Vol. 29 | Happy Holidays from the Snack and ANUK




Articles in This Issue


The House That Sambrailo Built

From a single shed to a thriving four generation packaging powerhouse, see how Mark, Erik, and Kiersten Sambrailo are building a legacy in their family name...

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Revitalizing Brick & Mortar

As the grocery scene evolves, the buy-side vet and Founder of Spezzano Consulting Services Inc. talks innovation, the future of brick and mortar, and more in this exclusive contribution...

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Mentors in the Making: Gabriela D'Arrigo

From her father, Andy D’Arrigo, to Tony D'Amico and Marianne Santo, find out from these industry vets how the rising star climbed the ranks with help of a few special mentors...

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Red Blossom—A Blossoming Brand

From a perfect yin and yang business partnership to a lean and mean team of experts, find out how the duo of Craig Casca and David Lawrence have cultivated a berry dream machine...

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West Pak Story: Carrying a Legacy Forward

With a new CEO to take on the avocado legacy, Co-Founders Randy Shoup and Galen Newhouse pull back the curtain on their innovative operation...

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My Favorite Things: Sabrina Pokomandy, Account Manager, Highline Mushrooms

This mushroom and greenhouse marketing maven knows more than just fresh produce. As she steps into her new role at Highline Mushrooms, we asked: what are your favorite things...

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Up Close with To-Jo Mushrooms’ On-Trend Packaging

‘Tis the season for those frenzied shoppers wondering who—or what—to bring to those holiday festivities. With all the choices in mind and to help consumers with their busy prep work, To-Jo...

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Up Close with Baldor Specialty Foods’ Urban Roots Veggie Side Kits

From knife to shelf, Baldor Foods is bringing fun and innovation to the produce aisle this year as the company debuts its new Urban Roots line of Veggie Side Kits. Available at grocery and...

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Up Close with Lone Star Citrus Winter Sweetz™

Year-round citrus is both a boon to produce department sales and a great way to brighten and energize the retail spread. With the holidays upon us and the New Year right around the corner, Lone...

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Up Close with Suntreat’s Sumo Citrus®

Looking for a winning move in the produce department from January through March? Then Sumo Citrus® has you covered. Grown in California’s Central Valley, this variety is not only one of the biggest...

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Up Close with Crunch Pak's Foodles

As produce purveyors continue to seek the key to unlocking the next generation’s consumer appetite, Crunch Pak is broadening the reach of its successful Foodles line with a new child-focused...

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Up Close with Good Foods’ New Refrigerated Salad Dressings

Of course we expect real, simple ingredients in our salads, but what about in our dressings? This is a question Good Foods is both asking and responding to with its new line of refrigerated salad...

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Robert's Picks: PMA Fresh Summit 2017

My first PMA Fresh Summit is behind me, and it is a blur. From my first day as a bright-eyed junior reporter to my last—bleary-eyed and hunting for watermelon water—I was thoroughly impressed by...

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Melissa's Picks: PMA Fresh Summit 2017

It seemed like the entire industry unveiled their proudest work of the year for the latest PMA Fresh Summit. Between the New Orleans backdrop, the latest in trends, and an onslaught of innovative...

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Jessica's Picks: PMA Fresh Summit 2017

We all survived another PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans! While it was my first time in the Louisiana cultural hub, the foodie-rich metropolis and the always-friendly vibes assured it won’t be my...

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Visual Content Can Bolster Your Brand

How can your company use impactful and dynamic visuals to amplify brand’s influence, power, and targeted reach? The marketing maven shares five stats that will change how you tell your story...

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