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Artisanal Online Grocery Service Artizone Partners with Packed Produce to Offer Revitalized Fresh Produce Selection

Companies mentioned in this article: Artizone

CHICAGO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Artizone, Chicagoland's only online and year-round marketplace for fresh, small-batch, artisan foods, is partnering with Packed Produce to offer top-quality produce available for delivery.

Highlights of the Packed Produce Store include:

    --  An expanded selection of local, organic produce including seasonal
        highlights such as asparagus, peas and lettuces at a competitive price
        point.
    --  Healthy Snack Packs conveniently pre-packaged into individual servings.
        These innovative snack options are perfect for lunchboxes, midday
        snacks, post-workout refueling, team snacks or anyone looking to eat
        healthy on-the-go. A week's worth of healthy snacks features six,
        individually packaged 3 oz. servings of fresh fruits and vegetables for
        $13.95. The Healthy Snack Packs include Gala apples, D'Anjou pears,
        golden pineapple, sugar snap peas, grape tomatoes and a carrot/jicama
        combo. They are also available in 4, 8 or 12-week subscriptions so
        customers always have a healthy option ready to grab and go.
    --  Organic Fruit and Veggie Bags featuring a seasonal selection of organic
        produce including apples, pears, oranges, broccoli, grape tomatoes,
        spring mix and carrots. Veggie and Sweet Berry Bag options are also
        available.

Laura Flynn of Packed Produce is eager to expand her customer base through this new partnership with Artizone. Packed Produce is a twelve-person, all-female operation committed to providing customers with the freshest produce on the market. Their business is guided by the principles of food traceability, using local product when possible, reducing waste through recycling and composting and community partnerships through school programs and donations to local food depositories.

"Packed Produce shares a lot of Artizone's same values when it comes to business. We are very community-minded and we are able to provide the highest quality product at a great price point because of bulk buying and the freshness of the produce," Flynn says. "My team puts a lot of love and attention into every hand-cut and hand-packed delivery. Customers don't have to choose convenience over quality; you can have both," Flynn adds.

"Produce is a key component in a healthy balanced diet, and quality in this category is crucial. The partnership with Packed Produce serves our strategy of providing the best products to customers in the Chicagoland area, while supporting local businesses and individuals with vision," says Lior Lavy, COO of Artizone.

Artizone, LTD is an online grocery delivery business operating in Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX. Founded by parents who love to cook, it currently serves over 7,000 homes and sources its products from over 150 specialty local shops in Chicago and Dallas including Gepperth's Meat Market, Great American Cheese Collection, Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Market and many more. For more information please visit:http://artizone.com

Packed Produce Inc. provides food distributors, grocers, schools, hospitals, and food home delivery companies a range of hand packing services to offer beautiful fresh produce to their customers. Packed Produce tracks all product back to its origin to offer customers reliable traceability from farm to the shelf. For more information please visit:http://packedproduce.com

SOURCE Artizone