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SPOTLIGHT

VALUE-ADDED
PRODUCE
by Andy Nelson

TOP-SELLING FRESH-CUT
value-added produce items from
The Woodlands, Texas-based The
Fresh Food Group are drawn from
a number of categories, including
Snacking, Cut Fruit, Cut Vegetables, Meal Kits and Side Dishes,
says Doug Burris, executive vice
president of sales, marketing and
purchasing.
The Fresh Food Group consists
of three companies: Country
Fresh, Sun Rich and Tiffany Gate.

"The Fresh Food Group was
created in response to strong
consumer demand for fresh, 'onthe-go' convenience," he says. "It
combines three best-in-class organizations with complimentary
production and products."
Country Fresh is a leading
provider of fresh-cut fruit, apple
slices, vegetables and fresh
snacking solutions.
Sun Rich cuts and prepares
made-to-order fresh fruit for

foodservice, and Tiffany Gate creates, manufactures and delivers
fresh prepared foods to some of
the largest retail and foodservice
companies in North America.
"Under the Fresh Food Group,
we united fresh cut expertise,
prepared food capabilities and an
expanded geographic presence
to become a full-service, fresh
solutions partner for retail, foodservice, club and convenience
stores," Burris says.

Snacking, ready-to-eat
meal trends drive growth
Fresh Food Group continues to
see strong trends in snacking,
side dishes, ready-to-go meals
and meal kits. Demand is high for
products that add to the convenience value proposition, Burris

says. Consequently, fresh cut/
value-added produce is moving
farther down the processing
continuum. "Our goal is to get
product as close to the final state
as possible, making it as convenient as possible. This requires
continued investment in R&D,
cooking technologies and packaging design."
A cornerstone of the Fresh Food
Group philosophy, Burris adds,
is agility. The company partners
across channels with retailers,
club, c-stores and foodservice to
develop products tailored to their
customers and consumers.
"We also develop custom packaging designed to maximize shelf
space. Our geographic footprint
ensures speed to shelf, enabling
frequent and low-mile deliveries
to distribution centers across the
country."
Fresh categories are merging and sometimes undefined,
Burris says. Fresh-cut is expanding beyond produce and
into other departments, such as
deli. Moreover, consumer tastes
and trends change rapidly. As a
result, fresh cut partners must
be agile to quickly adapt to an
ever-changing ecosystem.
"From food safety benefits to
reduced labor, reduced shrink
and higher customer satisfaction - all lead to better results for
the retailer and a more efficient
program overall."

New salad kits

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THE FRESH FOOD GROUP, FRESHWAY FOODS

Country Fresh, a division of The Fresh Food Group, is one of the leading providers of fresh-cut produce.

Sidney, Ohio-based Freshway
Foods has added four new salad
kits to its fresh-cut produce product lineup: Turkey in the Garden,
Italian Kale, Cucumber with Red
Vinaigrette and Broccoli Crunch.
"Fresh deli salad kits from
Freshway Foods will save you
time and money without sacrificing freshness, taste, and quality,"
according to Freshway. "Packaged
in components that you quickly


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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019
Editor’s note - Perimeter power
Contents
The Wire - Kroger taking Apeel produce nationwide
Nielsen: Supermarket growth strongest on perimeter
Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Walmart expanding Delivery Unlimited
Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
The fresh advantage
How much tech?
Bakery - Now trending
ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Deli - Dining dilemma
DELI “MEATS”
Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
Lamb
Produce - PACKAGED PRODUCE
Specialty fruits and vegetables
Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
Food Safety - Packaging matters
Commissary Insider
EQUIPMENT - DEPOSITING WITH SPEED, ACCURACY
SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED PRODUCE
TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Editor’s note - Perimeter power
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - The Wire - Kroger taking Apeel produce nationwide
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - The fresh advantage
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - How much tech?
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Bakery - Now trending
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 1
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 3
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 4
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 5
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 8
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 27
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 30
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 31
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Deli - Dining dilemma
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - DELI “MEATS”
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Lamb
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Produce - PACKAGED PRODUCE
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Specialty fruits and vegetables
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Food Safety - Packaging matters
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 60
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - EQUIPMENT - DEPOSITING WITH SPEED, ACCURACY
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 62
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 63
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED PRODUCE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 65
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 67
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 68
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 69
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 71
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Advertisers
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Fresh Takes
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