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Coastline Produce in Salinas, CA, is now the exclusive shipper of the "American Classic" label. The label joins the company's "Coastline" and "Greenettes" labels, and current offerings include celery, lettuce and Romaine with additional products to come.

The "American Classic" brand was first introduced in the early 1980s and has a patriotic connotation that appeals to receivers and consumers alike. Historically, "American Classic" had a very loyal following in the major markets of Boston, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Canada and other international areas. Over the past year, Coastline has added many of the key components of the original Salyer American organization, including growers, employees, facilities and now the labels.

"At Coastline, we are always looking to improve our brand presence at the retail, foodservice and international levels," Phil Adrian, vice president, said in an April 9 press release. "We are bringing these powerful brands back to the marketplace to support the continued growth of our products and services. We plan to leverage these brands to penetrate both new geographic and new market segments."

Coastline is a supplier of more than 25 fresh vegetable commodities grown in Salinas, Huron, Yuma, Oxnard and Brawley, CA, and Mexico.