5 Products Not to Miss from This Year's United Fresh Produce Expo
- by Jessica Donnel
CHICAGO, IL - If the produce show you decided to skip out on this year was United Fresh, you have a lot of catching up to do! This year’s Chicago conference was filled with product debuts from companies across the board, as well as the retail buyers there to scope out the best-of-the-best. While this is not a full list of all the amazing products we saw at United, this will definitely help get you up to speed…
Robinson Fresh — Glory Foods Power Essence Blends
Robinson Fresh’s Glory Foods brand has introduced a new line of nutrient-rich green blends called Power Essence. These superfood blends come in 3 varieties, including a kale, spinach and chard variety, a kale and Brussels sprout variety, and a kale, collard, and turnip variety. According to the company, these blends include fresh greens, that when combined give consumers a boost of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
SUNSET® — Flavor Bombs Cherry Tomatoes
A winner of United Fresh’s New Product Award for Best New Vegetable Product, these are some of the newest offerings from the multi-faceted company. According to SUNSET®, this multi-award winning cherry tomato is greenhouse grown with seed exclusively sourced from the south of France.
Naturipe Farms — “On-the-Go” Fresh Blueberry Mix
Also a winner of a United Fresh New Product Award, this time for Best New Fruit Product, Naturipe has introduced two new “Ready to Eat” fresh fruit snacks. Available in Mango/Blueberry and Grape/Blueberry, both new combinations, as well as the company’s core blueberry snacks, look great on the shelf, and have fun, high graphic packaging. According to the company, these new fresh blueberry blends comes in two convenient sizes: single serve and trios.
RAAW Foods — RAAW Juices
Lucky enough to have our booth right across from theirs, we were able to get up-close-and-personal with RAAW Juices’ flavor creations. RAAW offers a host of 100% pure fruit and vegetable juice blends in 9 flavor combinations, including Very Berry Wheatgrass, Better Beets, Strawberry Purple Carrot, and Pineapple Cucumber. According to the company, RAAW Juices contain no added sugars, no preservatives, no artificial dyes or flavoring, and no water. Each product is also Gluten Free, Non-GMO Verified, Kosher, and Vegan.
NatureSweet Tomatoes — Jubilees
With the company’s new Jubilees, NatureSweet is seeking to make a better sandwich tomato. The product is one of the first of its kind with a “best if used by date,” making it appealing to those with product waste concerns. With a brix of over 5.8 and sizes between 70g – 90g, the company touts Jubilees as superior in flavor, and the perfect size for one sandwich.
We also took a look back at some of the highlights from the show floor in a previous article. Check it out by clicking here, and stay tuned for even more from this year’s show.