Gold Coast Packing Partners with Garden Fresh for Retail Program
Original Article Here by Jordan Okumura
Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. has signed a licensing arrangement with Gold Coast Packing to bring Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes favorites to club stores and retailers. The limited selection will hit shelves this month. Customers in select Western U.S. markets will be able to bring home popular items like the Lemon Broccoli Madness salad kit, in addition to the original Joan’s Broccoli Madness salad kit, accordimg to a press release.
“We wanted to offer another way for our loyal guests to enjoy the salads and other wholesome products they enjoy at Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, and a chance for those who haven’t visited our restaurants to taste what they’ve been missing,” said David Goronkin, CEO of Garden Fresh Corp. “Gold Coast is a first class partner with tremendous foodservice and retail produce experience. We’re proud to work with them to expand our retail business.”
The salad kits are initially available at Club stores in Southern and Northern California as well as in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Texas with additional salad kits and other produce items will be introduced over the next several months.
“We’re excited to kick off another chapter in what has been a great relationship with Garden Fresh,” said John Schaefer, Vice President and General Manager of Gold Coast, a Santa Maria, CA-based produce grower and packer. “There is tremendous long-term potential to provide Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes produce kits to various retailers.”
Congrats Garden Fresh and Gold Coast Packing on the new partnership!