As more consumers opt to eat at home, Asian salads rank among the top cuisines for salads. Mann Packing Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte N.A., Inc. and a supplier of packaged vegetables in North America, has collaborated with Asian culinary brand P.F. Chang's to bring two new Asian-inspired salad kits. The kits are available now at Giant Eagle and at select retailers nationwide*.
According to IRI’s report on the Top Trends in Fresh: May 2022, with rising costs and inflation, 91 percent of consumers will eat at home more and Asian is the number two most popular cuisine for salads, growing three percent YoY. These salad kits are the Asian restaurant’s most popular salads on the menu:
- Asian Caesar Salad Kit: Romaine, Parmesan, toasted sesame seeds and wonton croutons.
- Mandarin Crunch Salad Kit: Julienned vegetables, cabbage, mandarin orange, almonds, rice sticks and mandarin vinaigrette.
The kits offer consumers a product that aligns with their desires for nutrient-dense, flavorful and convenient meal options.
These salad kits are P.F. Chang's most popular salads on the menu.
“This partnership not only brings together the richness of Asian flavors with our produce but also aligns with our mission of encouraging consumers to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diets,” said Melissa Mackay, vice president of marketing, N.A. at Mann Packing Co. “Research indicates that consumers are seeking out healthier and more convenient alternatives and our two new co-branded salad kits address these demands head-on while ensuring that they don’t have to sacrifice flavor.”
Mann Packing Co., a grower, shipper and processor, delivers a range of fruits and vegetables to Fresh Del Monte-owned facilities throughout North America. This collaboration allows P.F. Chang's, which produces a line of Asian dishes in the frozen aisle, to extend its culinary expertise in produce.
"Our partnership allows us to bring the essence of the P.F. Chang's dining experience to households across the nation," said Kristen Briede, president of global brand and retail at P.F. Chang's.
*Prices may vary per market.