Aussie Select Lamb Pastrami Wins Best Alternative Channel Product at the 2021 Spirit of Innovation Awards
July 27, 2021
World Select Cuts LLC, Marietta, Ga., represents a collection of US and Australian experts in the meat, restaurant and retail sectors. And it was back in 2018 that these food industry veterans laid the groundwork for Aussie Select, which today includes a unique Lamb Pastrami and two flavorful Lamb Hams (Agave Rosemary, Tikka Masala) for both in-store deli and foodservice channels.
Field Roast Signature Stadium Hot Dogs are hung in a smokehouse and double smoked using maple hardwood wood chips and a combination of steam and dry heat
July 27, 2021
They say “teamwork makes the dream work.” Yet here’s a case where multiple teams contributed to a home run for Greenleaf Foods, SPC, Elmhurst, Ill. And coincidentally enough, this story involves baseball—with the Signature Stadium Dog now sold both outside and inside the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium.
After launching in 2020, Seemore Meats & Veggies now ships products to more than 200 Whole Foods Market locations nationwide
July 9, 2021
The newest Chicken Parm sausage from Seemore Meats & Veggies contains chicken, roasted tomatoes, basil, cheese, and toasted breadcrumbs. Seemore Meats & Veggies La Dolce Beeta earned the “Best New Retail Food” honors in Prepared Foods’ annual Spirit of Innovation (SOI) awards. Hear more of Seemore Meats & Veggies’ story when Prepared Foods hosts its SOI Awards ceremony on Wed., July 28 from 11 am to 1 pm EDT.
Some hardships present opportunities for food manufacturers and their R&D teams to partner with foodservice operators
July 8, 2021
“Last September, an operator approached us to help alleviate some labor challenges they were experiencing,” notes Elise Carlson, CFS, King & Prince senior research and development manager. “They were taking frozen, cellophane-wrapped cod, thawing it and then cutting it into pieces. Kitchen staff then cut the cod by hand so not all pieces were exactly the same, which is a desirable attribute."
July online celebration highlights innovation, winners’ strategy stories
June 24, 2021
Prepared Foods is pleased to announce and recognize winners of its 19th annual Spirit of Innovation Awards (SOI). Since 2003, these distinctive awards honor food and beverage product development teams for excellence in consumer insights, cross-functional execution and overall innovation. This year’s awards recognize items introduced from January 2020 through March 2021.
One part of the story involves King & Prince Seafood Corp., Brunswick, Ga., and one of its most popular products, Lobster Sensations®. It’s a frozen, premixed blend of lobster and seafood for foodservice operations to easily and quick thaw, portion and serve. Yet back in 2018, King & Prince customers—including convenience stores, sandwich shops and in-store delis—said their employee teams still needed a little more help in the kitchen.
Van Cleve-Talbert grew up around seafood as a family member-employee in The Van Cleve Seafood Co. in Spotsylvania, Va. The company dates back to 2001 when her mom, Shelly, opened a small seafood “shack” to source and sell better quality seafood in the area. From the start, Monica and her sister, Allie, were involved in every step of the business.
Grand View data show North America as the largest regional kombucha market and the firm’s analysts divide the category into “original” and “flavored” segments. These analysts expect flavored kombucha to continue holding the leading market share and register the fastest CAGR of 21.8% during the 2020-2027 forecast period.
Last February saw foodservice distributing giant Sysco Corp. approve and start selling Tyson Crispy Thigh Wings. These are boneless, skinless, whole muscle chicken thigh portions uniquely cut to look and eat just bone-in wings. It’s all to give consumers the tender, juicy taste of wings they crave—but without the bones.
The well-known proverb used to be “if at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again.” As ascribed to Thomas Palmer, the phrase had everything to do with education and encouraging 19th century American school children.
ON DEMAND: Prepared Foods’ 19th annual SOI program will honor six food and beverage companies for new products demonstrating excellence in consumer insights, R&D teamwork, cross-functional execution and overall innovation.
They’ve made new products—now join us as they make history! Prepared Foods’ 20th annual SOI program will honor six food and beverage companies for new products demonstrating excellence in consumer insights, R&D teamwork, cross-functional execution and overall innovation.