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  • NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 16, 2019) – The U.S. continues to be the top export market for Prosciutto di Parma, growing 4% in 2018, led by an 8% growth in pre-sliced sales. Over the past 20 years, U.S. exports have grown over 350% to nearly 600,000 hams in 2018. Italy continues to consume the majority of Prosciutto di Parma production (70% in 2018), however, 75% of pre-sliced production (about 1.5 million hams/legs) is exported globally. Pre-sliced packaging has been an important part of U.S. growth geographically. With large national retailers like Walmart and Kroger adding Prosciutto di Parma,... Read More

  • Des Moines, Iowa – May 16, 2019 – Today, the National Pork Board released its latest findings from the comprehensive Insight to Action research, this time examining trends in consumer behavior related to dining out. With a shifting dining out landscape and multicultural cuisine trends on the rise in the U.S., the Pork Board set out to understand the needs, considerations and motivations that impact out-of-home dining decisions The Pork Board’s All About Dining Out: What’s on Trend report uncovers why consumers decide to eat the proteins they do and explores tactics so that foodservice... Read More

  • ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 13, 2019 – Today, Unilever Food Solutions announced the availability of TAZO Tea Concentrates for restaurant owners and operators across North America. Through Unilever, foodservice professionals can now order concentrates directly through Unilever Food Solutions e-commerce channels as well as Unilever North America distribution partners. TAZO Concentrates provide a simple solution for independent restaurant owners and operators who want to expand their current refreshments offering. TAZO Concentrates are delivered in a convenient format that does not... Read More

  • Montvale, NJ – May 1, 2019 - Sani Professional, the food safety division of Professional Disposables International (PDI) and serving the foodservice industry, announced the launch of its new, ready-to-use All-in-One Spray product.  Widely known as a premium disposable wipe manufacturer of cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting solutions for commercial and industrial establishments, the All-in-One Spray is the company’s first spray product to make Cross Contamination Food Safety Management easy and simple to implement by foodservice operators. It replaces the use of different... Read More

  • CONCORD, N.C.—April 23, 2019—S&D Coffee & Tea announces a new line of sustainably sourced coffees as a part of its Raíz Sustainability® sourcing platform. These products are the first 100% sustainably sourced coffees to be produced and branded with both the S&D Coffee & Tea and Raíz branding. Working with clusters of farmers in multiple origins, this limited-time release signifies the continued success and impact of the Raíz platform. According to Conservation International, 150% more coffee is needed by 2050 in order to meet future demand. Raíz Sustainability® is S&D’s... Read More

  • San Francisco, Calif. - At a glance, Restaurant Depot, a decades-old, multi-billion-dollar cash-and-carry chain, and Cheetah, a three-year-old startup, make unlikely allies. On closer inspection, however, their collaboration is both pragmatic and based on natural affinity. Restaurant Depot has succeeded by selling on a cash and carry basis almost exclusively to small, independent restaurants and other professional kitchens. Their model is members only, but there are no membership fees or minimum orders. By focusing on independent restaurants and servicing all orders in-store, overhead is... Read More

  • CONCORD, NC—April 3, 2019—S&D Coffee & Tea, the largest custom coffee roaster in the U.S., introduces a new line of Cold Brew Coffee—flavored and ready to serve—making the growing cold brew trend accessible to restaurants and operators everywhere. The new line will be available in a convenient bag-in-box (BIB) format to provide a turnkey solution for operators looking to satisfy demand without the added labor or costs often associated with scratch-made cold brew coffee. The Cold Brew Coffee line will be available in five delicious flavors to wake up beverage menus and energize sales... Read More

  • CAMDEN, N.J. – April 2, 2019 – Continuing its mission to provide operators with nutritious foods that delight guests, Campbell’s Foodservice is recrafting its entire line of canned soups. The company, as part of its purpose to serve real food, has spent two years evolving more than 60 products. Available in condensed and ready-to-serve formats starting the summer of 2019, these Campbell’s® Classic soups feature nutritional benefits that meet guests’ needs today and for the future, without unnecessary ingredients. These new recipes feature carefully selected ingredients: What’s in... Read More

  • BOSTON, MA – April 2, 2019 – ezCater®, the world’s largest online catering marketplace, today announced that it has raised a $150 million Series D-1 investment round co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and GIC. ezCater will use the funds to continue its global expansion and widen its lead as the #1 catering marketplace and software platform for restaurant operators. The funding round brings ezCater’s total funding to $320 million. “Most people don’t realize that catering is much deeper than the traditional market definition," said Brad Twohig, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. "... Read More

  • Smithfield, VA – April 1, 2019 – Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced the introduction of Smithfield Culinary, a new branding of the company’s foodservice portfolio. Smithfield Culinary – historically recognized as Smithfield Farmland – leverages the corporation’s position as the world’s largest pork processor and industry leader in sustainability, and highlights the involvement and leadership that it has within the culinary community.  Throughout the last several years, Smithfield has experienced significant growth of the company’s foodservice business, prompting the decision to... Read More

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