Ready Pac, Irwindale, Calif., introduces new fall‐winter fresh‐cut fruit selections, featuring seasonal offerings such as pears, oranges and kumquats.Ready Pac fruit bowl

“To my knowledge, Ready Pac is the only company that processes fresh‐cut pears (not packed in juice or syrup). We successfully introduced fresh pears into one fruit blend in the fall of 2011 and, based on very positive results, Ready Pac has introduced three new items featuring them,” says Tristan Simpson, director of marketing and corporate communications.

Ready Pac’s new fresh‐cut pear items include a 10.5‐ and 32‐ounce size Pear Orange Fruit Mix, an autumn medley that also includes cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, red grapes and apples.

Also new to the scene is a Pear & Apple Harvest Platter. Perfect for holiday entertaining and football season parties, the 30.75-ounce round platter presents green pear slices on one side and red apple slices on the other, along with grapes, kumquats, caramel dip, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses and two whole wheat cracker packs.