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Producers Bring On-Trend Innovative Products to Market

By Robin Mather

Here are some of the trendiest products hitting the market right now.

The specialty waters segment grew 75 percent from 2014 to 2016, according to the Specialty Food Association, which also noted a growing interest in fictional beverages. Among exhibitors at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show with specialty waters were HFactor Hydrogen Infused Water, which has been supercharged —–>Read more.

BJ’s Wholesale Club Supports Maine Classrooms with $100,000 Donation

BJ’s Wholesale Club has funded all classroom projects listed by teachers in Maine through crowd-funding website The $100,000 donation from BJ’s Charitable Foundation fulfilled 165 classroom projects, benefiting 7,758 students in schools across the entire state. —> Read more.

E-Grocery Congress @ ANUGA 2017

In the form of the “E-Grocery Congress @Anuga 2017,” the theme of e-commerce in the food trade is being addressed for the first time at a food show in the scope of a congress. Here, Anuga is picking up on one of the most topical trends in the trade. —–>Read more.

BelGioioso Aged Balsamic&Onion Half Wheel Glamour_with product copyLa Bottega di BelGioioso Artigiano Cheese Wins Best in Class at ACS

Expert judges at the 2017 American Cheese Society Contest awarded La Bottega di BelGioioso Artigiano® cheese with two awards at a blind judging in Denver, Colorado, last month. Artigiano received both first and third place ribbons in the flavored cheeses category, while BelGioioso Crema di Mascarpone™ took home a first place best in class award in the mascarpone category. The contest drew a record number of 2,024 entries.—–> Read more.

Hawaiian Wild Harvest Antelope Now Available

Nicky USA is introducing Hawaiian Wild Harvest Antelope, the first USDA-certified antelope available in the United States, to the American market in both wholesale and retail packaging. The antelope comes from the “forbidden island” of Niihau. Eland, the largest of the antelope family, are native to the dry African desserts, and have thrived on the arid desert Hawaiian island of Niihau ever since they arrived in 1998. —–> Read more.

Southern Living Kitchen Collection from Virginia Diner

Virginia Diner PF for webThe Virginia Diner has now partnered with Southern Living magazine/Time Inc. to create its exclusively licensed Southern Living Kitchen Collection. Choose from any of the Virginia Diner’s signature flavors: Salted, Honey Roasted, Dill Pickle, Sweet Onion, Wasabi & Ginger, Sriracha, or get them all to bring home a taste of the South. —–>Read more.

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