Progressive Grocer Product

Spring 2015

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4 6 Progressive Grocer Products Showcase / Spring 2015 GRAB AND GO Caramel snack Mariani's new Sea Salt Caramel Raisins are creamy, sweet and savory. The company's plump, sun-ripened raisins have been dipped in a caramel coating and mixed with a pinch of sea salt to provide a high-energy snack. Mariani Packaging Vacaville, Calif. mariani.com Recycled bowls and separators Placon introduces Fresh 'n Clear Selectables recycled PET bowls, inserts and lids. Selectables' inserts are the smart way to keep foods separated and highlight ingredients while increasing shelf life. Made from EcoStar post-consumer bottles and thermoforms, the bases along with one, two or three compartment inserts are available in clear and black. Use the high-clarity over-cap lid or film seal containers in 24- to 48-oz. sizes. Placon Madison, Wis. Placon.com Microwavable potatoes Fresh Solutions Network released Side Delights Steamables, a line of triple- washed, fresh, whole, small potatoes in a microwave safe package. Steamables use light-blocker packaging technology to keep potatoes fresher and protected from greening due to harsh store lighting. Side Delights Steamables come in seven potato varieties: Russet, Red, Golden, White, Purple, Fingerling, and Sweet Potatoes. Fresh Solutions Network LLC San Francisco freshsolutionsnet.com/ Quick breakfast Perfect for eating on-the-go, Nature Valley Protein Oatmeal is packaged in microwavable cups and provides 10 grams of protein in each serving. Available in two flavors — Mixed Berry Crunch and Cranberry Apple Crunch — each cup includes wholegrain oats, fruit pieces and a crunchy granola topping. General Mills Minneapolis naturevalley.com On-the-go kids Yabon Baby Corp. introduced two new flavors of its Nature's Child Squeezers line that include both fruit and vegetables: Green Apple with Spinach (Lean, Mean Green Apple) and Peach with Sweet Potato (Radical Peach). The healthy snack alternatives are high in vitamin C, contain no added sugar and have a 14-month shelf life. With the introduction of the two new Healthy Squeezer flavors, Nature's Child now offers a complete range of portable snacks in the fruit, vegetable and dairy categories. Yabon Baby Corp. Miami natureschildsqueezers.com Microwave-ready potatoes Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. introduced 24-oz. Microwave-Ready Gold and Red Potatoes to bring fresh, convenient potato solutions to the time-starved consumer. Alsum Farms & Produce's Fast & Fresh! potatoes are fresh baby gold or red potatoes that are triple- washed and ready to cook. Consumers can take these fresh potatoes from the microwave to their plate in seven minutes or less. Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. Friesland, Wis. alsum.com. TDR Programmable Gas Fri-Jado's gas-powered rotisserie offers significant advantages over other gas devices: low CO2 emissions and high- efficiency gas heat exchanger, saving on power bills. Delivers fast and controlled preparation with evenly cooked products that look and taste delicious. The TDR Gas's unique technology saves up to 80% energy over conventional gas rotisseries. Available in Propane and Natural gas as a single- and double-stacked unit. Eco- cooking and cook-correction technology save additional energy during the cook cycle. Energy tested by Fisher Nickel. Fri-Jado Inc. Woodridge, Ill. www.frijado.com Seafood Breader House-Autry Seafood Breader adds great taste to any seafood dinner from shrimp and fish to scallops and oysters. The original blend of wheat and corn flour with a hint of southern seasoning is essential to any seafood meal. House-Autry has been bringing quality southern food products to grocery stores across America since 1812. The seafood breader is a favorite your customers will come back for again and again. House Autry Four Oaks, N.C. OurHouseGF.com

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