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Product Feature: Vacadillos Carne Seca
Posted on: August 3, 2022
The newest and hottest (literally) meat snack to hit the market - Vacadillos Carne Seca! What is Carne Seca? It is 100% steak seasoned with various spices and flavors, including chiles and lime, and then air-dried and sliced into lean strips. All of our product is all natural with ZERO preservatives, ZERO Nitrites/Nitrates, and 0G of Sugar. PACKED with high protein in every bag! Not your traditional Jerky, but rather better & better for you - No need to gnaw on these - Every bite is tender and flavor packed to keep you coming back for more! We stand behind our product and ensure customer satisfaction! Now curb your cravings and melt your face off with bold Vacadillos flavors. Lean into the heat and taste the fire you've been craving.
Product Feature: Coffee Mate
Posted on: August 2, 2022
STIR UP THE PERFECT CUP WITH AMERICA’S #1 CREAMER BRAND. - COFFEE MATE® Coffee mate offers an innovative liquid creamer concentrate format that provides a rich, creamy flavor plus better value and less waste. These low-cost and efficient pumps allow for easy dispensing and can be cleaned in between uses. Exclusive to Coffee mate, it’s the industry’s only pump.Available in a 1.5 L pump to reduce packaging waste, the bottle requires no refrigeration and has a 9-month shelf life. With 300 servings per bottle, one pump bottle is equivalent to 300 creamer tubs. The Coffee mate pump bottle is available in 7 popular flavors that are cholesterol-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, and kosher dairy. The benefits of Coffee mate® Pump Bottles are endless:- Lower cost per servings vs tubs and bulk- Small, flexible footprint- Tamper-proof, locking, non-removable pump for food safety- Simplified operation – ambient use and storage, no refrigeration needed- 9-month shelf life unopened; 30-day shelf life opened- Portion control format; reduce packaging waste- Lactose-free; cholesterol-free; gluten-free and Kosher Dairy- Pack Size: 2x1.5L- Available flavors: Sweetened Original, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Snickers, Salted Chocolate Caramel, Pumpkin Spice (seasonal) and Peppermint Mocha (seasonal) Not only is this format great for operators and consumers, but it’s also good for the environment. Appeal to Millennials with reduced packaging options, 1 Pump Bottle is equivalent to 300 tubs! Less packaging is less waste and better shipping efficiencies with fewer trucks on the road.
Product Feature: Cheez It PUFFd
Posted on: June 7, 2022
The cheesiest poppable snack experience. Bite-sized, melt-in-your mouth, fun poppable shape, deliciously baked with 100% real cheese inside and out, for the cheesiest taste! DISRUPT THE CATEGORY WITH CHEEZ-IT TOP SELLING, ICONIC BRAND: Cheez-It remains the #1 cracker brand* in C-Store with a 46.0 share of Crackers GROWTH DRIVER: Cheez Its have shown strong growth with +6.5% growth over the past 5 years vs. total cracker category growth of +1.1% CHEEZ-IT CAPTURES IMPORTANT C-STORE OCCASIONS: Cheez-It answers the need for Lunch, Afternoon Snack, After Work Bite, and Late Night Snacking CHEEZ-IT INNOVATION IS INCREMENTAL: Cheez-It has driven category growth, launching platforms that are incremental such as SNAP’d. New CI PUFF’d delivers a distinct product experience to help drive incrementality. CHEEZ-IT SATISFIES CHEESY, SNACK CRAVINGS: Delivering the best of both worlds – cravable, 100% real cheese taste of Cheez-It combined with puffy, airy texture for a unique snacking experience on-the-go anytime, anywhere. STRONG MEDIA SUPPORT: Massive commercial launch plan surpassing 2019 SNAP’d support, including TV, digital and social marketing, to reach over 80% of Cracker HH’s.
Confectionary Continues to Grow
Posted on: June 7, 2022
• Confectionery Category is growing at 17% YTD in the Pacific Division and both dollar and unit sales are growing• Trips are currently down, however basket sizes are up• Consumers are trading up to larger pack types• Peg Bag and SUP driving growth in Fruity Confections• Peg Bag makes up the largest share of Fruity Confection dollar sales and is up 19.4%• Ensure you are offering a variety of Peg & Stand Up bag items• Mega Pack Segment is driving the largest growth in the Gum Category• Mega Pack is up 103%• Single pack gum is up 13.5% and still the largest pack type in the gum category at 56%• Ensure you are carrying Mega Pack Gum while still offering the form, flavor and variety offered by Singles• Nearly 10% of Confectionery sales would be missed without new items• Support Speed to Market with New Item Innovation Content provided by Mars Wrigley.
Product Feature: Very Berry Nerds
Posted on: May 3, 2022
Very Berry Nerds surround fruity, gummy centers. A poppable clusters with a sweet & gummy inside and a tangy & crunchy outside!Nerds Clusters is the #1 driver of growth in C-Store. Nerds Clusters is on fire, with all new launch items ranking #1 across all channels. Very Berry is a proven flavor with strong potential for incrementality!
Product Feature: Tyson Foodservice
Posted on: May 3, 2022
Tyson Foodservice is a leader in protein-centric solutions. Our team of professionals are here to help you with your menu from breakfast and sandwiches to handheld and pizza—we have you covered with our extensive portfolio of chicken, beef, pork, and prepared food products. It's our commitment toward providing today's consumers what they want and feeding tomorrow's consumers for years to come. Tyson Foodservice is your protein partner and we provide market-relevant and innovative solutions backed by our trusted brands including Tyson®, Tyson Red Label®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, AdvancePierre®, Wright® Brand, Steak-EZE®, Original Philly®, State Fair®, Ball Park® brands and more. Tyson Foods® is #1 in Frozen Prepared Chicken Jimmy Dean® is #1 in Breakfast Sausage & Frozen Protein Breakfast Brand Hillshire Farm® is #1 in Smoked Sausage Brand Hillshire Farm® is #2 in Branded Lunchmeat Ball Park® is #1 Hot Dog BrandState Fair® is #1 Corn Dog Brand Empty pizza board and tablecloth on wooden deck table with napkin top view mockup
Product Feature: Campbells Snacks
Posted on: April 5, 2022
We attribute our growth to providing quality snack products at fair prices to our consumers. Our products are distributed nationwide using a combination of our store door distribution system with direct delivery to grocery stores, a distributor network, and a vending and foodservice sales division. We also have a strong international business with sales on every continent except Antarctica. From our humble beginnings to our position today as the leader of the pretzel industry and a major player in the snack food industry, we celebrate the efforts and innovations of our predecessors and their families and eagerly anticipate many more years of pretzel pride as we continue to be America’s favorite pretzel.
Posted on: November 3, 2021
Duracell and The American Academy of Pediatrics Join Forces to “Power Safely,” Helping to Further Educate and Drive Awareness to the Importance of Lithium Coin Battery Safety More important than ever due to an increase in battery ingestions* and more time at home during the pandemic March 16, 2021 – BETHEL, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Duracell, the most trusted battery brand, announced today that it is teaming up with The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help educate parents and caregivers about the importance of lithium coin battery safety to help prevent accidental lithium coin battery ingestions. With families spending more time at home combining work and home life into one, lithium coin battery safety is more essential than ever. This is why Duracell, with support from the AAP, is expanding upon its “Power Safely” program, which provides parents and caregivers access to lithium coin battery safety information and resources from their child’s health care provider to help keep their children safe. “Young children are curious by nature, and part of their exploration of the world around them can include putting things in their mouths. This makes it particularly important to keep dangerous objects like small batteries safely stored away,” said pediatrician Ben Hoffman, MD, FAAP, chair of the Council on Injury, Violence, & Poison Prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “We’re all spending more time in our homes, and there are devices everywhere, like remotes, key fobs and thermometers that may include small lithium coin batteries that are a hidden danger. In the past two decades, we’ve seen an increase in emergencies when young children have swallowed lithium coin batteries, as well as button batteries, with sometimes devastating results. Parents should keep batteries away from young children. Secure packaging and product innovations like a bitter coating offer additional layers of safety to help protect children.” Through Duracell’s “Power Safely” initiative, Duracell and the AAP will help to educate parents and caregivers on how to help keep children safe from lithium coin batteries. As part of the safety advice that pediatricians give parents during regular well-child check-ups, AAP recommends pediatricians counsel parents of babies and toddlers to keep lithium coin batteries out of reach. This summer, AAP and Duracell will distribute a lithium coin battery safety checklist to AAP member pediatricians that outlines common household devices that use lithium coin batteries and how to safely store such devices, as well as information on additional layers of protection, like secure packaging and using Duracell’s lithium coin battery with bitter coating to help discourage swallowing. Parents and caregivers can also download the lithium coin battery safety checklist on Duracell.com and HealthyChildren.org. “Duracell is devoted to giving parents and caregivers another line of defense when it comes to helping avoid accidental ingestions, which is why we have launched a non-toxic bitter coating on our most popular lithium coin battery sizes that is designed to help discourage swallowing,” says Roberto Mendez, President, Duracell North America. “Duracell is deeply committed to the relationship with the AAP, which will help educate parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing lithium coin battery safety throughout the home and help guide Duracell as we launch future safety innovations.” “Power Safely” kicked off in October 2020 with the release of an educational campaign and video by Duracell, and Duracell pledges to continue the campaign throughout this year and beyond. The video highlights how even the most child-proofed homes can still have hidden dangers and encourages consumers to practice hands-on prevention steps, like safely storing devices that contain lithium coin batteries away from children and using lithium coin batteries that come in child secure packaging and have a bitter coating. To learn more, please visit Duracell.com or HealthyChildren.org. *Consumer Product Safety Commission: Hospital Emergency Room Treatment for Some Product-Related Injuries Rose During the Pandemic, Even as Overall ER Visits Dropped About Duracell Started in the 1920s, the Duracell brand and company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE-BRK.A, BRK.B) in 2016 and has grown to be the leader in the primary battery market in North America. The iconic Duracell brand is known the world over. Our products serve as the heart of devices that keep people connected, protect their families, entertain them, and simplify their increasingly mobile lifestyles. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a $250B holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in diverse business activities. Visit www.duracell.com for more information; follow us on Twitter.com/Duracell and like us on Facebook.com/Duracell.