Innovation and presentation will be front and center at IDDBA.
officials at the International-Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association promise an expo that is “bigger, better and more relevant than ever.” More than 1,650 booths packed with the food, service and ideas that fuel these industries will be taking over the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from June 2-4. Here is a taste of this year’s show.
Traditional Baking has been making quality cookies packaged for wholesale, bulk and food service programs, retail and in-store bakeries for more than 25 years. “We measure our success one bite at a time and are committed to the highest standards of quality,” say company officials. “We maintain an SQF certification that is recognized globally for food quality and safety.” The company produces more than 40 varieties of cookies, including specialty seasonal cookies.
Hain Pure Protein
In a time when consumers want awareness of where their food comes from, Hain Pure Protein aims to offer credibility in its Farm-to-Table line of deli products. Company officials say that as a leader in growing natural, antibiotic-free (ABF), vegetarian fed, humanely raised poultry produced under the FreeBird Chicken and Plainville Farms Turkey brands, Hain is a one-stop source for major retailers, specialty and natural food stores and foodservice operators nationwide seeking ABF poultry products for Deli and Prepared Foods.
Retailers can upgrade their pizza selection with Fresh Bake by Donatos and Sonoma Flatbreads by Donatos pizza lines. Fresh Bake features a complete line of restaurant-quality take and bake pizzas, breadsticks and dough shells. Available for both the freezer and the deli case, Sonoma Flatbreads offer premium, contemporary toppings with no artificial ingredients, colors or preservatives on a multi-grain or gluten-free crust.
Bagcraft Papercon’s DublView bags feature expanded window visibility created to draw consumers to bakery products and drive impulse sales. Company officials say that an artisan paper package design promotes a fresh, homemade appearance and offers “right size” options. They add that Bagcraft products help retailers reduce excess packaging waste and cost while a large printable paper surface provides space for branding options and paperboard-loading trays provide added package support for demanding applications.
Enjay Converters is a manufacturer of unique bakery and deli packaging concepts. They operate an ASI-certified production facility where they produce cake circles, bakery/cupcake/pastry boxes, cupcake liners, stands and more. Company officials promise retailers, “a full line ideal for a variety of supermarket and processor applications.”
Turkey Hill Dairy’s definition of all natural is simple—no big words, no long lists. Only pure ingredients like milk, cream, sugar and natural flavors go into Turkey Hill Dairy’s All Natural Ice Cream, say company officials. Their all-natural flavors include Cherry Vanilla, Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Coffee, Mint Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean & Chocolate, as well as seasonal Limited Batches.
The “Bumpy Cake” was created in 1913 by Sanders and has become a birthday cake tradition for generations of families in the Midwest, say company officials. The angel food cake is topped with ribbons of buttercream, then coated in fudge, leading customers to name it the “Bumpy Cake” based on its ridged appearance. Officials add that national retail chains are seeing success with this classic yet unique cake thanks to its strong customer base.
TNT Crust, part of the Tyson Foods family, operates two bakeries in Green Bay, Wis. producing par-baked and self-rising crusts. The par-baked crusts are pre-made for quick use, “just thaw the crusts as you need them and get a tender crust every time,” say company officials. The self-rising crusts require no proof time. Officials say that after thawing slightly, add toppings and the oven activates the yeast as the pizza bakes to a golden brown.
Artisanal Food Co.
La Panzanella Artisanal Food is featuring Croccantini and Mini Croccantini Artisan Crackers. Available in an array of flavors including Original, Rosemary, Multigrain, Sesame and Black Pepper, the crackers are all-natural, crisp and light, say company officials. La Panzanella is also introducing its all-natural line of Dolcetini Artisan Cookies available in Meyer Lemon, Snickerdoodle, Key Lime and Chocolate Chip.
With sales of 550,000 units worldwide, RATIONAL USA is a leading supplier of combi-steamers. The company’s new SelfCookingCenter whitefficiency allows retailers to fry, roast, grill, broil, steam, bake and more in a single self-cleaning piece of equipment. Retailers can easily prepare a variety of foods using the seven touch-of-a-button cooking modes or have complete control over all cooking parameters with the manual mode, say company officials.
Dietz and Watson
Since 1939, Dietz & Watson meat delicacies have been prepared from family recipes that dictate minimal processing. Company officials say they use high-quality hand trimmed lean beef, ham, turkey breast and chicken breast, as do their many varieties of gourmet franks and sausages. These higher standards also call for all-natural spices and seasonings gathered from around the world without any fillers, extenders, artificial colors and never any MSG.
Finlandia Cheese continues to offer a full line of deli-ready cheeses all crafted with the passion, purity and premium full flavor consumers have come to expect from the Finlandia brand, say company officials. They add that with 12 service deli varieties and 10 pre-sliced self-service varieties, each cheese has been made to the quality standards established by generations of Finlandia master cheese-makers. Finlandia’s ‘Total Deli Cheese Solution’ is designed to be turnkey for its retailers.
Grecian Delight presents a new line of authentic, flavorful Pre-Sliced Focaccia Flatbreads, under its One Republic brand. The new line, which contains no trans fat and no cholesterol, is easy to use and quick and easy to prepare, say company officials. They add that they can be toasted for a unique sandwich experience or used in salads for appetizers. One Republic Pre-Sliced Focaccia Flatbreads are packed 12 per case ready for shipment, and are available in four flavors: Italian Herb, Kalamata Olive, Roasted Garlic and Multigrain.
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods introduces new T.G.I. Friday’s Dips. Each flavor is trans fat-free and Greek yogurt based. Infused with favorite T.G.I. Friday’s menu items, these dips create bold flavors and offer the convenience of enjoying T.G.I. Friday’s flavor profiles at home while dipping into a healthy alternative, say company officials.
McNairn Packaging manufactures a broad range of disposable food packaging products serving the needs of convenience stores, supermarkets, bakeries and food processing companies in the U.S. and Canada. The company is a North American producer of Bread Bags with a broad range of custom capabilities. Its ENFOLD bags are designed to help retailers showcase breads and promote a brand with full panorama window design. Up to six-color printing in line is available, as well as full print coverage and perforated and non-perforated paper, coupons and peel and stick labels.
Tillamook County Creamery Assoc.
Tillamook, a farmer-owned cooperative, released a Vintage White Sharp Cheddar Cheese line extension earlier this year. Naturally aged for nine months, Tillamook Vintage White Sharp is made with animal rennet and is a rich, full-flavored cheese. It can be used as an ingredient to add sharp flavor notes to any recipe and pairs well with crackers, meats, smoked fish, nuts and wine, say company officials. The product is available for national distribution and comes in a variety of sizes with a suggested retail of $3.99-$6.99 depending on cut.
Stefano Foods three new BIG DOGs are made to be an easy to heat and eat lunch or dinner alternative. The three Beef Hot Dog, Smoked Sausage and Kielbasa varieties are 4:1’s wrapped in soft roll dough for handheld convenience. Company officials say after two minutes in the microwave BIG DOGs are ready to go. Stefano’s will also rollout a Premium Pizza Dough, formulated with “OO” flour” and Applewood Bacon Rolls.
DecoPac, an edible cake decoration supplier, offers a variety of edible products for any occasion, say company officials. In 2013, DecoPac introduced its first Edible DecoSet for many top licensed characters. Crafted from sugar, the new licensed Sugar Dec-On DecoSets are for bakeries that want an edible option for celebration cakes, officials add. The sets consist of one large Dec-On and six small accessory Dec-Ons.
Automation for Food and More
The Ovomatic, a self-contained in-store bakery vending system delivers fresh baked bread, pastry, pizza and much more at the push of a button, say company officials. With this convenient technology, Automation for Food and More can provide added values such as fresh baked bakery products, a hygienic one-hand operation, first-in, first-out product flow, auto output and reduced waste. The company is also introducing a unique self-service bread slicer.
Legendary Baking provides retailers across the U.S. with baked desserts featuring rolled crusts, top quality individually quick frozen fruit and decadent creams, say company officials. They add that with an extensive roster of products including pies, galettes, dessert bars, brownies, specialty cakes, cream desserts, cobblers, cookies, crusts and fillings, Legendary Baking has won more than 400 Blue Ribbons at the APC National Pie Championships since 1997.
George E. DeLallo Co.
For more than 60 years, the George E. DeLallo Co. has offered retailers gourmet convenience with the Olive Bar. To extend this fresh, grab-and-go appeal for the consumer, DeLallo has created Ready Pack Olives and Antipasti. This collection features top-selling Olive Bar items packaged in crisp, clear containers and individual UPC codes for cross-merchandizing with other deli items. Each variety includes a QR code, directing consumers to recipes and pairing ideas. Along with its line-up of olives and antipasti, DeLallo will include gourmet complements such as tapenade, specialty mustard and toasty crisps.
American Roland Food Corp.
American Roland Food Corp.’s Petite Sweet Peppers are lightly marinated piquant peppers with a tangy, mildly sweet flavor. Company officials say their small size and bowl shape make them perfect for stuffing with cheeses and meats or simply added to an antipasto spread. They are available in foodservice sizes in whole red, yellow, tri- color and diced red varieties.
Clear Lam Packaging
Clear Lam Packaging is a manufacturer of flexible and rigid packaging materials for food, electronics and personal healthcare products. Show attendees can learn how Clear Lam’s new Peel and ReSeal lidding technology and PrimaPak packaging improve efficiencies. Company officials say the Peel and ReSeal lidding film eliminates rigid pre-formed lids and shrink bands, reduces package weight and lowers shipping and warehousing costs. The new PrimaPak is produced from flexible film on vertical form-fill-seal equipment. It can replace injection/blow-molded containers, metal/composite cans and glass jars used for retail and food service products.
Flagship Food Group
Flagship Food Group is a food product manufacturer offering co-packing and private label manufacturing, package design and cold chain logistics services. Company officials say Flagship is a diversified, 360-degree company with focuses on food service, retail, logistics and packaging. Its lineup includes brands such as Filet of Chicken, SuMing, Oh Boy!, TJ Farms, TJ’s Premium, Chris’ & Pitt’s BBQ Sauce and 505 Southwestern.
Anchor Packaging’s new Tear-Away Lid on its Hinged Culinary Classics containers are a great addition to any warming unit or chilled display, say company officials. The sturdy package features clear anti-fog, vented lids that release steam pressure, even when stacked, keeping lids in place and maintaining food textures. Culinary Classics provide table-ready presentation with consumer-convenient convertible lids that fit neatly under the base and out of the way, add officials.
By using only real food ingredients and traditional artisan cooking techniques, Kettle Cuisine officials say they can help retailers build successful hot and refrigerated soup programs. With 60 varieties, Kettle Cuisine can help retailers satisfy shoppers’ flavor, lifestyle and nutrition demands. Officials say that retailers looking to discover more about creating and growing fresh soup programs and its extensive category management support services should visit the Kettle Cuisine at IDDBA.
Perdue Foods Deli
Perdue Rotisserie Boneless Roasts are a great addition to the deli, satisfying shoppers’ demand for boneless, skinless all white meat chicken, company officials say. They add it is as easy and convenient as a standard rotisserie chicken with 73% more breast meat. Offering better-for-you products from brands like Harvestland, Coleman Natural and Perdue, Perdue Retail Deli is a single source for everything poultry from vegetarian fed and process verified to antibiotic free and organic.
Bake’n Joy’s new 4.25-ounce PanFree Muffins are perfect for any in-store bakery looking to increase muffin sales, say company officials, adding that with consumers looking for smaller portions and a good value, these little muffins fit the bill. Since they are PanFree, no muffin pans are needed to bake up fresh muffins at any time of day. Bake’n Joy is also showing their 21-ounce All Natural Boston Coffee Cakes, the newest creations to join the full line-up of 24-ounce cakes in retail boxes.
Giorgio Foods offers a range of tortes for a quick and convenient meal choice. Company officials say one of Giorgio’s most popular items is the Spinach Mushroom Roasted Tomato Torte. An option for lunch or dinner, this flaky “container” holds a combination of mushrooms, spinach and diced roasted tomato with tangy feta cheese, all in a savory white sauce seasoned with white pepper.
Sargento Culinary Solutions provides seamless solutions for delis with high-quality, simple-to-prepare foodservice meal kits, say company officials. Sargento’s meal kits are designed for sale as a grab-n-go option or hot and cold deli case items. Officials add that menu ideas to increase incremental sales are available with their Beef Stroganoff, Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, Asian Beef with Udon Noodles, Rotisserie and Fried Chicken Recovery Kits, as well as their newest item—Smoky Bacon Mac & Cheese.
Swiss Valley Farms
Swiss Valley Farms Swiss cheese is characterized by its golden color, smooth, sliceable texture and nutty Swiss flavor, say company officials. The company’s 100-pound Swiss blocks and seven pound Swiss sandwich cuts are individually graded before being shipped to ensure they meet retailers’ and customers’ expectations. Smoked Swiss, made through a natural smoking process, is also available upon customer request.
Lawrence Foods has been a manufacturer of customized ingredient solutions since 1890 and has maintained a commitment to success through four generations, say company officials. At IDDBA, bakery and in-store retailer partners can look forward to the introduction of Orchard Fresh Fruit Fillings and Cobbler Kits, Finishing Touch Rolled Fondant and DecoCremes SureShade Icings for color that will not bleed or fade.
Callebaut is best known for being a rich Belgian chocolate with a variety of dessert applications in home and commercial kitchens. Now it will also be known as the responsible option, say company officials. At IDDBA, Callebaut will announce its decision to use only sustainably grown cocoa beans in the production of its products. Officials invite attendees to find out more about their product, and how they plan to change the face of the chocolate industry.
Robbie Fantastic Flexibles
Robbie Fantastic Flexibles is presenting a new Fresh N Tasty Bakery Pouch. The pouch features a large viewing window and gusset that holds the cookies facing outward allowing the consumer to easily identify the flavor of the cookie. Specifically designed for the in-store bakery, the pouch’s re-sealable zipper and specially designed film structure help baked goods to taste fresher, longer, say company officials. The pouch was designed with a matte finish look that blends nicely with natural design styles found in the marketplace today officials add.
Dart Container Corp.
ClearPac SafeSeal, Dart Container Corp’s new line of tamper-resistant, tamper-evident containers is taking the market by storm, company officials say. The containers are hinged, leak resistant and made of crystal clear, durable PETE. Minimal sidewall ribbing makes these containers an ideal choice to showcase product contents without compromising strength, officials add. The line is available in seven sizes ranging from 8- to 64-ounces with flat and dome lid options available.
Carl Buddig & Co.
Buddig Luncheon Meats and Old Wisconsin Snack Bites, Snack Sticks and Summer Sausages will be showcasing the brands’ new products, merchandising display vehicles, highlights of their Fall/Winter sales and marketing plans, plus the company’s private label and co-manufacturing capabilities. Company officials add that these brands offer “a variety of great tasting convenient products that have a proven track record to drive retail sales year round.”
Tribe Mediterranean Foods
Tribe Mediterranean Foods crafts its hummus with high quality, all-natural ingredients—plus lots of love—say company officials. Master blenders taste each small batch and adjust for perfection. At IDDBA, Tribe will showcase its plans to reinvigorate the category via packaging and innovation. Visitors can also see what Tribe will be doing this summer to attract new users to the hummus category.
Blount Fine Foods
Family-owned Blount Fine Foods has been processing food since 1946. According to company officials, it is the largest manufacturer of lobster bisque in America and produces more than 350 proprietary soup recipes, including 75 varieties of clam chowder alone. Its product lines include fresh and frozen retail gourmet soups as well as hot to-go retail soup programs. Blount’s gourmet soups and specialty foods are made with the finest and freshest ingredients, handcrafted by a dedicated culinary team through unparalleled customer collaboration, add officials.
Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps have rethought the pretzel by placing a modern twist on an old favorite and creating the world’s first spreadable pretzel cracker, say company officials. Flat-baked, thin, crunchy and only 110 calories, Pretzel Crisps combine the best parts of a pretzel with the versatility and dip-ability of a cracker add officials.
Hidden Villa Ranch
Hidden Villa Ranch is a national producer, processor, distributor and marketer of organic, cage-free, non-GMO, free-range, pasture-raised and DHA Omega 3 fortified shell and liquid eggs. Its products are available under the Horizon Organic, NestFresh, The Country Hen and Gold Circle Farms brands as well as private label. Hidden Villa Ranch offers both retail and foodservice packaging.
McCain Foods USA
McCain Foods will showcase its foodservice appetizer and potato sides expertise through insight-driven merchandising, packaging and meal solution centers, say company officials, adding that they have been developed for the unique and evolving needs of the in-store deli consumer. McCain’s potato portfolio will be highlighted via on-trend sweet potato formats, breakfast solutions, roasted varieties and the wedges and french fry selections.
Alvarado Street Bakery
Alvarado Street Bakery, a cooperatively-owned solar-powered bakery in Northern California, has been baking certified organic whole grain breads for more than 30 years. Company officials say its mission is to change the way the world eats, “…one slice at a time.” Made with sprouted whole grains, its breads and bagels are certified-organic, GMO-free and kosher.
Inline Plastics Corp.
Inline Plastic’s Sandwich Wedge clamshell container is the latest innovation from the company’s Safe-T-Fresh line of products. These tamper-resistant containers feature a patented tear-strip that the consumer removes to open the package, eliminating the need for shrink-bands or labels to prevent product tampering. The upscale design promotes attractive product merchandising that highlights the quality of its contents, say company officials. The perimeter seal design of the container provides increased shelf life and protection of its contents. The Sandwich Wedge is ideal for supermarkets, convenience stores and delis, as well as the processors that supply these users, officials add.
The Mediterranean Snack Food Co.
Booth # 5713
Mediterranean Snacks tapaz2go are a gluten-free mini meal solution combining a pouch of Mediterranean Snacks Lentil Crackers with a portion of Classic, Roasted Garlic or Red Pepper hummus in one portable package. Company officials say this protein-rich snack provides an innovative solution for retailers with difficulty managing perishable items, as tapaz2go can be stored at room temperature. They add that it is an ideal option for retailers as a grab and go opportunity. The product is 3.6-ounces, has an SRP of $2.99 – $3.49 and a shelf life of 300 days.
Landshire now offers two new sandwiches: Grilled Cheese and Grilled Cheese with Bacon. Each sandwich is hand-wrapped in patent pending innovative paper that uniquely toasts the bread when microwaved, say company officials. These items are marketed as a quick and convenient snack, officials add.
Applied Data Corp.
Applied Data Corp. (ADC) invites attendees to “see how we can help you meet food safety compliance for prepared food items with NutriGen,” company officials say. NutriGen is ADC’s recipe management software system, which automates recipe handling and increases fresh food safety. Additionally, NutriGen generates ingredient and nutrifact labeling panels and updates in-store scales and printers through a retailer’s scales management system, while managing prepared food production costs.
Elkay Plastics manufactures a broad selection of poly bags. They will introduce a 1-Mil Top-Load Side-Seal deli bag to its product line. With exceptional clarity and 12-color, double-sided printing available, company officials say Elkay poly bags can fit most retailer needs.