Apio, Inc., a Guadalupe, Calif.-based subsidiary of Landec Corp., completed an expansion to its Hanover, Pa., operations. The $19.5 million expansion triples the size of the facility to 64,000 square feet and increases production lines from two to 10, helping Apio to better serve its retail customers in the Eastern United States and Canada.
“Shoppers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest and Eastern Canada are responding to our on-trend products, which include Eat Smart Gourmet Vegetable Superfood Salad Kits like Sweet Kale Salad and Wild Greens and Quinoa Salad,” says Anne Byerly, vice president of marketing and innovation. “Apio’s revamped Hanover operations allow us to enhance our service platform in the Eastern U.S. and Eastern Canada by delivering tasty, easy-to-prepare fresh vegetable products to retailers’ shelves faster than ever — and giving their customers more good reasons to visit the packaged salad aisles.”
Apio’s Eat Smart brand includes nine gourmet vegetable salad kits; each kit contains 5-8 superfoods.
“Through our complete line of fresh produce products , Apio delivers unique value to retailers and consumers,” says Byerly. “The new production capabilities in the East enable retailers to increase their sales by satisfying their customers’ growing demands for nutritious dining choices that also deliver flavor variety and convenience.”