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Cooler Storage Hints: Are you Maximizing Your Biggest Asset?

Restaurants spend an average of 30% of their budget on food cost, so storing your perishables for maximum freshness and shelf life is a priority for any kitchen. Here are some best practices and guidelines that will help you maximize your biggest asset: your cooler. Let’s dig in to some great cooler storage hints. Download...

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Produce 101: Tropical Fruit

Dan talks to us about Produce 101: Tropical Fruit Tropical fruits are an amazing family of produce items.  So what designates a tropical fruit?  The short answer is that they are any fruit that grows in the regions between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, though many varieties have adapted to sub-tropical regions as well. ...

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Sysco | FreshPoint Support Brad and Kimberly Paisley’s, “The Store”

Sysco Nashville and FreshPoint Nashville Announce Support of Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s The Store to Help Feed Those in Need NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Last week, Sysco and FreshPoint leaders attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s non-profit organization, The Store. The Store will operate as a free-referral based grocery store, allowing people...

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2019 Trend: The Art of Culinary Cocktails and Mixology

mixology noun mix·​ol·​o·​gy | \mik-ˈsä-lə-jē  \ Definition of mixology  : the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks Culinary Cocktails Mixology and craft cocktails are currently two of the hottest trends in the restaurant industry. The bar is being treated as an additional kitchen, and mixologists are viewing cocktails as culinary menu items. Focus is being placed on seasonal offerings and...

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The Significant Cost Benefits of Natural Brand

Several years ago, I was on a customer call with a sales associate. The customer asked us for our price on 24ct iceberg head lettuce. When the marketing associate quoted the current price, the customer said that our price was about 20% too high.

We both walked away from the call perplexed and wondering, “How could our competitors’ price be so much better than ours when we are the leader in the industry?”

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Exclusive Item Alert: What is Sweet Cauli Confetti?

In an industry that is constantly changing and always multi-faceted, along comes a produce item that is crossing menu stereo-types. Chefs today are looking for something new and tasty as well as clean and versatile and Mann Packing has created something exclusive for us that hits the mark: Sweet Cauli Confetti. They describe it as,...

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Kalli tours Monterey Mushrooms: can you pick 40 mushrooms a minute?

While in sunny California this past week for the Produce Marketing Association Showcase, we had the pleasure of visiting Monterey Mushrooms for a tour. The Watsonville, CA farm is one of ten for the company, and is the largest mushroom farm in the United States. Monterey Mushrooms is a huge operation, currently have captured almost...

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Fresh Things Videos: How to use Jackfruit

Chef Dan has a new friend and his name is Jack. Jackfruit that is. Hi, I’m Chef Dan with FreshPoint, and I want you to meet my friend Jackfruit. He looks a little gnarly, it’s a big piece of fruit, it’s 45 pounds and grows on a tree in the tropics. That tree can produce...

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FreshPoint Central Florida Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony

ORLANDO,  Fla. – Last week, FreshPoint Central Florida hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its facility. Local official Commissioner Victoria Siplin attended the event and provided opening remarks. The project will double the size of the facility, adding 75,000 square feet to the existing 76,000-square-foot building. The expanded facility will have a 18,000-square-foot FreshCuts processing and...

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2017 Food Industry Partner Award

FreshPoint Charlotte recognized with 2017 Food Industry Partner Award

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina recently recognized FreshPoint Charlotte with a 2017 Food Industry Partner Award at their 2018 Partnership Appreciation Awards Luncheon for their contribution of over 700,000 pounds of produce in 2017. The produce contributed helped to feed children, seniors, families, and pets. “We felt honored to be recognized as a company...

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FreshPoint Atlanta Open House

FreshPoint Atlanta To Host Open House at New Facility

ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2018 Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced it will host an open house for state and local officials, associates and other members of the community at its new FreshPoint Atlanta facility on March 6, at 10:00 a.m. ET. FreshPoint, Sysco’s specialty produce company, is North America’s leading produce distributor. The 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art warehouse, located...

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Why you should always eat the winter squash seeds

Hard squashes, aka winter squash and fall squash, are a uniquely American product. Early Native Americans held them in a place of reverence, as one of the Three Sisters, the other “sisters” being corn and beans. You may be wondering why. Well, it all comes down to the symbiotic nature these crops shared. Nutritionally, these...

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Apprentice Diary: Final Entry—focusing on waste trends

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the environment—our employees are our greatest asset, and the foundation to our great success.

We work with internships, local schools and colleges for placement, and various in-house leadership programs throughout the year, developing people with a passion for produce. In this final entry of her diary series, Maria Elisa Vollmer shared her experience as an apprentice with FreshPoint Raleigh.

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Feeling the squeeze: compressed fruit

Compress [verb kuh m-pres; noun kom-pres] verb (used with object) to press together; force into less space. So what does this have to do with produce? Compressed fruit (or vegetables), have become a popular technique in which we can change not only the texture of the produce, but also enhance and change the flavors. Wondering how and why? Think...

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FreshPoint Raleigh Commits to Reducing Food Waste within the Community

MORRISVILLE, N.C. – FreshPoint Raleigh recently partnered with Wake Tech Community College and the South Wilmington Men’s Shelter to start a culinary skills course within the community. This three-week program paired 10 men at the shelter with a professional chef to learn about knife skills, food prep, basic cooking techniques and recipe development. As part of...

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Apprentice Diary: Entry One—Integrating a passion for sustainability

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the environment—our employees are our greatest asset and the foundation to our great success. We work with internships, local schools and colleges for placement, and various in-house leadership programs throughout the year, developing people with a passion for produce. In this diary series, Maria Elisa Vollmer...

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