Cafe Spice is launching three new, globally-inspired, heat-and-eat meals sold exclusively at Whole Foods. Created in partnership with the Whole Foods Market North Atlantic culinary team, the new Cafe Spice dishes highlight bold and exotic flavors that will take taste buds on a culinary adventure from the convenience of home.
Brazi Bites, the top U.S. producer of naturally gluten-free Brazilian-style cheese bread, is expanding its distribution footprint to over 300 Walmart stores and will also be available online at Amazon. The brand has experienced a 60% increase in sales this year due to pandemic spending by consumers.
Indian food producer Aliya’s Foods has recently launched a hot new rebrand for its line, Chef Bombay, that is geared at attracting attention in the freezer aisle and commemorating 20 years in business. As Canada’s largest exporter of Indian food, their wide range of products brings high quality ingredients and unique spice blends to both classic dishes and innovative new favorites.
Pandemic-related labor and supply chain issues in the Philippines earlier this year led to current shortage, according to Ramar Foods.
August 26, 2020
Due to high demand, Ramar Foods announces a shortage on its ube (purple yam) supply. Purple Yam has been the popular comfort food for the diaspora and has been enjoyed in several ice cream flavors under Ramar's Magnolia brand. The all-natural ube supply is experiencing a shortage. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and surges in grocery, the supplies are going to be limited.
Z&Z is a family-owned food brand reinvigorating Middle Eastern classics. Their newest launch features one of their most popular products, the Za’atar Manoushe. The manoushe is a handmade flatbread topped with a savory herb blend mixed with golden, buttery olive oil. It’s a modern spin on one of the most iconic foods in the Middle East and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, as a main dish or as a side. It’s ready to heat and prep-free-- just toss it in the oven and get ready to enjoy.
AYO Foods, the authentic and delicious line of West-African inspired cuisine, has developed a partnership with Whole Foods and is now available at nearly 50 locations throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Mochidoki's direct-to-consumer website has launched two-day shipping in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah, expanding their delivery zones to the Western US for the first time. The nationally-renowned brand now ships to 27 states.
New brand ships direct-to-consumer through the company's website, portion of each sale goes to One Acre Fund.
July 13, 2020
Marco Sweets & Spices, a craft ice cream company that creates culinary-inspired flavors rooted in a love for travel, debuts five flavors that celebrate diverse, global ingredients. A collaborative effort from food and beverage industry veterans Luke Christianson, Avery Henderson, Julian Plyter, a pastry veteran of Eleven Madison Park and founder of New York City’s Melt Bakery, and Spencer Joynt, partner and creative director at Alright Studio, Marco was founded to pay homage to beloved flavors from around the world, and transport them from plate to pint.
Check out the September 2020 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Cold storage construction and COVID-19, how foodservice is adapting to coronavirus challenges, SugarCreek, 2020 cold storage construction guide & directory and much more!