Continental Fresh's Albert Perez Details the Company's 2022 Southern Exposure Showcase
MIAMI, FL - The anticipation is palpable with the Southeast Produce Council’s (SEPC) Southern Exposure show mere days away. As industry members begin flocking to the Sunshine State, Continental Fresh is ramping up excitement by sharing a rundown of what buyers can expect to see at its booth in 2022.
“For the show this year, we will be featuring our Water for All label Mangos from Mexico. We received the first arrivals this week, and the season will take us from February all the way to September,” says Albert Perez, Chief Executive Officer and Grower Relations. “We pack the standard 4 kg boxes as well as the 5 down boxes that some of our retailers are currently using.”
One thing that makes Continental Fresh boxes unique is that they bring awareness to the company’s commitment to supporting water projects in Latin America. Through its water drop PLU code, shoppers can learn about how the mangos they are purchasing are giving back to communities in need. They can also visit the website listed on the packs to learn the details of the projects and see the difference that their purchase is making.
In addition to mangos, Continental Fresh will also be showing off its retail and process butternut squash from Honduras, available in boxes as well as in 60-inch bins, with jumbo sizes ready to peel and cut. These will be available now through the beginning of May.
Fresh produce isn’t the only thing that Continental Fresh will be offering at the show. In a move fit for the Florida landscape where Southern Exposure is taking place, the Continental Fresh team has joined forces with corporate chef Alex Callegari, aka The Firefighter Foodie, to prepare samples of Alligator Bites with Mango-Habanero Sauce.
“We recently added Bruce Letchworth to our sales team, and we learned that one of his hobbies is hunting alligators, which presented us with a unique opportunity for the show,” explains Albert. “This year, we will be back in full force, with Bruce bringing the alligator and Alex whipping up delicious samples featuring our mangos and the fresh meat.”
If you want to marvel at Continental Fresh’s mangos, butternut squash, or, get a taste of alligator to round out your Sunshine State experience, stop by booth #810.