SALINAS, Calif. – Oct. 7, 2014 Mann Packing, a leading supplier of washed and ready-to-eat vegetables, will celebrate the company’s 75th year in business and highlight two products in the new products showcase at PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim in booth #1538 of the Salinas Valley Grower Shipper Pavilion.
Mann’s Veggies and Hummus fresh vegetable tray featuring Sabra Classic hummus — a popular dip with kids – will be in the Just 4 Kids showcase and Snap Pea Sensations kits will be featured in the Fresh Summit new product showcase. In addition, Mann’s refreshed Family Favorites brand and new packaging design is a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Award.
As part of the company’s year-long 75th anniversary celebration, three employees are participating in the inaugural Tour de Fresh, a fund-raising bike ride from Salinas to Anaheim.
“It’s a great cause that supports something we’re all very passionate about at Mann’s—addressing the child obesity issue and doing our part to contribute to the health and well being of children.,” said Craig Grantham, director of sales operations and Mann’s Tour de Fresh team captain. The money raised by the Mann Tour de Fresh team will support salad bars in schools.
To further the celebration and the importance of developing healthy eating habits, a special video entitled, “Operation Salad,” featuring Mann’s Gina Broccolini, will debut during the show.
Kim St George, director of marketing and innovation, said, “Our brand promise is about making healthy eating easy – especially making eating veggies easy – and Operation Salad is a light-hearted look at the importance we need to place as a country on developing better eating habits.”