Glory Foods Makes It Fresh

New Produce Division to Market Fresh Packaged Greens And

Fresh-Cut Sweet Potatoes

Nov 06, 2001, 00:00 ET from Glory Foods, Inc.

    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.
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     "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
     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 .
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