Mann Packing Co. has added two brokerages to its East coast group: ESM-Ferolie in upstate New York and Advantage Sales & Marketing in central Pennsylvania and New England.

Salinas, Calif.-based Mann Packing is working with Jim Wagner at ESM-Ferolie and Bob McGowan and Thom Schulz at Advantage Sales & Marketing, regional sales manager Mark McHale said in a news release.

In October, F&S Produce Co., Rosenhayn, N.J., began to co-pack and distribute for Mann Packing in the Northeast.

Sales of Mann Packing products surpassed the convenience vegetable category by about 111% in dollar growth and 243% in units during the 13 weeks ending April 28, according to the release. The category grew 12.8% in dollars and 10% in units during that time, according to Nielsen Perishables Group.