VOL. 43 | Caps Off to Innovation




Articles in This Issue


The More You Know The More You Grow

Reimagining and reinventing consumer perception is all in a day’s work for this produce pro, who aims to reenergize the entire potato category…

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Mentors in the Making: Alex Berkley

Forged in Frieda’s, this produce pro represents the vibrant future of the industry. See what other leaders have to say about this superstar…

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Visionaries to the Core

While its staple apple varieties and sustainability efforts have made this cooperative one to watch, Rena Montedoro and Joel Crist share that its trailblazing team is what truly sets it apart...

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Caps Off to Innovation

What does it take to keep a century-old company on the cutting edge of innovation? According to EVP of Sales and Marketing, Greg Sagan, it’s an obsession with detail, family tradition, and more…

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My Favorite Things: Nicole Hulstein, Category Manager, Food Lion

When Food Lion's Category Manager isn't driving fresh produce concepts forward, she's taking time to share with The Snack a few of her favorite things...

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A Closer Look at Lipman Family Farms® Crimson Grape Tomatoes

Sometimes, in the produce industry, the smaller the bite the bigger the flavor! And for Lipman Family Farms, the company’s new Crimson grape tomato is exactly that. The exciting grape slicing...

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A Closer Look at Bravante Vineyards California Table Grapes

The California table grape category is a produce department mover and shaker, and Bravante Vineyards is continuing to support the groundwork it has laid with buyers as the team sets up shop with...

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A Closer Look at SUNSET® Sprinkles™, Tiny Mighty Tomatoes™

It is hard to walk through any produce department worth its weight in innovation and not find a destination overflowing with the industry’s most desired tomatoes. One company that’s always on the...

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Chef SnackChat: Reinhart Foodservice

Some of the company's top chefs share with The Snack their favorite fall and winter dishes, and how retailers can entice consumers before the holiday push...

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The Art of Organics

Stemilt Growers' Marketing Director shares with The Snack how its organics program has driven innovation and much-needed revitalization in the apple category...

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Emerald City Dreamer

A renowned Seattle chef takes a beat with The Snack to share how his love for the Emerald City translates to an elevation of farm-to-fork meals...

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A Cut Above

The President of Jasmine Vineyards dives into the grape grower's new varieties, marketing and operation strategies, and how it's setting the curve for generations to come...

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When Lightning Strikes

How did the company's transformation spring from tragedy? The grower's Dale Davis and Borton Fruits' Eric Borton discuss how one facility's downfall led to the birth of a new era...

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The IF list: Megan Wade, Product Development Manager, Crunch Pak

When she's not pumping up value-added fruits, Crunch Pak's Product Development Manager is whipping up gnocchi, running like a giraffe, and being an all-around true partner in crime...

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