Fresh Solutions Network Mitigates Supply Chain Challenges With Side Delights®; Kathleen Triou Comments
NEWPORT BEACH, CA - On top of ongoing supply chain challenges causing shortages, inflation has driven up food prices, leaving shoppers more conscientious about the products they are adding to their baskets. As consumers increasingly turn from foodservice options to retail, Fresh Solutions Networks’ (FSN) Side Delights® brand has nutritious value-added products to offer convenience and flavor.
“As America’s #1 favorite vegetable, ounce for ounce, potatoes pack more nutrition for the dollar than any other fresh produce item. Their versatility means more options (mashed, baked, roasted, sauté, etc.) per bag to keep meals exciting,” commented Kathleen Triou, President and Chief Executive Officer. “When stored in a cool, dark, ventilated space, they keep well, so buying in bulk and larger bag sizes (8 lb and 10 lb bags) are viable budget-friendly options—plus that means fewer trips to the grocery store, especially now that gas is so expensive. Additionally, Side Delights can be microwaved or cooked on the grill reducing the need to heat the kitchen while putting less stress on the electrical bill.”
According to data provided by FSN, food prices have risen almost 10 percent since last year, and gas prices have increased 50 percent from a year ago, providing even greater incentives for consumers to cook at home. The company cited data suggesting that 61 percent of shoppers had lowered their trips to restaurants and use foodservice delivery options to save money.
With these shifts in purchasing behavior, buyers can increase traffic to the produce aisles by offering nutritious, plant-based foods, which have been noted as healthier, more economical options. Among these items are Side Delights potatoes that are both filling and versatile.
Amidst this economic climate, retailers and shoppers are turning toward suppliers they can rely on, and FSN meets the criteria.
“Fresh Solutions Network partners prioritize our key customers—we stand by our surety of supply promise. The Network partners are vertically integrated; they own their land, storage, sheds, and transportation system. We control our supply and distribution and are working to ensure our key customers are supplied between crop years,” Triou added. “We leverage the power of the Network to satisfy our customers and ensure quality to feed the end consumer.”
From Potato Kits, Convenience Potatoes, Gourmet Petit Potatoes, and Organic Potatoes to an assortment of onions, Side Delights has a wide range of offerings for buyers and consumers to select from based on their needs.
If versatility and convenience are what you’re after, contact FSN.