Calavo Growers & Renaissance Food Group to Unveil New Fresh Product Lines at United Fresh
- by Jessica Donnel
SANTA PAULA, CA – United Fresh is fast-approaching, I’m sure you know. But did you know that Calavo Growers, Inc., and wholly-owned subsidiary, Renaissance Food Group (RFG), have a few big, new items in store? Feast your eyes on everything from a new proprietary tomato variety, new Calavo Foods products, and an expanding RFG Garden Highway line.
“As Calavo Growers, Inc. continues to evolve and grow in a highly competitive, fast-moving market, we are proud to showcase our vast product offerings to the industry at the United Fresh show,” said Lee E. Cole, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We strive to remain a leader in the produce industry, while looking to the future and incorporating joint production facility ventures with Renaissance Food Group to springboard our company to the top of the prepared foods industry. Presenting ourselves as a united front is paramount to the overall continued growth of Calavo.”
The company's fresh segment will be highlighting its proprietary Intense Tomatoes, a variety the company calls the first in the world to retain its color and juice after cutting.
Calavo suggests the uniquely qualified tomato for cooking, baking, sandwiches, burgers, salsa, bruschetta, and pretty much everything in between. Intense Tomatoes touts gusseted bags which are designed to make merchandising a snap, as well as a variety of store-level merchandising solutions and POS material.
New items such as Avocado Chocolate Mousse and Red Onion Roasted Garlic Hummus will be on display.
Attendees can find these as well as other select items, at a sampling station to emphasize each great flavor, while showing the versatility and unique uses by way of creative recipes.
Promoting the always growing lineup of RFG products, the company is focusing on its Garden Highway brand. New Garden Highway Juicing Kits, Chef Essentials heat-and-eat vegetable sides with sauce, and an array of snacking items show attendees the versatility of the company’s line, which is designed to fit every retail segment from convenience stores and traditional retail to specialty stores.
Notable for RFG, its Garden Highway Tropical Juicing Kit with Ginger is a finalist for Best New Fruit Product in the 2016 Produce Innovation Awards competition, which will be on display and available to vote for on the show floor.