Kronos has agreed a licensing deal with Meyer Family Farms which sees it supply frozen pomegranate arils to retailers across the nation year-round

Kronos has agreed a licensing deal with Meyer Family Farms which sees it supply frozen pomegranate arils to retailers across the nation year-round

Kronos Foods has signed a licencing agreement with Meyer Family Farms for the marketing sale and distribution of frozen pomegranate arils in the US.

Sold under the Perfect Gems brand, the arils - or seeds - which are typically available only seasonally, will now be available year-round. Kronos will sell organic and non-organic arils to supermarkets, specialty grocers, club and foodservice customers.

"There is a large and untapped year round demand for frozen pomegranates arils and pomegranate arils blended with other fruits," Kronos CEO Howard Eirinberg said. "Our team is proud to work with Meyer Family Farms and expand opportunities for retailers and food service professionals looking to build their business through this trendy frozen super-fruit."

The frozen aril products will be available in five variants including snacking and bulk options.

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GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill., Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitalizing on the continued growth and popularity of antioxidant super fruit pomegranates, Kronos Foods (www.kronosfoodsinc.com) and Meyer Family Farms have signed a licensing agreement for Kronos to market, sell and distribute frozen pomegranate arils. The announcement was made by Howard Eirinberg, chief executive officer of Kronos Foods.

The agreement expands the availability of nutrient-dense pomegranate arils, now typically available only seasonally, to a year round basis for sale at retail and use by foodservice professionals and the culinary community.  As part of the agreement, Kronos will sell organic and non-organic arils to supermarkets, specialty grocers, club and foodservice customers in the United States under the Perfect Gems™ brand name, as well as under private labels for retailers interested in marketing the fruit to consumers.

"There is a large and untapped year round demand for frozen pomegranates arils and pomegranate arils blended with other fruits," said Eirinberg. "Our team is proud to work with Meyer Family Farms and expand opportunities for retailers and food service professionals looking to build their business through this trendy frozen super-fruit."

According to industry data, the pomegranate product marketplace has grown by more than 375 percent in the last two years. Along with blueberries and acai, pomegranates are one of the top antioxidant fruits, heralded for their oxygen radical absorbance capacity.

To help retailers build their categories, Kronos now offers the following frozen aril products:

  • 7 oz. pomegranate arils, perfect for snacking, salads and desserts;
  • 9.5 oz. blueberry and pomegranate aril blend, combining two of the leading anti-oxidants in a blend for dessert topping or smoothies
  • 26 oz. bulk pomegranate arils for club stores
  • 26 oz. bulk organic pomegranate arils for club stores
  • 5 lb. bulk pomegranate arils for food service

For two decades, Kronos has operated a facility in California's San Joaquin Valley, in the heart of the pomegranate growth belt, where it produces small batch, hand crafted baklava and other sweets.

About Kronos Products

Founded in 1975, Kronos is a premier manufacturer of specialty meats, breads, dairy, fruits and other premium Mediterranean foods. Kronos proudly makes and distributes all of its products to retailers and foodservice outlets nationally, including leading restaurants, hospitals, businesses, schools and universities. The company offers a complete line of gyros products, sauces and dips, pizza crusts, pita and flatbreads, as well as fillo-based appetizer and entree items such as spanakopita. These desserts are also available direct to consumers via www.sinbadsweets.com.  For more information, visit www.KronosFoodsInc.com.

Original source: Kronos Foods