Frieda’s Introduces Watermelon Radish Pouch

Trending specialty radish gets a retail-savvy, shopper-friendly treatment

LOS ALAMITOS, CA (August 2016) – The foodie darling watermelon radish is ready for its close-up. Frieda’s Specialty Produce introduces the first retail package for watermelon radishes, showing off the radishes’ vibrant internal color and with recipe ideas right on the bag.

Restaurants and food bloggers have already grabbed onto the more visually impactful watermelon radish—from thinly shaved onto a salad to quick-pickled for trending vegan/vegetarian grain bowls, poke (Hawaiian raw fish rice bowl), and bahn mi (Vietnamese sandwiches). The Huffington Post Food section recently featured radish recipes that include pickled and roasted radishes. Radishes are definitely trending, and the watermelon radish is the trendiest!

The 1-pound stand-up pouch provides solutions for retailers by eliminating confusion about the PLU, extending the product shelf life, and moving more radishes off the shelf. Frieda’s signature branding also stands out in the refrigerated rack so it is easy to merchandise.

“The watermelon radish is truly a hidden gem of the produce department—most shoppers don’t know about its beautiful color on the inside just from looking at it on the shelf,” said Karen Caplan, president and CEO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce. “Our pouch showcases what these gorgeous radishes look like on the inside, which not only attracts the attention of shoppers, it also educates them about the product with serving suggestions on the back.”

Watermelon radishes are available from Frieda’s in 12/1-lb. pouches and in 10-lb. bulk. Introduce your shoppers to their new favorite vegetable by contacting Frieda’s account managers about watermelon radishes. Frieda’s has also recently introduced a stand-up pouch for shishito peppers.


About Frieda’s Inc.

Frieda’s Specialty Produce celebrates a 54-year legacy of inspiring new food experiences for friends, family, and food lovers everywhere. Credited with introducing more than 200 specialty fruits and vegetables to U.S. supermarkets, Frieda’s has helped launch unique items like kiwi fruits, Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes, habanero peppers, Sunchokes®, and organic finger limes. Founded in 1962 by produce industry icon Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, subject of the 2015 documentary “Fear No Fruit,” the family company is now owned and operated by Frieda’s daughters, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in Orange County, California. Find Frieda’s on Facebook, @FriedasProduce, and Inspire. Taste. Love.