FRESH-CUT INDUSTRY URGED TO EXPAND CHOICES

TAMPA -- Buoyed by the phenomenal success of fresh-cut salad mixes and baby field carrots, one major retailer called on industry suppliers to chop their way into other categories like citrus and potatoes."We're living in the land of missed opportunities, and shame on us in the produce industry -- from the seed companies all the way up to us retailers -- for missing this golden opportunity to [increase]

TAMPA -- Buoyed by the phenomenal success of fresh-cut salad mixes and baby field carrots, one major retailer called on industry suppliers to chop their way into other categories like citrus and potatoes.

"We're living in the land of missed opportunities, and shame on us in the produce industry -- from the seed companies all the way up to us retailers -- for missing this golden opportunity to [increase] our businesses," said Ron McCormick, director of produce for Wal-Mart Supercenters

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