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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at The Fresh Market!
The Fresh Market is making prepping for the holidays easier than ever this year, with the specialty food retailer’s prepared holiday meals available now for pre-order, a special holiday print edition of The Fresh Market Magazine, and a holiday-themed shoppable livestream featuring brand ambassador, Chef Anna Rossi.
Whether it's a festive feast with family and friends or a small gathering, The Fresh Market offers everything guests need to create memorable and delicious meals. To make holiday shopping even more convenient, The Fresh Market also...
The Retail Rundown: 2023 Thanksgiving Outlook
Thanksgiving is just one week out and grocers are bracing for a busy weekend ahead as shoppers secure any remaining needs for the holiday feast. Below, we have the latest outlook on what Turkey Day 2023 may bring.
The Star of the Show
Shoppers this Thanksgiving may breathe a sigh of relief when looking at prices for the big bird. Last year, households shelled out more money for their turkeys due to factors including highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) complications, low cold storage holdings, and inflation.
A lull in bird flu detections following the initial outbreak...
Olymel Recalls Ready-To-Eat Ham Products Imported Without the Benefit of Import Reinspection
Olymel, the importer of record located in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada, is recalling approximately 11,016 pounds of ready-to eat ham products that were not presented for import reinspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
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Bob Evans Restaurants Celebrates This Holiday Season with the Return of Farmhouse Feasts
To celebrate the Thanksgiving season, Bob Evans holiday meals allow guests to spend less time cooking and more time making memories – the true meaning of the season. For years, Bob Evans has mastered their signature Thanksgiving recipes to alleviate the burden of making a Thanksgiving meal for its guests. This year, the return of Bob Evans’ Farmhouse Feasts feature a collection of holiday meals to-go that can accommodate gatherings of any size and are packed cold, ready to heat and serve in two hours or less...
Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats Inc. is recalling Signature Master Carve Half Ham
In a letter addressed to Costco members, Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats Inc announced its recalling a single code date for its Kirkland Signature Master Carve Half Ham, Natural Juices Boneless Smoked Half Ham.
The item has a use/Freeze by date of January 20, 2023 and Lot# 264 - 4 sticker. The company states this item is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination and are advising customers to return product for a full refund.
The product was available for purchase between September 26-29 in Northern California...
For a Limited Time, Hormel Foodservice Offers CURE 81® Pumpkin Spice Ham
Hormel Foodservice is launching its first-ever limited-time product offering, and there’s still time for foodservice operators to order.
The Fortune 500 global branded food company recently unveiled its Cure 81® Pumpkin Spice Ham, available for only a short time this fall. This half-spiral ham is infused with a specially formulated pumpkin-spice blend and comes with a pumpkin-spice glaze packet for an even more festive flavor. Foodservice establishments have until Sept. 15 to order theirs, and they can do so here: www.cure81pumpkinspiceham.com...
Eat Like a Champion with Little Caesars New 4-Quarter Calzony
As the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, Little Caesars is giving pizza eaters and football fans the opportunity to draft the ultimate gametime meal that satisfies the entire team and their appetites. Little Caesars is putting its signature Crazy Calzony®, a pizza-calzone combo, back in the lineup and amping it up with a variety of toppings to create a product that has something for everyone – the 4-Quarter Calzony.
Fans can get their hands on the 4-Quarter Calzony for $8.99* as early...
Oscar Mayer Enters On-The-Go Refrigerated Breakfast Category with New Scramblers Innovation
Today, Oscar Mayer®, the brand known for uniting millions around a love of meat, announces its first-ever on-the-go refrigerated breakfast offering: new Oscar Mayer Scramblers. The innovation comes after uncovering that only 23 percent of people are currently eating a full breakfast1 due to limited hearty options available. Here to transform the convenient breakfast game, Oscar Mayer Scramblers are made by using two fresh eggs and are available in three delicious and filling varieties – including Bacon & Velveeta, Ham & Colby Jack and Wiener & Cheddar...
Panera Introduces New Cinnamon Crunch Bagel Breakfast Sandwich and the Return of the Cinnamon Crunch Latte
Today, Panera celebrates its seasonal fall menu drop with the return of its signature Cinnamon Crunch Latte and the debut of the new Ham, Egg & Cheese on a Cinnamon Crunch Bagel, available at Panera bakery-cafes nationwide starting August 30. Priced at $6.79 – $7.79, this new breakfast sandwich brings together Black Forest Ham, scrambled egg, aged white cheddar and salt and pepper on a toasted Cinnamon Crunch Bagel for an irresistible combination to kickstart your morning. Panera also expanded its beverage lineup...
The Retail Rundown: Grocers Egg on Easter Sales Grocers Egg on Easter Sales
Grocers are egging on Easter spending this week as shoppers secure last-minute needs for the first major holiday of Spring.
This year, consumers may be less eager to flock to the egg case. The Midwest large egg wholesale market has been in a sharp decline over the past two weeks and counting after rallying by more than 45% from mid-February through late March. However, prices leading up to the holiday surpassed the two-to-three-dollar mark, leaving retailers little clearance to promote aggressively...
This Week in Retail: Sleigh-ing the Competition with Holiday Deals
With the cost of living remaining high for many households, retailers are hoping to earn consumer dollars with attractive deals in the final days leading up to Christmas.
Last-minute shoppers looking to procure their centerpieces for the holiday dinner table can find competitive offerings on a wide array of proteins this week.
Looking at this week's protein ads, pork features currently hold the top slot with 31.2% of total retail activity. Seafood follows with 26.5% of ad space, while beef features account for 22%. Turkey makes up 8.2% of circular space and chicken holds onto 7.7% of total retail activity. Egg features are nearly non-existent with just 0.4%.
In the pork complex, ham features claim 31% of all pork feature activity. Holiday hams average $2.18 per pound, up 27 cents from a year ago. Bone-in butt half hams are featured at $2.32 per pound, a whopping 63.4% higher than this week in...
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