Kronos Foods, Glendale Heights, Ill., and Meyer Family Farms, Quincy, Ill., signed a licensing agreement for Kronos to market, sell and distribute frozen pomegranate arils.

The agreement expands the availability of nutrient-dense pomegranate arils, now typically available only seasonally, to a year-round basis for sale at retail and use by foodservice professionals and the culinary community. As part of the agreement, Kronos will sell organic and non-organic arils to supermarkets, specialty grocers, club and foodservice customers in the United States under the Perfect Gems brand name, as well as under private labels for retailers interested in marketing the fruit to consumers.

"There is a large and untapped year-round demand for frozen pomegranates arils and pomegranate arils blended with other fruits," says Howard Eirinberg, chief executive officer. "Our team is proud to work with Meyer Family Farms and expand opportunities for retailers and foodservice professionals looking to build their business through this trendy frozen superfruit."