COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Glory Foods has created an in-house Fresh Produce Division to market premium selections of wholesome, washed and ready-to-cook, freshly packaged greens (Collard, Mustard and Turnip) and fresh-cut sweet potatoes. The fresh packaged vegetables will offer Glory Foods' signature convenience in preparation and provide products high in natural nutrients. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20011029/NYFNSX10 ) "Greens and sweet potatoes contain high levels of vitamins and nutrients," said Michael Brown, Director of the Fresh Produce Division. "Our bagged greens and sweet potatoes will heighten the comfort level to choose fresh products and provide the attributes busy consumers value -- healthy recipes for meal solutions, convenience, nutrition, versatility and easy handling under a recognizable name," adds Brown. The new division will offer washed and ready-to-cook, peeled chunks of Glory Foods Sweet Potatoes ideal for preparing casseroles and pies, or easily steamed, baked or fried for a great side dish. The fresh cut greens will feature washed and ready-to-cook Collard, Mustard, and Turnip Greens. The division will offer retailers and consumers outstanding advantages in the sale and consumption of the fresh products. The close proximity of the farms to the processing facilities will ensure higher quality product in terms of color, flavor and longer shelf life. Glory Foods' Hot Sauce, Peppered Vinegar, Corn Muffin and Corn Bread Mixes will also be positioned as complementary condiments used to enhance enjoyment of fresh packaged vegetables. Production partnerships formed with farmers in the early stages of the company's development will expand to include a diverse network of family owned farms equipped to meet the production demands of the new division. "By supporting good family owned farms with the experience and knowledge to grow premium vegetables based on their history and experience, the products distributed by this division will continue to meet the criteria for quality and excellence consumers expect from Glory Foods," said Bill Williams, President of Glory Foods, Inc. "And as we prepare to celebrate our 10th year anniversary in 2002, this new division continues our growth as a provider of quality ethnic food products and celebrates our longevity in the Southern food category," adds Williams. Glory Foods distributes twenty-nine (29) varieties of Slow-Simmered Southern-style seasoned canned vegetables, 4 varieties of tasty, timesaving condiments and seventeen (17) varieties of Glory Foods Southern Selections frozen family-size entrees and side dishes. Glory Foods canned and frozen products are available nationally in over 140 retail outlets in 31 states. Glory Foods' fresh packaged greens and fresh-cut sweet potatoes will soon be available in retail outlets. For additional information on Glory Foods products and distribution visit the company's website at www.gloryfoods.com . MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X16175236
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