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Israel ready for avocado season

Israel ready for avocado season

Yonatan Packing & Marketing is a 20 year old Israeli packing house owned by two moshavs and devoted mostly to the cultivation of mangoes, as well as avocados and citrus in the winter. “We produce 10,000 tons per year and deal with clients in Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK), Russia, and Jordan and, of course, the local market, as well as Gaza and the West Bank,” explains owner CEO Moshe Meiri.

The mango varieties exported by Yonatan include the Tommy Atkins, Keitt, Kent, Maya, Shelly and Omer. According to Mr. Moshe, Europe prefers the Kent and the Omar, as well as “a really good new variety called Castory-Omer, which is fibreless and reaches calibres between 8 and 10. It is a mango with a longer shelf life than the Kent, but shorter than the Keitt.”

In the European retail market, the convenience of ready-to-eat products is increasingly appreciated, and according to Mr. Moshe, this is a trend that can certainly be capitalized in order to boost sales. “Mangoes are available in all colours, but the green Omer and Shelly are the most commonly used varieties for the ready-to-eat European ripening program, while the red are for fresh consumption.”

Retail sales are in fact of paramount importance for Yonatan, as the company’s produce is mostly targeted at this market, where it competes directly with producers from countries like Brazil, Peru and the Dominican Republic. “Spain is also currently becoming a big player, and we were sure that it would arrive with very big quantities this campaign, but it ended up not being a big issue during our season,” says Mr. Moshe Meiri.

This, in any case, does not mean that the campaign was easy for Yonatan. Mr. Moshe Meiri actually affirms that “I have been in the business for more than 20 years and this has been one of the hardest I remember, so I look forward to some rest before we start again in February.”

Meanwhile, the avocado season is only just starting and prospects are good. One of the key factors, which Mr. Moshe Meiri states is very important in this game, is the weather. “In the winter, we do 3 to 4 containers of avocado a week, while in the summer we do that amount per day.”

Another important aspect when it comes to exports, taking into account the shelf life of both mangoes and avocados, are shipping times. The firm has managed to enter the South African market, and Mr. Moshe Meiri assures that Russia has also been good. “Four or five years ago, we started with class 2 and low quality to Russia, and now they demand the highest quality. It is a market that knows exactly what it wants, with specific requirements that need to be met.”

Lastly, there are big differences in consumption habits between different countries that need to be taken into account in terms of marketing. “European retailers, for example, have been switching from green skin varieties to the Hass, which for them are much easier to handle, with a much lower waste percentage, but Israeli growers still prefer the Ettinger, as it is huge in the domestic market and generates much more revenue,” concludes Moshe Meiri.

More information:
Moshe Meiri
[email protected]
www.yonatanpm.com

Publication date: 12/19/2014
Author: Sander Bruins Slot
Copyright: www.freshplaza.com


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Israel ready for avocado season

Israel ready for avocado season

Yonatan Packing & Marketing is a 20 year old Israeli packing house owned by two moshavs and devoted mostly to the cultivation of mangoes, as well as avocados and citrus in the winter. “We produce 10,000 tons per year and deal with clients in Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK), Russia, and Jordan and, of course, the local market, as well as Gaza and the West Bank,” explains owner CEO Moshe Meiri.

The mango varieties exported by Yonatan include the Tommy Atkins, Keitt, Kent, Maya, Shelly and Omer. According to Mr. Moshe, Europe prefers the Kent and the Omar, as well as “a really good new variety called Castory-Omer, which is fibreless and reaches calibres between 8 and 10. It is a mango with a longer shelf life than the Kent, but shorter than the Keitt.”

In the European retail market, the convenience of ready-to-eat products is increasingly appreciated, and according to Mr. Moshe, this is a trend that can certainly be capitalized in order to boost sales. “Mangoes are available in all colours, but the green Omer and Shelly are the most commonly used varieties for the ready-to-eat European ripening program, while the red are for fresh consumption.”

Retail sales are in fact of paramount importance for Yonatan, as the company’s produce is mostly targeted at this market, where it competes directly with producers from countries like Brazil, Peru and the Dominican Republic. “Spain is also currently becoming a big player, and we were sure that it would arrive with very big quantities this campaign, but it ended up not being a big issue during our season,” says Mr. Moshe Meiri.

This, in any case, does not mean that the campaign was easy for Yonatan. Mr. Moshe Meiri actually affirms that “I have been in the business for more than 20 years and this has been one of the hardest I remember, so I look forward to some rest before we start again in February.”

Meanwhile, the avocado season is only just starting and prospects are good. One of the key factors, which Mr. Moshe Meiri states is very important in this game, is the weather. “In the winter, we do 3 to 4 containers of avocado a week, while in the summer we do that amount per day.”

Another important aspect when it comes to exports, taking into account the shelf life of both mangoes and avocados, are shipping times. The firm has managed to enter the South African market, and Mr. Moshe Meiri assures that Russia has also been good. “Four or five years ago, we started with class 2 and low quality to Russia, and now they demand the highest quality. It is a market that knows exactly what it wants, with specific requirements that need to be met.”

Lastly, there are big differences in consumption habits between different countries that need to be taken into account in terms of marketing. “European retailers, for example, have been switching from green skin varieties to the Hass, which for them are much easier to handle, with a much lower waste percentage, but Israeli growers still prefer the Ettinger, as it is huge in the domestic market and generates much more revenue,” concludes Moshe Meiri.

More information:
Moshe Meiri
[email protected]
www.yonatanpm.com

Publication date: 12/19/2014
Author: Sander Bruins Slot
Copyright: www.freshplaza.com


FreshPlaza.com

Israel ready for avocado season

Israel ready for avocado season

Yonatan Packing & Marketing is a 20 year old Israeli packing house owned by two moshavs and devoted mostly to the cultivation of mangoes, as well as avocados and citrus in the winter. “We produce 10,000 tons per year and deal with clients in Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK), Russia, and Jordan and, of course, the local market, as well as Gaza and the West Bank,” explains owner CEO Moshe Meiri.

The mango varieties exported by Yonatan include the Tommy Atkins, Keitt, Kent, Maya, Shelly and Omer. According to Mr. Moshe, Europe prefers the Kent and the Omar, as well as “a really good new variety called Castory-Omer, which is fibreless and reaches calibres between 8 and 10. It is a mango with a longer shelf life than the Kent, but shorter than the Keitt.”

In the European retail market, the convenience of ready-to-eat products is increasingly appreciated, and according to Mr. Moshe, this is a trend that can certainly be capitalized in order to boost sales. “Mangoes are available in all colours, but the green Omer and Shelly are the most commonly used varieties for the ready-to-eat European ripening program, while the red are for fresh consumption.”

Retail sales are in fact of paramount importance for Yonatan, as the company’s produce is mostly targeted at this market, where it competes directly with producers from countries like Brazil, Peru and the Dominican Republic. “Spain is also currently becoming a big player, and we were sure that it would arrive with very big quantities this campaign, but it ended up not being a big issue during our season,” says Mr. Moshe Meiri.

This, in any case, does not mean that the campaign was easy for Yonatan. Mr. Moshe Meiri actually affirms that “I have been in the business for more than 20 years and this has been one of the hardest I remember, so I look forward to some rest before we start again in February.”

Meanwhile, the avocado season is only just starting and prospects are good. One of the key factors, which Mr. Moshe Meiri states is very important in this game, is the weather. “In the winter, we do 3 to 4 containers of avocado a week, while in the summer we do that amount per day.”

Another important aspect when it comes to exports, taking into account the shelf life of both mangoes and avocados, are shipping times. The firm has managed to enter the South African market, and Mr. Moshe Meiri assures that Russia has also been good. “Four or five years ago, we started with class 2 and low quality to Russia, and now they demand the highest quality. It is a market that knows exactly what it wants, with specific requirements that need to be met.”

Lastly, there are big differences in consumption habits between different countries that need to be taken into account in terms of marketing. “European retailers, for example, have been switching from green skin varieties to the Hass, which for them are much easier to handle, with a much lower waste percentage, but Israeli growers still prefer the Ettinger, as it is huge in the domestic market and generates much more revenue,” concludes Moshe Meiri.

More information:
Moshe Meiri
[email protected]
www.yonatanpm.com

Publication date: 12/19/2014
Author: Sander Bruins Slot
Copyright: www.freshplaza.com


FreshPlaza.com

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

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This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

New Ready Pac salad kits help at the holidays

redpa

This holiday season Ready Pac Foods Inc. has launched a series of innovative solutions for the dinner table, helping to turn a simple meal into special moments and traditions. Ready Pac’s latest innovations — the Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit, Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit and Thai Complete Salad Kit — will make holiday meals easy and delicious so family and friends can focus on what matters most: enjoying their time together.

“It’s amazing what a shared meal can do to bring us closer together,” Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer of Ready Pac Foods, said in a press release. “A good meal can open up our hearts, stimulate conversation and remind us how important it is to reconnect with our family and friends. I love the idea that our Ready Pac Complete Salad solutions are helping to do that for families across the country.”

Ready Pac’s new Cranberry Pomegranate Complete Salad Kit features a fresh blend of arugula, baby greens and radicchio, feta cheese, sweet cranberries, honey roasted almonds and a tangy sweet pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Ready Pac’s new Thai Complete Salad Kit is a blend of green leaf lettuce and spicy peanut lime cilantro dressing, paired with the kit’s crispy wonton strips and peanuts.

Ready Pac’s new Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit features some of the latest food trends, including baby kale and spring mix with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and radicchio. The rich flavors of fall are captured in its crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet figs and raisins, spiced cornbread croutons, and creamy citrus and brown sugar dressing.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

Ready Pac names Phil Yamamoto VP of procurement

Ready Pac Foods Inc. has hired Phil Yamamoto as its vice president of procurement. In his role, Yamamoto will be responsible for establishing a consistent, dependable and cost-effective supply of materials and agricultural goods to ensure the most efficient delivery of high-quality products to the consumer. He will assist in the assessment and rebuilding of the current supply chain footprint and ensure the company has the right team in place to execute Ready Pac’s strategic plans for growth.Phil-YamamotoPhil Yamamoto

“Phil has built his reputation on a unique ability to maximize profitability by streamlining operations and improving productivity,”  Peter Laport, chief supply chain officer at Ready Pac, said in a press release. “Phil’s leadership style will bring a fresh and collaborative perspective to Ready Pac and I’m eager to see him flourish within our team.”

Yamamoto comes to Ready Pac from Reiter Affiliated Cos., where he served as global director of supply chain management. There, he was responsible for overseeing a fast-paced multi-national supply chain department for the largest producer of fresh berries in the world. He supervised sourcing, procurement, market analysis, national and international contracting, and cost savings for three regions, 10 districts and over 40 production operations.

Prior to Reiter, Yamamoto developed his skills with over 20 years of experience working in senior and executive management positions, including roles at Pitco Foods, Core-Mark International and Rocky Mountain Foods. He developed strategies in team building, strategic sourcing, and supply chain management in food distribution and agricultural production. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, and his MBA from Regis University in Denver.

Ready Pac successfully selected Yamamoto in partnership with executive search firm O’Neill Consulting Group’s consumer practice team.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

Ready Pac names Phil Yamamoto VP of procurement

Ready Pac Foods Inc. has hired Phil Yamamoto as its vice president of procurement. In his role, Yamamoto will be responsible for establishing a consistent, dependable and cost-effective supply of materials and agricultural goods to ensure the most efficient delivery of high-quality products to the consumer. He will assist in the assessment and rebuilding of the current supply chain footprint and ensure the company has the right team in place to execute Ready Pac’s strategic plans for growth.Phil-YamamotoPhil Yamamoto

“Phil has built his reputation on a unique ability to maximize profitability by streamlining operations and improving productivity,”  Peter Laport, chief supply chain officer at Ready Pac, said in a press release. “Phil’s leadership style will bring a fresh and collaborative perspective to Ready Pac and I’m eager to see him flourish within our team.”

Yamamoto comes to Ready Pac from Reiter Affiliated Cos., where he served as global director of supply chain management. There, he was responsible for overseeing a fast-paced multi-national supply chain department for the largest producer of fresh berries in the world. He supervised sourcing, procurement, market analysis, national and international contracting, and cost savings for three regions, 10 districts and over 40 production operations.

Prior to Reiter, Yamamoto developed his skills with over 20 years of experience working in senior and executive management positions, including roles at Pitco Foods, Core-Mark International and Rocky Mountain Foods. He developed strategies in team building, strategic sourcing, and supply chain management in food distribution and agricultural production. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, and his MBA from Regis University in Denver.

Ready Pac successfully selected Yamamoto in partnership with executive search firm O’Neill Consulting Group’s consumer practice team.

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Ready Pac names Phil Yamamoto VP of procurement

Ready Pac Foods Inc. has hired Phil Yamamoto as its vice president of procurement. In his role, Yamamoto will be responsible for establishing a consistent, dependable and cost-effective supply of materials and agricultural goods to ensure the most efficient delivery of high-quality products to the consumer. He will assist in the assessment and rebuilding of the current supply chain footprint and ensure the company has the right team in place to execute Ready Pac’s strategic plans for growth.Phil-YamamotoPhil Yamamoto

“Phil has built his reputation on a unique ability to maximize profitability by streamlining operations and improving productivity,”  Peter Laport, chief supply chain officer at Ready Pac, said in a press release. “Phil’s leadership style will bring a fresh and collaborative perspective to Ready Pac and I’m eager to see him flourish within our team.”

Yamamoto comes to Ready Pac from Reiter Affiliated Cos., where he served as global director of supply chain management. There, he was responsible for overseeing a fast-paced multi-national supply chain department for the largest producer of fresh berries in the world. He supervised sourcing, procurement, market analysis, national and international contracting, and cost savings for three regions, 10 districts and over 40 production operations.

Prior to Reiter, Yamamoto developed his skills with over 20 years of experience working in senior and executive management positions, including roles at Pitco Foods, Core-Mark International and Rocky Mountain Foods. He developed strategies in team building, strategic sourcing, and supply chain management in food distribution and agricultural production. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, and his MBA from Regis University in Denver.

Ready Pac successfully selected Yamamoto in partnership with executive search firm O’Neill Consulting Group’s consumer practice team.

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Intergrow Greenhouses expansion ready for winter production

Intergrow Greenhouses Inc., based in Albion, NY, has nearly completed its recent expansion and addition of growing lights in the greenhouse for winter production. The expansion will increase Intergrow’s total acreage to approximately 80 acres of greenhouse under glass in the Northeast region.intelog

Intergrow installed approximately 9,000 light fixtures in the greenhouse for its winter production. The addition of lights will enable Intergrow to supply its customers with locally grown tomatoes 12 months of the year without the need to source from other regions or countries.

A new Cogeneration-CHP generator will be added to assist in the electrical demand for the growing lights. The packinghouse facilities are also upgraded with new automated systems to handle the increased production.

“The demand for year-round locally grown produce justified the substantial investment needed to grow tomatoes during the winter months in New York,” Kris Gibson, vice president of sales and marketing for Intergrow, said in a press release. “Warm weather and sunlight are in limited supply during the Northeast winters, but with the addition of lights we can now create optimal growing conditions year-round. Our customers will be able to have locally grown tomatoes on the vine and beefsteak tomatoes delivered within 24 hours of harvest providing the freshest tomatoes possible, even in the middle of winter.”

Intergrow Greenhouses Inc. is one of the larger greenhouse tomato producers in the Northeast, located in New York state along the shores of Lake Ontario. Founded in 1998, Intergrow ships across the Northeast and Midwest with its own fleet of reefer trailers, reducing food miles for retailers and distributors.

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