Every March, our team attends the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure show, giving us a chance to host a reception for all of our partners who help us create a healthier generation. We get to hear about the latest findings in how Americans are shopping for and consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, meet with our retail and produce partners and check out new items hitting stores soon.
This year, we challenged attendees to share their causes with us using #WhatsYourCause. At our booth, we had renowned chalk artist, Shawn McCann, creating unique 3D chalk art of fruits and veggies, and were able to make a difference by donating meals for every photo taken during the show.
This year, our digital marketing manager, Amber Gray, also had a chance to speak, highlighting what’s up and coming in marketing fresh produce. Touching on everything from meal kits and digital displays in stores to the use of augmented reality on packaging and virtual reality to bring you to the farm to see how fresh produce is picked and shipped to your local store. Have you seen your local grocery store or a produce brand doing something new and cool with technology? Comment and let us know!
We also had the chance to seek out new products hitting shelves near you. Check out a few of our favorites:
Crunch Pak® Lunch Kitz – we’re all about quick, easy and healthy snacking! These new packs from Crunch Pak pair fruits, veggies and protein for an easy lunchbox addition.
Arctic ApBitz™ Dried Apple Snacks – take these crunchy snacks on the go for busy days, pack into lunchboxes for a crispy snack or munch on them while watching a movie with your family. Available now on Amazon!
Marie’s® Market Reserve Dressings – these new dressings are lower in calories and come in a smaller bottle. With flavors like Wildflower Honey & Lime, Meyer Lemon Basil, Caramelized Onion & Sesame Seed and Southwest Style Ranch, there’s a flavor for all occasions.
Cal-Organic Rainbow Radishes – Add color to your plate with these rainbow radishes! Perfect for salads, salsa and more.
East Coast Fresh Veggie Lasagna sheets – Replacing noodles in lasagna with veggies is a breeze when they come already cut for you! Made with either yellow squash, sweet potato, zucchini or butternut squash to add tons of flavor to your dish.