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Kroger Health Announces Collaboration with Performance Kitchen® to Offer Medically Tailored Meals
Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), is announcing its collaboration with Performance Kitchen® to offer medically tailored meals (MTMs). This will be the first time Kroger Health is offering evidence-based, registered dietitian approved meals that will offer nutrition intervention for people who are living with various health conditions including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. MTMs are created to meet the specific needs of individuals and may significantly improve a person's overall health and wellness while providing access to nutritious foods...
SOMOS Launches in Target Nationwide with Two Exclusive Burrito Bowl Kits
SOMOS, the Mexican food brand that brings vibrant heritage and real Mexican flavors to ready-to-eat foods, will roll out in all 1,800+ Target locations nationwide beginning this month. SOMOS launches in Target with two Target-exclusive Burrito Bowl Kits, designed to deliver two servings of protein-packed, plant-based Mexican meals in under five minutes. SOMOS will also bring several products within their existing portfolio to Target shelves including rices, beans, veggie sides, and their newest product, Salsa Macha, the "Mexican chili crisp" condiment...
The Fresh Market Introduces Easy Meal Solutions for Back-to-School and the Fall Season
With the start of the school year and the transition into the fall season, families are often faced with the challenge of juggling multiple responsibilities. That’s why The Fresh Market, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of several new easy meal solutions. These convenient and delicious meal options are designed to help busy families save time in the kitchen while still enjoying flavorful food. Whether it's a busy weeknight or a weekend tailgate, The Fresh Market has several options perfect for any occasion...
Clean Eatz Partners with Department of Defense on Meal Kit Delivery for Military Bases
Clean Eatz Kitchen, the premiere meal prep franchise in the health food landscape, delivered the brand's first-ever international meal shipment to Iwakuni, Japan on August 1st. It's all part of the franchise's latest partnership with the United States Department of Defense, with a goal to supply military bases with reliable access to nutritionist-approved, chef-inspired meal kits.
The franchise now joins a select few meal delivery concepts operating on a multi-national level. While consumer access is still restricted to a domestic clientele, the...
Blue Apron Cuts 20% Corporate Workforce After FreshRealm Sale, Eyeing Sales Growth in ‘24
Blue Apron said it reduced its corporate workforce by 20% after it sold its assets to FreshRealm earlier this year, the company announced in its second quarter fiscal results.
The company still expects to see benefits from the sale starting in 2024, with Linda Findley, Blue Apron’s President and CEO, citing a “lower fixed cost base, a stronger balance sheet and new revenue opportunities, including the introduction of a new product line expected in the first half of next year...
HelloFresh Serves Up New Reality Cooking Competition Sponsorship with Hulu's ‘Secret Chef’
HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, announced the sponsorship of Hulu’s newest reality cooking competition series, Secret Chef, which premiered June 29.
With chef David Chang at the helm as executive producer, Secret Chef pits 10 contestants, ranging from professional chefs to self-taught home cooks, against one another in a series of blind tastings where they're not only the cooks but also the judges. Isolated in a secret kitchen labyrinth connected by a series of conveyor belts, the contestants will compete in a variety of challenges...
Blue Apron to be Profitable by Q2 2024 Following Asset-Light Model Shift
Meal kit provider Blue Apron provided a business update after the company closed a deal to transfer its operational infrastructure, which includes fulfillment centers, equipment, know-how and related personnel, to FreshRealm.
Blue Apron said it expects to achieve a profitable adjusted EBITDA mark in the second quarter of 2023 following the closing of the deal and streamlining efforts that the Company previously identified and will continue to implement in the third quarter of 2023.
Linda Findley, Blue Apron’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented...
Blue Apron Introduces Two Easy Summer Meal Kits with Brand-New Ingredients
Blue Apron introduces two easy meal kits with brand-new ingredients, perfect for summertime gatherings and festive celebrations. Created to serve up to eight, the limited-time offerings include delicious and hassle-free seasonal favorites, giving customers two unique options to choose from to meet their hosting needs.
The Blue Apron BBQ Rib Feast features bone-in ribs, a brand-new addition to the menu, and easy-to-assemble side dishes. Customers also have the option to order an all-new Summer Crab Picnic, which includes crab salad...
Blue Apron Sells Operational Infrastructure to FreshRealm, Shifts Focus to Direct-to-Consumer
Blue Apron said it had closed a deal to transfer its operational infrastructure, which includes fulfillment centers, equipment, know-how and related personnel, to FreshRealm.
The company said it received $25 million of upfront cash and could receive up to $25 million of value upon the achievement of certain milestones.
The deal will see FreshRealm become Blue Apron’s exclusive meal kit supplier, with the deal having an initial term of 10 years.
Blue Apron and FreshRealm entered into license agreements, under which...
Hormel Foods Brings Together Brands with Introduction of COLUMBUS® Handcrafted Charcuterie Board
COLUMBUS® Manufacturing, maker of premium, award-winning Italian deli meats and charcuterie for more than 100 years, announces the introduction of the Handcrafted Charcuterie Board available exclusively at Walmart. The new Handcrafted Charcuterie Board features a carefully curated and generous selection of meats, cheese, crackers, dried fruit, chocolate, and other delicious accompaniments along with instructions and tips that customers can use to put together an impressive charcuterie board for their guests.
In addition to featuring premium COLUMBUS® Italian Dry Salami...
Home Chef Celebrates 10 Years in Business with New Insights on Home Cooking, 'Greatest Hits' Menu
Kroger-owned meal solutions company Home Chef celebrated a decade in business with new insights into how U.S. consumers feel about home cooking.
Home Chef worked with Atomik Research in a survey of over 2,000 adults in the U.S. to explore sentiments around mealtime and to get a peek into what home cooking may look like over the next decade.
Here were the key findings:
- New adventure for your tastebuds: Many US consumers (67%) are willing to try new flavors and dishes. 78% of...
Checking In On Meal Kit Companies After Pandemic Boom
Meal kit companies were one of the winners during the pandemic. They provided convenience and a low barrier to entry as consumers ate more meals at home.
With everyday life largely back to normal, meal kit companies are trying to find their footing as restaurants and away-from-home eating return to pre-pandemic patterns.
Recent findings from Bloomberg’s Second Measure team found that customer retention has become a key hurdle for meal kit companies. After enticing promotional periods that companies like HelloFresh and Blue Apron offer, consumers often...
HelloFresh Goes Galactic with New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Inspired Meal Kits
The next big superhero movie is on the horizon and HelloFresh teamed up with Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to bring “out-of-this-world” eats to its customers.
Of course, seafood and other top proteins are heavily featured in the meal kits including beef, pork, tilapia and plant-based options.
“At HelloFresh, we know that our customers like to get adventurous with their cooking, which is why we’re excited to bring the out-of-this-world flavors inspired by Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the...
Blue Apron and Award-Winning Cookbook Author and Television Host, Molly Yeh Team Up
Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) and award-winning cookbook author and television host, Molly Yeh team up to introduce limited-edition, Asian-inspired recipes and a unique burger bar concept, available to order now. The Molly Yeh x Blue Apron box features a fun and easy feast designed to serve four, with craveable flavors to keep mealtime interesting without making it complicated.
“Blue Apron is a brand that I’ve personally used and loved for so long, so creating this box has been...
Blue Apron and DashMart by DoorDash Expand Partnership
Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) and DashMart by DoorDash, Inc. expanded the availability of Blue Apron’s Heat & Eat meals to 11 markets, including New York City.
“The expansion of our partnership with DashMart by DoorDash into additional markets follows a successful pilot program that we launched in Philadelphia last year,” said John Adler, Blue Apron’s Senior Vice President of Physical Product. “These types of strategic partnerships are an important market opportunity for us to expand our reach and provide customers with access to our products without a subscription...
Blue Apron Introduces Its First-Ever Brunch Box to Elevate Weekend Meals
Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) introduces its first-ever Brunch Box designed to help customers elevate weekend meals this Spring. Available to order now, the limited-time, seasonal offering features sweet and savory recipes that are perfect for a Sunday brunch or to celebrate Mother’s Day.
The Brunch Box boasts an easy-to-prepare, chef-designed menu with a variety of elevated classics that satisfies cravings. Designed to serve up to six, the offering includes Blue Apron’s most-loved breakfast recipes with brand-new ingredients, like a silky-smooth...
Home Chef Plans New Production and Distribution Facility in Baltimore
Home Chef, the leading meal solutions brand available online and in retail, plans to open its fourth production facility in Baltimore this summer. The new center at 1701 East Patapsco Avenue will create more than 500 jobs in Baltimore by 2024 and will be Home Chef's first East Coast site to provide meals to the company's growing customer base.
"Our new facility will put us even closer to our customers, allowing us to deliver fresher ingredients and a wider range of meal options to East...
Introducing The New Premium Steak Subscription Service Herd & Grace
Herd & Grace – the new premium delivery service for high-quality steaks sourced from pristine Australian and Tasmanian pastures – is looking to provide the best possible eating experience with world-class quality Australian beef directly to the doors of American consumers — for the first time. Herd & Grace is introducing the gift of world-class luxury and has created the perfect gift for all occasions ranging from curated boxes, custom boxes, individual cuts, gift cards and yearly subscriptions.
"For so many reasons, we think this is the very best beef available...
TiNDLE Debuts Into Retail - Expanding Into New Channels, Including 6,000 Grocery Stores, Meal Kits
Next Gen Foods – the makers of TiNDLE – announce today the official debut of its line of six new retail products, marking the first time that consumers in Germany and the United States can trial the popular plant-based chicken for convenient, at-home cooking. In Germany, the EDEKA Group's EDEKA and Netto stores will be the first to bring TiNDLE to market, launching in over 6,000 locations this week, making it one of the largest retail debuts of a plant-based meat brand. In the US...
Jenny Craig Debuts Jenny Fresh, a Line of Fresh Entrees That Are Fully Prepared and Delivered
Jenny Craig, a leader in weight loss and weight management, is expanding its robust menu of nearly 100 food options with the launch of Jenny Fresh, a line of mouthwatering entrees that are prepared fresh and delivered directly to customers' doors. Jenny Fresh will be sold separately from Jenny Craig's weight loss and healthy meal plans, but can be integrated seamlessly into programs should new and existing members choose to.
Each meal in the Jenny Fresh bundle was developed by nutritionists...
Blue Apron Launches a Fireside Feast Box as Its Next Limited-Time, Seasonal Meal Kit
Blue Apron launches a Fireside Feast Box as its next limited-time, seasonal offering. Available to order now, the meal kit is part of the company’s occasion-based offerings designed to provide customers with everything they need to make entertaining easier, with minimal effort.
Blue Apron’s Fireside Feast Box was designed as an elevated dinner party solution for cozy winter nights spent indoors. The French-inspired recipes feature a duck confit and slow-cooked pork belly cassoulet with a variety of sides, including a bright...
Southeastern Grocers Offers $30 Thanksgiving Feasts Ahead of Holiday
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is celebrating Thanksgiving by making holiday meal planning easier and more affordable for its customers. The grocer is offering exceptional deals on Thanksgiving turkeys, hams and other holiday essentials ahead of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores closing Thanksgiving Day as a display of gratitude for their hardworking associates.
Dewayne Rabon, Chief Merchandising Officer for Southeastern Grocers, said, “We understand our customers are looking...
The Fresh Market Announces Thanksgiving Meal Deals and Solutions
The Fresh Market, Inc. is helping its guests create special memories over food this Thanksgiving with a variety of options. The specialty food retailer is a one-stop-shop for those looking to cook their holiday meal at home, with tried-and-true recipes that use all ingredients found in its stores. In addition, The Fresh Market also offers several fully prepared, heat-and-eat meals that are great options for those who want a gourmet feast for an incredible value, but don't want to spend a lot of time in...
HelloFresh Launches The Pass Master
While 91% of Americans are looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with loved ones this year*, some look at the holiday as a time to stir up more than cranberry sauce at the dinner table. To help with the unavoidable political debate from your uncle or the not-so-discreet questions about marriage or children from your nana, HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, is launching a limited-edition product – The Pass Master by HelloFresh.
The Pass Master by HelloFresh
This one-of-a-kind centerpiece features a working conveyor belt and two “pass buttons”...
Boston Market Brings the Family Together with Holiday Meal Options
Iconic rotisserie kitchen brand Boston Market, better known this time of year as the "Holiday Expert," is offering a variety of Thanksgiving meal options from $11.99 per person, prices may vary by market, starting today at all restaurants nationwide. Whether dining in-restaurant or celebrating at home, Boston Market has offerings to fit every family this holiday season.
Guests will have a choice between the Hot & Ready-To-Serve meals, catering and a la carte offerings. The Hot & Ready-To-Serve meals include everything needed to serve between six...
Plan a Good4u Thanksgiving with Natural Grocers®
The beginning of November often signals the unofficial start to the excitement and preparation for the holiday season. Natural Grocers®, the largest family-operated organic and natural grocery retailer in the U.S., has all the fixings needed for a delicious, price-conscious, good4uSM holiday feast. With turkey pre-orders, scrumptious holiday recipes and over $749 worth of potential savings through November 26th, customers are invited to knock out some of the planning and save on premium-quality products that are sure to wow every guest at the table...
SpotOn Finds Most Restaurant Operators Making Operational Changes to Capitalize 2022 Holiday Season
As restaurants gear up for the holidays, SpotOn, the top-rated software and payments partner for restaurants, is helping owners and operators maximize revenue and streamline operations for a memorable—and profitable—season. According to SpotOn’s State of Restaurant Tech Report, restaurant operators say that the holiday season accounts for up to 20% of their annual sales, with fine dining operators putting that figure at nearly half (49%). With a significant portion of annual revenue on the line, restaurants are turning to technology to drive operational efficiencies...
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Helps Take Care of Thanksgiving with Heat n' Serve Options
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® celebrates the return of the holiday season with homestyle classics, new and unexpected flavors and convenient options that allow families to spend more time together. Create new traditions at home with Cracker Barrel's fully prepared Thanksgiving Heat n' Serve Meals and Homestyle Holiday Pies available in a variety of flavors. Starting today, those looking to get in the holiday spirit earlier than Thanksgiving can try the new wine-based cocktail, Glitter Globe Spritzer, complemented by a returning favorite...
Blue Apron Is Now Available in the U.S. Amazon Store Without a Subscription
Blue Apron is now offering meal kits without a subscription in the U.S. Amazon store. This is a continued expansion of the company’s third-party channel strategy to increase exposure to a wider pool of potential customers outside of its ecosystem.
“Our customers regularly tell us how much they love our meals. By offering a selection of products in the U.S. Amazon store, we are able to provide Amazon customers the opportunity to buy a range of chef-curated meals that will arrive quickly to their door...”
Home Chef Makes the Holidays Easy with Minimal-Prep Menus Full of Festive Flavors
Home Chef, the leading meal solutions company with both a retail and online presence, is debuting a slew of holiday eats for home cooks looking to spend less time in the kitchen and more time making memories. From Thanksgiving through the year's end, Home Chef serves up seasonal dishes everyone will enjoy in both meal kit and heat-and-eat formats – proving holiday eating can be tasty and easy.
"The holidays are a time for celebration, but they can also be overwhelming when your calendar fills..."
Rachael Ray™ Home Chef Meal Kits Hit Kroger Shelves
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today shared that Home Chef, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. and the leading meal solutions brand with both a retail and online presence, has collaborated with television host, best-selling author and philanthropist Rachael Ray to bring a new line of meal kits to stores across the Kroger Family of Companies.
"Rachael Ray, widely known for her quick, easy-to-prepare recipes, popular cooking shows and best-selling cookbooks, and Home Chef have come together to offer a series of meals..."
Blue Apron’s Annual Thanksgiving Menu is Back with More Options Than Ever Before
Blue Apron brings back its annual Thanksgiving menu with more options than ever before, available with or without a subscription. Designed to simplify holiday meal planning, customers can choose a classic turkey dinner as well as a vegetarian meal that comes with the option of adding a mustard glazed baked ham. In addition, holiday-inspired Add-ons will be available to mix-and-match so customers can build a feast tailored to varying party sizes.
“Our extensive Thanksgiving menu features easy-to-prepare recipes..."
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