2 BARD VALLEY MEDJOOL DATES Our Growers Are the Owners World Class “Medjool Date Only” Growers ◦Date growing is their only business ◦Founded in 1996 by a group of Bard growers.
3 Ideal Growing Conditions for Medjools ◦Intense heat, low humidity (Yuma Desert) ◦ Acknowledged world-wide for Quality! ◦High water table (Colorado River) ◦Conventional & Organically Grown Bard Valley has ideal micro-climate:
4 Great Quality Starts in the Field Packing “The World’s Finest” Medjool Dates Dedication to Good Agricultural Practices Dethorning Pollination Setting Fruit Arms
5 Careful Attention to Detail Best practices which focus on Quality! Our dates are “hand-touched” an average of 12 times before harvest to for best quality. Thinning Setting rings for ventilation Bagging for protection
6 Product Quality at Every Step Largest medjooldate facility in U.S. Only U.S. company with color sorters and infra-red scanners to optimize quality. Heat Drying Rooms Metal Detection Equipment 24 hr Traceability to Grove
7 Food Safety is a Priority Dedication to food safety Full-time employee dedicated to food safety protocols in the fields and plant. Certified by Primus Labs and SCS.
8 Variety of Products and Packages Full-line packing capabilities Conventional and Organic Medjool Dates, Coconut and Almond Date Rolls Consumer packs (8oz, 12oz, 16oz, 32oz) and 11 lb. bulk box
9 Marketing Programs to Build Sales Trade Promotion Programs ◦Designed to help grow Category Sales. ◦Seasonal, regular TPR roller offerings and 12- month long support program! Cutting edge packaging & labeling ◦Tamper resistant seals ◦GTIN case and pack coding for easy traceability to any of our growers.
10 Choose the Leader in Fresh Medjool Dates Vertically integrated grower, packer, shipper in the ideal medjool growing region. Focused on Food Safety and Product Quality Marketing and Category Management ◦Bard Valley name recognized world-wide ◦Web-site, consumer and trade marketing ◦Category Management and Consumer Profile studies
11 Datepac Sales Contacts Yuma Sales Office Chris Denning (Director) Dave Nelson (V.P.) Regional Sales Managers Northeast: Shayne Gordon West: Carolyn Becker Southeast: Dave Anderson Midwest: Bruce Gilkerson