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SUNSET® Marks Sweet Win at CPMA

Organic Angel Sweet

(Montreal, QC, April 2, 2019) SUNSET® Organic Angel Sweet® has won the Best Organic Product Award at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention and Tradeshow in Montreal, Canada.

Showcased in SUNSET’s new backyard-compostable packaging, Organic Angel Sweet® was one of 53 products to compete in the New Product Showcase, which was judged by a panel of industry leaders.

“There has been tremendous customer and retailer response since we launched Organic Angel Sweet in 2018, and we’re honored to receive this recognition from our peers,” says Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO, and the fourth-generation family member to lead Mastronardi Produce.

Greenhouse-grown and born from the world’s sweetest grape tomatoes, Organic Angel Sweet delivers the same exceptional flavor that consumers expect of SUNSET snacking tomatoes. And like all SUNSET products, they are Non-GMO Project Verified.

“SUNSET continues to be the leading driver of growth in the snacking category, and this new offering generates excitement within the growing organic segment,” says Nicole Balderas, Vice President, Marketing.

This award follows in the footsteps of the product’s conventional counterpart, which has received numerous accolades, including the prestigious Superior Taste Award from the International Taste and Quality Institute.

Mastronardi First in Fresh to Join Sustainable Packaging Coalition®

SUNSET sets sights on industry-wide change

(Kingsville, ON, April 1, 2019) Mastronardi Produce continues to lead in sustainability innovation— this time as the first fresh produce company to join the Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC).

The SPC is a collection of leading companies and thought leaders who believe in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable.

“We recognize the importance of this issue, and as a leader in the category, we felt it was important to contribute to addressing this issue on a broad scale,” said Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO of Mastronardi Produce, and the fourth-generation family member to lead the organization. “By joining forces with coalition members and continuing to develop earth-friendly solutions, we hope to inspire change among our retailer partners, consumers, and even more broadly.”

Organic Angel Sweet pint

“We recognize consumers are concerned about their impact on the planet,” said Nicole Balderas, Vice President, Marketing, for Mastronardi Produce.  “We also know that this is a multi-faceted issue, so our goal is to provide a range of packaging solutions to empower consumers and retailers to address it.”

Balderas points out the rising concern over single-use plastic as an example saying, “We know consumers want alternatives to single-use plastic, and we are committed to offering alternatives, so they can make choices they feel good about.”

Mastronardi will showcase its latest sustainable packaging options, including SUNSET® options that are made from renewable sources and are 100% backyard compostable, at this year’s Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Convention & Tradeshow in Montreal, Quebec.

The SPC is a trademark project of GreenBlue Org. Greenblue is a Charlottesville, VA-based environmental nonprofit dedicated to the sustainable use of materials in society.