Specialty Food Magazine

JUL-AUG 2012

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supplier news New cheese facilities in Wisconsin, Walkers brings Duchy Originals to the U.S. and more news WISCONSIN CHEESE PLANT BOOM Three new cheese plants will be con- structed in Wisconsin: a $44 million plant in Platteville, where Emmi Roth USA is expanding its operations to produce spe- cialty cheese; in Pulaski, where BelGioioso Cheese Inc. is building another facility to complement its five plants in the area, each of which specializes in a particular cheese; and in Thorp by Holland's Family Cheese LLC, which will be three times larger than the company's current plant in Thorp. Combs Produce Introduces Authentic Mexican Products Combs Produce, Dallas, has unveiled its Hispanic product line, Calidad (the Spanish word for quality). The new line includes seasonal produce items and year-round offer- ings, all imported from Mexico, like jala- peños, serrano peppers, poblano peppers, Anaheim peppers, tomatillos, roma tomatoes and avocados. NEW GREEK YOGURT SNACK BAR Natural Instincts LLC's Rickland Orchards has launched a Greek Yogurt Bar in six flavors. Made with honey-roasted granola and real fruit dipped in authentic strained Greek yogurt imported from Europe, variet- ies include Blueberri Acai, Cherri Almond, Toasted Coconut, Cranberry Almond, Apple & Honey and Orchard Peach. Savvy Foods Launches Chili Sauces Oklahoma City's Savvy Foods is introduc- ing a line of specialty condiments under the brand name Chameleon Chili Sauce. The product line has three flavors: Original, Red Pepper Lime and Chipotle. BOUTIQUE ICE CREAM MAKER GOES NATIONAL High Road Craft Ice Cream, Atlanta, Ga., a chef-owned and -operated manufac- turer of luxury-tier ice cream, gelato and sorbet, is launching nationwide at The Fresh Market. The retailer will offer flavors Bourbon Burnt Sugar, Vanilla Fleur de Sel. French Toast and New Pepper Jelly from The French Farm The French Farm, Houston, has introduced a new product from L'Epicurien, Espelette Chili Pepper Jelly. BAR HARBOR LOBSTER CO. BEGINS EXPANSION Seafood distributor Bar Harbor Lobster Co. Inc. will start work on a $2.2 mil- lion, 18,000-square-foot expansion in Orlando, Fla. The expansion will include a 10,000-square-foot freezer, a live-lobster holding facility and a receiv- ing dock. BRITISH SHORTBREAD COMING TO AMERICA Walkers Shortbread Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., is launching in the United States Duchy Originals, a line of all-natural British shortbread cookies. Duchy Originals are made by the sustainable foods producer founded by Wales' Prince Charles. New Packaging for Cape Cod Provisions' Fruit Snacks Cape Cod Provisions, Pocasset, Mass., is now offering premium dark- and milk-chocolate– covered cranberries in its Harvest Sweets packaging. The all-natural treats were previ- ously available under the company's Cape Cod Cranberry Candy brand. Editor's Note: Specialty Food Magazine readers may subscribe to Specialty Food News, a free emailed newsletter. Compiled for the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade by the Food Institute, this newsletter brings you breaking daily food industry news, such as new product launches, mergers and acquisitions, trade issues and financial reports. To subscribe, visit specialtyfood.com. Robyn Pforr Ryan is a regular contributor to Specialty Food Magazine and Specialty Food News. JULY/AUGUST 2012 149 New Brokers for Frontier Soups Frontier Soups, Waukegan, Ill., has added new brokers to represent its all-natural soup mixes: Hanson Faso Sales & Marketing Inc. of Lombard, Ill., will cover the Midwest, and H&H Specialty Food Associates of Red Bank, N.J., will cover the East Coast from Maine to the Carolinas. SAFFRON ROAD OFFERS NEW HALAL, GLUTEN-FREE SAUCES Saffron Road, the packaged-food brand of American Halal Co., Stamford, Conn., has unveiled four all-natural, halal-certified, gluten-free simmer sauces, in Moroccan Tagine, Lemongrass Basil, Rogan Josh and Tikka Masala. Former Ciao Bella Owner to Run Sarabeth's Sarabeth's Kitchen, New York, has named Charlie Apt, formerly the owner of Ciao Bella Gelato Company, as its new president and chief operating officer.

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