You are a retailer Long-lasting and tasty vegetables

You are a retailer and face the complex challenge to meet consumers’ diverse expectations while ensuring your financials, mainly by reducing your discard rate and avoiding produce shortages. Sakata brings a set of solutions that can help you.

Sakata’s long-lasting vegetable varieties for retailers

Mid to long shelf-life
vegetable varieties

A long shelf-life melon: try Sakata Grand Cortes F1 Piel de Sapo
Sakata Grand Cortes F1 Piel de Sapo melon with a long storage capacity
A long shelf-life radish: try Sakata Crunchy King F1
Sakata Crunchy King F1 is a highly uniform radish that lasts longer on the shelf
The vegetable that lasts longer on the shelf: try Sakata Estrella F1
Sakata Estrella F1, the butternut squash with the longest shelf-life on the market

Consumers want freshness, and rightly so.

From your perspective, you need produce that lasts. Shelf life is therefore critical.

This is why Sakata keeps creating varieties that maintain their freshness and quality during transportation and storage. So, what vegetables have a long shelf-life?

Here are some examples of Sakata’s long-lasting vegetable varieties available on the market:

  • Grand Cortes F1, a Piel de Sapo melon with a long storage capacity.
  • Crunchy King F1, a highly uniform radish with shiny red colour and perfectly round shape.
  • Estrella F1, the longest-shelf-life butternut squash on the market.

Vegetables
that look good

You want the produce to catch the consumer’s eye.

To ensure this, Sakata develops vegetable varieties that are:

  • Attractive and consistent in size, shape, and colour
  • Resistant to marks and bruising
  • Resistant to diseases (free from spots and mold)

And this is across Sakata’s entire portfolio!

As an example, Sakata has recently developed the shiniest cucumber on the market: Metric F1. So glossy that it no longer requires plastic wrapping. A positive step towards cutting costs and improving sustainability.

Sakata Metric F1, the shiniest cucumber on supermarket shelves
Sakata Metric F1, the shiniest cucumber on the shelf

Year-round
availability

A radish available all year round: Sakata Crunchy King F1
Sakata Crunchy King F1 is a radish available all year round
Sakata cauliflower and broccoli available all year round
Sakata cauliflowers and broccolis are on supermarket shelves year-round
Sakata cauliflower and broccoli available all year round
Sakata cauliflowers and broccolis are on supermarket shelves year-round

These days, consumers are not only looking for local, seasonal produce, they also expect a wide selection of vegetables year-round. 

Sakata offers several options to meet your need for an annual offer. Take for instance:

  • Crunchy King F1, a radish which can be produced in the UK and the Netherlands over the summer, and in Spain, Morocco and Senegal in the winter time
  • In the Almeria region, Sakata’s blocky pepper range is available throughout the year
  • Sakata’s cauliflower assortment is also available year-round
  • Thanks to Sakata’s EMEA wide range of varieties, consumers can eat broccoli all year round, anywhere in the world.

 

New
vegetables trends

Consumption preferences are changing rapidly.

And you need to adapt to consumers demand.

Sakata provides solutions that help you address evolving vegetable trends – from colourful vegetables to ready-to-eat options and sustainable approaches.

  • Consumers will appreciate the visually appealing Purpurina F1 and Lisboa F1 – a purple and an orange cauliflower variety, respectively. They will also enjoy Purple Magic F1, the first purple broccoli in the market, and Golden Eye, a beet variety with a vibrant golden colour that remains after cooking.
  • People and particularly the younger generations will be delighted by Sakata’s snacking range: snack peppers, and specialty tomatoes. No cooking, just eating!
  • For consumers concerned about their carbon footprint, varieties like Sakata’s butternut squash Mieluna F1 are ideal. Adpated for northern latitudes (UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, etc.), Mieluna F1 reduces the need to import. Good for the plate and good for the planet!
Sakata Purpurina F1 and Lisboa F1, two trendy colourful  cauliflowers
Sakata Purpurina F1 and Lisboa F1, two trendy colourful cauliflowers
Sakata Purple Magic F1, the first purple broccoli on supermarket shelves
Sakata Purple Magic F1 is the first purple broccoli on the market
Sakata Golden Eye, a vibrant golden beet on supermarket shelves
Sakata Golden Eye, a vibrant golden beet variety that retains its colour after cooking
Vegetable trends: peppers, and tomatoes for snaking
Specialty tomatoes are a current consumer vegetable trend

Healthy veggies

Broccoli, a unique nutrient density on supermarket shelves
Broccoli is a unique nutrient-dense vegetable
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It is now confirmed. The vegetables you eat contribute to your health and consumers are becoming more aware of it.

They seek produce that is rich in vitamins and minerals.

Sakata is focused on developing vegetables such as kale, beets, carrots and spinach that are both nutritious and flavourful.

Sakata is also the broccoli world leader. This vegetable presents a unique nutrient density and offers many benefits such as being: low in calories and carbohydrates. Broccoli is also a rich source of antioxidants which help reduce inflammation.

The tastier, the better!

Consumers are on the lookout for delicious vegetables which means, so are you and so is Sakata.

For each breeding program, Sakata considers taste.

Have you had the chance to try Sakata’s

  • Sunakku F1 sweet bite pepper,
  • Aurora F1 beets,
  • Cordial F1 melon,
  • Felicity F1 and Sweety F1 cabbages,
  • Fuji Pink F1 and Chocostar F1 tomatoes?

If not, now is the perfect time to give them a try!

Vegetable trends: Sakata Sunakku F1, sweet bite pepper
Sakata Sunakku F1 is a sweet bite pepper
Sakata Aurora F1, best tasting beets on the shelves
Sakata Aurora F1 are the best tasting beets on the market
Sakata Cordial F1, sweet tasting Piel de Sapo melon on the shelves
Sakata Cordial F1 is a traditional Piel del Sapo sweet tasting melon
Excellent tasting, Felicity F1 and Sweety F1 are two cabbages from Sakata
Excellent tasting, Felicity F1 is a cabbage from Sakata
Sakata Chocostar F1, a trendy specialty tomato popular for its taste
Sakata Chocostar F1, is a specialty tomato popular for its brown colour and flavour

Want fresh vegetables that will grab your customers' attention? If you need assistance in finding vegetables with a long shelf-life to meet the latest vegetable trends and satisfy your customers, the Sakata team is ready to help.

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