Frontier Soups added to the packaging of its all-natural gourmet soup mixes in an effort to help retailers gain incremental sales with cross-merchandising opportunities from the center aisles to the perimeter.The packaging now displays a sticker telling consumers when added chicken or beef are needed, reminding them not only to pick up the meat, but also to shop for the broth, canned tomatoes and fresh produce that transform the easy mix recipes into a family meal. This is according to Trisha Anderson, founder of Frontier Soups.
Even though at holiday time retailers focus primarily on capturing consumer spending on the all-important feasts, providing über-busy home cooks with easy meal solutions to answer the daily “What’s for dinner?” question can prove just as beneficial.
“Based on the consumer feedback we receive, this is even more important at holiday time when consumers are juggling added food preparation and gift shopping along with school vacations and house guests,” Anderson said. “Soup is the perfect between-the-feasts meal, because it’s a great way to use up leftovers, can easily be made ahead and frozen or refrigerated, and it reheats beautifully so it is ready whenever hungry people show up at the table.”
Frontier Soups also now offers a variety of displays to make it easy for retailers to promote and cross merchandise the company’s soup mixes. These include sturdy, free-standing shippers for its Hearty Meal™ and Homemade-In-Minutes™ lines, as well as a black metal clip strip or stand alone spinner display, which can spur added sales in the broth, meat or produce sections.
“As hard as we’ve worked to make our packaging eye-catching, passing consumers’ scrutiny of the nutrition panel is as important,” Anderson said. “That’s why our mixes are all natural with no added salt, preservatives or MSG.”
More information is available at www.FrontierSoups.com or by calling 800.300.SOUP.
Introducing the perfect soup for fall: Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Lentil. Simply add chicken broth and fresh or canned pumpkin to make a fabulous healthy meal for a family of four.
Together with the bestselling Candlelight Corn Chowder, this is one of two Cooke Tavern Soups that Giada De Laurentiis singled out from more than 200 vendors as her favorites from Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show.
Cooke Tavern soup mixes have been thrilling consumers for over ten years as a healthy, nutritious, easy alternative to canned soup. All of the company’s mixes contain only natural spices, herbs and vegetables, in the exact quantities to make a fresh two-quart pot of soup in 40 minutes or less. The mixes contain absolutely no salt, MSG, preservatives or fillers. By using freeze-dried vegetables instead of less expensive air-dried ones, the soups exceed customer expectations every time and create a loyal customer following.
For more information, call 866.422.7687 toll-free, or visit www.cooketavernsoups.com.
Rabbit Creek Products’ new Garlic Knot Artisanal Bread is a perfect accompaniment for the holiday season’s feasts that are nearly upon us. This handmade yeast bread, bite-sized buttery bundles of garlic goodness that only takes an hour and a half to prepare from start to finish, is sure to win everyone over. Packaged in Rabbit Creek’s gabled craft boxes with hand-tied ribbons, Garlic Knot Artisanal Bread sits handsomely on the shelf, its gorgeous label attracting all eyes to the bounty waiting to be brought forth.
Rabbit Creek offers free private labeling, allowing customers to personalize their orders. The team at Rabbit Creek Products can be reached by phone at 913.837.2757 or by email at email@example.com. Interested parties can also peruse Rabbit Creek’s product line at www.rabbitcreekgourmet.com.
Coy’s Country Northwest has an array of flavor profiles available that include Lemon Ginger Pound Cake, Lavender Sugar Cookies, Orange Spiced Scones, Amazing Pudding Cake, Fabulous Fudge Cake, Fruit Cobbler, Pumpkin Spiced Cake and Cinnamon Apple Crisp.
Recently, Coy’s Country underwent a packaging update, resulting in a bright, glistening pouch that is surely to grab people’s attention. The easy to follow step-by-step instructions on the back of each pouch allow for a quick reference point when baking these delectable treats and make substituting fresh ingredients trouble-free.
Since Coy’s Country joined Seattle Gourmet Foods, a gourmet food manufacturer based out of Kent, Wash., it has continued to be a trusted supplier of scrumptious baking mixes. This partnership has proved beneficial in updating the brand, while maintaining the flavors that people have come to know and enjoy.
For more information, call 800.800.9490, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the company online at www.seattlegourmetfoods.com.
We all have that favorite comforting meal that brings back memories of a taste that only grandma could create. The team at Country Gourmet Home is working to bring families back to the table, providing them with those comforting recipes.
Country Gourmet Home offers more than 500 made-by-hand gourmet food products. The company offers a full line of gourmet goodies, including dip mixes, soups, side dishes, meal mixes, desserts and fresh fudge. The mixes are inspired by time honored family traditions. They are easy to prepare and require only one or two ingredients to make. Country Gourmet Home products are certain to tickle your customers’ taste buds!
For more information on Country Gourmet Home, and the company’s mixes and other specialty food products, call 877.769.8669, or visit the company online at www.countrygourmetmixes.com.
Introducing Cholent—another creative series of salt-free dinner kits from Purely American Foods. What exactly is Cholent? It is a traditional Jewish meal that, for generations, has been prepared on Friday before the Sabbath begins. Slow cooked all night, this savory stew is the main course at Saturday’s noonday meal.
Now, busy, health-conscious consumers of all faiths can enjoy these time saving, salt-free meals any day of the week. Gluten free, all-natural, kosher, and free of salt and MSG, the Cholent kits from Purely American are a delicious and good-for-you heat and serve option for your retail customers.
The Cholent kits are just one among many delicious and healthy meal solutions offered from Purely American. Check out the company online at www.purelyamerican.com, or contact Ray Leard at 740.592.3800 for information and orders.
All of the products in Among Friends’ line of six dessert baking mixes are made with whole grain ingredients, including spelt flour, flax seed and almond meal. These tasty and good-for-you ingredients are combined with sweet additions like coconut, chocolate chips, cranberries and raisins.
Four of Among Friends’ mixes are gluten-free, including an oat-based fruit crisp topping mix and three cookie mixes: molasses ginger, chocolate cranberry and double chocolate. The product line is rounded out by spelt oatmeal raisin and oatmeal chocolate chip cookie mixes. All of Among Friends’ mixes are made with non-GMO ingredients.
Among Friends was created by two friends and mothers, Suzie Miller and Lizann Anderson, who founded the company in 2006. They saw a need for nutritionally sound yet delicious baked goods, delivered in an easy-to-make way for busy families. Staying true to this mission, the cookie mixes require less than 10 minutes to bake. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Among Friends produces handcrafted batches of their baking mixes in a 10,000-square-foot facility.
Sierra Soups are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. The mixes are simple to make and come complete with dehydrated vegetables and a flavorful spice packet. They will serve a large family, with each soup yielding eight to 12 1-cup servings. Recipes are on the back of each package along with additional options to enhance the meal.
Sierra Soups’ mixes come in clear cello packaging to showcase the colorful, all-natural ingredients inside. Display trays are available for shelf presentation. The company offers eight different soup mixes and a Middle Eastern Grain & Lentil Salad mix, all of which are inexpensive and easy for the average cook to prepare. The company supplies distributors, brokers, gourmet/specialty food shops, health food stores and upscale grocery stores/chains.
The mission at Sierra Soups is to provide a wholesome product, with exceptional food value and a heap of flavor, yet something that is easy for the average cook to put together. With the spices and vegetables already included in the soup bag, you will not have to make a trip to the grocery store. The hardest thing you may need to do is sauté an onion and sometimes not even that! In addition, once prepared, the soups from Sierra Soups can be frozen for future meals and retain their marvelous flavor and nutrition.
For more information, contact Sierra Soups by mail at 3034 E. Sierra Ave., Fresno, Calif., 93710, by phone at 559.299.3052 or 800.397.6887 or by email at email@example.com.
Cocoa Cravings is a gourmet collection of seven certified organic hot chocolates and hot cocoas. With eco-friendly, stylish packaging, Cocoa Cravings provides a premium fruit- and spice-enriched drinking cocoa experience.
There is an array of flavors to choose from in the Cocoa Cravings line, including curry spiced hot chocolate, real rich berry-infused dark cocoa, slimming hoodia, delicate vanilla enriched banana and fabulously zesty picante chili. These hot drinking chocolates fulfill the role of an ideal healthy drink or a snack time indulgence. Artisan-made in small batches to retain a unique quality and freshness, these blends are not artificial nor over-engineered. They are just top notch ingredients, prepared exactly the way they should be with care, style and dedication.
Cocoa Cravings is an independent family-owned and operated business started by Chicago natives with a passion for spreading their love for healthy cocoa in a unique and contemporary way. Nothing could be simpler than organic cocoa blended with pure wholesome fruit and botanicals. All your customers have to do is add hot milk or water with a dash of sweetener, relax and enjoy! The product is available to purchase in small case sizes.
For more information, go to www.eswholesale.com, www.cocoacravings.com or call 773.583.4850 to place an order.
Sticky Fingers Bakeries, dba SFB Specialty Foods, was founded by fraternity brothers Tom Owens and Ted Vogelman in 1987. Today they make 18 all natural mixes for English scones, in addition to mixes for muffins, brownies and Irish soda bread. Decadent and outrageously delicious, the line is the largest selection of nationally sold premium bakery mixes.
The latest additions will enliven any holiday retail shelf. “Holiday time constraints make it difficult to even think about baking from scratch. We offer the best of both worlds―homemade taste and incredible convenience,” said co-owner Tom Owens.
The latest holiday scone from Sticky Fingers Bakeries, Vanilla Chai, bursts with fragrant cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. It is perfect with tea. Other favorites include Spiced Eggnog, Peppermint Chocolate Chip (packed with semisweet chips and real peppermint pieces), Spiced Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cranberry and Cinnamon Raisin scones. Handcrafted English Curds, Northwest Jams, Pepper Jellies and Fruit Butters go perfectly with the scones.
Sticky Fingers also debuted its gluten-free scone mixes this year. Certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization and manufactured in a gluten-free facility, the scones are as delicate and crumbly as the originals. Choose from Original, Wild Blueberry, Apple Oat and Meyer Lemon, all naturally delectable and with no saturated or trans-fats, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. The mixes are certified gluten-free and certifiably delicious.
For more information, visit www.stickyfingersbakeries.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800.458.5826.