May 2, 2014
United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2014 New Product Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of Best New Products at United Fresh 2014, June 10-13 in Chicago.

“We’re excited to have a record of 40 finalists for our New Product Awards, which is a clear indicator of the ever increasing ingenuity in fresh produce,” said John Toner, United’s vice president of convention and industry relations. “We’re proud to showcase these innovative products at the United Fresh 2014 show in Chicago, which continues to be the home for innovation and creativity in the produce business.”

The 2014 New Product Award finalists for Best New Fruit Product and their locations on the United Fresh trade show floor are:

Crunch Pak with Marvel Apple Snacker
Crunch Pak – Booth 132
Marvel Entertainment and Crunch Pak, the fresh sliced apples specialist, launched an assortment of fresh snack products called Snackers that feature Marvel Super Heroes on packages of fresh sliced apples and other snacking ingredients including grapes, cheese and pretzels.
Woot Froot
Fresh Fruit Cuts – Booth 140
Woot Froot is fresh-cut peaches and nectarines available in MAP packaging of 3oz and 14oz bags and various tray sizes with a shelf life of 21 days.
Fresh Cranberry Sauce Kit
Naturipe Farms – Booth 645
A first of its kind, this fresh cranberry microwavable sauce kit takes the mystery out of preparing one of fresh produce’s most nutritious fruits, according to Naturipe.
USDA Quality Monitored GOOD 4 U FRESH FRUIT
Sbrocco International – Booth 457
Fresh table grapes and apples in GOOD 4 U FRESH FRUIT brand high-graphic pouch bags with the official USDA Quality Monitored seal to indicate USDA Quality Monitoring Program participation.

New Product Award finalists will be displayed at the United Fresh Membership Booth, at United Fresh 2014 in Chicago. The winner in each category will be determined by total votes received as of 2 p.m. on June 12.

For more information about the New Product Awards competition contact John Toner, or visitUnited’s website.

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