Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers.
Domex offers retailers merchandising bins
to display its apples and cherries, as well as digital marketing kits with recipes and images for
all of its fruit varieties, including apples, pears,
cherries and apricots. This season, Domex is
promoting its Washington summer apple program, which is available in 3-pound pouches
ready for road trips, barbecues and other summertime occasions.
The 2016 Primary Shoppers Report also
found that the third highest barrier for pro-
duce consumption is requiring ways to prepare
it. Convenience continues to be a driving fac-
tor in grocery, and the produce category is no
exception. Domex saw bagged packaging drive
apple and stone fruit growth in 2016. “The re-
sealable part is a consumer favorite,” says Gipe-
Stewart. “We often hear from parents that they
enjoy having a bag of cherries or apples in the
car as a healthy snack for their kids.”
Parents are often short on time to prepare
food and seek easy, healthy snacking options
for their children. Naturipe Farms, based in
Salinas, Calif., offers convenient 5.5-ounce
snack packs featuring fresh strawberries, blue-
berries and grapes paired with creamy cheese
and crunchy roasted nuts to satisfy sweet, salty
and savory cravings that both parents and chil-
dren can enjoy. “With consumers increasingly
seeking better-for-you snack options, Naturipe
Snacks nourish with protein, fiber, vitamin C,
calcium and more,” says Brian Jenny, vice pres-
ident, value-added fresh for Naturipe. “This
ready-to-eat, convenient and portable snack
combination meets the need for time-strapped,
Dole is also catering toward convenience
for parents with this year’s launch of DOLE
GO Berries!, meeting the increased demand
for portable fresh fruit. The snack packs fea-
ture three snap-off clamshells, each containing
4-ounces of fresh strawberries. “Fresh produce
has long been a favorite choice for kids and
families looking for a healthy snack option,”
says Goldfield. “In fact, convenience, hand-
held, ready-to-eat fresh fruits and vegetables
continue to grow in popularity in recent years.
While bananas and fresh-cut pineapples, ber-
ries and other fresh fruit have long been a
favorite snack, consumers are increasingly
looking for ways to make eating healthy easier
and more convenient.”
In addition to offering convenient on-the-go
product options, Goldfield says retailers can
place secondary single-serve banana displays
near checkout to promote the bananas as a
grab-and-go convenience snack and a healthy
alternative kids will enjoy.
Some food comes with a protective, tamper-obvious shell.
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ensure your goods are protected — during shipping, in stores, and beyond.
Complete with a built-in freshness seal, stackable design and tamper-obvious safety closure, Simply Secure’s bakery, produce and deli containers
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