still a winner for
retailers when it comes to freshcut, Christou says.
"Consumers have grown to
know and trust the Del Monte
brand for its premium quality
products. They add value to (retailers') produce departments."
On the technology front, when
it comes to fresh-cut fruits, Del
Monte continuously works to
develop innovative packaging
with consumer trends in mind,
Christou says. For example, the
company recently introduced
film seal technology to select
fresh-cut lines to extend shelf
life, enhance product quality and
deliver an improved consumer
experience.

Del Monte's Gold Extra Sweet
pineapple is the company's
number one seller in the freshcut category. Del Monte offers
various cuts, including cylinders,
spears, chunks, wedges, and
more, in a multitude of sizes and
fruit medleys.
In addition, mango and watermelon are extremely popular,
and Christou says the company
is able to continue successful
programs with both items despite
difficulties due to seasonality.
Del Monte's fresh-cut product
line includes a wide variety of
both fruit and vegetable choices
for the on-the-go consumer,
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West Caldwell, New Jersey-based FreshPro Food Distributors' fresh-cut fruit solutions for grocery retail
include bulk packs for kitchens and salad bars, retail packs and private-label or FreshPro-branded product.
FreshPro's partnerships with major fruit growers allows the company to get the highest-quality produce
year-round.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019

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 - 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 - Food Safety - Tamper-evident delivery
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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 - 61
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - FOOD SAFETY - INCREASING SHELF LIFE
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