VOL. 26 | Striking a New Chord




Articles in This Issue


Ippolito International: A Natural Progression

Organically expanding, changing, and now launching an organic line.After significant strides in new categories and value-added offerings, Ippolito International is diving into yet another realm of...

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Mentors in the Making: Nick Williamson

ick williamson is one surprise after another. Born and raised on the East Coast of England, an avid rugby player and all around sports fan, with military service in the British Armed Forces and the...

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Hood River Cherry Company: Labor of Love

From the birth of the business to the addition of 100 high-elevation acres, how has Co-Owner Kathryn Klein raised the bar for the cherry business? Find out in this Snack exclusive...

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Striking a New Chord

Electrified by innovation, how do frontmen John and Steve Newell plan to magnetize the greenhouse sector next? Find out in The Snack...

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Jessica's Picks: United Fresh 2017

When I think Chicago, I think FOOD. Amidst some of the country’s best bars and restaurants, it was these produce innovations that stayed in my mind even after the trip was over. Taylor Farms' Stir...

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Melissa's Picks: United Fresh 2017

Once again, the Windy City blew me away! Returning for my third United Fresh Conference, my trend-hungry palate was not disappointed. Here are some of the standouts 2017 had to offer. Ready Pac...

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A Closer Look at Pete's Living Greens’ New Living Strips™ Packaging

Consumers who love the freshly-harvested taste of living lettuce have a new alternative to bagged salad in the new Pete’s Living Greens’ Living Strips line. Available in the patent-pending,...

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A Closer Look at Fresh Solutions Network’s Side Delights® Flavorables™

With adventurous flavors, bold aesthetics, and an award to top it off, the Fresh Solutions Network is bringing its Side Delights® Flavorables™ to retailers across the U.S. this year. With a recent...

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A Closer Look at Apio’s Eat Smart® Salad Shake Ups™

In a move to help boost sales and profits, and grow the entire single-serve salad category, Apio, Inc. is launching a new line of Eat Smart® Salad Shake Ups™ salad bowls. With patented packaging,...

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Sweet Success: An Oppy and Ocean Spray Alliance

THESE TWO INDUSTRY POWERHOUSES, ON THEIR OWN, ARE FORCES TO BE RECKONED WITH. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE PRODUCE INDUSTRY STARS ALIGN?A BERRY BRAND TO RIVAL.Nostalgia is key. Whether it is product...

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A Job Well Done

Beyond his beloved charm and wit, what’s this berry guru’s secret to turning consumers’ raspberry love into serious sales?

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It's a "Wo-Mann's" World: A Conversation With Gina Nucci and Lorri Koster

Tying innovation into 78-year-old roots, this sister act is bringing two sides of produce and PR to one women-owned company. Lorri Koster and Gina Nucci sit down with The Snack...

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