Progressive Grocer Product

Summer 2015

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3 6 Progressive Grocer Products Showcase / Summer 2015 PERISHABLES Clean & Simple Blount Fine Foods has crafted a new line of soups, sides and meals with the Clean & Simple brand. This product line encompasses the use of "clean" ingredients that eliminates unnecessary additives, preservatives and flavorings. Favorites including ABF Chicken Noodle Soup and Gluten Free New England Clam Chowder are among the products in this new line. Soups are packaged in 12- and 16-oz. cups and sides/meals in 12-oz. bowls. All products are microwaveable and will be sold in the refrigerated deli case. Blount Fall River, Mass. Salad Toppings My Salad Bar is a unique selection of salad toppings. Each tray has four items to choose from to make a salad a feast. Four options are available in the product line, including one with walnuts, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and sesame sticks. A second includes sesame salad bits, fruit mix, soybeans, and blackened pumpkin seeds. The third is made up of cashews, golden raisins, black bean sticks, and pumpkin seeds, while the fourth is an assortment of Indian cuisine. Truly Good Foods Charlotte, NC Premium Snack Line The Boar's Head brand has unveiled its latest premium snack line to provide consumers with expanded summer snacking options. Including five new products – Hummus Singles; Hummus Snack Packs; Cheese Snack Pouches; Antipasto Packs; and Butcher Craft London Broil Seasoned All Natural Beef Jerky & Buffalo Style All Natural Turkey Jerky – the new line contains no fillers, by-products, artificial flavors and colors, trans fats or gluten. Boar's Head Sarasota, Fla. Organic Chicken GNP Co. offers certified organic Just Bare chicken, the latest evolution of the Just Bare brand of chicken. Just Bare also provides Natural/No Antibiotics-Ever products, an American Humane Certified line that, in addition to no antibiotics, offers no added hormones, no animal byproducts, and no unwanted additives. The line includes organic Just Bare boneless skinless chicken breast fillets for a suggested retail price of $9.99 per pound and limited release of a boneless, skinless chicken thighs. GNP Co. Saint Cloud, Minn. Snack Break Sargento Balanced Breaks combine cheese, roasted nuts and dried fruits to offer 7 grams of protein and 170-190 calories. The mix retails in the dairy aisle in 1.5-oz. packages for $3.69 in Natural White Cheddar Cheese, sea- salted almonds and dried cranberries; Natural Sharp Cheddar Cheese, sea-salted cashews and cherry- infused cranberries; Natural Pepper Jack Cheese, honey roasted peanuts and raisins; and Natural Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, sea-salted cashews and golden raisin medley. Sargento Foods Inc. Plymouth, Wis. Lactose-Free Milk Smith's offers a line of high-quality lactose-free milk in whole, 2 percent reduced fat, and fat free varieties. Smith's lactose-free milk provides all of the same vitamins that consumers expect in Smith's regular milk. A natural enzyme is added to cow's milk to remove lactose, resulting in a lactose-free beverage that is easy to digest, contains nine essential vitamins and minerals and is also kosher certified. The line is available in half-gallon cartons for a suggested retail price of $3.79 to $3.99. Smith Dairy Products Co. Orrville, Ohio Juice Brand Expands Starbucks' Evolution Fresh brand, maker of cold-pressed, high-pressure processed (HPP) juice, announced a new suite of fruit and vegetable juices in 11-oz. bottles. The line includes five new cold-pressed, HPP juice blends and one current favorite, adding more variety to Evolution Fresh's portfolio of 42 cold-pressed juices available in original 15.2-oz. and multi-serve bottles. Evolution Fresh also partnered with Dannon to release Evolution Fresh Smoothies and Evolution Fresh Greek Yogurt Products, Inspired by Dannon. Starbucks Inc. Seattle Precooked Noodles House Foods introduced Smart Noodle, a new brand that contains fiber from oats and rice bran. Smart Noodle is offered in Fettuccine Shirataki and Spaghetti Shirataki and contains 20 calories, 6 grams of fiber and 400 mg of ALA omega-3 fatty acid per serving. Smart Noodle is precooked and packaged in water. Preparation consists of draining, rinsing and drying the noodles to remove excess water. Once dry, the noodles are ready to make their way into a variety of recipes. House Foods Garden Gove, Calif.

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