Supermarket Perimeter - September 2021 - 54

Produce
Sweet onions
BY ANDY NELSON
Consider displaying
some of your sweet
onions in the meat
department to
encourage crossmerchandising
and
incremental sales.
SHIPPERS OF IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC fresh sweet onions are
expecting bountiful supplies of high-quality product -and, as a result,
great promotional opportunities for US grocers.
The bulk of the sweet onions shipping this fall from Glennville,
Ga.-based Bland Farms will come from Peru, with the balance from
California and Nevada, said Troy Bland, the company's CEO.
Heading into the Peruvian deal, Bland Farms was expecting good
quality and volumes.
" We've had optimal growing conditions in Peru, and our crop looks
excellent, " Bland said. " We are currently expecting to have more normal
sizing this year, and we're looking forward to providing our customers
with the highest quality Premium Sweet Onions. We expect to have
great promotional volumes available. "
In 2020, due to a shorter Vidalia, Ga., season, Bland Farms began
its Peruvian deal much earlier than normal. This year, by contrast,
the company had an exceptional
Vidalia crop, which allowed it to
ship its Vidalia storage crop longer
than normal. As a result, Bland is
expecting volumes from Peru to
be a slightly lower in comparison to
last year.
As early pioneers in the Peruvian sweet
onion industry, Reidsville, Ga.-based Shuman
Farms is heavily invested in the region with a
full-time staff and infrastructure to support its program.
The company recently updated its facility and packing house in Peru
with new grading lines and sorting equipment that will improve the
quality of product and allow for a more efficient final repack in Georgia,
said John Shuman, president.
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