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New, bold
& global
Quick chicken fix
Homewood, Illinois-based Carl Buddig and Co.'s Fix Quix product
line was introduced in 2009 to provide consumers with a convenient,
better-for-you healthy protein to easily enhance salads, recipes, wraps,
and more, says Tom Buddig, the company's executive vice president of
marketing.
And consumers will notice a new look to Fix Quix as it celebrates its
10-year anniversary.
"We recently reintroduced Fix Quix to meet changing consumer
needs with a new premium clear tray that's resealable to maximize
freshness," Buddig says.
Each package of Fix Quix comes with pre-cut strips of tender, flamegrilled chicken that provide 20 grams of protein and only 100 calories
per serving. Fix Quix Chicken Strips are 97% fat free, gluten free, and
available in two varieties: grilled chicken and southwest flavor.
Buddig says that changing eating habits in the U.S. favor the development of heat-and-eat products like Fix Quix. For instance, Port
Washington, New York-based NPD Group, a global market research
company, found that four out of five meals are prepared at home, and
that Americans are preparing more meals at home today than they did
a decade ago.
What's different, Buddig says, is how they're eating at home.
"Consumers are combining a blend of dishes prepared and items purchased ready-to-eat," Buddig says. "This trend is expected to continue
and rise."
Thanks to recent growth in its physical footprint, Buddig is poised to
continue to deliver heat-and-eat solutions to its customers in the future
- and to develop new products for the category as needed.
"We've acquired new production facilities to expand our capabilities and manufacturing footprint," Buddig says. "Expansion makes
good business sense for Buddig as we expand our portfolio of fresh,
great-tasting, affordable meats."
Bob Buddig, the company's CEO, says the expansion gives the
company immediate access to an attractive pre-cooked BBQ segment
(through the addition of Kingsford-branded products) and allows it to
strategically grow its nationwide footprint.
In addition to the expansion into Kingsford licensed ready-to-eat
BBQ ribs and entrees, the company also has a line of grilling sausages,
bratwurst, and wieners under the Old Wisconsin brand in the upper
Midwest.
"These convenient heat and eat products have the real, hardwood
smoked taste that Old Wisconsin is known for, and Old Wisconsin
Smokehouse wieners are No. 2 in sales in the state of Wisconsin," says
Tom Buddig.

Hormel Foods Sales LLC, a division of Austin, Minnesota-based
Hormel, has several heat-and-eat options for its customers, says
Megan Ward, the company's associate brand manager.
The lineup includes Hormel- branded entrees, Lloyd's barbeque
products and premium prepared protein options that are sold as retailer-branded solutions in the deli department.
"We offer a variety of proteins - pork, chicken, beef and turkey - as
well as numerous flavor profiles to make meal preparation as easy as
possible," Ward says. "We are always listening to our customers and
consumers and making sure that we have product options for every
lifestyle and preference."
Top heat-and-eat sellers for Hormel include beef tips, pot roast
and meatloaf. The company also continues to see expansion of its
store-branded solutions to include new ethnic flavors and varieties.
And, Ward adds, "We're also always looking at the latest BBQ trends
from new sauces to new smoke flavors."
Hormel's top heat-and-eat performers haven't changed much in the
past few years, Ward says. "Beef items dominate the top of the list, in
addition to having a strong following for BBQ rib tips."
As far as trends go, Hormel has seen a shift toward new and bold
flavors, and an uptick in consumers who are looking for convenient,
fresh, ready-to-heat meats to serve their families that "always deliver
on taste."
Global proteins and ethnic flavors also are becoming more mainstream, and Hormel is taking advantage.
"We're collaborating with our Hormel Foodservice team on restaurant-quality proteins that pack intense flavors," Ward says. "Think beef
bulgogi, Mediterranean chicken, carnitas and barbacoa."
This summer, Hormel is set to launch additional products with a
global feel, Ward says.

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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019
Editor's Note - Ready to rumble
Contents
The Wire - Supermarket customer satisfaction sinks
Nearly half of consumers to increase organic consumption
United Fresh unveils plans for 2019 convention
Corbion ingredient receives innovation award
To serve or not to serve?
GOING PREMIUM
Thrifty, but willing to spend
Getting up to speed
Bakery - Branded goods
Bagels - What makes the perfect bagel
Deli - Meal kits 2.0
Hot entrees
Meat & Poultry - Heat-and-eat meats
Beef - Confident consumers, better quality drive big gains at retail
PRODUCE - PREVENTING SHRINK
Produce - Blueberries
Seafood - Poke power
Food Safety - Tamper-evident delivery
COMMISSARY INSIDER - Fresh-cut fruit
PACKAGING - FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
OPERATIONS - ORGANICS
FOOD SAFETY - INCREASING SHELF LIFE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
FRESH TAKES
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Corbion ingredient receives innovation award
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - To serve or not to serve?
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - GOING PREMIUM
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Thrifty, but willing to spend
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Getting up to speed
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Bakery - Branded goods
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Bagels - What makes the perfect bagel
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Deli - Meal kits 2.0
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Hot entrees
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Beef - Confident consumers, better quality drive big gains at retail
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - PRODUCE - PREVENTING SHRINK
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - Produce - Blueberries
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - PACKAGING - FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - OPERATIONS - ORGANICS
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2019 - FOOD SAFETY - INCREASING SHELF LIFE
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