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MAXINE’S HEAVENLY NOW AVAILABLE AT SPROUTS FARMERS MARKETS

Rapidly growing cookie company picks up national distribution with key natural retailer.

Los Angeles, CA, 2020-Oct-09 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Maxine’s Heavenly, a Los Angeles-based company that makes decadent but better-for-you cookies for the sugar conscious consumer, is now available at Sprouts Farmers Market nationwide.

With the addition of Sprouts Farmers Market, Maxine’s Heavenly continues its rapid growth into retail across key geographical regions from the west coast into the Rocky Mountains and South West regions of the United States. This growth is on the heels of recent expansions throughout the US into two additional regions of Whole Foods Market, Ralph’s by Kroger, and Lucky/Save Mart. Maxine’s Heavenly products also recently became available in Canada through a partnership with London Drugs and the online retailer, Natura Market.

The addition of Sprouts, with it’s nearly 350 locations, represents one of the remaining critical partnerships in the Natural Food space for the brand.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Sprouts to offer Maxine’s Heavenly to it’s incredible network of loyal consumers,” said CEO Robert Petrarca. “Their stores really cater to what they call the ‘health enthusiast’ and this aligns perfectly with the Maxine’s Heavenly brand. We make our cookies for those consumers who both read the ingredient panel and demand great taste. We know it will be a perfect match for the Sprouts customer.”

Maxine’s Heavenly oat-based and refined-sugar-free cookies offer unique qualities not offered by other brands on the shelf:

  • Homemade taste inspired by Maxine’s original decadent recipe from the 1950’s.
  • Naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and dates for an unrefined, lower sugar cookie.
  • Made for more to enjoy – all flavors are certified gluten free, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO.

Sprouts Farmers Market will carry Maxine’s Heavenly two top-selling SKUS: Chocolate Chocolate Chunk and  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk.

About Maxine’s Heavenly: Maxine’s Heavenly homemade style, soft-baked cookies are mom’s recipe made so-much-better-for-you. Made for more to enjoy, Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are certified Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO, and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and dates. Maxine’s Heavenly cookies was voted Best Snack of 2018 in Health Magazine. Learn more at maxinesheavenly.com.

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Rachel B. Carmichael
Maxine’s Heavenly
424-261-7625
rachel@maxinesheavenly.com

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U.S-BASED MAXINE’S HEAVENLY ENTERS THE CANADIAN CONSUMER MARKET WITH NEW DISTRIBUTION

Popular cookie brand now available in Canada’s London Drugs and online through Natura Market

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2020-Sep-9 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Maxine’s Heavenly, a Los Angeles-based company that makes decadent cookies for the sugar-conscious consumer, is now available in Canada both through retail at London Drugs and online through Natura Market.

This jump across the border comes on the heels of rapid growth into other significant US natural, specialty, and conventional chains, including two new Whole Foods Market regions, Ralph’s By Kroger, and Lucky/Save Mart.

“We’ve always been amazed at how many inbound inquiries we get from Canadian residents looking to purchase our products in their hometowns, so we’re excited to finally be able to point them to these new options.” said CEO Robert Petrarca. “London Drugs is an iconic and beloved retailer and we are thrilled to have our first on shelf placements at their stores. We are also honored to see our products among some of the finest products in Natural Foods on Natura’s fantastically curated e-commerce platform.”

Maxine’s Heavenly contributes its success to the relevancy of their brand promise to consumers: decadent and delicious cookies that are made with better-for-you ingredients that serve a variety of dietary needs, including plant-based (vegan), gluten-free and sugar conscious.

This is particularly relevant to the rapidly growing segment of Canadian consumers looking to incorporate more plant based foods into their diets. Several vegan publications, including Live Kindly and the Beet.com cite a 113% spike in plant-based and vegan related searches in Canada, making it potentially one of the fastest growing markets for plant-based living.

About Maxine’s Heavenly:
Maxine’s Heavenly homemade style, soft-baked cookies are mom’s recipe made so-much-better-for-you. Made for more to enjoy, Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are certified Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher,
Non-GMO, and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and dates. Maxine’s Heavenly cookies was voted Best Snack of 2018
in Health Magazine. Learn more at maxinesheavenly.com.

Media contact:

Rachel B. Carmichael
Maxine’s Heavenly
424-261-7625
rachel@maxinesheavenly.com

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NegevMarket.eu brings home made jams, syrups, fruit delicacies to the European market

NegevMarket.eu brings home made jams, syrups, fruit delicacies to the European market
  • Yummy yet Sassy jam meets Bedouin tradition in European cuisine
  • NegevMarket.eu is a Jewish-Bedouin partnership bringing Europe, homemade flavors from Israel as well as original Bedouin products
  • NegevMarket is also offering a new culinary concept of boutique jams (based on wine and liqueur) with several combinations of fruit and spicy flavors
  • NegevMarket is a partnership between three entrepreneurs: NegevMarket LTD, the Negev19 Group and the New Dawn in the Negev association (NGO)
  • The partnership operates a special website that allows to make direct orders from all over Europe and Israel, of ‘Foodie Packs’ containing all the boutique jams as well as complementary products

LONDON, 17-Aug-2020 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE/ — The Foodie Packs include special and sassy jams such as: cherry tomatoes in white port and cinnamon (Sweet Sherity), garlic, rum and basil (Ramon19 Spice), chili, port ruby and figs (Hot Osnat), apricots in brandy with ginger and chili (Degani Special Hot) and more.

NegevMarket.eu also markets a line of alcohol free (according to Bedouin tradition) products In separate packages, containing Bedouin-inspired spice blends, tahini spreads, spiced olive oil, complementary products and also original Bedouin hand embroidery.

The NegevMarket.eu online store markets its unique products such as chef upgrades in a jar, allowing the customer to “just add to the dish of your choice or sandwich”. Says Anat Avissar Koren, director of Negev Market LTD. According to Avissar Koren, NegevMarket “offers jams, syrups, fruit delicacies as well as seasoning mixes and traditional rice dishes adapted to European cuisine. The products are marketed directly to customers all over Europe and are also shipped to Israel.” It is a chef’s delight, ready in your home.”

The price range on the webstore starting from 18 EUR for foodie pack for 2 diners, 36 EUR for foodie pack for 4 diners and 70 EUR for foodie pack for 8 diners. All foodie packs are meant to upgrade any dish. Are easy to use as just adding to a dish of fish, chicken, beef, antipasti, or to put in a sandwich, and also be served to guests with the original hosting pack.

All products are vegan, without additional flavorings or artificial sweeteners. The products are sold over the website using the made per order model, shipped directly to the customer’s home without the need for warehouses or refrigeration since the packages are closed and include dry products that are marketed directly to the consumer. This marketing method is in line with European regulation and the entire site is compliant with the strict EU rules.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Survey: One in three fear their favourite fish will be off the menu by 2040

LONDON, 8-Jun-2020 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — High levels of concern for our oceans are driving a new wave of consumer activism, research for the Marine Stewardship Council reveals, as consumers increasingly ‘vote with their forks’ to safeguard our oceans.

The largest survey of its kind involving more than 20,000 people across 23 countries, conducted by independent insights consultancy, GlobeScan, reveals that 6 in 10 seafood shoppers (58%) already made changes to the way they choose and buy seafood in the last year in order to protect fish in our oceans.

Consumer activism includes switching to brands or products that say they help protect the oceans or fish (23%), buying different seafood species (17%) and changing where they buy seafood (15%). Eight in 10 seafood consumers (83%) are prepared to take further action in the future to safeguard our oceans.

That action is being fuelled by the worry held by nearly 1 in 3 people globally (31%) that their favourite fish won’t be available to eat in 20 years’ time. A higher proportion of 18 to 24-year-olds (37%) fear their favourite fish will be off the menu by 2040 than the over 55s (27%). Young people and parents are also more likely to have taken action in the last year1 and be willing to take action in the future to protect fish and seafood2.

For plenty more fish to be left in the sea, two thirds (65%) of seafood lovers say buying fish and seafood from sustainable sources is vital, and two fifths (41%) say they notice ecolabelled products when shopping.

Oceans contain up to 80 percent of life on earth3, with seafood providing an important source of protein to more than 3 billion people across the world4. However, a third of fisheries around the world have been fished beyond sustainable limits, and a further 60% are fished to their maximum capacity5.

This World Oceans Day (8th June), the independent, not-for-profit Marine Stewardship Council is launching a new global campaign Little Blue Label, Big Blue Future. The aim is to encourage more consumers to switch to seafood certified to its rigorous ‘blue label’ standard.

Rupert Howes, Chief Executive at the Marine Stewardship Council said: “With overfishing, climate change and pollution putting increasing pressure on our oceans, the choices we make as consumers have never been more important. This survey shows people really do care where their seafood comes from and how it is sourced.

“At a time when the seafood industry is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we can all play a part in supporting fishers committed to sustainable practises, helping to protect marine ecosystems and safeguarding our seafood supplies for future generations. Choose certified sustainable seafood by looking out for the blue MSC label.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

MAXINE’S HEAVENLY EXPANDS PRESENCE IN CONVENTIONAL MARKETS WITH RALPH’S AND LUCKY/SAVEMART

Sugar conscious cookie brand expands its presence in California

Los Angeles, CA, 2020-Jun-2 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Maxine’s Heavenly, a Los Angeles-based company that makes decadent but better-for-you cookies for the sugar conscious consumer, added Ralph’s By Kroger and Lucky/Save Mart to the rapidly growing list of stores that carry their brand.

With the addition of these key regional retailers, Maxine’s Heavenly continues its deeper dive into the California markets. Maxine’s Heavenly cookies can be found in 115 Ralph’s locations across Southern California and over 100 Lucky/Save Mart locations (Gluten Free modular) in Northern California.

“We’ve always known the Maxine’s Heavenly brand had great potential beyond the natural and specialty stores with which we built our foundation. Ralph’s and Lucky/Save Mart are perfect
retail partners to extend our availability to conventional retailers on our quest to make our so-much-better-for-you products more widely available to all consumers,” said Robert Petrarca,
CEO of Maxine’s Heavenly. “We know that a vast majority of American consumers are looking for sugar conscious treats that taste outstanding and we’re glad these partnerships help us to
reach more and more of them.”

Consumers can find locations for these and other retailers using the store locator on the Maxine’s Heavenly website: https://maxinesheavenly.com/pages/store-locator.

About Maxine’s Heavenly
Maxine’s Heavenly homemade style, soft-baked cookies are mom’s
treats, made for today. They are half the sugar, sweetened naturally with coconut sugar and dates, and the first ingredient is oats. Made for more to enjoy, Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are certified gluten-free, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO. Maxine’s Heavenly was voted Best Snack of 2018 in Health Magazine. Learn more at maxinesheavenly.com.

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Media contact:

Rachel B. Carmichael
Maxine’s Heavenly
424-261-7625
rachel@maxinesheavenly.com

MAXINE’S HEAVENLY EXPANDS PRESENCE IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION WITH KEY RETAILERS PCC AND HUCKLEBERRY’S

Sugar conscious cookie brand now available in two new grocery chains

Los Angeles, CA, 2020-May-19 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Maxine’s Heavenly, a Los Angeles-based company that makes decadent but better-for-you cookies for the sugar conscious consumer, added PCC Community Markets and Huckleberry’s Natural Markets to its growing list of stores in the Pacific Northwest Region that carry their brand.

PCC Community Market is a 14 store food cooperative based in Seattle, Washington. It’s the largest consumer-owned food cooperative in the United States. Huckleberry’s Natural Market is a “store within a store” concept with 15 locations inside Rosauers Supermarkets in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana. Both chains are a perfect match for the Maxine’s Heavenly core values.

This latest expansion into the region illustrates Maxine’s Heavenly’s concerted efforts to drive growth and build brand awareness in the region. The Pacific Northwest is a natural extension for the brand, which has already seen significant growth and category dominance in both Southern and Northern California.

“PCC and Huckleberry’s have long been idyllic partners for us and we couldn’t be more excited that the timing now makes sense to take our products firmly into the Pacific Northwest,” said Robert Petrarca, CEO of Maxine’s Heavenly. “We’re thrilled we’ve earned the trust and confidence of both of these retailers, and we’re excited to launch with the support of the Green Spoon team.”

“We’re incredibly excited to expand our partnership with Maxine’s Heavenly,” said Kari Pedriana, Co-Founder and CEO of Green Spoon Sales. “We love their product, stand behind what they offer their customers, and have seen first hand their extraordinary growth potential.” Green Spoon currently represents Maxine’s Heavenly in five domestic regions throughout the United States.

About Maxine’s Heavenly: Maxine’s Heavenly homemade style, soft-baked cookies are mom’s recipe made for today. They are half the sugar, sweetened naturally with coconut sugar and dates, and the first ingredient is oats. Made for more to enjoy, Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are certified gluten-free, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO. Maxine’s Heavenly was voted Best Snack of 2018 in Health Magazine. Learn more at maxinesheavenly.com.

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Media contact:

Rachel B. Carmichael
Maxine’s Heavenly
424-261-7625
rachel@maxinesheavenly.com

MAXINE’S HEAVENLY EXPANDS WITH WHOLE FOODS MARKET ENTERING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION

MAXINE’S HEAVENLY EXPANDS WITH WHOLE FOODS MARKET ENTERING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION

Success in SoPac region opens up opportunity in Northern California

Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Dec-19 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Maxine’s Heavenly, a Los Angeles-based company that makes decadent but better-for-you cookies for the sugar conscious consumer , is now available in all Whole Foods Market locations in the Northern California region.

The expansion into this new region comes after the extraordinary traction the brand is seeing in the Southern Pacific region of Whole Foods Market.

“We love our partnership with Whole Foods,” said CEO Robert Petrarca. “They continue to show tremendous support for local and emerging brands and we’re happy to partner with them in our
neighboring Northern California region. We’ve been thrilled with the performance of our products as they continue to lead the category in velocity turns. Clearly our brand promise — ultra clean label cookies that taste like you made them in your own kitchen — resonates with the Whole Foods consumer. We see this as validation for the vibrant potential of our products on a national level.”

Maxine’s Heavenly contributes the high velocity turns to their unique combination of qualities that are setting new standards in the cookie aisle:

  • Homemade taste that is calibrated to Maxine’s original, decadent recipe from the 1950’s.
  • Naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and dates for an unrefined, low sugar, and low glycemic cookie.
  • Made for more to enjoy – all flavors are certified gluten free, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO.

Whole Foods Market carries all four Maxine’s Heavenly SKUS: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, Almond Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Chocolate Chunk, and Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin.

About Maxine’s Heavenly:
Maxine’s Heavenly homemade style, soft-baked cookies are mom’s recipe made so-much-better-for-you. Made for more to enjoy, Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are certified Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO, and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and dates. Maxine’s Heavenly cookies was voted Best Snack of 2018 in Health Magazine. Learn more at maxinesheavenly.com .

Contact:

Rachel B. Carmichael
Maxine’s Heavenly
424-261-7625
rachel@maxinesheavenly.com

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American Hemp Processing To Roll Out Mobile Extraction Units

Sacramento, California, 2019-Dec-10 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — American Hemp Processing (AHP) is excited to announce the design completion of their Mobile Hemp Extraction Unit (MEHU). This is a key step in AHP’s expansion to increase production to 400,000lbs of hemp per month that will be completed 1st quarter 2020. The mobility of the MEHU reduces overall processing costs, mitigates many of the risks associated to transportation, and increases transparency with farmers.

The MHEU units bring significant benefits to the farmer from both a financial and risk mitigation perspective. “Most hemp farms are not close to processing facilities. Transportation is a large cost and increases the risk of degradation and contamination. On top of that, farmers still have to deal with legal issues in states that aren’t familiar with hemp and mistake it for marijuana,” says Andrew Alvarez Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer “Additionally, it increases transparency with farmers and helps educate them along the way to build synergistic relationships”.

“The design of the MHEU was Phase 2 of our strategy,” says Shick Park Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, “Phase 1 was developing a scalable extraction and remediation process enabling us to create high quality and compliant CBD oil, and Phase 3 is the roll-out of the mobile extraction units on to farms fall of 2020.”

“This caps off a 12 month design process by our engineers and now we go to the assembly phase. These units will take approximately 120 days each to build, and we plan to initially build 3,” says Co-Founder and CEO Tom Richardson. “This has been a very rewarding journey for us, from meeting farmers all over the country, to government legislators, to fine tuning the extraction process, to meeting other processors and sharing ideas, we feel very confident about the Cannabinoid Sector business.”

Via EPR Network
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MAXINE’S HEAVENLY RELEASES SEASONAL FAN FAVORITE PUMPKIN PECAN SPICE COOKIES

The clean label, low sugar treat is perfect for consumers looking for a permissible Fall indulgence

Los Angeles, CA, 30-Oct-2019 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Maxine’s Heavenly, a Los Angeles-based company that makes decadent but better-for-you cookies for the sugar conscious consumer, has released it’s seasonal flavor, Pumpkin Pecan Spice.

Pumpkin spice products are ubiquitous this time of year, but Maxine’s Heavenly offers a clean label version that satisfies consumers’ desire for a sweet snack without packing in the sugar. These cookies are:

  • Low sugar. Pumpkin Pecan Spice cookies only have 5 grams of sugar per serving. This is lower than almost every other cookie on the grocery shelf, with most brands averaging closer to 10g of sugar for the same serving size.
  • Sweetened by nature. Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are sweetened with coconut sugar and dates only. These natural sweeteners are unrefined and retain more vitamins and minerals than refined sugars.
  • Low glycemic. Because Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are sweetened with natural, low glycemic sugars, you can have a sweet treat without experiencing a sugar crash.

Beyond the better-for-you sugar promise, Maxine’s Heavenly is committed to raising the bar on the taste experience in the shelf stable cookie aisle. Inspired by a family recipe, Maxine’s Heavenly cookies feature generous portions of real ingredients, including whole grain oats, large pecan pieces, and 100% natural flavor profiles from real spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.

All Maxine’s Heavenly products are certified Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, and verified Non-GMO. This year, Maxine’s Heavenly Pumpkin Pecan Spice cookies are proudly listed on PETA’s list of “Best Vegan Pumpkin Spice Products in 2019” and popular blogger Celiac and the Beast’s “Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Pecan Spice Products 2019”.

“We’re really proud of this flavor,” said Maxine’s Heavenly CEO, Robert Petrarca, “and we’ve gone out of our way to source the simplest, best ingredients. They’re decadent, spicy, and sweet, and all without the sugar bomb. Consumers don’t want to feel guilty every time they eat something delicious, and they don’t want unnatural, highly-refined ingredients either. This flavor is super clean and absolutely delicious.”

Pumpkin Pecan Spice can be purchased at Whole Foods Southern California, Gelson’s, Erewhon, Lassens, Down to Earth, Market of Choice, and online at ThriveMarket.com, Amazon.com, and MaxinesHeavenly.com.

About Maxine’s Heavenly: Maxine’s Heavenly homemade style, soft-baked cookies are mom’s recipe made so-much-better-for-you. Made for more to enjoy, Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are certified Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO, and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and dates. Maxine’s Heavenly cookies was voted Best Snack of 2018 in Health Magazine. Learn more at maxinesheavenly.com.

Contact:

Rachel B. Carmichael
Maxine’s Heavenly
424-261-7625
rachel@maxinesheavenly.com

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Fruit processing machines and systems manufacturer ABL, S.p.A. acquired by Gulftech of Denver, CO

MODENA, Italy, 15-Jul-2019 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Gulftech International, Inc. (“Gulftech”) based in Denver, Colorado, USA, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ABL S.p.A. (“ABL” or the “Company”). The Gulftech family of companies are the world’s recognized leaders in the engineering, manufacture, lease, sale and service of industrial equipment and components serving many of the world’s most important food production and processing companies. ABL, headquartered in Cavezzo, Modena, Italy, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and servicing of fruit processing equipment.

Founded in 1978, by Carlo Ascari and with a minority participation of the private equity fund NEIP III (ITAGO), the Company has earned an outstanding reputation as a market leader in the fresh cut produce market. Committed to innovation and dedicated to customer relationships, ABL has a long history of providing high quality machinery with extraordinary customer service.

“ABL’s award-winning innovative designs, outstanding product quality and reputation as a family owned and operated business in the fruit processing industry made them a very attractive integration for Gulftech,” said Steven Ferrell, CEO of Gulftech. “The investment in ABL represents an important expansion of Gulftech’s capabilities, significantly growing our presence in the fresh cut market segment. We could not be more excited to partner with Carlo, Daniela, Luca and the entire ABL organization. Together, we will provide customers a broader portfolio of products and services, and deeper engineering capabilities for future product development.”

“Being a family-owned business, partnered with their extensive experience in the development, manufacture and service of food processing equipment, Gulftech is a perfect partner for ABL, my family, our management team, our employees and our customers,” said Carlo Ascari, Founder of ABL. “We are proud of what we have built over the last 40 years and are excited to be a part of Gulftech and its family of companies.”

The Ascari family and NEIP III (ITAGO) have been assisted by Corus Corporate Finance S.p.A. as financial advisor and Pavia & Ansaldo as legal advisor, while Gulftech has been advised by Jones Day and Deloitte.

Additional information on ABL can be found on its website at https://www.abl-fruit-machinery.com while further information on Gulftech and its family of companies can be found on its website at https://www.gulftech.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Teagasc won the 4th Farming by Satellite Prize with their idea for FODDERApp, a complete system and app for grass and grazing_management

LONDON, 07-Dec-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The 4th Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner of €5,000 was team Teagasc from Dublin, Ireland with their idea for FODDERApp, a complete system and mobile app for grass and grazing management.

Second and third prizes were awarded to team TREASURE, a pan-European team and team Space Junk from University of Padova, Italy.

They beat stiff competition from 42 other young people across 17 European countries. Judges selected six teams to take forward to the final ‘live’ judging round. Finalists were from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and, for the first time in the competition, Ireland and Finland.

Farming by Satellite Prize is an initiative of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Environment Agency (EEA). It is sponsored by CLAAS, a leading manufacturer of agricultural engineering equipment. Reviewing the winning entries this year, GSA judge Reinhard Blasi said: “The outcome of this year´s Farming by Satellite Prize once again showed there is no better way for innovation than investing in and rewarding the next generation of farmers. The amount and quality of the entries we received indicate that we have interesting times ahead in the area of smart farming.”

Commenting on the environmental aspect of entries, Hans Dufourmont of EEA added: “At a time when we are facing critical environmental and climate challenges, it is of increasing importance that we continue to encourage this type of strong innovative thinking from the next generation. Copernicus offers all citizens a vast array of data, but we rely on exactly this kind of new thinking shown in the Farming by Satellite competition to challenge and improve on how we are currently using satellite technologies and the data it provides. It is critical, challenging, but also promising.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Global Food Waste Recycling Machines Market: Restaurants to Stay at the Forefront of Demand as Enhancing Profitability Gains Momentum

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EPR FOOD AND BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Fact.MR’s recent study on food waste recycling machine market foresees a promising growth, driven by proactive initiatives for fostering environmental sustainability. An amalgamation of pivotal aspects, ranging from launch of legislation around food waste to rising proclivity for recycling activities, is anticipated to underpin growth potential of the market. Global sales of food waste recycling machines are likely to reach 10,890 units in 2018, up from 10,356 units in 2017.

A Sample of the Report is Available Upon Request at https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=2266

The Fact.MR research study opines that the demand for food waste recycling machine has taken off in recent years, as a result of challenges associated with traditional composting methods. Rapid gravitation toward minimizing disposal costs and curbing noxious emissions have been identified as key drivers. 

Restaurants to Stay at the Forefront of Demand as Enhancing Profitability Gains Momentum

Shift from landfills to waste-to-energy plants is evolving as a prominent waste management trend, which is offering numerous opportunities for the food waste recycling machine manufacturers.

Sales of food waste recycling machine have remained concentrated in the restaurants industry, driven by efforts to scale up their bottom lines. This buoyancy of restaurants in the food waste recycling machine market continued in 2018 as well, with volume sales likely to exceed 2,500 units. Sales are also complemented by growing adoption in hotels and supermarkets, according to the study.

Request Methodology of the Report at https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=2266

North America maintains its lead as the largest food waste recycling market, with volume sales set to surpass 3,000 units in 2018. Attempts to foster recycling activities have taken off at the federal level in the U.S. and Canada, in the wake of a huge ratio of food wastage per capita. APEJ and Europe are likely to be the second and third most attractive market, owing to sweeping concerns for efficient food waste management, estimates the research study.

The food waste recycling machine market has a wide-spread presence of small and unorganized players, with consolidation of regional presence being their key strategic lever. The top 5 players hold around 20% of the revenue share and are focused on commercialization of small capacity machines, especially 0-50 kg/day’ and ’50-100 kg/day’. These players are focusing on new product development and facility expansion in a bid to retain their buoyancy in the market space, finds the report. 

Manufacturers to Thrive on Untapped Opportunities with Value-based Offerings

The manufacturers of food waste recycling machine are focusing on fostering their foothold with value-based offerings, unveils Fact.MR study. For instance, Whirlpool introduced ‘Zera Food Recycler’, which converts the food scraps into organic fertilizers in a time span of 24 hours. This offering has been introduced with the pervading trend of converting food waste into reusable commodities.

The demand for food waste recycling machine in emerging regions is growing at a healthy rate; however, bulk of the sales remain concentrated in China and India. The cost-sensitivity of end-users in emerging regions of Africa and Latin America, combined with lax regulations on food recycling, have meant that sales have remain limited in these markets.

“Large-scale machines, comprising of high power consuming components in their peripheries, are highly likely to witness a substantial decline in demand amid the end-users, posing challenges for the growth trajectory”, Senior Analyst, Fact.MR

The Fact.MR research study analyzes the growth of food waste recycling machine market for the period of 2018 to 2028. As per the report, the market is likely to proliferate at a CAGR of 7.1% through 2028.

The Report is available for Direct Purchase at https://www.factmr.com/checkout/2266/S 

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Global Cocoa Market: Europe stands as the largest cocoa beans consumer – way ahead of North America and Asia Pacific regions

Global Cocoa Market Y-o-Y Growth Analysis by B2B, 2017 and 2028

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 23-Oct-2018 — /ERP FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — A recent study by Fact.MR on the Europe cocoa market brings interesting insights to the fore. The comprehensive report by Fact.MR tracks cocoa production and consumption across key European markets. The report is available for direct purchase, however, a sample of the report has been made available by Fact.MR at

https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=44

According to the report, Europe stands as the largest cocoa beans consumer – way ahead of North America and Asia-Pacific regions. Europe has seven of the top ten chocolate consuming countries in terms of per capita. Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Germany are the key importers as well as consumers of cocoa. While food and beverages remains the key sector using cocoa, the demand is also growing in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and personal care industry.

Cocoa Powder Outsells Butter and Liquor Variants

The Fact.MR study opines that cocoa powder demand has been growing at a faster pace in the region, over cocoa butter and cocoa liquor. Fact.MR estimates that cocoa supply has been in surplus in Europe since past several years, owing to a straight growth in demand. The stakeholders in the European cocoa market most importantly the manufacturers of finished products, are gauzing the consumer sentiments well, and hence keeping their inventory levels satiated.

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One of the key factors driving the European cocoa consumption is the blend of tradition and innovation in the cocoa products processing. Europeans prefer chocolate in the form of both bars and drinks. European consumers are not only concerned about their intrinsic health, but also have a great concern for their skin. This factor has kept aloft the demand for cocoa butter in the European cosmetics industry. Because cocoa is edible and its taste is liked by the European masses, its application in lip balms is not uncommon. Besides, the European cosmetics companies are also increasing the number of their products such as body lotions and facial creams having cocoa as an ingredient.

European drug shelves crowd a range of nutraceutical and health supplement products with cocoa. Chocolate is one of the most identical flavor to European neutraceutical consumers, due to which the demand of cocoa in this industry. The research works on cocoa has stated the favorable impact of cocoa in the cardio-metabolic diseases, which motivates the European medical advisors and consultants to encourage their customers and clients to use cocoa based pharmaceutical products. These factors are likely to provide an impetus to the growth of Europe cocoa market.

Besides, individual fondness of cocoa, there are several activities that further aggravates the interest levels of stakeholders in this industry. Food and beverages trade fairs in Europe are one of the prime drivers of cocoa demand in the region. Finland is one of key countries organizing such events, which includes Wine, Food & Good Living, e-Commerce and Shop Tech, and Gastro Helsinki. In Wine, Foods & Good Living exhibition, there are significant number of stands for beverages cocoa. The e-Commerce and Shop Tech exhibition trade fair brings the industry stakeholders at a common place to web a mesh of planning heads. Gastro Helsinki is a trade fair that focuses on bringing hotels, restaurants, and catering industries on a discussion platform. Some of the other trade fairs and events promoting cocoa and chocolate in Europe include Salon du Chocolat (France), Intersuc (France), Sial (France), Chocoa Trade Fair (Netherlands), Eurochocolate (Italy), and BioFach (Germany). These events have helped rejuvenated the interest and thus demand for cocoa and cocoa products in the region.

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Fact.MR’s report on cocoa market offers a pragmatic and comprehensive analysis that are influencing demand and supply in Europe and beyond. The research study tracks the consumption and production of cocoa in Europe. An in-depth analysis on the product and business strategies of key players has been included in the research study.

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Global Tilapia Market Study: The escalating #US-China #tradewar can have an impact on tilapia sales in the US, as #China is one of the largest #exporters to the US

Tilapia Export and Domestic Market Price Forecast, US$ per KG

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 23-Oct-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks markets in over 150 countries, announces the launch of its recent study that offers an in-depth analysis on the global tilapia trade. The 170-page report is a comprehensive source of insights that tracks the production and consumption of tilapia in key markets, including the US, China, Canada, France, UK, and Spain. The Fact.MR study is available for direct purchase; readers also have the option of requesting a sample of the report.

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The Fact.MR study offers in-depth analysis on the key factors influencing tilapia sales. Key insights from the report:

  • China, the largest producer of tilapia, accounted for nearly 28% of global production in 2017
  • Production is increasing in Egypt and Indonesia – collectively, these two markets accounted for over 36% of global production in 2017
  • Declining consumption in key markets are putting strains on profit margins of key players
  • Low profit margins are influencing tilapia farmers to focus on other specialty fishes, such as pangasius
  • The sluggishness in US tilapia consumption is offset, to a certain degree, by increase in Russian Federation and increasing domestic consumption
  • Tilapia exports remain concentrated in the frozen variety – over 80% of total US demand for tilapia was for frozen variants
  • Sensing the weak demand in US, Asian producers are focusing on increasing their footprint in domestic markets

China: The World’s Largest Producer of Tilapia 

China remains the single largest supplier of tilapia to the world, however, it is facing increasing competition from other Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Vietnam, Egypt, and Indonesia. Faced with declining demand in the US, Chinese producers are focusing on increasing their footprint in Africa. Further, rising domestic demand in China has also offset some of the weakness encountered due to declining consumption in the US.

Tilapia Production by Key Countries (‘000 KT)
2015 A 2016 A 2017 A 2022 F 2028 F
Greater China 1,850 1,930 1,989 2,313 2,580
Indonesia XX XX XX XX XX
Egypt XX XX XX XX XX
Philippines XX XX XX XX XX
Vietnam XX XX XX XX XX

(A: Actual; F: Forecast)

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United States: The World’s Largest Consumer of Tilapia

Tilapia sales in the US are witnessing a decline, after gaining popularity as a low-cost seafood option for Americans. Although tilapia is still one of the popular seafood varieties in the US, the overall decline in frozen food products is rubbing off on tilapia as well. The escalating US-China trade war can have an impact on tilapia sales in the US, as China is one of the largest exporters to the US. According to the Fact.MR study, sales of fresh/chilled tilapia fillets and whole tilapia is likely to witness a decline in the US.

Tilapia Market: A Highly Fragmented Landscape 

The tilapia market remains highly fragmented, with tier III companies accounting for over 50% revenue share. Consumer preference towards fresh tilapia is met through domestic production, especially in China and Asian countries, especially in countries where consumption is less than production. Further, stringent regulations on the export of tilapia mean that small fish farmers rely on local sales.

According to the Fact.MR study, product diversification and compliance to regulations in developed countries are the key focus areas of Tier I and Tier II players. These players are also focusing on issues that are of paramount importance to their target audience, such as eco-labeling and low use of antibiotics.

The Fact.MR study on the tilapia market tracks the business and product strategies of the key producers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. The key companies profiled in the Fact.MR report include,

  • Baiyang Aquatic Group
  • Blue Ridge Aquaculture, Inc.
  • Global Fish
  • Guangdong Guomei Aquatic Products Co.
  • Hainan Sky-Blue Ocean Foods Co.
  • Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co.
  • Hanjiang Evergreen Aquatic Product Science and Technology Co Ltd.
  • Hebei Zhongjie Tilapia Breeding Co. Ltd.
  • Mazzetta Company, LLC.
  • Northern Tilapia Inc.
  • Sunshine Tilapia Corp.
  • Til-Aqua International
  • Tongwei Co.

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Tilapia Market Forecast, Trend Analysis and Competition Tracking – Global Review 2018-2028” focuses on prominent trends in the production and consumption of tilapia in key regions. The vital facets of the market including market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats have been diligently analyzed in this market. The report also profiles the business and product strategies of some of the leading players in the market.

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Europe Halloumi Cheese Market: Brands are Positioning Halloumi Cheese as a Healthy Alternative to Conventional Cheese

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 16-Oct-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — Glancing through the dairy segment of retail aisles in Europe offers a clear comparison of preference for halloumi cheese than other cheese varieties. According to a Fact.MR study on halloumi cheese market76% of modern trade outlets and 92% of online grocery retailers had halloumi cheese in their offerings.

Not only has the consumer base expanded, but per capita consumption of Halloumi cheese has also witnessed an increase

Ease of availability is a key factor that has led to an increase in halloumi cheese sales worldwide, particularly in Europe. The Fact.MR study includes an analysis on the sentiments of retailers who did not have halloumi cheese in their product offerings – nearly 48% of the Eastern European retailers mentioned ‘increased customer enquiry’ about the availability of halloumi cheese over the past two years.

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Furthermore, not only has the consumer base increased, but the per capita consumption has also surged in Europe. Apart from Cyprus, which is a clear outlier in terms of per capita consumption of halloumi cheese, average consumption in Europe stands slightly less than a pound per year.

Halloumi Cheese Demand Growing on the Backdrop of Specialty Cheese Preference

Along with increased consumer base and per capita consumption of halloumi cheese in Europe, there’s an another dimension that plays a critical role. “It’s the variety of specialty and halloumi cheese which consumers are inclined towards. “Organic” has become another buzzword these days, which is mostly due to increased health consciousness and lifestyle changes among consumers, says Mr. Shambhu Nath Jha, Senior Consultant at Fact.MR. “The selection process of grocery products has widely changed among several consumer clusters, as they are moving away from lucrative offers toward products with added health benefits. Labels and certifications on cheese products were not as important to consumers earlier as they have become now,” adds Mr. Jha.

Digital Visibility Acting as a Catalyst for Halloumi Cheese Sales in Europe

One of the key reasons for increasing demand for halloumi cheese is its increasing presence on e-commerce shelves. This has had a significant impact on awareness about the product.

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“Specialty online channels are gaining popularity across Europe, owing to significant consumer demand for specialty products from Tier II and suburban areas. Online grocery retailers have broadened the access of their offerings to reach a wider demographic. The ease of access provided by online channels has led to the multi-dimensional growth, which has augured well for the prospects of halloumi cheese producers,” opines Mr. Jha.

Halloumi cheese has been growing at double-digit growth rate through online retail, and it is further expected to increase in the years to come. Developing countries, especially India and China, have gained significant traction in the online grocery sales and due to this, several cheese manufacturers and traders have partnered with specialty online stores.

Brands are Positioning Halloumi Cheese as a Healthy Alternative to Conventional Cheese

“The reason halloumi cheese sells like hot cakes across Europe is because it’s so moreish. However, a question even avid consumers ask is, “It tastes so good, but can it, in some way, be healthy? And, the answers are encouraging. Halloumi cheese is an excellent source of calcium and protein, and moderate intake can be advantageous,” says Mr. Jha.

Halloumi cheese producers are leveraging these attributes of the product in marketing, and positioning it as a healthy alternative to conventional cheese. However, it’s worthwhile to note that halloumi cheese is high in saturated fats and salts, and too much of halloumi cheese consumption can aggravate certain health conditions. There are cheese variants that are healthier than halloumi – feta, mozzarella, and cottage cheese. However, halloumi is considered as a healthier option than goat cheese and cheddar cheese

Burgeoning Demand Exerting Pressure on Production Capacities

Halloumi cheese is native to Cyprus, however, the surge in its demand globally has encouraged the local dairy producers in other European and non-European countries to produce it domestically. As a result, foray of new players has been witnessed in the halloumi cheese market. The burgeoning demand for halloumi cheese in Europe, especially in the UK, has catalyzed efforts to implement a genomic scheme to boost production in Cyprus. “The way forward for greater halloumi production is industry-institution collaboration,” concludes Mr. Jha.

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NON-DAIRY TOPPINGS MARKET: THE NUMBER OF EUROPEANS PREFERRING NON-DAIRY DAIRY PRODUCTS HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE YEARS

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 10-Oct-2018 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Europe non-dairy toppings market revenues continue to head north, as the growing vegan population ramps up demand for non-dairy ingredients. Shelves and aisles across European retail stores and hypermarkets have been observed with heightened penetration of dairy-free ice-creams. Higher visibility of non-dairy products on retail shelves substantiate the heightened demand for ingredients used to process such products, and non-dairy toppings are no different. Over the years, the number of Europeans preferring non-dairy dairy products has increased significantly, and by second quarter of 2018, over one percent of European population was identified to be vegan, says a report published by Fact.MR on non-dairy toppings market.

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A Potion out of Niche – Translating Vegan Folks to Value

The number of vegan population in the UK alone has increased by 350% within a decade. Among the people who have embraced veganism in the U.K., nearly 63% are women. Observing this shift, leading UK retailers such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco have introduced new range of vegan products. While the demand for vegan products and ingredients has amplified in Western Europe, frozen desserts and ice-creams are witnessing a surge in demand.

According to Fact.MR’s study, the popularity of non-dairy products is relatively higher in Germany, with over 60% of the Germans showing interest in non-dairy ice creams and frozen desserts wherein non-dairy topping is used for processing. Non-dairy ice cream ingredients which accounted for a mere 1% of the total ice cream ingredients demand in 2012, have grown up to sizeable 8% share in a span of five years in Western European countries.

The non-dairy toppings market has also been aided by celebrity endorsements and word-of-mouth by influencers on social media. This population base has translated into a sizable market for non-dairy topping producers, which have realigned their strategies to leverage the unfolded white space in European food & beverages market.

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Lactose-averse Individuals Supplementing Non-dairy Toppings Demand

People who opt for non-dairy topping based products had to compromise with their choice of food, and lactose intolerant population group forms the leading chunk of this population group. Lactose intolerant individuals are allergic to food that contains dairy products, and are on targeted dietary plan such as Whole30 and the Paleo diet. With about 65% of European population reckoned to be lactose intolerant, and North European countries leading the list, the widespread preference and adoption for non-dairy topping is evident.

Furthermore, companies engaged in production of dairy based products also received consumer feedback of introducing key brands in non-dairy variants, and a few handful of market actors considered. European food & beverages market witnessed over 35 such product launch in last six quarter with non-dairy claims and almost 15 of those using non-dairy toppings.

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HL Agro explores new markets for its Agri-Products at SIAL China 2018

Fosters a global pitch for its processed range of Sesame Seeds, Corn starch & Derivatives

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2018-Apr-11 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — HL Agro, a name known for promoting agricultural products of India, today announces its participation to the forthcoming session of SIAL China, befalling on 16 May – 18 May in Shanghai International Expo Centre. SIAL China is the fourth biggest food show in the world, dedicated to the food & beverage retail, hospitality, and wine industries.

At this year’s show, HL Agro will be exhibiting its manufactured range of sesame seeds, starch & corn derivatives & attempt to position its products directly with the various import/distribution segments in China and Asia including packaged food manufacturers, supermarket/hypermarkets, wholesalers, foodservice providers (hotels/restaurants) & importers/trade agents. HL Agro will be held at Booth at E2- A026 in the Food sector of the Expo Centre.

Having been in the agro industry for nearly two decades, HL Agro Products specializes in delivering a splendid bevy of food ingredients that are invariably processed & packed in accordance with the international standards of quality & food safety. The company holds the necessary capacity to produce & meet any scale of demand for natural/ hulled sesame seeds, starch & corn derivatives helmed by its technologically advanced automated processing units & robust supply chain mechanisms. With this year’s SIAL China, the company visions to meet, explore the market trends and network with the decision makers in the food industry to align & garner business opportunities for its product cluster.

SIAL China is expected to draw around 3,400 exhibitors representing over 70 countries this year. Besides offering a business platform for the industry players, the event also enables them to keep abreast with the current technologies, market situations & exchange worldwide best practices to solve their food business issues. Leveraging on this prestigious event, HL Agro attempts to secure global visibility & reach to the international markets.

Expressing his views on the exhibit, Mr. Akhilesh Sahu, Managing Director of the company said, “ We look forward to SIAL China as a business avenue to unleash new opportunities and strengthen trade relations with distant markets. And after tremendous successes in our Middle Eastern & European markets, we firmly believe it is time for us to proceed towards new horizons and expand into the regional and Asian food markets as envisioned in the SIAL China 2018.”

The requests for event invites or pre-scheduling a meeting at the show can be addressed at info@hlagro.com.

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The Certified Angus Beef® brand honors retail, distributor stars

NASHVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Food & Beverage News/ — As consumer demand for great-tasting beef continues to grow, retailers play an important role in satisfying their needs. Retailers and distributors were recognized by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand for their leadership in product quality, marketing and sales at the group’s annual conference in Nashville on Sept. 27-29. Brand partners, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, gained strategies to nurture their focus on delivering premium beef to consumers.

“Quality and integrity unite their focus on delivering the finest beef,” says John Stika, the beef brand’s president. “They are stars in their markets for bringing the Certified Angus Beef ®brand’s ranching heritage and focus on quality and integrity to their customers, and ultimately, consumers.”

  • DeMoulas Market Basket, Tewksbury, Mass., earned the Retailer of the Year The retailer offered bold product features, generous point-of-sale displays and team training to provide customer assistance at the meat case. Through the retailer’s all-around focus on quality and value, DeMoulas also received the Top Retail Sales Volume Increase award.

 

 

  • K-Va-T Food Stores, Abingdon, Va., was named Retail Large Chain Marketer of the Year. Food City chefs share beef recipes on television shows to bring fresh ideas to customers. Promotions, like Fresh Fridays, encourage trust in Food City’s dedication to quality and service.

 

 

  • Cermak Fresh Market, Chicago, Ill., received the Retail Small Chain Marketer of the Year Cermak excels at serving customers with fun promotions and attention to detail. Training at the Certified Angus Beef ® Culinary Center energized the team for a meat manager contest that helped Cermak also receive Top Average Volume Retail Store with more than 10 stores.

 

  • Longo’s, Vaughan, Ontario, was recognized as the International Retail Marketer of the Year. Beef 101 training for Longo’s meat managers supported a successful summer promotion. Cooking classes and ads in the retailer’s Experience magazine also offered beef meal solutions to customers.

 

  • Caraluzzi’s, in Bethel, Conn., is the Independent Retail Marketer of the Year. Caraluzzi’s has grown over the past two decades with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in three stores. They offer the brand’s Prime, Natural and deli meat items for the ultimate selection of superior quality.

 

 

  • Angus Best, Hermosilla, Sonora, Mexico, was presented the International Retail Independent Marketer of the Year Angus Best dedicates its entire meat case to the brand, displays signage storewide and posts billboards. The retailer’s grab-and-go meat case offers beef cuts for easy dinners.

 

  • ShopRite, Edison, N.J., earned the Retail Value-added Products Marketer of the Year ShopRite offers a wide selection of premium beef items in the deli case and has ready-to-prepare meals. Frequent product features, social media posts and videos give customers more dinner ideas.

 

 

  • Gelson’s, Encino, Calif., received Retail Brand Extension Marketer of the Year Gelson’s excels at marketing the Certified Angus Beef ® brand and the brand’s Prime products. Seasonal promotions, product sampling and social media interaction explain product quality to shoppers.

 

 

  • Quality Food Centers, Bellevue, Wash., is the Retail Social Media Marketer of the Year. QFC used online contests, coupons, the brand’s Roast Perfect app and meat staff selfies to connect with customers. Food blogger events shared holiday roasting ideas to coincide with roast promotions.

 

  • Weis Markets, Sunbury, Pa., was named the Retail Rising Star. Weis Markets focused on the brand in its Fresh magazine and offered six items in the circular every week. Through social media posts and training, the team shared its pride in its beef offerings.

 

 

  • Associated Retail Operations, in Salt Lake City, was recognized as the Retail Rookie of the Year. Associated Retail powered up promotions to launch the brand in stores. Weekly features and in-store videos led customers to the meat case, where staff were trained in beef knowledge to assist them.

 

 

  • Meijer, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., earned Top Volume Large Chain Retailer. Meijer excelled at marketing the brand in stores, at community events and through a comprehensive digital campaign. Success is guided by ongoing training of their meat managers and specialists. 

 

 

  • H-E-B Mexico, Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, is the Top Volume Small Chain Retailer. H-E-B secured growing sales through extensive promotions online, on billboards, in television appearances, with in-store product sampling, in local lifestyle magazines and every week in its own publication.

 

 

Additional companies recognized for their success and dedication to offering Certified Angus Beef ® brand products were:

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand
Founded in 1978, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original, and the best, brand of Angus beef, which got its start when a group of family ranchers set out to create a brand of beef that delivers superior taste and tenderness. Today, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand remains true to its roots, providing consumers with superior beef through a gate-to-plate network of family ranchers, chefs and retailers worldwide. Renowned for its exceptional quality, each cut meets 10 exacting standards to make it more selective than USDA Choice and Prime. For more information, visit CertifiedAngusBeef.com, or look for the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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More award information available at: http://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/press

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Certified Angus Beef LLC
330-345-0427
cmeier@certifiedangusbeef.com

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Travel To Kenya Safari Destination and Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions

Nairobi, Kenya, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Magical Kenya is still on – Restoring the Tourism confidence in Kenya as a hub of Both Business and Leisure Travelers.

Holidays are everybody’s ideal way to relax and see the world. As our guests get to experience the wildlife and other products we have to offer such conservation is of out most important. We support conservation by preferring to prioritize Eco-lodges and thereafter the other camps and Budget Camps as well.

The Amboseli National Park is very near Nairobi about 3 hours drive one way. At these eco-facilities you will be able to learn more about how important they are to secure the existence of the local environment and how you are directly helping the local community by choosing to stay in such an accommodation.

Nairobi City Tours
Nairobi National Park Tour
Lake Nakuru National Park Tour
Full Day Nairobi Tour to National Park, Karen Blixen, Giraffe center
Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi

Flying Packages to the Masai Mara National Park
Governors Camps
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Mara Interpids Club – Explorer

 

Kenya Elections
Kenya has just concluded its General Election in August, 2017. The tourism industry is set to compensate in the coming months from setback of negative reporting especially from international media channels. In some instances this is not the true state on the ground and only affects some areas cluster and NOT the whole country. Most tourist visited areas are not affected. We urge travelers to seek clarification from credible sources of the Kenya Foreign Missions in their Home country or Ministry of Foreign affairs of Kenya. However, we are optimistic that the work done in the past by Hon. Najib Balala and his teams all over the world will not decrease but increase in the coming months and years.

Popular Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions
Nairobi National Park Tours gains popularity with transit travelers and conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is a hub of meetings and conferences almost every week there are numerous meetings and conferences taking place. The Nairobi National Park Tour offered by Cruzeiro Safaris has impressively gained popularity. Being an hourly tour delegates and travelers on transit see it as valuable time spent with the limited time they have in Nairobi.

 

Cruzeiro Safaris has several hourly tours but the Nairobi National Park Tour with affordable prices has proved to be the top ranking and it’s forecasted to be till the end of the year. Nairobi National Park is home to many species of wildlife including endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse bird life. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The Nairobi Tour is offered two times a day making it easy for delegates to book pre and post conference time and traveler on transit to manage their pick up and drop off times effectively. The timings are said to be early morning at 6am and 2pm depending on location of guest hotel. Morning tours are said to be more productive than afternoon however one can choose according to the time available for the guest. Single travelers often have a problem because most of the tours are available for a minimum of 2, (however, they pay less the 2nd persons park entry fee) then they are assured of the tour. It’s also important to send an email or call to ask if there is a group to join any number to use +254722370833 or +254710729021 or visit – https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-national-park

 

ABOUT US:
Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya Limited is a tours and travel company based in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s mandated to provide tours and safaris to everyone willing to be enlightened about travel destinations priority being Kenya then other countries.

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Claudia Kabui
Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya
www.cruzeiro-safaris.com
info@cruzeiro-safaris.com
Tel: +254-722-370833 or +254-710-729021
Mumias South Road, Buru Buru Shopping Center, Visions Place

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Sogu has launched its first KickStarter Campaign

SOGU COOLER KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

San Antonio, TX, 2017-Jul-24 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Sogu Cooler keeps liquids cold in their bottle for up to 6 hours!

Sogu (www.sogucooler.com) has launched its first KickStarter Campaign to raise the funds necessary to pay for the tooling for the next version Sogu 2.0 Cooler. The patented Sogu Cooler keeps drinks cold for up to 6 hours while still in their original bottle. No ice needed!!! The Sogu Cooler prevents condensation from soaking your clothes or table cloths and is perfect for work, sports and restaurants.

“Our Sogu Cooler is a great addition to your home, restaurant or travel gear to keep your drink cold or hot!” – Michael Van Steenburg, Sogu President

While the Sogu 1.0 Cooler is ready for market now and fits most 1.0 to 1.5 liter bottles, the new Sogu 2.0 version will be even more modular and adjustable to fit an even wider variety of plastic and glass bottles. Sogu 2.0 also features additional technical features such as an optional reusable ice pack and vacuum insulation that increases the available cooling time up to 24 hours.

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