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SUNSET® Announces Aloha™ Pepper Now Available At Select Retailers

Eye-catching red and yellow striped pepper brings bold look and exciting flavor to the produce department.

Kingsville, ON (March 13, 2018) Just in time for the summer grilling season, SUNSET® announces its first 2018 shipment of their Aloha pepper from its Michigan greenhouse. As pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate, the Aloha pepper has beautiful red and yellow stripes and a sweet flavor unlike any other pepper on the market today.

“Our Aloha pepper brings a bold, fresh look to the produce department and an aromatic flavor that’s perfect for spring salads and summer grilling,” SUNSET CEO Paul Mastronardi explained. “We continuously seek out opportunities to bring unique and exciting flavors to the produce department to help our consumers make healthier, more enjoyable food choices. We’re excited about the Aloha pepper and we think everyone from foodies to parents of picky eaters will be, too.

A colorful and flavorful addition to any dish, the Aloha pepper’s red and yellow stripes combine to form an eye-catching and altogether different orange color. This SUNSET exclusive product is part of the company’s Chef-Inspired collection. It can be stuffed, sliced or chopped and is ideally suited for stir frying, grilling, as well as snacking. “Spring and summer are made for sweet, tropical flavors,” Paul Mastronardi said. “Not only does the Aloha pepper offer a taste of the tropics, it pairs beautifully with citrus flavors and robust spices so it’s incredibly versatile. This pepper will wow your guests with visually stunning flavor.”

With its beautiful color and delicious flavor, the Aloha pepper is excellent for any occasion, from backyard BBQs to grad parties. It’s a fun veggie for kids to dip and it makes a stunning addition to your favorite pepper recipes.

The Aloha pepper is available now at supermarkets throughout Canada and the United States.

Mastronardi Produce Limited Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the Ninth Consecutive Year

Kingsville, ON (March 8, 2018) Mastronardi Produce was once again recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business award programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

“Receiving this honor for the ninth consecutive year is a testament to the drive and determination of all our employees,” CEO Paul Mastronardi explained. “Thanks to our passionate and innovative team, we introduced some of our most creative products in our history. I’m grateful for their contributions and proud to share this recognition with them. In 2017, Mastronardi Produce launched several new, innovative products including the Sweet Bites® pail, the Sunset Flavor Bowl™ and the You Make Me™ line of pasta kits that contain a perfect portion of pasta for two (or a side dish for four) a spice packet, and fresh tomatoes that enable consumers to prepare a home cooked meal in 15 minutes or less.

“Well-run companies are important to the economic health of our country. These companies serve as role models to help make all Canadian businesses better,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honored at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.