Crunch Pak® Expands Foodservice Reach with New Food Service Slicing, LLC Partnership
CASHMERE, WA – As consumers continue to grow their love for value-added apples, Crunch Pak® has announced an exclusive agreement with Food Service Slicing, LLC, that will expand its foodservice and retail reach even further. The processor will slice apples solely for Crunch Pak.
“This is an opportunity to grow this segment of our business while maintaining our very high food safety standards,” stated Tony Freytag, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Crunch Pak, of the foodservice opportunities this agreement now brings to the company.
The processor will produce a limited set of items for noted Crunch Pak foodservice customers, including names such as Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A, and Alaska Airlines. The offerings will be produced at a 26,000-square-foot plant operated by Tree Top, Inc, and overseen by the General Manager of Food Service Slicing, LLC, Ozgur Koc.
“Operators save labor and food waste with our products and trust us to follow the utmost in food safety demands,” stated Freytag. “Although Crunch Pak has been in business since 2000, we continue to have many opportunities and we expect demand to continue to grow.”
Food Service Slicing will perform foodservice processing for Crunch Pak out of its Selah, WA, facility. This opportunity will not only benefit Crunch Pak’s foodservice offerings, but will allow the company to increase capacity at its own Washington and New Jersey plants for its retail customers.
“Our ability to create new products that are innovative and fit into the changing marketplace will be enhanced by this agreement,” stated Tony Freytag, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Crunch Pak. “The days of producing in narrow categories such as bags has changed. Today, a tremendous amount of our business is in ready-to-eat trays ranging from 2.75-ounce single serves to 42-ounce party trays and we see that demand growing. This has been long time coming. We have had increasing demand on production and this agreement will allow us to meet all of our customers’ requirements.”
The company stated that its foodservice footprint is growing because operators understand the vaue of sliced, diced, and peeled apples.
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