Starting with the category Best New Fruit Product:
Crunch Pak has released a new wholesome snack - Apple Rings. Ready-to-eat and in a variety of options; sweet, tart and mixed. This product won an award in the category Best New Fruit Product.
DelFrescoPure® YES!BERRIES Your Everyday Snack!™ Greenhouse-grown strawberries that can simply be added to a breakfast smoothie, dessert or salad.
Del Monte’s new Smoothie Kit line. These kits give customers an easy way to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption. All kits are ready to blend; just add liquid and ice.
Naturipe Snacks pair fresh sweet berries and grapes with creamy cheese and crunchy nuts in a variety of flavor combinations ranging from sweet to savory, mild to spicy.
5 River Islands™ hand-picked cherries from Stemilt share the unique California Delta region and why it is a world renowned place to farm fresh produce, including sweet Stemilt cherries.
Finalists in the category Best New Packaging follow next.
Dole GO Berries!TM is a 3-pack that delivers snap, rinse and go convenience of snack portions of berries anytime, anywhere. This product won an award in the category Best New Packaging.
Heavenly Villagio Marzano is an exclusive variety to Village Farms. This mini san marzano tomato is now being offered in a wonderful snack size 5oz grab-and- go bag. It is washed and ready to eat.
Different from traditional strawberry packaging, this package encourages consumers to buy more. Its versatility allows retailers to easily convert to 1lb units if desired.
Mini Munchies are an addition to any kid's lunch or on-the-go snack. It's a mix of Pure Flavor®'s grape tomatoes, mini peppers and cocktail cucumbers.
Brighthouse Organics Vine Ripened Tomatoes from NatureSweet. Transparent recycled (and recyclable) packaging resembles a greenhouse.
Children's vegetable product where kids can enjoy different vegetable varieties in 1 convenient package. The packaging contains a new EZsnap top seal. Comes in 3 varieties.
Eat Smart® Salad Shake Ups™ from Apio. These new single-serve salad kits come with an interior tray that serves as a lockable lid making it conveniently easy to mix the toppings and dressing.
Mini Mixers® snacking tomatoes from Del Fresco. The new top seal packaging offers extra security features.
Living strips from Pete’s Living Greens; a patent- pending container for housing living salad strips ensures freshness for 18 days. The key feature is a root compartment that keeps roots contained and countertops clean while consumers harvest their salad at home.
SUNSET’s Minzano® Pasta Kit is a convenient pack that contains everything for a fresh and flavorful 15- minute pasta dinner.
New vegetable products:
Organic spiralized vegetables from The Veggie Noodle Co.™. They are available in Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Butternut and Beet. This product won an award in the category Best New Vegetable Product
Taylor Farms’ line of vegetable Stir Fry Meal Kits come in four varieties – Teriyaki, Ginger Garlic, Sesame Chili and Mandarin Orange. Each kit includes authentic stir fry sauce and a combination of “on- trend” vegetables including Brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy, and peas.
Garden Highway Veggie Noodles are available in four varieties – Zucchini, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Butternut/Sweet Potato blend.
PRO2snax from Reichel Foods. These new items are targeted towards consumers that are looking for a healthy and convenient protein-packed meal solution. The package includes Baby Carrots, Turkey Sausage Bites, Mild Cheddar Cheese & Almonds
Organic grape tomatoes from RedSun Farms that are available year-round.
Ready Pac Foods' Fresh Prep'd™ Soup Kits. Each soup is packed with crisp vegetables and lean protein. Just add water.
Leafy Fresh lettuce is the newest addition to Pure Flavor®'s product line. Available in 5 varieties in multiple combinations.
TOMZ snacking tomatoes from NatureFresh Farms.
Cherto Gourmet Tomatoes on the Vine from Mucci Farms. These cherry tomatoes are kept on-the-vine to achieve a brix level of 10+. New to the fresh produce category, this product is available in a 1.5lb re- sealable top seal container.
SUNSET® Dill It Yourself™ Pickle Kit. Each pail contains fresh SUNSET® cucumbers and a packet of spice.
Chef Inspired Soup from Kitchen22 LLC. that provides a homemade taste.
Green Giant ™ Fresh Vegetable Noodle Line: Beet, Butternut Squash, Carrot, Sweet Potato and Zucchini.
Ugly Greens from Gotham Greens. Grown locally and year-round in NYC and Chicago, Gotham Greens aims to reduce food waste that results from long-distance transportation. Ugly Greens are blemished during harvesting and packaging.
"Eat Smart Vegetable Salad Kits from Apio, Inc. Eat Smart is a non-organic salad kit that commits to clean ingredients and labeling, with plans for all products to contain a "100% Clean Label" by 2018."
Dole Chopped Caesar Salad Kit features Crispy Quinoa, Crumbled Garlic Bread Croutons, Black Pepper, Parmesan Cheese, Romaine and Dole's Signature Caesar Dressing.
AMCO Produce is introducing The Garden Pack, a new line of veggie kits with mini cucumbers, mini sweet peppers, and grape tomatoes. The pack comes handy for lunch and dinner occasions.