Calavo Growers' Ron Araiza Discusses Foodservice Versatility at PMA Foodservice 2021
SANTA PAULA, CA - With consumer preferences turning on a dime these days, versatility is essential. The ability to meet a diverse set of needs is invaluable, and that is exactly what Calavo Growers is serving up. Ron Araiza, Vice President of Calavo Growers’ Food division, recently gave us a sneak peek at the grower’s lineup at Produce Marketing Association’s PMA Foodservice event.
“We have a number of items we are highlighting in the foodservice sector here today,” he told me. “Of course, there are fresh avocado foodservice packs. We have a fresh tomato line out for foodservice; we have the Renaissance Food Group fresh-cut veggies and meal kits for this arena; and then of course our avocado processed spreads, guacamoles, and salsas that we are also highlighting today.”
Calavo Growers wields this expansive lineup to its advantage on the buy-side, working in tandem with its Renaissance Food Group division to bring fresh and value-added products to foodservice kitchens.
“It’s important the buyers know the versatility of Calavo Growers. We are not just the fresh avocado guys; we are versatile. We have processed avocado products that can meet needs across the world. We have the Renaissance Food division, which is able to supply fresh fruit and vegetables on a day-to-day basis that are very popular around the country,” Ron continued. “Let’s not limit ourselves to one area—we are very versatile and can fulfill most needs in the foodservice arena.”
Calavo Growers has the versatility you need to be a foodservice all-star. With the supplier's fresh avocados, value-added vegetables, and health-forward meal kits, you are sure to not only attract customers, but keep them coming back for more.
It was great catching up with you at PMA Foodservice, Ron. We can't wait to hear what's next from Calavo Growers!