Tanimura & Antle Rolls Out New Retail Pack for Artisan Baby Iceberg; Brian Antle and Ashley Pipkin Share
SALINAS, CA - With nearly 100 years of experience, it’s no surprise that Tanimura & Antle understands how to refresh the lettuce category. After seeing years of success and growth at the foodservice level for its Artisan® Baby Iceberg, the supplier has added a 2 ct retail pack of Artisan Baby Iceberg to its suite of specialty products.
“We’re excited to introduce Artisan Baby Iceberg to both our retail customers and consumers. As grower-shippers are challenged to do more with less each day, we’re constantly seeking new seed varieties and products that deliver what our customers are looking for while also amplifying our sustainability efforts,” said Brian Antle, Executive Vice President of Sales. “With less days to harvest, Artisan Baby Iceberg spends less time in the ground, requires less water, and adds to our overall sustainability efforts. This item is an all-around win for everyone."
The product was first introduced to the foodservice sector after extensive research and development in the variety’s proprietary seed genetics to ensure it would uphold the supplier’s expectations in quality, year-round consistency, and flavor. After seeing its success in the foodservice space, the grower has now increased the volume of its program to introduce the new retail pack, according to a press release.
“More than ever before, today’s consumers are more aware and concerned with topics such as food waste and sustainability,” said Ashley Pipkin, Director of Marketing. “Studies show that around 32 percent of food waste takes place in consumers’ homes. Our new 2 ct Artisan Baby Iceberg gives consumers a new twist on a familiar favorite with a guilt-free, smaller portion size that they won’t have to throw away half of at the end of the week. Above and beyond that—Artisan Baby Iceberg is slightly sweeter in flavor than traditional iceberg with the same familiar crunch and texture attributes.”
Tanimura & Antle’s Artisan Baby Iceberg is a fully mature petite seed variety that grows dense and compact, just like a regular head of iceberg lettuce. The supplier officially started shipping the new item to retail partners this week.
The new 2 ct Artisan Baby Iceberg will also be showcased at Tanimura & Antle’s booth, #1016, at the upcoming Southern Exposure event in Orlando, Florida.
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