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Insight Insider NURTURING GROW TH FOR PERISHABLE FOOD PROCESSORS Insight Insider Research and Development The FreshOne Advantage Assembling Foods Culinary-Inspired Convenience Foods Safety First salads, etc., speak to the diverse cultures that we need to appeal to." The FreshOne Advantage By John Unrein C Feature Profile Dunford Bakers Insight Insider: utting-edge industry research reveals that a fresh food program will increase the number of store visits per customer each month by 37 percent, and dollar amount spent per visit by 23 percent. With such mounting evidence supporting this blossoming trend across America's retail food stores, it's no wonder that seven in 10 retailers are now optimistic about food sales in the upcoming quarter, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores. Sandwich Spotlight Veg-centric Sandwiches freshness with on-trend flavors and ingredients will grab the attention of today's consumers," says Yost, who joined FreshOne this year with 25 years of experience in a variety of roles in CPG sales leadership and marketing services. "There was a recent industry publication written that talked about how consumers love sandwiches...and it's true. But ham and cheese is boring. Sriracha chicken sandwiches, chipotle chicken wraps, Greek As a result, Yost says, FreshOne is doing an "outstanding job of working with our chefs within our kitchens" to develop new items that can support a national or regional approach. Additionally, it is important to have seasonal items as Limited Time Only (LTOs) that embrace a flavor appeal based on the calendar. For example, FreshOne offers a Turkey Cranberry Apple wrap that is poised to become a customer favorite during the fall months. "Consumers love new products, so it's important that we have a slew of new ideas within our R&D pipeline." When developing new products, FreshOne will go the extra mile with re- Retail foodservice is welcoming a major shift toward fresh foods such as hot and cold sandwiches, salads and fresh-cut produce, and Dallas-based FreshOne, an innovative fresh food partner and nationwide provider of ready-to-eat fresh food programs, is poised to help lead the way. One crucial challenge ahead, says Matt Yost, vice president, sales and marketing at FreshOne, lies in the fact that offering a strong fresh foods program is just the beginning. PHOTO: FRESHONE "I hate to make this sound simple, but commissary INSIDER * SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 * 1

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