Eat Smart: Innovation for Smarter Eating

Eat Smart uses innovative technology to provide healthy, convenient fresh vegetables for everyday meals.

Apio, Inc. is one of the largest shippers of fresh-cut vegetables in North America.

1999
Apio introduces BreatheWay packaging technology, transforming the value-added produce category with an innovative, natural way to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce.
2005
2005 Apio, Inc. designs the first flip-and-serve vegetable tray in the industry, creating an instant hit with consumers for convenience and efficiency of design.
2012
Apio’s parent company, Landec, acquires GreenLine brand fresh green beans along with their East Coast facilities, opening up nationwide distribution and process of fresh vegetables
2013
Apio’s Eat Smart brand introduces a new line of gourmet salad kits (including the nationwide top-selling Sweet Kale Salad), changing the way fresh vegetables are blended and provided for consumers.
2014 – 2016
Apio expands line of superfood salad kits to include Wild Greens & Quinoa, Strawberry Harvest, Asian Sesame, Southwest, and Sunflower Kale.
2017
Apio launches Salad Shake Ups™ single-serve salad bowls, and announces 100% Clean Label initiative.

For nearly four decades, Apio Inc. has been at the forefront of growth in fresh produce innovation.  In 1996, the company launched Eat Smart®, a new brand of fresh cut vegetables created to satisfy consumers’ desire for healthy, convenient foods. Eat Smart produce first appeared in vegetable mixes for open display (bulk bins) in grocery stores. Based on the popularity of these bulk mixes, Eat Smart introduced smaller, pre-packaged products that were even more convenient.

In the same year, Apio and Landec Corporation collaborated to market fresh cut produce using proprietary BreatheWay® specialty packaging technology, which extends freshness naturally and offers consumers excellent value for their produce dollar. Landec acquired Apio in 1999.

Apio, Inc. was born in 1979 with five celery growers and an idea — create a company that delivers on the promise to grow and ship the freshest, highest quality celery from the Santa Maria, California valley.

Over the years Apio, Inc. grew and introduced more vegetable varieties, while gaining a reputation for innovative vegetable party tray designs that brought healthy, convenient options to customers nationwide.

Today Apio, Inc. is one of the largest shippers of fresh-cut vegetables in the U.S. and Canada. Our company has long been focused on providing the best products possible to consumers by using our proprietary harvesting techniques as well as sophisticated packaging formats to preserve product freshness naturally. Like our commitment to sustainability, this emphasis on quality and innovation reflects the core values that inspire everything we do.

Our Eat Smart brand can be found in the refrigerated produce section of local grocery stores or in club stores within the U.S. and Canada.


Apio, Inc. Headquarters

P.O. Box 727
Guadalupe, CA 93434
Sales (800) 454-1355
Consumer (800) 626-2746


Apio Distribution and Processing Locations

Ohio
12700 S Dixie Highway
Bowling Green, OH 43402
419-931-1095

New York
49 Black Meadow Rd
Chester, NY 10918
845-469-1971

Pennsylvania
26 Industrial Drive
Hanover, PA 17331
717-630-9200

South Carolina
205 Bryant Blvd
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-980-6660

Florida
9095 17th Place
Vero Beach, FL 32966
772-794-0700