In 2018, the Hatch Chile Company is introducing USDA-certified organic formulations of its popular HATCH Red Mild and HATCH Red Medium enchilada sauces to consumers across the United States. The Hatch Chile Company’s Organic Red Enchilada Sauce introduction will advance Hatch Chile Company’s quality leadership in the category and will help drive category sales. HATCH branded enchilada sauces have been a category leader with overall sales and sales growth.
Sales of certified organic food items continue to expand, and in 2016, organic food accounted for over 5.3 percent of total food products sold in the United States. For the first time, sales of organic food items exceeded $40 billion in 2016 and were up 8.4 percent versus prior year while the overall U.S. food sales only grew 0.6 percent, according to an Organic Trade Association (OTA) industry survey (May 2017).
The Hatch Chile Company is a category leader in premium quality Southwestern food with a broad product line that includes premium quality green chile and jalapeno peppers, enchilada sauces, salsas and taco sauce. The Hatch Chile Company has been an industry pioneer in introducing certified gluten free, Non-GMO Project verified and kosher OU products to the market. HATCH and HATCH Select branded products are available in supermarkets and natural and specialty grocery retailers across the United States.
This month, Mikey’s is introducing tortillas to its line of gluten-free, paleo certified, non-GMO, soy free, dairy free and grain free products. In addition to containing simplistic, clean ingredients, the tortillas also mark Mikey’s first ever vegan product.
Mikey’s tortillas will provide a multi-attribute solution not yet available on the market – perfect as a taco shell or quesadilla, as a sandwich wrap, or quick snack on the go. Available in stores and online for purchase next month at $5.99 per eight-pack.
The tortillas join Mikey’s product lineup of popular frozen baked goods, which include muffin tops, bread, pizza crust and English muffins. They feature seven ingredients: water, cassava flour, coconut flour, high oleic sunflower oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and xantham gum.
Royal Basmati Rice is launching a new line of gourmet side dishes in eight globally-inspired flavors. Royal Authentic Adventures™ dishes are made with Royal’s Premium Basmati Rice.
Royal Authentic Adventures is available now at nationwide grocers including Harris Teeter, Kings Supermarket Inc./Balducci’s, SpartanNash, Tops Friendly Markets, Walmart (Calif. locations) and Costco, and will hit shelves at Shaw’s and Wegmans stores in May, followed by Weis Markets and Randalls stores in June.
Each variety of Royal Authentic Adventures delivers a global, gourmet adventure in a delectable side dish that cooks in only 12 minutes. Royal Authentic Adventures takes taste buds through a journey across the world’s most celebrated culinary cultures, encompassing authentic flavors and ingredients native to each region. Blends include:
Abhinav Arora, President of LT Foods Americas, says, “Because rice is a celebrated staple in so many cultures worldwide, Royal is always looking for innovative ways to incorporate other traditions and backgrounds into our product lines. We are excited to offer our customers a tour of diverse flavors from around the globe with Royal Authentic Adventures. This line truly represents our brand values and commitment to diversity.”
Royal Authentic Adventures uses no artificial colors or preservatives and is made with basmati rice sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas. Overseeing the harvesting, milling, processing and distribution of its products, Royal Basmati Rice is dedicated to providing the highest quality of ingredients to its customers.