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SPOTLIGHT

assemble in-store, these salad kits
complete a meal in just minutes."
Freshway's salad kits offer:
x Culinary-inspired salads with
premium ingredients
x Contain all components for
a complete behind-the-glass
deli salad
x Make a great addition to your
salad bar as a prepared salad
x Uniform weight for controlled
cost per salad
x On-trend ingredients that consumers prefer
x Easy preparation - no additional cutting or washing
required
x Grab n Go salad kits make eight
complete entree-sized salads

Grill it up
Highway 28 Farms, the fresh-cut
arm of Des Moines, Iowa-based
Loffredo Produce, has griller sets
for summer barbecues and the
tailgating season that follows.
Highway 28's grillers come
in 10 oz servings and are ready
in just 20 to 30 minutes. There
are four varieties: Mushroom
Medley, Pepper Onion Blend,
Mixed Premium Blend, and Mixed
Vegetable Blend. Just add olive
oil or the seasoning of your
choice and sauté it on your grill,
according to the company.
Grillers are part of a full lineup
of value-added items offered by
Highway 28 Farms.
The company offers product
in eight different categories:
Veggies, Snack Cups, Fruits,
Pico de Gallo, Bean Dips, Fruit &
Veggie Trays, Soups and Readyto-eat Fruit.
Pico comes in three varieties
and ships in both 7 oz and 16 oz
packages. "Our Pico de Gallo,
Black Bean Pico, and Tropical
Pico go great with chips, fish,
chicken, and your favorite beverage," according to Highway 28.
The company's cut fruit lineup
includes 15 SKUS in both 10 oz

and 16 oz packs and ranging from
mango chunks to watermelon
chunks to apple fruit medleys to
melon mixes.
The 17 SKUs on Highway 28's
Veggies roster include diced onions, peppers and tomatoes and
carrot and celery sticks, ranging
in size from 5 to 14 oz. Carrots
and celery are packed in water for
maximum freshness, according
to the company.
Tray options include mixed
fruits with accompaniments including caramel dip and cheddar
cheese and veggies with ranch.
In addition, Highway 28 sells
eight SKUs of ready-to-eat 2 oz
or 4 oz packs of sliced apples or
oranges.
Products are prepared and
packaged in the company's own
45,000 square-foot facility that's
equipped with state-of-the-art
processing equipment. "We operate under stringent safety protocols and quality management
systems," according to Highway
28. "Plus, all the waste from
production is used in a sustainability program called Waste for
Feed that diverts organic waste
from the landfill and provides
it to farmers for feed for their
livestock."

TAKE IT "OFF SITE"
There are many advantages to retailers using a third-party
company for their fresh-cut produce needs:
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100% usable product
Consistent quality
Saves time and labor cost
Reduces safety issues
Reduces the risk of cross contamination
Consistent, easily-defined costs
Saves storage space
No additional washing or cutting required
Simplifies your back-of-house operations

Attention to detail,
commitment to food safety
Whether it's bulk packs for
kitchens/salad bars, retail packs
for supermarkets or convenience
stores, packed for private label
or under its own FreshPro brand,
West Caldwell, New Jersey-based
FreshPro Food Distributors
has the facilities and hands-on
attention to detail to provide
the highest-quality product that
meets the most stringent food
safety standards.
"Our partnership with major
growers allows us to get the right
products for processing yearround," according to FreshPro.

"Maintaining the cold chain
throughout, all products are handled properly from receipt at our
facility though processing until it
reaches your location."
FreshPro is also certified to
process and repack organic
products, and the company's
quality assurance team monitors
its modern HACCP facility.
In addition to produce, FreshPro
can provide retailers with onestop-shop capabilities with its
full lineup of deli meats, cheeses,
specialty items, chilled foods,
soups, prepared entrees and deli
salads in retail and foodservice
packs, snacks and condiments.

Freshway Foods has added four new salad kits to its value-added lineup.
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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 - 10
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 11
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 17
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - How much tech?
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Bakery - Now trending
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 25
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 26
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 1
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 4
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 29
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 30
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 31
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Deli - Dining dilemma
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 33
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - DELI “MEATS”
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 35
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 36
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 37
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 39
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 41
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Lamb
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 43
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Produce - PACKAGED PRODUCE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 45
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 46
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 47
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Specialty fruits and vegetables
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 49
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 50
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 51
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 55
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
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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
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 68
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 69
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Advertisers
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Fresh Takes
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