Specialty Food Magazine

JUL-AUG 2013

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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BY ROBYN PFORR RYAN Industry happenings, store and restaurant openings, legislative and regulatory updates and more news, targeted by trade channel volume retail 18% amount of new product introductions with gluten-free claim during January–May 2013, vs. 11.5 percent in all of 2012 Source: Datamonitor Consumer Target Launches Organic, Natural Grocery Brand Target is introducing Simply Balanced, a new brand of organic and natural foods, in nearly 250 products, including snacks, pasta, beverages, frozen seafood, dairy and cereal. Target stated that half the products are organic and three-quarters of the line is GMO-free to start. The line will eliminate all GMO ingredients by the end of 2014. supplier foodservice Chicago's New Electric Food Truck distributor Buzzing about Chicago this summer is new Bridgeport Pasty Co.'s Pastymobile, selling handheld pies— including the Yooper, its flagship pasty of beer-marinated beef, onion, potato and rutabaga—in an emission-free, electric-powered food truck, manufactured by Polaris. The gel batteries run for about 25 miles when the truck, which tops out at 26 miles per hour, is loaded. KeHE Distributors Unveils Rebranding KeHE Distributors, LLC, Romeoville, Ill., announced a company-wide rebranding. Going forward, KeHE Distributors will be the sole company name in the U.S., with a new logo that symbolizes the company's focus on three product lines: natural, specialty and fresh. KeHE is retiring the Tree of Life name for its natural and organic products distribution in the U.S., but not in Canada. In the States, KeHE will continue to use the Tree of Life name solely on its proprietary line of natural and organic food products sold into U.S. natural food stores. Creamery Readies New Cutting-Edge Demonstration Farm Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery is turning its newly acquired Ayers Brook Goat Dairy, Randolph, Vt., into a demonstration farm, reportedly the first of its kind in the U.S. Ayers Brook will model best practices in goat dairy farming, support regional agriculture and offer a teaching venue for potential and current goat farmers. specialty retail Cheesemonger Infuses New Product with Seasonal Beer Richard-Luis Morillo, a cheesemonger at Philadelphia's Di Bruno Bros., has been washing Quadrello di Bufala Taleggio with a stash of fall seasonal Double India Black Ale, fermented with wild honey, from Tired Hands Brewing Co. The beer wash adds a brown-brick hue to the rind that deepens its beefy taste notes while adding sweetness. InDepth Reports: Find daily updated news, trends and business-building information targeted to your specific channel of trade at specialtyfood.com/indepthreports. Specialty Food Media's InDepth Reports focus on specialty and volume retailers, foodservice professionals, suppliers, importers, distributors and brokers. You'll also find targeted information on key industry categories, including Dairy & Deli; Natural & Organic; Chocolate & Confectionery and Condiments. Want to receive the day's full news? Subscribe to Specialty Food News, our daily email newsletter, at specialtyfoodnews.com. InDepth 12 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com

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