Fresh vegetable brand honored with Progressive Grocer Category Captain Award

Green Giant™ Fresh was selected as one of Progressive Grocer’s 62 Category Captain recipients once again this year. Featured in their 2016 submission of category excellence was their ever-growing Brussels sprouts line. 

The criteria for receiving this award is extensive; but includes, in part, demonstrating excellence in product innovation, effectiveness at differentiating a line or brand within a category, commitment to meeting retail partners’ specific needs and creativity in merchandising, marketing and promotion. 
With total U.S. Brussels sprouts growth at over 20%, Green Giant Fresh responded by adding more offerings to an expanding segment by growing their Brussels line. Retailers can now choose between several package sizes of Trimmed & Peeled, Whole, Halved and Shredded Brussels sprouts for their shoppers. 
“At this time of year Brussels sprouts are very coveted,” said Jamie Strachan, CEO, Green Giant Fresh. “Their popularity continues to rise, creating increased demand for retailers. By recognizing this growing need, we’ve brought innovation to the category by addressing consumers’ desire for healthy meal solutions in convenient, ready-to-use forms,” he continued. “Also, with the recent addition of production and distribution capacities in the Northeast, we’re able to further enhance our position as a year round Brussels sprouts grower/shipper. 
Additionally, Green Giant Fresh offers a variety of customized services, including category management. Continuing to augment their category systems to better provide insights to customers will remain an important component of their customer service.

Lori Bigras
Tel: 831.751.1371 

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