TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hickory Farms, America's most famous holiday food gift brand, today announced the official opening of 650 Holiday Market locations in shopping malls for the 2015 holiday season. With Hickory Farms' grand opening, customers officially welcome the holidays —according to a national survey, nearly half (47%) of American adults agree that the holiday shopping season begins when they see Hickory Farms arrive at their local mall.*
Inaugural Season for Simply Hickory Farms™
This year, Hickory Farms is introducing Simply Hickory Farms, a line of wholesome sausage, cheeses and condiments made from all-natural, simple ingredients containing no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Simply Hickory Farms Beef Sausage features 100% all-natural North American Beef raised with no hormones or antibiotics and has all the great flavor you would expect from Hickory Farms. Simply Hickory Farms Medium Cheddar and Gouda cheeses are naturally aged, handcrafted and gluten free.
Also new this year is their decadent White & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark made with rich chocolates, pure mint and topped with crushed candy cane pieces, and their collection of Holiday Cookie Gifts made from scratch with only the finest ingredients.
"We are proud of the Traditions and the connections we have built with so many families," said Mark S. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer. "As America's most well-known holiday food gift brand, we are excited to be introducing new and great tasting gifts we know families will enjoy each and every year."
No Kid Hungry® Commitment Continues
Hickory Farms is a proud supporter of No Kid Hungry®, the leading non-profit group working to end childhood hunger in America. Since 2008, Hickory Farms has contributed over $4 million to the organization. This holiday season, Hickory Farms will donate $5 to No Kid Hungry for every Hickory Farms Signature Party Planner Gift Box sold.
Customers can find Hickory Farms gifts and other specialty food items at Hickory Farms Holiday Markets nationwide, online at hickoryfarms.com and at leading retailers this holiday season.
About Hickory Farms
For more than 60 years, Hickory Farms has been enriching family holiday celebrations with the highest quality, best tasting specialty food gifts. The company's award-winning signature products and eco-friendly gift boxes can be found online, in catalogs, at leading supermarkets year round and in shopping malls throughout the Christmas holiday season. For more information, please visit www.hickoryfarms.com.
* Survey Methodology: The survey was conducted October 23-26, 2014 via ORC International Telephone CARAVAN® survey. It was conducted using two probability samples: randomly selected landline telephone numbers and randomly selected mobile (cell) telephone numbers. The combined sample consists of 1,004 adults (18 years old and older) living in the continental United States. Of the 1,004 interviews, 604 were from the landline sample and 400 from the cell phone sample. Final data is adjusted to take the two sample frames into account and then weighted by age, gender, region, race/ethnicity and education to be proportionally representative of the US adult population.
SOURCE Hickory Farms, Inc.