Hickory Farms Adds 25 New Locations for Holiday 2011

Specialty Foods Company Offers Special Deals for Grand Opening Weekend

Nov 18, 2011, 07:00 ET from Hickory Farms

MAUMEE, Ohio, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hickory Farms, the long-time purveyor of holiday food gifts, is opening 25 new storefronts and kiosks this year, including its first-ever corporate stores in Manhattan and new locations in the Galleria Dallas and on the famed Market Street of San Francisco.

As part of the grand opening events on November 19th and 20th, Hickory Farms will offer in-store promotions and giveaways for customers in regions across the country, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston and Miami.  

"Millions of Americans make Hickory Farms part of their family's holiday traditions," said Mark Rodriguez, CEO, Hickory Farms.

Customers can find Hickory Farms' award-winning sausage, cheese and other specialty items at 750 holiday stores in the U.S. and Canada, online at hickoryfarms.com, in catalogs, and at leading retailers throughout the season.

In addition, Hickory Farms is once again proud to sponsor the No Kid Hungry® Campaign of Share Our Strength®. Share Our Strength is the leading national not-for-profit organization working to end childhood hunger in North America.  Customers have the opportunity to include a $1 donation with their purchase at a Hickory Farms store or online. For more information and a store locator, visit hickoryfarms.com.  

About Hickory Farms

Hickory Farms is a leading provider of specialty foods and holiday food gifts. A focus on personalized service has kept Hickory Farms products popular on gift lists since 1951. For the holiday season, more than 4,000 associates have been hired to support Hickory Farms' retail and online operations. Millions of North American customers choose Hickory Farms' savory sausages, favorite cheeses and other gourmet goods for their loved ones each holiday season. The company's signature products and eco-friendly gift boxes can be found online, in catalogs, in leading supermarkets and in retail shopping centers throughout the holiday season. For more information, please visit http://www.hickoryfarms.com/.

About Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives.  Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit Strength.org to get involved.

SOURCE Hickory Farms