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DOLE® Resealable Fruit Pouches Bring New Innovation to the Shelf Stable Fruit Aisle

Toronto, May 31, 2018/CNW/ – DOLE® Foods of Canada Company, known as one of the world’s leaders in growing, sourcing, distributing and marketing fruit and healthy snacks has finished as a finalist for its Resealable Fruit Pouches at the Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards™ in the Shelf Stable Prepared Foods and Entrées category.

DOLE Resealable Fruit Pouches are an innovative way to enjoy fresh tasting fruit in a resealable, shelf-stable pack. The BPA-free pouches can be used the same way you would enjoy canned fruit, but with no need to strain or transfer fruit to another container after opening. DOLE Resealable Fruit Pouches can be stored in the fridge for chilled, ready-to-eat fruit anytime. The fruit is packed in fruit juice and is available in five SKUs, including: Fruit Cocktail with Cherries, Mandarin Oranges, Sliced Peaches, Sliced Pears and Tropical Gold Pineapple Chunks. The Fruit Cocktail with Cherries and Sliced Peaches are also available packed in water, for a no sugar added option. DOLE Resealable Fruit Pouches are available at most major grocery retailers nationwide with a suggested retail price of $2.99 (382mL pouch).

 “Being recognized by the Retail Council of Canada as a Canadian Grand Prix award finalist is such an exciting and important milestone for us,” says Livio Ghizzardi, Senior Business Development Manager, Dole Foods of Canada Company. “Being celebrated among this group of innovative producers is a testament to DOLE’s continued dedication to creating new products for our consumers’ ever-changing needs.”

This is the 25th anniversary of the Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards. The annual competition of best new grocery products is judged by a jury of industry experts. To be eligible, a product must have been introduced to the market between January 1 and December 31, 2017.  Products are judged on presentation and packaging, product attributes, innovation, originality and, overall value to the consumer.

About Dole® Foods of Canada Company

Dole Foods of Canada Company, is a world leader in growing, sourcing, distributing and marketing fruit and healthy snacks. Dole is an industry leader in many of the products it sells, as well as in nutrition education and research. For more information, visit www.dolecanada.ca or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/DoleCanada and Instagram at Instagram.com/dolecanadaofficial

For more information please contact:
Natasha Townsend, Harbinger
416.960.5100 x 246 | ntownsend@harbingerideas.com

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