LOS ANGELES — POM Wonderful®, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States, announced today a partnership with York Sutch & Associates (YSA), one of the largest ingredient brokerage firms in the United States. YSA, which specializes in premium nuts, seeds, chocolates and dried fruits, will play a key role in the representation of POM Wonderful’s industrial pomegranate aril business in the Western United States. POM Wonderful’s industrial pomegranate aril product line includes: Pomegranate Juice Infused Arils, Freeze Dried Pomegranate Arils and IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) Pomegranate Arils.
“YSA’s experience in the fruit and nut business will complement ours as we continue growing our industrial business,” said Kyle Redfield, director of industrial sales, POM Wonderful. “YSA’s in-depth industry knowledge and market analysis, as well as their outstanding reputation make them an excellent and long term partner. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”
“POM Wonderful’s pomegranate products are the perfect fit with YSA. We are fortunate to represent many of the best suppliers in the industry, and representing POM Wonderful allows us to add another best-in-class partner,” said Mike Rush, Director of Sales. “We are proud to represent their quality pomegranate ingredients.”
POM Wonderful’s arils are a versatile ingredient that’s already being used in a wide variety of products, including baked goods, trail mixes, chocolate bars, nutritional bars, cereals, ice cream, salad toppings, bagels, and craft beers.
“Our association with YSA is another example of our commitment to helping our manufacturing partners develop their own branded products,” said Redfield. “Our Industrial Pomegranate Partnership Program was created to collaborate with leading snack manufacturers, confectioners, grocers, retailers, restaurants, dietary supplement makers, food and beverage companies and other finished product marketers to create new twists on the healthful fruit. YSA will help us to identify and explore many more wonderful possibilities with manufacturers in the Western United States.”
About POM Wonderful
With more than 15,000 acres of orchards in Central California, POM Wonderful is the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States. POM Wonderful grows, handpicks and juices its own pomegranates. By managing the entire production process from tree to carton, POM Wonderful guarantees that its products come from only one source – 100% California-grown POM Wonderful pomegranates. To learn more, visit www.pomindustrial.com and www.pomwonderful.com.
About York Sutch & Associates
Family owned and operated since 1981, York Sutch and Associates (YSA) has grown to become one of the largest ingredient brokerage firms in the United States. YSA specializes in premium nuts, seeds, chocolates and dried fruits. As ingredient brokers, the firm is known for its extensive industry knowledge and experienced customer service team. The firm’s core values are the same today as the day it was founded: honesty, transparency, and concern for the interests of their customers.