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
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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 www.gloryfoods.com .
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