French-Beans 8ozSalinas, CA-based Mann Packing Co., a leading supplier of fresh vegetables, is increasing shipment of its French bean items for the holidays.

Sales of the eight-ounce bag of washed, ready-to-eat French beans are growing, and the company is shipping promotional level volume through the holidays and into 2013.

"The French beans are a perfect complement to our green bean program overall and a nice addition to our growing line of specialty niche vegetables, which includes crinkle-cut sweet potato fries, butternut squash and Broccolini," John Haydock, senior vice president of sales, said in a press release.

The French bean segment is growing at 15.7 percent annually, outpacing the conventional green bean segment at 7.9 percent annual growth (Source: Nielsen Perishables Group YTD week ending May 26, 2012).

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