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SUNSET® Named Best Managed 8 Years Strong

Kingsville, ON (March 9, 2017) Mastronardi Produce is proud to announce their 8th consecutive year of being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.MPL-2017-Sunset-BM-final

Canada’s Best Managed companies are recognized for their sustained growth, financial performance, management practices, and the efforts of the entire organization. Mastronardi Produce is thrilled to have maintained Platinum member status as one of Canada’s Best.

“Companies that earn Platinum Club status exemplify exceptional vision and leadership and a sustained commitment to growth and innovation,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. “CIBC is proud to recognize these and all of the 2017 Canada’s Best Managed Companies winners as leaders in their industries,” Mr. Hountalas added.

Mastronardi Produce is renowned for their unique and flavorful SUNSET® brand produce, innovative packaging, and sustainable business practices.

“Eight years as one of Canada’s Best Managed is a true honor,” shared President Paul Mastronardi. “This award is for our entire Mastronardi team, in all locations. You are dedicated and passionate about this business, and it is because of you that we are where we are now. Congratulations!”


SUNSET® Takes Gold, Silver at PAC Expo

Kingsville, ON (March 1, 2017) SUNSET® continues to lead packaging innovation winning two awards for their new organic line and Minzano® pasta kit, respectively.

Taking home gold was the SUNSET® Minzano® Pasta Kit for its creative and attractive design. The unique product features a dual chamber bowl, one side containing Minzano® tomatoes, the other containing pasta, as well as an expertly mixed spice pack. Consumers have everything they need to create a fast, fresh meal for two in just 15 minutes.PAC-award

SUNSET Organics® packaging won silver for its distinctive paper-touch packaging, which is preprinted and 100% recyclable.

“We’re thrilled to have been recognized for our unique and original packaging designs,” shared Paul Mastronardi, President. “This is a huge achievement for our team as our goal is to always lead innovation in the industry.”


To learn more about the Minzano® Pasta Kit or SUNSET Organics®, contact

SUNSET Launches Online Recipe Series with Roger Mooking

Kingsville, ON (Jan 17, 2017) SUNSET® and celebrity chef Roger Mooking have teamed up once again to launch an all-new video recipe series called Chef Inspired.

The online series features Roger demonstrating everything from what to do with leftover tomatoes to how to make a decadent dessert for two. The Food Network chef uses a variety of SUNSET® products to create his signature dishes, which range from quick and healthy staples to special occasion indulgences.RogerCookingSeries

“Consumers are incredibly engaged and eager to learn from a creative, trailblazing chef like Roger Mooking,” shared Paul Mastron
ardi, CEO. “We’ve developed this series to help home chefs and foodies get inspired to create flavorful new dishes that they may have been intimidated by, or just never thought to try.”

“As a chef, my job is to respect the ingredients and the nurturing it takes to get that ingredient into my kitchen,” shared Roger Mooking. “I know intimately that SUNSET® is dedicated to growing the world’s best ingredients, and that dedication is inspiring. This online series is a great way to share that inspiration with home chefs everywhere.”
All featured recipes are available at

SUNSET® Partners with Movember Foundation

Kingsville, ON (Oct 31, 2015) With November marking the month of men’s health awareness, SUNSET® has proudly partnered with the Movember Foundation to help support the worthy cause.

For the entire month, SUNSET® Kumato® packages will feature a fun moustache shaped label to help bring awareness to men’s health. Consumers are encouraged to peel the label, pose with the ‘stache, and post their photo using the hashtag #MoKumato to be featured on

In addition to Kumato’s packaging facelift, SUNSET® has donated $20,000 to the Movember Foundation, which will go toward funding men’s health programs.sunset-movember

“We’re very proud to support the Movember Foundation for the second year in a row,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi. “At SUNSET®, we strive to support a health lifestyle, from providing easy, nutritious recipes to supporting local walks and runs. Movember is an important cause because men’s health issues often get overlooked or underplayed. We want to help bring attention to these issues and support in any way we can.”

SUNSET® will also be hosting weekly giveaways on social media all month long to get consumers more involved. To learn mo’, visit


Overnight Dill-ight: New SUNSET® DIY Pickle Kit Wins Two PMA Awards

Kingsville, ON (Oct 18, 2015) SUNSET’s latest revolution in flavor was welcomed with open arms at the PMA Fresh Summit last weekend in Orlando.

The Dill It Yourself™ Pickle Kit received rave reviews from attendees for its convenience, ingenuity, and of course, flavor. That feedback was solidified by an PMA Impact Award as well as a Best of Show award for Best Product Promo.

“PMA is proud to award SUNSET® with the Impact Award for the Dill It Yourself™ Pickle Kit,” shared George Szczepanski, Director of Business Development for PMA. “Consumers are looking for fun and easy ways to engage with produce, and responding to that demand with creative packaging and design is a way that we, as an industry, can work to increase consumption.”DIY-Pickle Kit

The PMA Impact award is based on marketing, food safety, supply chain efficiency/functionality, sustainability, and consumer convenience.

The SUNSET® Dill It Yourself™ Pickle Kit was created as a convenient at-home pickling experience. The pickled and fermented produce trend is at an all-time high, and this product capitalizes on that by creating simple, flavorful homemade pickles overnight.

“The beauty is its simplicity,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi. “Consumers are looking for convenient ways to take the pickling trend home, and this is the perfect solution.”

The sleek pail contains SUNSET® mini cucumbers and a perfectly portioned spice packet.

Consumers simply rinse and slice the cucumbers, then add water, vinegar, and spices, and refrigerate overnight, or a minimum of six hours. The result? Fresh, crunchy homemade pickles, perfect for topping sandwiches or burgers, or just enjoying alone.

The DIY Pickle Kit also earned an award for Best Product Promo for its unique merchandising displays. SUNSET® designed a portable island unit, which includes a self-playing video display to communicate usage to consumers in a fun, interactive way.
To learn more about the SUNSET® Dill It Yourself™ Pickle Kit, including merchandising options, contact



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