The headline for last year’s Top 25 Refrigerated Foods Processors Report read, “Refrigerated Foods to Reign Supreme in 2020”. In no other year than 2020 could a headline that bold be an understatement.
Hormel, the makers of Columbus Craft Meats, one of the fastest growing deli brands in the United States, announced the launch of three new items designed as premium charcuterie gift options: Charcuterie 101 Collection, Charcuterie Entertaining Collection and Felino Gold. Each is convenient to give and tempting to purchase for oneself. Charcuterie boxes make excellent corporate holiday gifts for employees and clients and will be shipped directly to recipients. The boxes have limited availability due to the select nature of craft salumi and are not available in stores.
Volpi Foods, the St. Louis-based, fourth-generation family-owned and operated producer of specialty cured meats since 1902, announces the launch of their new product line, Small Bites. They are a single serve packages with 1.5-ounce portions of the brand’s expertly sliced artisan-made, dry-cured meats. With plans for smaller holiday gatherings and more time at home this year, the new Small Bites line is perfect for convenience and sparking curiosity in the kitchen.
Sausage is an American favorite year-round, but since October is National Sausage Month, there’s even more reason to enjoy the versatile flavors of Zatarain’s Andouille and Cajun Smoked Sausage. Celebrate National Sausage Month with some of Zatarain's favorite comfort recipes like Slow Cooker Sausage Jambalaya, Cajun Sausage Skillet, and "Dump and Bake" Red Beans and Rice as the weather cools down. You can find Zatarain’s Smoked Sausage at Sam’s Club, Kroger’s and select grocery stores across the country.
The original American hot dog, Feltman’s of Coney Island (est. 1867), has launched at 1,190 Publix Super Market locations across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. In Feltman’s biggest supermarket retail launch to date, the small veteran-owned and operated hot dog company has debuted a new 12.8 oz. eight-count pack SKU of its Uncured Beef Natural Casing Hot Dogs—a perfect match for an eight-pack of hot dog buns—which are now available at Publix locations across the Southeast, and through Publix curbside pickup and delivery powered by Instacart in select locations.
No location given yet for the new greenfield project.
August 12, 2020
Plumrose USA, a branded packaged meat company and subsidiary of JBS USA, a leading American food company with the second largest pork production footprint in the world, today announced its intention to construct a new, state-of-the-art Italian meats and charcuterie production facility. The estimated $200M greenfield project will be strategically located to efficiently access raw material and leverage synergies with existing corporate assets. The investment is consistent with the company’s long-term strategy to increase its value-added and branded portfolio with innovative, on-trend products.
Hormel Foods Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Texas-based Sadler’s Smokehouse. Sadler’s Smokehouse is a family-owned business that specializes in premium and authentic pit-smoked meats for retail and foodservice customers. Hormel Foods has been a customer of Sadler’s Smokehouse for over two decades.
Ahead of grilling season, Incogmeato is debuting its new, ready-to-cook plant-based Burger Patties, Original Bratwurst and Italian Sausage with complete protein. Masquerading as meat, Incogmeato tricks your taste buds with its meat-like experience and flavors from natural sources.
Check out the January 2021 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, featuring the 2021 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year, Greenleaf Foods; read about the company and the plant. Also, we have alternative proteins, cold storage and COVIC-19 vaccines, new retail products, and much more!