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Hofmann Sausage Company Expands Southeastern U.S. Distribution

Hofmann Sausage Company announces that Walmart has added distribution in Florida. Hofmann Natural Casing German Brand Franks and Natural Casing Snappy Grillers are now available in eighty-eight Florida stores located in central Florida including Tampa/St. Petersburg and Orlando markets.

According to IRI (Information Resources, Inc.) data, Hofmann Sausage Company's Natural Casing German Franks product is the No.1 selling natural casing hot dog/frank in the U.S. Southeast (52-week timeframe ending 8/7/22). IRI provides data analytics and market research allowing clients insight into consumer behavior, shopping trends, and...

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Sep 22 10:14 AM, General News



Brandcrush Expands Solution to U.S. Grocery Retailers

Today, Australia-owned omnichannel media platform Brandcrush announced its expansion in the U.S. market to help grocery retailers and CPG brands drive growth with efficient, centralized media management as the $190 billion retail media market booms worldwide. The U.S. expansion into grocery retail follows Brandcrush's success in Australia and with global D2C retailers, propelled by global businesses' urgent need to modernize their media practices to unlock new revenue, protect margins and grow amid rising inflation.

Brandcrush closes the adtech gap in retail media, offering a unique solution for grocery retailers...

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Sep 16 8:00 AM, General News


Grubhub and Bloomin' Brands Expand Partnership with More Restaurants

Grubhub and Bloomin' Brands, Inc. announced today they are expanding their partnership to bring all of Bloomin' Brands concepts to the Grubhub Marketplace. All Bloomin' Brands concepts will be available on Grubhub for pickup or delivery, adding to the select Carrabba's Italian Grill locations already available on the platform.

More than 1,700 listings will be available across the country, including more than 1,000 restaurant locations and 700 virtual kitchens. Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Aussie Grill are currently available on Grubhub, with Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and...

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Sep 15 9:07 AM, General News


Redefine Meat Launches in Finland, Partnering with MeEat to Distribute New-Meat™ to Restaurants 

- Plant-based meat manufacturer and distributor, MeEat, will serve as Redefine Meat's Finnish representative, using premium-quality New-Meat to take plant-based meat into the restaurant sector for the first time

- Emo, a European-cuisine restaurant in Helsinki, will be the first to serve Redefine Meat's breakthrough Beef and Lamb Flank – available on the menu starting next week

New-MeatTM pioneer, Redefine Meat, today announces its expansion into Finland, partnering with local plant-based manufacturer and distributor, MeEat, to distribute Redefine Meat's breakthrough...

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Sep 9 8:00 AM, General News


Blue Apron Expands on Convenient Meal Options Beyond Dinner

Blue Apron expands on convenient meal options beyond dinner that will be featured on its Add-ons menu, available to order now. Created to take the stress out of weekday planning in preparation for one of the busiest seasons of the year, the new Add-ons feature kid and adult-approved recipes, perfect for an after-school snack, packable lunch, a simple dinner, or somewhere in between.

“Expanding the variety of our menu options to meet the needs of families and on-the-go customers continues to be a category..."

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Aug 24 9:01 AM, General News


Barvecue Announces Major Retail Expansion with Harris Teeter Supermarkets

Barvecue, is pleased to announce a major new retail expansion with Harris Teeter Supermarkets. With Harris Teeter's presence throughout the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, and the District of Columbia, this new retail distribution significantly expands Barvecue's product availability in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. market areas.

Barvecue's product offering attracts a wide range of shoppers; vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians looking to put a plant-based option center of plate a few times a week. Barvecue's wood-smoked, plant-based Pulled BVQ and Carnitas will be placed within the...

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Aug 23 9:08 AM, General News


Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers partners with UMI Marketing Solutions

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has selected UMI Marketing Solutions as their marketing operations partner. Freddy's is a leading fast-casual restaurant with huge growth potential as they expand across the United States. Bringing their decades of marketing and franchise industry experience to the table, UMI will further fuel Freddy's efforts to double its footprint within the next four years.

"Freddy's is a unique, rapidly-growing brand, and we believe UMI's turn-key nature and dedication to the success of their clients through innovative marketing solutions make them the perfect partner to..."

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Aug 9 1:00 PM, General News


Eat Meati™ Makes Retail Debut in Select Sprouts Farmers Market Locations with Plans for Expansion

Eat Meati™, the juicy, delicious alternative whole-food proteins made from mushroom root by Meati Foods, today hit retail shelves for the first time at three Sprouts Farmers Market locations in the Denver-Boulder area. 

This entrance to retail comes alongside their expanded partnership with Birdcall, an all-natural fast-casual restaurant group. This marks a major step in Meati Foods' mission towards accessibility, with plans to achieve a national, omni-channel footprint by late-2023, including all Sprouts Farmers Market locations...

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Jul 21 8:00 AM, General News


Sahlen's Flagship Hot Dogs & Newest Product Now Available at Kroger

Three varieties of Sahlen's Hot Dogs can now be found at several Kroger retail locations throughout the Southeast United States. Kroger adds two of Sahlen's most sought after hot dog products—Tender Casing Pork & Beef Smokehouse Hot Dogs and Tender Casing All Beef Smokehouse Hot Dogs—as well as Sahlen's latest product release, Grilled For You™ Hot Dogs.

The two tender casing hot dog products have always been a Western New York staple, while Grilled For You™ Hot Dogs, released earlier this year, add a new, convenient...

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Jul 15 9:02 AM, General News


BurgerFi and Gopuff Expand Pilot to Deliver Fresh Made Burgers and Fries to Customers Nationwide

BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest-growing, premium fast-casual concepts, and Gopuff, the go-to platform for immediate delivery of customers' everyday needs, today announced plans to expand the delivery of BurgerFi items on the Gopuff platform to more customers nationwide, following a successful pilot program. In the coming months, Gopuff will begin delivering fresh-made BurgerFi burgers and fries to customers in more than a dozen cities, including Miami, New York City, Nashville and Philadelphia.

"The synergy between BurgerFi and Gopuff remains unrivaled..."

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Jul 8 8:22 AM, General News


Impossible Foods Launches in the United Kingdom

California-based Impossible Foods, the fastest-growing plant-based meat company in the U.S., is making its European debut in the United Kingdom this week with the launch of two of its latest products — Impossible “Chicken” Nuggets™ Made From Plants and Impossible Sausage Patties™ Made From Plants.

Both products will be available starting May 19 at restaurants across the country — including many of the UK’s best-loved chicken shops — offering Brits a plant-based chicken nugget. Impossible “Chicken” Nuggets are preferred two-to-one by UK consumers...

 

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May 19 8:00 AM, General News


Hofmann Sausage Company Adds Ingles Markets as a Grocery Retailer

Hofmann Sausage Company announces that three of its retail hot dog items are now being sold chainwide in Ingles Markets. As of May 1st, Ingles Markets sells Hofmann Skinless German Franks, Skinless Beef Franks, and Skinless Dinner Franks.

Ingles Markets is based in Asheville, North Carolina, where the company began in 1963. The grocery chain operates 200 grocery stores in the southeastern United States with annual sales of almost $4 billion. Ingles Markets are in the following states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia...

 

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May 18 2:42 PM, General News


Abbot's Butcher Fuels Growth with Massive Retail Expansion at Target Nationally

Abbot's Butcher, the makers of premium plant-based meats, announces it now has national distribution at Target, with the retailer carrying Abbot's Butcher's crave-worthy "Chorizo" at 1,215 stores nationwide. Additionally, Abbot's Butcher is expanding into 159 The Fresh Market stores and 73 Fresh Thyme stores with their full portfolio of delicious and protein-rich plant-based products including "Chorizo," Ground "Beef," and Chopped Chick'n.

"We are excited to partner with Target, The Fresh Market, and Fresh Thyme to give more people access to our delicious plant-based..."

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May 11 8:04 AM, General News


UNFI Expands Food Rescue and Recovery Efforts with Too Good To Go

United Natural Foods, Inc. announced today the expansion of its relationship with Too Good To Go, the innovative food waste reduction app and the largest business-to-consumer marketplace for surplus food. What began as a pilot program in UNFI’s Atlantic region has become one of the fastest growing solutions offered by UNFI Professional Services, with the number of retailers offering the program nearly doubling after the first year.

“A core value underpinning UNFI’s ESG priorities is our long-standing commitment to doing what’s right for people and..."

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May 10 8:44 AM, General News


SpartanNash and DoorDash Partner to Scale On-Demand Grocery Offerings

Food solutions company SpartanNash today announced an innovative partnership with local commerce platform DoorDash to expand the Company’s grocery services and solutions across both digital and physical platforms through various different initiatives.

DoorDash is partnering with SpartanNash to offer on-demand grocery delivery from more than 100 SpartanNash owned stores including Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and more. The partnership will also include the opportunity for SpartanNash’s network of 2,100 independent retail customers to leverage both the DoorDash marketplace app and website as well as DoorDash Drive, the white-label...

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May 10 8:39 AM, General News


Beyond Meat® Expands Availability of Beyond Chicken® Tenders at over 8,000 New Outlets Nationwide

Beyond Meat, Inc., a leader in plant-based meat, today announced that it is significantly increasing the availability of its Beyond Chicken® Tenders at leading retail outlets across the country, including supermarkets, pharmacies and club stores. Starting today, Beyond Chicken Tenders are available at select Albertsons, CVS, Sprouts and Whole Foods Market stores nationwide, and are expanding into all Kroger banners throughout April. With this expansion, Beyond Meat, the #1 selling plant-based meat brand in the refrigerated category in retail and across...

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Apr 12 12:57 PM, General News


Albertsons Companies Helps Expand Affordable Access to Fresh Food and Wellness Products

Albertsons Companies announced today that customers can now use supplemental benefits to purchase over-the-counter medications and fresh produce in the company’s stores. The new program provides convenient access to customers using pre-paid cards funded by Medicare Advantage plans, employer incentives, healthcare providers, or local governments, furthering the company’s commitment to support the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

“We are committed to offering solutions that deliver access to healthy produce and meals, reduce food insecurity and provide solutions for..."

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Mar 30 9:15 AM, General News


Packaged Facts Reports Children's Food and Beverage Market Rises to $70 Billion

The U.S. food and beverage industry has been impacted heavily by COVID-19. In 2020 and 2021, retail sales of children's food and beverage products expanded faster than average due to increased spending at food stores and growing desires for healthy products for the whole family.

In 2021, sales reached $70 billion on the strength of pandemic trends as reported by Packaged Facts' new report Children's Food and Beverage Market: Trends and Opportunities. Products marketed for children are primarily purchased by their parents/guardians...

 

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Feb 2 7:58 AM, General News


Plant-Based Next Meats From Japan Continues Rapid Growth With California Expansion

Founded in 2017 by entrepreneurs Ryo Shirai and Hideyuki Sasaki to help the world to eat healthier and lessen traditional agriculture's impact on the environment, Next Meats premiered its cutting-edge products, which include the world's first plant-based short rib and skirt steak, in Japan in 2020 after years of research and development.

Japanese specialty market Tokyo Central is the first grocer in California to offer three Next Meats products — Next Short Rib, Next Skirt Steak, and Next Beef Bowl — at six locations in Southern California and...

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Jan 28 8:49 AM, General News


Stop & Shop and Flashfood Team Up to Reduce Food Waste and Save Customers Money on Groceries

Stop & Shop, a neighborhood grocer with more than 400 stores throughout the Northeast, today announced it is rolling out Flashfood to its Pawtucket and Providence, RI, stores following a successful pilot. Flashfood is a digital marketplace that strives to eliminate food waste at the retail level by connecting consumers with discounted food nearing its best by date. As a result of the program’s impact to date, Flashfood has diverted 30 million pounds of food from ending up in landfills throughout the U.S. and Canada...

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Jan 20 9:17 AM, General News


PlantPlus Foods Expands Americas play via Completion of Sol Cuisine Acquisition

PlantPlus Foods, LLC, the new generation of plant-based foods and a joint venture between a leading global food solutions and nutrition company, ADM, and one of the leaders in the protein sector, Marfrig, is proud to announce its portfolio expansion in North America with the completed acquisition of Sol Cuisine Ltd. (“Sol Cuisine”) following the recent announcement of their acquisition of DEW Drink Eat Well, LLC (“Hilary’s”). These strategic acquisitions further position PlantPlus Foods as an industry enabler in the plant-based space as the...

 

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Jan 20 8:17 AM, General News


Impossible Foods Expands in Retail with New Impossible™ Meatballs Made From Plants

Today, California-based Impossible Foods is debuting Impossible Meatballs Made From Plants, the company’s third new retail product in four months, as it continues to expand its presence on grocery store shelves.

Earlier this year, Impossible Foods launched ImpossibleTM Sausage Made From Plants and ImpossibleTM Chicken Nuggets Made From Plants in grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide. The company also dramatically expanded retail availability of its flagship product, ImpossibleTM Burger, which is now available in about 22,000 grocery retail locations.

Available at Walmart stores starting this...

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Nov 17 8:22 AM, General News


Lightlife Expands Distribution at Walmart, Adds Plant-Based Burgers, Breakfast Links and Patties

Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of leading plant-based brands Lightlife® and Field Roast™, announced today that its Lightlife Plant-Based Burger, Plant-Based Breakfast Links and Plant-Based Breakfast Patties are now available at select Walmart locations nationwide. The plant-based breakfast items will be sold in the refrigerated breakfast meat section, the first time the retailer will offer a plant-based option in this area of the store, and the Lightlife Plant-Based Burger will be available in the frozen aisle...

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Oct 15 8:00 AM, General News







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