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Retail Merchandising Solutions
PG presents a ﬂurry of after-dinner treats and merchandising ideas to help retailers tap incremental sales.
featuring a dark graham cracker crust and a topping of chocolate ganache and chocolate curls, and Lemon Chiffon, including a sweet graham cracker crust and a topping of tangy lemon sauce and white chocolate ﬂakes. “There are few authentically European desserts that consumers can enjoy in the comfort of their own home, and even fewer options that cater cobblers for such decadent desserts as Fluffy Cherry Lemon Pie and Easy Blackberry Cobbler. In addition to pies, Knouse highlights recipe ideas to help foodservice professionals meet the demand for the following trends: • Health: Chefs are challenged with developing new ways to create dishes that meet new health mandates. Substituting butter with applesauce, apple butter and apples helps cut fat and calories for a ﬂavorful and healthful balance. Start with such recipes as low-guilt carrot cake. • Mini Portions: “Mini” will be the buzzword in 2011 foodservice — including mini desserts — because smaller sizes ﬁt into tighter budgets. Retailers can ﬁnd recipes for chocolate chip cherry bars, apple crisp dessert, blueberry shortbread and more by visiting www.knousefoodservice.com.
Rolling in Chocolate
For a gourmet treat that hits the sweet spot for on-the-go customers, Nyack, N.Y.based Q.bel Foods — makers of all-natural chocolate wafer rolls and wafer bars — will showcase its new packaging that became available in late 2010 at the upcoming Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Designed speciﬁcally to give retailers multiple creative merchandising options, Q.bel’s new standup bag is available in four varieties of its chocolate wafer rolls: Peanut Butter with Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate (36 percent cacao), Dark Chocolate (52 percent cacao) and the new Deep Dark Chocolate (72 percent cacao). Each bag contains eight individually wrapped chocolate wafer rolls and retails for a suggested $4.49 to $4.79. Q.bel will continue to sell its established impulse packages, which are available nationwide in all Whole Foods Market locations and many other retail outlets. For more information, visit www.QbelFoods.com.
Pies Are Flying High
With sweet and savory pies predicted to top the list of food trends for 2011, retailers can capitalize accordingly by using Peach Glen, Pa.-based Knouse Foods’ ready-made Lucky Leaf and Musselman’s pie ﬁllings. Available in an assortment of ﬂavors — Deluxe Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Lemon, Blackberry, Apricot, Peach, Pineapple, Raisin, Red Raspberry and Strawberry — the ﬁllings can be used to create a variety of pies, tarts and
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to the ‘just a few bites’ sweet-tooth craving,” notes Lars Oltmanns, general manager of Cumming, Ga.-based Coppenrath USA. “By offering Mousse Duets single servings, we are pleased to ﬁll the gap of this consumer desire.” The SRP for two individual 3.2-ounce servings in eye-catching containiners sporting scenic nic European background nd imagery is $3.79. 79. To learn more, visit it www.coppenrathbakery.com.
Coppenrath, Europe’s largest producer of frozen desserts, has now brought singleserve Mousse Duets to the United States. Containing fewer than 300 calories each, the individually portioned dessert cups come in two decadent ﬂavors: Chocolate,
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Stevia in the Mix
Sans Sucre baking mixes enable those watching their sugar intake to indulge in home-baked
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Progressive Grocer - January 2011
Progressive Grocer - January 2011
Table of Contents
Nielsen’s Shelf Stoppers/ Spotlight: Medications and Remedies/antacids
Mintel Global New Products: Salty Snacks, Meat Snacks and Popcorn, Q2-Q3 2010
Best Practices: Are We There Yet?
Store of the Month Special Edition: My H-E-B
Marketing: Circular Paradox
Gma President’s Note: United We Stand
Pg Special Events: Pg Honors 2010 Top Women, Green Grocers at Gala Event
Retailer Spotlight: Winn-Dixie’s Awakening
Category Management: Mutual Benefi Ts
Special Section: Progressive Grocer Independent: For Retailers, by Retailers
Condiments: A Matter of Taste
Butter/margarine: Promise for the Future
Desserts: Sweet Solutions
Energy Drinks/shots: Energy Drinks Get a Jolt
Winter Produce: Season of Plenty
Meat Merchandising Study: Meat to Meals
Candles/Air Fresheners: Beyond Common Scents
Front End: The Front End Checkout: A Microeconomic Model of the Store
Cough and Cold: A Tissue Please?
Whole Health: Feeling Good in 2011
Futuretech: It’s a Mad, Mobile World
Progressive Voices: Retailers’ Value Equation = Customer-Benefit Costing
Ovens and Rotisseries: Heating Up
What’s Next: Editors’ Picks for Innovative Products
Progressive Grocer - January 2011