SUNSET® Wins an Innovation Award at the United Fresh Tradeshow
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
KINGSVILLE, ON - The 2018 United Fresh Tradeshow may be wrapped, but the memories and awards won are resonating as we make our way back to the office. For the SUNSET® team, this includes a new accolade for its shelf as an innovator in the industry. Up against eight finalists in the category, the company’s Aloha™ pepper brought home the Innovation Award for Best New Vegetable Product at United.
“It is always an honor to receive an award that is voted on by our peers and the retail partners who inspire and challenge us to bring new ideas and new flavors to market,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi in a press release. “Winning this award gives us confidence that we are delivering on-trend, innovative ideas that meet the needs of consumers.”
Part of the company's Chef Inspired collection, the Aloha pepper is a unique, striped pepper that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. Its sweet flavor and beautiful stripes of red and orange are unlike any other pepper on the market today, the team noted.
“At SUNSET, we’re on a mission to help our retail partners continue to grow their businesses by delivering consistently excellent flavor to their consumers,” Mastronardi commented. “We will continue to wow our retailers and consumers with exciting, innovative products, revolutionary package design and most importantly, unbeatable flavor that encourages people to eat more produce and live healthier lives.”
All Innovation Award finalists were displayed at the Innovation Showcases at the United Fresh Tradeshow. After being voted on by attendees over the course of the two-day show, SUNSET was one of seven honorees to receive an Innovation Award at the event.
Congratulations to the SUNSET team on this latest recognition!