Glory Foods(R) Expands Fresh Produce Line Distribution Through C.H. Robinson Company Relationship

May 01, 2009, 10:38 ET from Glory Foods, Inc.

C.H. Robinson Company to deliver Glory Foods Fresh Produce to retailers nationwide, maximizing efficiency from farm-to-table

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Glory Foods, Inc., the current category leader in Southern-style produce, and C.H. Robinson Company ("C.H. Robinson") one of the largest produce sourcing and non-asset based third party logistics companies in the world, today announced a partnership to expand the Glory Foods(R) Fresh Produce program, resulting in greater product availability and enhanced support services for retail customers. The partnership allows Glory Foods to focus on new product development and marketing, while C.H. Robinson oversees distribution, sales and retail customer support services for the Glory Foods Fresh Produce Line.

This new relationship will enhance the value of Glory Foods products in the produce aisle, resulting in greater satisfaction for both consumers and retail customers. C.H. Robinson will work directly with growers, packers, and retailers to increase operational efficiencies and speed from farm to table. "We are very excited about this relationship," said Glory Foods President Jacqueline Neal. "Working with C.H. Robinson allows us to concentrate on our specialty -- developing quality Southern-style food products that appeal to consumers' tastes and meet retailers' needs."

Dan Jost, C.H. Robinson produce manager, said "This new relationship directly aligns with our company directives to employ supply chain efficiencies, and use our network to expand the sales audience of small-to-medium sized marketers and growers. We are particularly excited to represent the Glory Foods Fresh Product Line which allows C.H. Robinson to better serve the retailers and consumers of the Southern-style meal experience."

Glory Foods ready-to-cook, fresh-cut vegetables launched in 2001 to meet the growing demand for a variety of prepared foods in grocery stores and restaurants. Delivering an authentic Southern-style experience in a convenient package, Glory Foods products expand beyond fresh produce to include seasoned canned vegetables, side dishes, cooking bases and hot sauces.

For more information about Glory Foods fresh products, please contact Bruce Bolton at 877-55-GLORY or

About Glory Foods

Founded in 1989, Glory Foods is a category leader in Southern-style, heat-and-serve products including seasoned canned vegetables, cooking bases and fresh greens. Its Southern-style vegetables and side dishes are staples in American homes and offer convenient meal planning solutions for busy families. Glory Foods is a private, minority controlled business based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit

About C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

C.H. Robinson got its start in the produce industry over 100 years ago, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the settlers of the Dakotas and Minnesota. Today, C.H. Robinson is one of the largest produce sourcing and non-asset based third party logistics companies in the world, and had annual gross revenues of approximately $8.6 billion in 2008. C.H. Robinson sources the highest quality products while integrating value-added logistics, distribution, and information reporting services. We serve over 32,000 customers through a network of more than 228 offices and approximately 7,500 employees in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson contributes millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Children's Hospital of Minnesota, and the United Way. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the Nasdaq since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit our Web site at

SOURCE Glory Foods, Inc.