Lipman Family Farms to Showcase New Tomatoes at PMA
IMMOKALEE, FL - One of America’s largest field tomato grower will be unveiling its newest innovation at PMA’s Foodservice Conference & Expo on July 27 in Monterey, California. Lipman Family Farms, planting its first tomato back in the 1930s, will be showcasing its halved grape tomatoes ready to use and aimed particularly at foodservice customers.
“We focus on observing industry trends,” said Glenn Davis, Director of Processing for Lipman. “We study firsthand what’s going on in restaurant operations.”
According to the press release, tomatoes are a high-volume product, and the grape tomato halves, along with Lipman’s other fresh-cut tomatoes offerings, help customers avoid a time-consuming step.
“The demand for fresh-cut is growing at a rapid speed,” Davis said. “Foodservice operators are constantly looking for new ways to reduce production costs safely and efficiently.”
Lipman’s approach to halving tomatoes comes from the increasing demand for ready-to-eat solutions from foodservice and quick-service restaurant customers. The past five years have been given the utmost attention to bringing more efficiency and productivity to the line while also providing the freshest products possible.
“Our strong geographic footprint and national distribution set us apart,” Davis explained. With six processing facilities evenly spread across North America, Lipman has become a strong competitor within the fresh-cut segment.
Due to the evolving palates of today’s consumers, Lipman places ready-made pico de gallo and fajita blends in the hands of customers, along with fresh-cut cucumber and bell pepper selections. Catering to the changing eating habits of potential buyers is another way to keep Lipman relevant and ahead of the game.
“The taste profile from consumers is becoming more global, with increasing experimentation on exotic blends and spices,” Davis said. “We partner with our customers to provide products that compliment the ever-changing demand.”
Stop by PMA Foodservice booth #1317 to find out more on Lipman’s exciting new items. ANUK will keep you up to date with the latest juicy news.