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"We're expanding our line to include more fresh-cut items featuring dips
and dressings to provide other opportunities to introduce consumers to
new options when looking for healthy, flavorful snacks."
Del Monte gold extra-sweet pineapple is the company's No. 1 freshcut produce seller, Christou says. "We offer various cuts, including
cylinders, spears, chunks, wedges and more, in a multitude of sizes and
fruit medleys," he says.
In addition, Christou says fresh-cut mango and watermelon are
extremely popular.
The top-selling fresh-cut items for Mann Packing, Salinas, California,
which is now part of the Del Monte Fresh Produce family, are broccoli,
cauliflower and sugar snap peas, says Loree Dowse, director of creative
marketing.
Mann Packing started the year by introducing two items to its
Nourish Bowls Breakfast line - Denver Scramble (includes cauliflower,
broccoli, sweet potato and kale) and Fiesta Scramble (includes kohlrabi,
cauliflower, butternut squash and kale) - which have quickly become
two of the best-selling SKUs in its bowl line-up, Dowse says.
The company also recently announced it will
begin shipping Caulilini baby cauliflower to its retail
customers in a 10-ounce pack, which previously
was only available to foodservice customers.
Bil Goldfield, director of corporate communications for Dole Food Co. Inc., Westlake Village,
California, says Dole continues to be the leader
in salad kits, with a 29.7% share of the category,
according to Nielsen (52 weeks ending 5/25/19).
"From traditional Caesar kits to chopped salad
kits to Slawesome! kits to the new Bountiful kits,
Dole provides the widest variety of salad kit choices
for consumers," he says.
Bonduelle Fresh Americas, Irwindale, California, produces
fresh prepared meal solutions such as salad kits and bowls, salad blends
and value-added produce for retail and foodservice.
"We work with a wide variety of produce, including leafy greens,
baby greens, spinach, cabbage, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower,
peppers, tomatoes, onions and more," says Sharon Valle, senior manager of corporate communications.
Bonduelle Fresh Americas also markets Ready Pac
Foods Bistro Bowls, which deliver restaurant-inspired,
ready-to-eat salads packed full of nutrients, proteins
and fresh ingredients, Valle says. Best-selling bowls
are Caesar, Santa Fe Style, Chef, Turkey & Bacon
Cobb and Spinach Dijon, Valle says.

Del Monte's new film-seal
technology recently won the
2019 United Fresh Innovation
Award for Best New Packaging.

FRESH-CUT
PACKAGING
Producers of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables
continuously work to develop innovative
packaging with consumer trends in mind.
For example, Dennis Christou, vice
president of marketing for Del Monte Fresh
Produce, N.A., Inc., Coral Gables, Florida,
says 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.
These film-sealed fresh-cut items won the
2019 United Fresh Innovation Award for
Best New Packaging.
"Packaging trends tend to lean towards
reducing as much plastic as possible,"
Christou says. "Del Monte Fresh Produce
continues to pull away from shrink bands
entirely. We use tamper-resistant packaging and prioritize rethinking packaging to
align ourselves with the industry's effort to
minimize plastic."
Irwindale, California-based Bonduelle
Fresh Americas recently introduced Fresh
Air Seal technology, which extends the shelf
life of the company's salad bowls without
preservatives, so they stay fresher longer,
allowing health-conscious shoppers the
confidence to stock up for the week in just
one grocery trip, says Sharon Valle, senior
manager of corporate communications.
Consumers continue to value convenience, but they're also very
conscious about cutting back on
food waste, says Bil Goldfield,
director of corporate communications for Dole Food
Co. Inc., Westlake Village,
California. Dole's new
Fresh Takes single-serve,
ready-to-eat salads are
packaged in PET bowls that
are convenient for quick lunches
on-the-go and are recyclable,
he says.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019

Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019
Editor’s note - A good suggestion
Contents
The Wire - Impossible Burger coming to retail
New Price Rite stores highlight perimeter
Online shoppers still mostly shopping instore
Younger shoppers demand transparency
ADDING VALUE
SUGGESTIVE SELLING MEETS AI
Packaging innovations
Keeping food crisp with packaging technology
Innovations at IBIE
Bakery - A to Z: Equipping the Bakery
Cookies
Deli - Dinner demand
THE DELI AS A SHORTCUT TO HOME PREP
HELPING SHOPPERS
Fried chicken
KEEPING FRIED FOOD FRESH DURING DELIVERY
Meat & Poultry - Merchandising TRENDS
Bacon
THE TURKEY ALTERNATIVE
Produce - Back to SCHOOL
SINGLE-SERVE, EASY-TO-EAT
Fresh-cut
FRESH-CUT PACKAGING
Seafood - Tuna & swordfish
NOAA makes progress on restoring tuna, swordfish populations
Food safety - BEST PRODUCE PRACTICES
Keeping an eye on supply
Commissary Insider - August 2019
CONTROLLING ALLERGENS
SPOTLIGHT - CAKE PRODUCTION
TECHNOLOGY - PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - OUTSOURCING SANITIZATION
Product Showcase
Advertisers
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Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Editor’s note - A good suggestion
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Younger shoppers demand transparency
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 7
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - ADDING VALUE
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 9
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 10
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 11
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - SUGGESTIVE SELLING MEETS AI
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 13
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Packaging innovations
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 15
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Keeping food crisp with packaging technology
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 17
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Innovations at IBIE
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 19
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Bakery - A to Z: Equipping the Bakery
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 21
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 22
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 23
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Cookies
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 25
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 26
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 27
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 28
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 29
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Deli - Dinner demand
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - THE DELI AS A SHORTCUT TO HOME PREP
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - HELPING SHOPPERS
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 33
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Fried chicken
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 35
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - KEEPING FRIED FOOD FRESH DURING DELIVERY
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 37
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Merchandising TRENDS
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 39
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 40
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 41
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Bacon
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - THE TURKEY ALTERNATIVE
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 44
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 45
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 46
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 47
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Produce - Back to SCHOOL
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 49
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - SINGLE-SERVE, EASY-TO-EAT
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 51
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Fresh-cut
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - FRESH-CUT PACKAGING
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 54
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 55
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Seafood - Tuna & swordfish
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 57
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - NOAA makes progress on restoring tuna, swordfish populations
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 59
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Food safety - BEST PRODUCE PRACTICES
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Keeping an eye on supply
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 62
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 63
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 64
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - CONTROLLING ALLERGENS
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 66
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 67
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - CAKE PRODUCTION
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Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 70
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 71
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 73
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 74
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 75
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - OPERATIONS - OUTSOURCING SANITIZATION
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Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 78
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - 79
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Product Showcase
Supermarket Perimeter - August 2019 - Advertisers
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