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Santa Sweets launches 'Taste Like Summer' campaign for its UglyRipe heirloom tomatoes

Santa Sweets Inc., a Plant City, FL-based tomato grower, announced a new marketing campaign themed "Taste Like Summer" to support its UglyRipe heirloom tomatoes.

UglyRipeThe campaign will be targeted in the mid-Atlantic and northern states during the winter months and include summer-themed point-of-sale material. The objective of the campaign is to draw consumers to the summertime flavor of the UglyRipe tomato.

"This campaign is a great opportunity to showcase the flavor of the UglyRipe, Kevin Delaney, marketing director for Santa Sweets, said in a press release. "While other tomatoes tend to lack flavor during the winter, the UglyRipe has the flavor of a locally grown, vine-ripened tomato."

Santa Sweets grows UglyRipe tomatoes in five different growing regions throughout the year to ensure year-round availability. During the winter and spring, UglyRipes are grown in Florida, where they are vine-ripened and hand-packed.

In addition to providing retailers with in-store display bins and placards, the company plans to engage consumers through social media during the campaign.

Santa Sweets has also set up a landing page on its web site (, where buyers can learn more information about the campaign.