Congratulations to the top-five winners in our 2021 Best New Refrigerated Retail Products Contest! These five companies pulled away from the other 25 nominated foods in online voting from August 3 to September 3, and will be honored with individual Q&As in our December magazine.
The name behind America’s first hot dog—Feltman’s of Coney Island (est. 1867)—has officially expanded their critically acclaimed all-natural product line with the launch of Feltman’s Thick-Cut Uncured Bacon, now available exclusively via direct-to-consumer shipping at the company's website.
The traditional five-year anniversary gift is wood, symbolizing wisdom, strength and time with typical gifts including salt and pepper mills or candy or trinket dishes - thoughtful gifts, but maybe not the most loved items. This year, the team at Wright Brand wants to help couples celebrating five years of love the Wright way by giving the gift many would prefer: a delicious slab of real wood smoked bacon with the #AnniversaryBacon program.
Monogram Foods, a privately-held food manufacturer headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, has completed an acquisition of Quality Food Processors located in Denison, Iowa. With this acquisition Monogram annual revenue will exceed $1 billion. The acquisition, which integrates a former supplier into the Monogram family, highlights Monogram’s commitment to expanding its business by joining with companies that share similar values.
Diestel Family Ranch introduces Ultimate Turkey Burgers with Uncured Bacon to its sustainable lineup of year-round offerings. Combining Diestel’s turkey with Pederson’s Natural Farms’ no sugar, nitrite-free pork bacon, the new freezer-to-grill-ready burgers deliver incredible flavor and texture, plus 20g of protein.
United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Amigos locations across Texas and New Mexico are launching their first-ever Bacon Fest, running through May 4. Each location will provide a huge selection of bacon related products. Of course, guests can look for their typical package of bacon from traditional to gourmet, but there is more bacon fun to be had.
Finally, breakfast meat fans can have it all in one package with new Applewood Smoked Bacon Breakfast Sausage from Niman Ranch. The new links, made with Niman Ranch’s award-winning artisanal uncured bacon, are one of two new additions to the brand’s breakfast sausage line. For those with more of a sweet tooth, Niman Ranch has also rolled out Vermont Maple links—the perfect partner for any stack of pancakes. The full line of Niman Ranch breakfast sausages, including their classic pork and apple cinnamon varieties, is now available nationwide at select specialty grocers.
Quality Food Processors (QFP) has been recognized as Sigma's 2020 Value Partner of the Year. Sigma honors only one supplier annually with the award. This is the first time that QFP has received this distinction. Sigma is a global food company with a presence in 18 countries, and QFP is a high-quality bacon supplier for the company's Bar-S Foods brand.