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Paul Mastronardi Named Produce Person of the Year

Kingsville, ON (June 28, 2016) ­ SUNSET® is proud to announce that President and CEO Paul Mastronardi has been named as Produce Person of the Year at the United Fresh, a produce industry exposition in Chicago.

Tying in with the theme of innovation, Mastronardi was selected for his outstanding contributions to the produce industry. Pamela Riemenschneider of Produce Retailer, who presented the award, said that Mastronardi is a driving force behind revolutionizing entire categories in the produce department.

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“He was instrumental in bringing the Campari® cocktail tomato to the market [back in 1995],” said Riemenschneider. “Since that time, the tomato category has expanded from basic beefsteaks, Romas, TOVs and cherries to a complete menu of flavors, textures, and colors from bright yellow to a deep brown.”

The fourth generation CEO from Leamington has earned a reputation in the industry for his passion for innovation, quality, and above all, flavor. Under his leadership, the company has been named Canada¹s Best Managed for seven consecutive years, and has continued to develop unique, flavorful products under the SUNSET® brand. The company is also an active member of the community, taking part in several different events and charities throughout the year.

“This is an award for the entire company. Without the hard work of the Mastronardi team, we would not be where we are today,” shared Mastronardi.

Congratulations, Paul!

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SUNSET® Takes Honors at Greenhouse Competition

Kingsville, ON (Jun 19, 2016) – SUNSET® is celebrating another win, this time taking awards at this year’s Hottest Greenhouse Competition at the Leamington Fair.FLAVOR BOMBS1.001

Leading the awards was SUNSET’s Flavor Bombs™, which took best bite-size tomato and best overall tomato. The accolades keep rolling in for Flavor Bombs™, which were also honored with a Superior Taste award from the prestigious International Taste and Quality Institution in Belgium.

“Flavor Bombs™ are the sweetest tomato out there,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi. This year, they’ve taken the Midwest by storm, quickly becoming a household staple for local foodies and families.

“We’ve received such an overwhelming response from consumers who can’t get enough Flavor Bombs™,” said Daniela Ferro, Communications Coordinator for SUNSET®. “People are constantly emailing and calling just to share how much they love them.”

Another top-runner was SUNSET’s organic English cucumber, which took home the People’s Choice Award for Best Cucumber.

Want to try even more award-winning flavor? Visit SUNSET® booth 1626 at United Fresh this week.