Side Delights® Steamables Keep Heating Up The Category

America’s #1 selling brand of microwaveable potato bags adds a sure-fire winner! With time-pressed consumers continuing to clamor for ever-more convenient ways to enjoy fresh foods, value-added produce items responded – accounting for fully 84% of the incremental sales dollars in produce this past year per FMI’s The Power of Produce 2015. In fact, while unprepared vegetables inched ahead by just 0.1%, value-added vegetables jumped up 4.5% during the same period to command a 22.3% share of all fresh vegetable dollar sales. The value-added products attracting the most attention in...
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FRESH SOLUTIONS NETWORK NAMED AS A FINALIST FOR PMA IMPACT AWARD IN PACKAGING

Side Delights® Roastables product line to compete in PMA’s Product Impact Award Finals September 28, 2015 – For the second year running, Fresh Solutions Network has been named as a finalist in the PMA Impact Awards for Excellence in Packaging for their innovation and creative excellence with the Side Delights® Roastables potato product line. The Produce Marketing Association reported that 57 companies submitted 71 entries. The Impact Award Committee reviewed each entry and has selected twenty packaging submissions as finalists for 2015. According to Kathleen Triou, President & CEO for Fresh Solutions Network, “the...
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FRESH SOLUTIONS NETWORK KICKS OFF SPUD ZONE II AT PMA FRESH SUMMIT

New Side Delights® Roastables Line Debuts Alongside Expanded Convenience and Gourmet Product Lines at booth #3147 Fresh Solutions Network is lining up to kickoff their best season ever, starting with hosting Spud Zone II at PMA Fresh Summit to be held October 23-25 in Atlanta, GA. Attendees can expect to see a full roster of innovative new products as well as meeting the Fresh Solutions Network team and learning about the marketing programs available to support FSN’s retail and foodservice customers during the year ahead. One of the strongest contenders for...
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Small Potatoes Are Bigger Than Ever, And Fresh Solutions Network Is Ready!

Side Delights® Gourmet Petite brand announces new offerings and expanded        packaging options. San Francisco, CA (September 3, 2015) – Small potatoes are bigger than ever! Nielsen FreshFacts reports that Petite potatoes posted double-digit growth versus the prior year*, and now account for 11.1% of fresh potato category dollars at retail. Side DelightsÒ Gourmet Petites have been a standout in this red-hot segment since the moment they were first introduced, earning the coveted PMA Impact Award for Excellence in Packaging in 2014 on their way to racking up record sales. In response...
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Delivering the Digital Destination that Retailers Deserve

Fresh Solutions Network’s website re-launch raises the bar for entire industry. In an era when Google has seemingly made finding the answer to any question just a few clicks away, it is often surprisingly frustrating for retailers and foodservice operators to locate the information they need about the products they purchase and the operators who supply them. That is why Fresh Solutions Network (FSN) has reimagined their entire online domain to create a single, comprehensive online resource housing all the information that existing and potential customers would likely ever want to...
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Fresh Solutions Network welcomes their newest partner, Mack Farms, Inc.

San Francisco, CA (February 24, 2015) – Fresh Solutions Network, already one of the largest potato suppliers in the U.S., today announced that Mack Farms has joined their network of best-in-industry grower/shipper partners. This exciting addition brings a major Southeast potato grower with significant early-season volume into the Fresh Solutions Network, as well as partnering with an owner-grower who shares the same passion for providing the highest-quality products and superior customer service. Based in Lake Wales, Florida, Mack Farms began operations in 1967 growing, packing and shipping watermelons. Since then...
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Potato packaging delights judges to earn the 2014 PMA Impact Award for Excellence in Packaging!

Potato packaging delights judges to earn the 2014 PMA Impact Award for Excellence in Packaging! Side Delights® Gourmet Petite potatoes from Fresh Solutions Network is a proud winner of PMA’s Impact Award. San Francisco, CA  (October 31, 2014) – Each year PMA’s Impact Award recognizes companies that bring innovation and excellence in packaging to supercharge the selling of fresh produce.  Fresh Solutions Network was among only five winning companies recognized for excellence in packaging with their Side Delightsâ Gourmet Petite potato line. Fresh Solutions Network’s entry was one of 67 submitted...
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Sterman Masser Inc. Unveils New Interactive Website

News for Immediate Release October 21, 2014 Sacramento – Sterman Masser Inc., in continuing with their long-standing mission to serve their employees, customers, and community, has released a new interactive website that is designed to be more user friendly and customer focused. Sterman Masser Inc. is nationally recognized as one team dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and extraordinary service to satisfied customers.  Their mission is to serve employees, customers and the community and their new website is just one more way of keeping that promise. Visitors to the old website...
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Heating Up Potato Sales with Millennial Shoppers

New Roastables lineup combines healthier roasting with bold, global seasonings San Francisco, CA  (October 21, 2014) – Roasting is one of most flavorful ways to cook potatoes, while also being one of the healthiest.  And roasting has special appeal for Millennial shoppers, who are 30% more likely to prepare potatoes by roasting than the average U.S. consumer (U.S. Potato Board Attitudes & Usage Study 2014).  So what other trend could make roasted potatoes even more appealing to this key shopper demographic?  Adding bold, unique seasonings sourced from around the globe...
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New Potato Line Truly “A Cut Above”

Fresh Solutions Network reveals exciting new line of “house-made quality” potatoes San Francisco, CA  (October 4, 2014) ­ Fresh Solutions Network, LLC today announced the debut of “A Cut Above®”, a new line of fresh whole and fresh-cut potatoes for the foodservice channel.  A Cut Above uses select White and Russet potato varieties with higher solids content and lower water to yield consistently superior house made potato chips and French fries. A Cut Above uses special, premium-quality whole White and Russet potatoes packed in 50 lbs. bags and cartons.  A...
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