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from its recipe because garlic is more popular in the Western U.S.,
whereas egg salad is more popular in the eastern half of the country,
Roe says. Reser's also spotlighted a Southern pimento cheese with the
cream cheese removed and a deviled egg macaroni salad -a macaroni
version of the company's popular deviled egg potato salad, Roe says.
And speaking of potato salad, Reser's has a new Southern-style potato
salad with egg and sweet pickle relish.
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania-based Delallo showcased a line of olive
and antipasti products in clear packs that give retailers the advantage
of merchandising a product that looks like it was packed inhouse,
says the company's Anthony DiPetro. "They display well and are a
great supplemental purchase with cheese and charcuterie," he says.
All items are sealed to prevent leaks, and packs have a longer shelf life
than product repacked instore, DiPetro says.
Now that it's under the Hormel Foods umbrella, Columbus Craft Meats
is ramping up production and promotion of new meat-and-cheese
snack products. Among the Columbus products highlighted at the
show were a 1.3 oz Italian Dry Salame Panino, which features thinsliced Monterey jack cheese rolled with salame; and a 3.9 oz Genoa
Salame Panino, thin-sliced mozzarella rolled with salame.
Coming in October from Hormel's Hormel Gatherings line, meanwhile,
are two new party trays. The 28 oz Cheese Ball Party Tray features
a ball made with Kaukauna sharp cheddar coated with gourmet
almonds. The 52 oz "jumbo" tray features four Hormel brand meats
-chorizo, Genoa salami, ham and turkey -round, crispy crackers and
four cheeses: gouda, swiss, cheddar and colby-jack. New products
from another Hormel deli meat brand, Jennie-O, include two bulk-case
flavored turkey breasts: sweet Thai and chili pepper. "There aren't a
whole lot of new flavors being brought into the bulk case," says John
Gerde, who specializes in deli case products for Hormel.
Another turkey specialist, Garner, N.C.-based Butterball LLC, showed
off a new addition to its line of premium bulk case turkey breasts that
contain no binders. Deep Fried joins Thanksgiving Style Roasted and
Cajun Style, says Kyle Lock, senior director of marketing for retail.
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