Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 70

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

by Andy Nelson

Panera line expands

AT THE 2019 NAFEM SHOW, Elgin, Illinois-based Middleby Corp.
spotlighted its induction warmer
designed specifically for soups.
Middleby's COOKTEK
SinAqua™ Souper™ warmer
eliminates the use of water without compromising food quality,
according to the company. The
highly stylized "soup well" holds a
variety of food items and can also
rethermalize food.
Other features include:
x Plug-in and start holding - no
water lines or drains required
x Reheat and hold functions
x Built-in pan compensation -
compatible with 300 or 400
series soup tureens
x Holding temperatures range
from 140°F-200°F (60°C-93°C)
x Audible and visual operational cues
x Automatic stir notification
and timer
x Dry pan detection
x Highly visible and durable capacitive touch user interface
x Comes with a 7 qt. or 11 qt.
soup tureen and lid
x Available in freestanding or
drop-in models
x Freestanding Souper available
with a two-year advanced
replacement warranty - U.S.
and Canada
x Available in six colors
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New in the soup category for
Blount Fine Foods, Fall River, Massachusetts, is a 32 oz version of
its popular Panera Bread-branded
Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup.
"At just 110 calories per serving,
this fan favorite offers a delicious,
refreshing and wholesome family
meal made with tender chicken
and a delicate combination of
lemon, spices and orzo pasta,"
according to Blount.
The addition of Lemon
Chicken and Orzo expands
the line of 32 oz Panera soups,
which already includes Broccoli
Cheddar, Autumn Squash, Baked
Potato, Chicken Tortilla, and
Creamy Tomato.
The 32 oz soups feature 3.5

Blount Fine Foods has expanded its line of 32 oz Panera-branded soups.
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chili or chicken tortilla soup sells
for about $12. Bags have at least a
half dozen servings, according to
the story.
The store is open from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
and on Saturday from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.

A new take on ramen
Grand Rapids, Michigan-based
Pearson Foods Corp. hopes to
shake up consumer prejudices
about grocery store ramen with
its new product.
Pearson's line of Fresh Ramen
grab 'n go bowls are filled with
nutritious, fresh-cut vegetables
and fresh ramen noodles with a
variety of seasonings. The refrigerated product began shipping
to retail in September, says Chris
Silliven, Pearson's director of
business development.
This is not, Silliven says, your
typical high-sodium, dehydrated-noodle ramen product. Retailing for a suggested
$3.99-4.99, the product ships in
a 4-pack case and comes in five
flavors: chicken, miso, sesame,
pork and ginger.
The Fresh Ramen line comes
in packaging as unique as its
contents.
"To literally show consumers
how much better Fresh Ramen
is than center-of-store brands,
we needed a different kind
of packaging than the usual
paperboard and opaque foam,"
says Ruta Pearson, Pearson's
vice president of sales and
marketing. "We wanted a stylish,
crystal-clear ramen bowl to
showcase our fresh ingredients
and give customers confidence
in the quality and freshness. At
the same time, the bowl had to
be microwaveable, heat resistant
for fast and easy preparation, and
recyclable. Overall, the packaging
and design had to be eye-catching, unique and provide a variety

MIDDLEBY, BLOUNT FINE FOODS , PEARSON FOODS

SOUPS

servings per package and come
in a see-through cup that looks
great on-shelf and catches the
eye of passing shoppers.
Panera Bread-brand Lemon
Chicken and Orzo soup ships
refrigerated in cases of six
32-ounce cups.
Also new at Blount, the company has opened a company
store next door to its production
facility.
What the company doesn't sell
to its regular customers is sold in
the store, according to a story in
the Herald News.
There are freezers on two walls
at the store and a large chest
freezer in the center selling clearance items.
Large bags of clam chowder,
lobster bisque, vegetable soup,
chili and chicken noodle are
among the dozens of products
sold at the company stores, according to the story.
Great deals are part of the
store's appeal. A bag of turkey


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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019
Editor’s note - Climate change, meet innovation
Contents
The wire - Walmart dominating grocery pickup, delivery
Kroger awards first grants to fight food waste
AIB rolls out new food safety tool
Produce power
Class is in session
Finding a partner in education
The basics of Hispanic foods
Bakery - DONUTS
BECOMING AN EVERYDAY DESTINATION
DON’T FORGET HOLIDAY PIES
Boost trips, sales with micro holidays
Deli - HOLIDAY CATERING
GRAZING — THE NEWEST OLD HOLIDAY TREND
Cheese SAMPLING
PREP FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Meat & Poultry - LABOR SAVING EQUIPMENT
SOUS VIDE
EARTH FRIENDLY
MARKETING MATTERS
Juggling claims
THE FIVE CONSUMER SEGMENTS
Produce - Potatoes and onions
Seafood - Mollusks
Food Safety - COMBATING flu season
Commissary Insider - September 2019
PACKAGING - TAMPER EVIDENCE STILL KEY
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - SOUPS
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Editor’s note - Climate change, meet innovation
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - AIB rolls out new food safety tool
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Produce power
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Class is in session
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Finding a partner in education
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 20
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 21
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - The basics of Hispanic foods
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Bakery - DONUTS
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 29
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - BECOMING AN EVERYDAY DESTINATION
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 31
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Boost trips, sales with micro holidays
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 33
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Deli - HOLIDAY CATERING
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - GRAZING — THE NEWEST OLD HOLIDAY TREND
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 36
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 37
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 38
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Cheese SAMPLING
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - PREP FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 41
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Meat & Poultry - LABOR SAVING EQUIPMENT
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - SOUS VIDE
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - EARTH FRIENDLY
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - MARKETING MATTERS
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Juggling claims
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 50
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 51
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - THE FIVE CONSUMER SEGMENTS
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 53
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Produce - Potatoes and onions
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 57
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Seafood - Mollusks
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Food Safety - COMBATING flu season
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Commissary Insider - September 2019
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - PACKAGING - TAMPER EVIDENCE STILL KEY
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - SOUPS
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 71
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Product Showcase
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Advertisers
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Fresh Takes
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