Progressive Grocer Product

Fall 2014

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2 8 Progressive Grocer Products Showcase / Fall 2014 Produce/ Fresh salad companions Dole's four new Salad Companions are a line of natural, just-add-lettuce salad kits. Each Salad Companion package includes pre-measured toppings and dressings to create four salads. Dole Salad Companions flavors include: Apple Walnut Harvest, Pesto Asiago, Pecan Honey Dijon, and Signature Caesar. Dole's four most popular salad blends also are now available in organic varieties of resealable clamshell packaging. Dole Organic blends include: Arugula Blend, 50/50 Blend, Baby Spinach Blend, and Spring Mix Blend. Dole Food Co. Inc. Thousand Oaks, Calif. dole.com Cheddar cheese additions The 1,200 farm families that own Cabot Creamery present The Cabot Farmers' Legacy Collection of three new cheddar flavors evocative of classic European sharp cheddars. Varieties include Farmhouse Reserve, which is rich tasting and slightly crumbly and Alpine Cheddar, with a nutty flavor and "grana" or tyrosine crunch. In addition, the line offers White Oak Cheddar, which is inspired by award-winning Cabot Clothbound. A 6-oz. brick of The Cabot Farmers' Legacy Collection retails for $3. Cabot Creamery, Waitsfield, Vt. cabotcheese.coop yogurt expansion Blue Hill's yogurt is now available through the Midwest and Texas in addition to retailers in the Northwest, Mid-Atlantic and North-Atlantic regions. Blue Hill Yogurts are called "savory," though they are naturally sweet, too. The yogurts are made with 100 percent grass-fed milk and available in Carrot, Tomato, Beet, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, and Parsnip flavors. The suggested retail price is $2.99 per 6-oz. container. Blue Hill New York bluehillyogurt.com Marvel snackers Making kids' snacks healthier and convenient is the goal of Crunch Pak with its new Marvel Apple Snackers. Marvel superhero characters are featured on peel-top plastic tray containing fresh sliced apples accompanied by other wholesome items including grapes, cheese and pretzels. Through its partnership with Marvel, Crunch Pak is targeting boys ages 6 to 10 with better snacking options and superheroes that represent an active lifestyle and embody aspirational attributes. Crunch Pak Marvel Apple Snackers retail between $1.99-$2.29. Crunch Pak Cashmere, Wash. crunchpak.com spreadable cheeses Alouette has added four bold flavors to its line of spreadable cheeses, which are conveniently ready for dipping and spreading right from the fridge. Each is made with 12-month-aged cheddar. The Wasabi Cheddar has a horseradish bite and Flame Roasted Red Peppers offers notes of garlic and smoke. Rounding out the new varieties are Buffalo Cheddar and Smoky Jalapeno. The cheeses retail for $4.99. Alouette Cheese USA LLC New Holland, Pa. alouettecheese.com Watermelon spears Del Monte Fresh Produce Watermelon Spear Multipack is single-serve slices of watermelon. This 100 percent fruit snack is perfect for brown-bag lunches or any on-the-go consumption occasion. Careful peeling means that consumers can eat right from the package. Del Monte Fresh Produce Watermelon Spear Multipack retails for $4.99 per five 2.7-oz. spears. Del Monte Coral Gables, Fla. freshdelmonte.com Greek yogurt for kids Danimals SuperStars, a low-fat Greek yogurt for kids that hit stores in April, has been renamed Danimals Greek. With 10 grams of protein per 4-oz. cup and a good source of calcium and vitamin D, it can help fuel kids. Danimals Greek is available in Strawberry Banana Sprint and Mixed Berry Half- Pipe flavors. The Greek yogurt is available in 4-count packages. The Dannon Co. Inc. White Plains, N.Y. dannon.com Fresh Kit To Go Pouch Inspiring shoppers and making it convenient for them means increasing your market basket total. With Robbie's new Fresh Kit To Go Pouch, you can do both. Combine the appropriate mix of ingredients and place in Robbie's new convenient pouch to create a grab-n-go concept. Robbie's pouch is versatile and can be used for salsa, guacamole, fajitas, spaghetti and even smoothie ingredients. With an easy-carry handle and resealable zipper, Fresh Kit To Go Pouch gives consumers a convenient solution that commands a premium price. Robbie Fantastic Flexibles Lenexa, Kan. robbieflexibles.com

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