RealSweet Peruvian Onion Season in Full Swing at Shuman Produce
Welcome to What’s in Store. It's RealSweet Peruvian onion season at Shuman Produce and this season is shaping up to be Shuman's best in years. Quality and volume are both looking outstanding and John Shuman, President and Director of sales, says promotable volumes are now available for its full range of size profiles. Shipments are expected to last through February 2015.
The Peruvian onion has a nearly identical flavor profile to the much-loved Vidalia variety. With shipments already rolling in, Shuman is poised to provide its retail partners with a consistent supply of the sweet onion taste consumers crave. This is key because consumers value the versatility and sweet, mild flavor of sweet onions. The demand for sweet onions is so great, in fact, that it acts as a principle driver of the whole onion category. According to Nielsen's Perishables Group research, nearly 30% of total onion category sales comes from sweet onions.
Shuman shares that sweet onions make great cross promotional centerpieces, especially during the fall months when tailgating is at its peak during football season. Pair them with ease with grill-friendly meats and veggies to please hungry football fans and give sales a boost.
As a proud supporter of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Shuman's entire line of RealSweet onions - bags, bins, cartons and PLUs – is going pink this October. The grower will also be donating $10,000 to this very worth cause.
Count on Shuman Produce to fill your sweet onion needs all fall and winter long. Thanks for watching What's in Store.