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New Retail: Plant-Based Foods | Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

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Plant-Based Sushi From Frozen to FreshKonscious Foods introduced three innovative and wow-worthy new products to delight consumers, all with the brands’ patent-pending ability to go from frozen to fresh in minutes, making it a convenient option. From the kitchen of chef and plant-based innovator Yves Potvin, each product offers best-in-class taste, texture, and nutrition: 
2024 Expo West Nexty Award Finalist Smoked Salmon: Indulge in plant-powered perfection with Konscious Smoked Salmon! This revolutionary creation, the first Non-GMO Project verified cold-smoked salmon made entirely from plants, delivers the taste and texture you crave.  Enjoy smoky flavors reminiscent of classic wood-smoked salmon. Each bite boasts a satisfyingly smooth texture, masterfully crafted with vibrant carrots, pea hull fiber, and konjac root. 
Kimbap Korean Veggie Rice Roll: Capture the vibrant flavors of Korea! This satisfying on-the-go roll is packed with seasoned rice, savory marinated carrots, a burst of chili crunch mushroom protein, tangy pickled cucumber, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Dip each bite into our flavorful spicy siracha sauce for an explosion of taste that will leave you craving more. 
Salmon Avocado Roll: Dive into succulent plant-based salmon, creamy avocado slices, and tangy pickled cucumbers, all artfully rolled in a sheet of seasoned seaweed. Each bite is a flavor burst, enhanced by tamari’s smooth richness and the vibrant zing of our super green mayo. 
Today, Konscious Foods is available at more than 4,500 supermarkets nationwide, including Whole Foods Markets, Albertson Safeway, Meijer, and more. Kraft Heinz Not Company Launches First Plant-Based Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs and SausagesThe Kraft Heinz Not Company LLC has debuted NotHotDogs and NotSausages, the first ever plant-based Oscar Mayer offerings and the first plant-based meat innovation from the joint venture between The Kraft Heinz Company and TheNotCompany, Inc. (NotCo). With its mission to create mouthwatering plant-based foods for all, The Kraft Heinz Not Company’s Oscar Mayer NotHotDogs and NotSausages offer the savory and smoky experience that brand fans have known and loved for more than 140 years. With Oscar Mayer NotHotDogs and NotSausages – available in Bratwurst and Italian sausage flavors – The Kraft Heinz Not Company aims to deliver on these needs and consumers’ evolving preference in the plant-based space. Oscar Mayer NotHotDogs and NotSausages offer fans the smoky, savory taste, meaty color, and thick, juicy bite they are craving in plant-based alternatives.  Dr. Praeger’s Debuts Crunchy Veggie BurgersDr. Praeger’s, a trailblazer in the better-for-you frozen food market, continues to shake up the plant-based scene with latest debut, Crunchy Veggie Burgers, available in select Costco locations across California and Hawaii. These crispy-coated additions to its beloved veggie burger lineup – first announced in late 2023 – were created in response to consumer demand for enhanced texture in veggie-forward products.The Crunchy Burger comes in two delectable varieties: Crunchy Cauliflower Veggie Burgers and Crunchy Southwestern Sweet Potato Burgers, each made with six vegetables, and featuring a golden crust that not only delights the taste buds but also upholds nutritional standards and remains vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO certified. Crunchy Burgers can be prepared straight from the freezer within minutes, and are suitable for air fryers, stovetops, and ovens. In addition to select Costco stores, Dr. Praeger’s Crunchy Burgers are available at Whole Foods nationwide, HEB, Sprouts, Shoprite, and Publix, and online via Instacart and Amazon Fresh.Alpha Foods Brings ‘Chicken Run’ Inspired Plant-Based Nuggets to FreezersAlpha Foods has entered into an exclusive partnership with the Academy Award winning studio, Aardman Animations, on the release of “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget,” the sequel to the beloved ’00 classic, “Chicken Run.” The film is now available around the world on Netflix. As part of the partnership, Alpha launched its limited edition recipe of plant-based nuggets with special packaging featuring characters from the popular film franchise, along with the message: “Choose plants—No Fowl Play!”Alpha’s nuggets are available across the country in grocery chains including Sprouts, Albertsons, HEB, Vons, and Stop & Shop. The co-branded nuggets will retail between $5.99 – $6.99 per package.UNLIMEAT Expands Reach in U.S. Retail MarketsUNLIMEAT, a leading plant-based Korean food brand, recently broadened its U.S. retail sales, introducing a variety of Korean-inspired vegan foods like frozen Kimbap and Mandu.The company successfully launched its plant-based Korean BBQ and pulled pork offerings in the U.S. last year, receiving an impressive response to its products available at Albertsons grocery stores. Building on this success, UNLIMEAT has expanded its footprint to include natural and organic retailers like Berkeley Bowl, Mollie Stone’s Market, Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins, and Good Earth Market, where it has continued to receive positive feedback. UNLIMEAT first focused its retail sales efforts on Northern California and is now expanding its reach through shelves in New York City boutique grocery stores, such as Brooklyn Fair and Orchard Grocer. Additionally, the company has expanded their K-vegan product line and recently revamped their packaging.UNLIMEAT’s frozen Kimbap, a modern twist on the beloved Korean rolls, comes in multiple varieties, featuring either UNLIMEAT plant based Bulgogi or Tuna, giving it a nutritious and exceptional flavor profile. Its frozen Kimbap remains fresh and its outer seaweed remains crisp for up to 12 months while only taking two and a half minutes to heat up. Their Mandu, is a plant-based version of contemporary Korean pork dumplings and contain 11% less sodium and 50% less fat than regular pork dumplings. TiNDLE Chicken Makes U.S. Retail Debut at Giant Eagle, FreshDirectTiNDLE Foods made its U.S. retail debut in December through select outlets, including grocery store chain, Giant Eagle, online grocery provider, FreshDirect, and several popular independent markets on the West Coast including Berkeley Bowl and BESTIES Vegan Paradise.TiNDLE’s range of plant-based retail products were developed in collaboration with the company’s world-class R&D team and expert chefs across Europe, Asia, and the United States to bring an elevated restaurant-quality culinary experience into home kitchens. Just as can be found across restaurants today, the grocery-ready TiNDLE Chicken products feature a distinctive and mouthwatering flavor and are made with simple, non-GMO ingredients.Residents in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania can purchase TiNDLE Chicken at select local Giant Eagle stores. Giant Eagle shoppers can find three of TiNDLE’s most popular products in the frozen aisles of nearly 84 stores: TiNDLE Patties, TiNDLE Tenders, and TiNDLE Wings. Foodies based in Connecticut, New Jersey, and the greater New York City area can conveniently shop for TiNDLE Chicken through FreshDirect’s online platform, offering TiNDLE Patties, TiNDLE Nuggets, and TiNDLE Wings to their customers. Lower Manhattan residents can also find TiNDLE Chicken products at Orchard Grocer. Additionally, shoppers in Hawaii and both Northern and Southern California can find TiNDLE Chicken at several independent grocers, including Berkeley Bowl (Berkeley), BESTIES Vegan Paradise (Los Angeles), Harvest Market (Fort Bragg & Mendocino), Mana Foods, Pacific Market (Sonoma County), and Piazza’s (Palo Alto & San Mateo).

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