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“This year the Southeast Produce Council will have a New Product Showcase,” Charlie Eagle, vice president of business development for Southern Specialties, headquartered in Pompano Beach, FL, told The Produce News.

“We will be exhibiting three new ‘Southern Selects’’ presentations in the Showcase,” he continued. “They are our large format resealable pouch bags with handles for French beans, sugar snap peas and Brussels sprouts. Southern Specialties developed this packaging to provide consumers with a convenient package that is resealable so that unused product stays fresher.”

HandleBags-originalNew ‘Southern Selects’ large format resealable pouch bags with handles for French beans, sugar snap peas and Brussels sprouts.Southern Specialties will be exhibiting at booth number 203 at the 2013 Southern Exposure Retail & Foodservice Conference & Expo at the Caribe Royale Resort & Conference Center in Orlando, FL, on Feb. 28-March 2. In addition to Mr. Eagle, Daryl Johnston, vice president of sales; Susana Troop, senior sales manager and Tim Meissner, chief operating officer for the company will be at the show to greet and meet with visitors.

“We joined the Southeastern Produce Council the year after it was originally founded,” said Mr. Eagle. “And we have exhibited in every Southern Exposure event that the Council has held.

“We are excited to be exhibiting at the Orlando show,” he continued. “This venue provides an opportunity for us at Southern Specialties to reconnect with our customers as well as with prospective customers. We find the relaxed atmosphere provides a great format for meaningful exchanges, and it helps to lay the groundwork for forming partnerships.”

Mr. Eagle added that company representatives are available to schedule meetings with customers and potential customers during the event.

The company will be exhibiting a full lineup of “Southern Selects” brand of products, including its eight-ounce micro lineup.

“We will also have all of our various packaging presentations available for viewing at the show,” said Mr. Eagle, “as well as our bulk items such as asparagus, peppers, limes, heirloom tomatoes and much more.”