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Summer Markets Offer a Panoply of Beauty and Function

By Lorrie Baumann

The makers of high-end kitchenware and giftware are bringing a gorgeous array of new products that will surprise and delight your customers this holiday season to the summer markets in Atlanta, Las Vegas and New York. No matter which you’re able to attend, you’re sure to find items to entice the passionate foodies and the people who love them to browse and buy at your store this fall. Here’s just a small sample of the products that are making their debut in July.

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Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Names Ben Kroeplin as Digital Content Manager

Ben Kroeplin has joined the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board as its new Digital Content Manager.

Raised on a dairy farm in west-central Wisconsin, Kroeplin joins WMMB with more than a decade of experience in marketing, communications, and broadcast journalism, including reporting for Wisconsin-based WQOW and producing and anchoring for KIEM-TV in Eureka, California. Most recently, Kroeplin worked as a senior communications specialist at University of Wisconsin Whitewater.

“We are very excited to welcome Ben to our team,” said Suzanne Fanning, Vice President of National Product Communications at WMMB. “Ben’s expertise in broadcast and digital media will not only help us expand our digital footprint, but also aid in our ongoing efforts to share the story of Wisconsin’s hard-working dairy farmers and cheesemakers with consumers nationwide.”

As Digital Content Manager, Kroeplin will develop strategy for the organization’s digital marketing campaigns, including acting as lead in the development and production of WMMB’s new Wisconsin to Table recipe video series.

Kroeplin has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He resides in Sun Prairie with his family.

Stonewall Kitchen’s Organic Miso Ginger Dressing Wins Best Condiment Award

Stonewall Kitchen’s Organic Miso Ginger Dressing has received the Best Condiment Award in the oils, vinegars and dressings category from The Dallas Market Center.

Stonewall Kitchen Organic Miso Ginger Dressing“It’s an honor to receive this award,” said Janine Somers, Director of Marketing at Stonewall Kitchen. “For more than 20 years, we continue to stand by our commitment to producing the highest quality and most innovative foods. Our Organic Miso Ginger Dressing is a huge hit and is receiving great industry recognition. Made with wholesome organic ingredients, including white miso, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, wildflower honey and candied ginger, it’s simply delicious and the perfect addition to any salad.”

This is the second award Stonewall Kitchen has received for its Organic Miso Ginger Dressing. In April, the product received the sofi Bronze Award in the Salad Dressing Category from the Specialty Food Association.

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