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Editors’ picks for innovative products
FRESH FOOD, BEVERAGES, PRODUCE, REFRIGERATED
Juiced-up Fruit Cups
The fruit cup category will never be the same now t that Chiquita Juice + Fruit Duos chilled fruit cups f from Cincinnati-based Chiquita Brands International I Inc. are on the scene. Featuring no added sugar, the p paired juice-and-fruit product not only simpliﬁes s snacking — even to the point of including a handy spoon — but also p provides antioxidant vitamin C. The Fruit Duos line comes in four v varieties: Pineapple Guava, Pineapple Banana, Peach Mango and Pear B Blueberry Pomegranate. A 6-ounce cup retails for a suggested $1.59 to $ $1.69. For more information, visit www.chiquitabrands.com.
CENTER STORE, FROZEN/REFRIGERATED
Ready after just ﬁve minutes in the microwave, the Fast & Fresh Potatoes line from Friesland, Wis.-based Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. makes it easier than ever to eat a healthy dinner. Available in Red and Golden varieties, the triple-washed potatoes “offer today’s busy consumer a meal preparation solution that combines convenience with nutritional value,” according to company president and CEO Larry Alsum, who adds that both potato varieties are fat-free, low in calories, rich in vitamin C and a good source of potassium. The item comes in a microwaveable 12-ounce steamer bag. For more information, visit www.alsum.com.
Call Out the Enforcer
Zep Inc. of Atlanta has revamped its Enforcer brand of insecticides for 2011 with a variety of new and improved products, as well as a fresh look. New products this year include BugMax Insect Killer, an inside/outside non-permethrin aerosol spray that kills more than 50 crawling and ﬂying insects on contact, and provides up to three months of residual control, and BugMax Fogger, which kills a variety of crawling and ﬂying insects, and continues working for up to 12 weeks without staining or leaving an oily residue. Among the improved items are Enforcer Ant & Roach Bait Stations, featuring new space-saver packaging that holds four stations and takes up less shelf space; Enforcer Flea Fogger with a new formula containing Nylar, an insect growth regulator, and now available in a 2-ounce size to meet upcoming EPA regulations; Enforcer Flea & Tick Yard Spray Concentrate, which now contains lamba, a new non-permethrin active ingredient that provides twice the residual action of the previous formula; and Enforcer Bed Bug Spray, which can be used on mattresses, furniture, luggage and other items to kill bed bugs and their eggs, as well as ﬂeas, ticks, dust mites, lice and moths, and now comes in a larger 14-ounce size. SRPs range from $3.49 to $12.98. For more information, visit www.zepinc.com or call 800-241-5656.
Go With Greek
Chobani, the Northeast’s No. 1 yogurt brand, is rolling out three more ﬂavors nationwide, bringing the total of 6-ounce Greek yogurt varieties from Norwich, N.Y.-based Agro Farma to 14, far outpacing other brands in the segment. With real chunks of fruit on the bottom, 0% Black Cherry contains 140 calories, zero grams of fat, and 14 grams of protein per serving; perfectly balanced between sweet and tart, 0% Lemon offers the same amount of calories, fat and protein; and 2% Mango, featuring real pieces of ripe mango, provides 160 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 14 grams of protein per cup. All of Chobani’s Greek strained yogurts are 100 percent natural, gluten-free, kosher and made with hormonefree milk. A 6-ounce cup retails for $1.29. For more information, visit www.chobani.com.
Paula on the Side
The Paula Deen Southern Dishes line from Pelion, S.C.-based Walter P. Rawl & Sons trades on the famed Southern cook’s brand power. Focusing on the key attributes of taste and convenience, the microwaveablein-the-bag items are ready in just two to six minutes, and come in the following varieties: Creamy Herb Butter Sauce with Broccoli, Butter & Bacon Sauce with Green Beans, Asiago Cheese Sauce & Vegetable Medley, Garlic Butter Sauce with Potatoes & Green Beans, and Red Potatoes with Loaded Baked Potato Sauce. Early this year, additional varieties will launch, including ones featuring butternut squash, sweet potatoes, collard greens and Brussels sprouts. Backed by a consumer marketing program, the line retails for a suggested $3.99 per package. For more information, visit www.rawl.net.
FROZEN, ETHNIC FOODS
As part of a multichannel growth strategy, Pizza Patrón, the nation’s No. 1 Latin pizza brand, has launched a line of frozen pizzas — marking the ﬁrst time in the Dallas-based company’s history that its products will be available outside Pizza Patrón retail locations. Introducing a “classic crust” style with the original ﬂavor proﬁles that customers have loved for nearly a quarter of a century, the 11-inch frozen pizzas are made with high-quality ingredients and the chain’s proprietary blend of spices and crushed Roma tomato sauce. SRPs are $3.99 for the Cheese Pizza and $4.99 for the Pepperoni, Meat Trio, Mexicana, Patrona and Hawaiana varieties. To learn more, visit www.pizzapatron.com.
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A H E A D O F W H AT ’ S N E X T
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