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Perdue Premium Meat Company to Acquire Panorama Meats

The nation’s largest producer of grass-fed, organic beef to grow with support of new resources

Panorama Meats®, the nation’s largest producer of 100 percent grass-fed and grass-finished certified organic beef, today announced they were joining Perdue Premium Meat Company, Inc., an industry leader in sustainable agriculture and humane animal care. Panorama will be the most recent brand to join the Perdue Farms family of sustainable premium meat companies that include Niman Ranch®, Coleman Natural®, Prairie Grove® and Sioux-Preme® Packing Co. Panorama’s nearly 50 independent family ranchers raise U.S. born cattle and span seven states and one million acres of USDA Certified Organic grasslands in Northern California, Southern Oregon, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Colorado.

“Perdue Premium Meat Company brings long-term stability and shared resources that will...

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May 24 9:25 AM, Urner Barry



Organic Sales Continue to Outpace Previous Years—Nielsen

While organic products have been available for decades in the U.S. fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, they’ve become more accessible than ever in the last few years. Despite this growing popularity, organic products are not necessarily a fad. Sales of organic FMCG haven’t waned, and given sales trajectory across the store, organic appears to be an age-old growth driver that’s here to stay.

While it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear about the prominence of organic products, it might be interesting to learn that sales continue to outpace previous years. In fact, they now account for more than $21 billion in sales and are up nearly 9% in dollars and 8% in units. And at a time when the FMCG industry overall has experienced flat volume consumption, this growth is...

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Jan 3 9:31 AM, General News


Minor League Baseball and Applegate to Provide a “Cleaner” Option of Classic Ballpark Fare

Applegate Farms will become the “Official Natural and Organic Meat of MiLB,” the first-ever partnership in the category for Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced that Applegate Farms, LLC , the nation’s leading natural and organic meat company will become the “Official Natural and Organic Meat of MiLB,” the first-ever partnership in the category for Minor League Baseball.

By partnering with Minor League Baseball, Applegate will give fans cleaner, more natural choices of traditional ballpark staples – including “The Cleaner Wiener™” – Applegate’s 100 percent grass-fed beef hot dogs. Made with only simple ingredients (100 percent grass-fed beef, water, salt and spices) and never any chemical nitrites or nitrates added, fans can spend more time thinking about how to top their hot dog versus what’s inside.

The Applegate “cleaner, crave-able food for everyone” mantra will carry over to concessions options at select Minor League Baseball ballparks, with teams offering ...

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Dec 5 9:28 AM, General News


Chicago Meat Authority Increases Organic Offerings

Chicago Meat Authority has increased its organics offerings to include steak and beef. CMA has been certified by the Midwest Organic Services Association as a handler under the USDA National Organic Program. As a handler, CMA is required to have a program in place to ensure that organic products remain pure and are not cross-contacted with non-organic products or prohibited substances.

“We have expanded our certified organic program to include beef items such as premium steaks, roasts and grinds...

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Nov 27 8:41 AM, General News


Perdue AgriBusiness Chooses Tradepoint Atlantic for New Organic Grain Facility

Perdue AgriBusiness, a division of Perdue Farms, announced today a $30 million investment to open an organic grain receiving and storage facility at Tradepoint Atlantic in eastern Baltimore County to meet the rising demand for organic feed ingredients for Perdue Foods and other companies in the region. The facility will also include grain and oilseed processing/milling and support more than 25 new jobs.

“Tradepoint Atlantic at the Port of Baltimore is ideally located to receive grain and supply organic customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Dick Willey, president, Perdue AgriBusiness. “We work directly with local farmers and traders in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia to source organic grain and soybeans. This new complex will be a key part of an integrated supply chain that enables us to increase business and reduce the cost while maintaining the quality of our organic products.”

“We’re on a mission to make organic chicken more accessible to more consumers, but the limiting factor is... 

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Nov 6 8:02 AM, General News


Natural Grocers Releases New Line of Premium Quality Private Label Grocery Products

Natural Grocers, one of America's leading natural and organic retailers, launched its new line of premium quality private label products, including over 35 different new items across 10 categories. The launch continues Natural Grocers' commitment to its founding principles of Highest Quality Products at Always AffordableSM Prices. Natural Grocers is extending the power and equity of the Natural Grocers brand into a differentiated line of premium products that can only be found at Natural Grocers stores.

"Our name has been defining the highest quality standards in the natural foods industry since before it really was an industry, so when it comes time to put our name on products, only the highest quality products will do, and we make sure that they are priced so that everyone can afford them," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers Co-President. "We want products that represent our values: hormone and antibiotic-free meats; pasture-based dairy; pasture-raised eggs...

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Oct 3 9:33 AM, General News




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