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Columbus Craft Meats Launches Two New Snack Lines

Columbus Craft Meats Launches Two New Snack Lines


HAYWARD, CA
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Looking to capitalize on an exploding trend, Columbus Craft Meats has announced the release of two new snack lines—a line of Paninos, bite-sized rolls of salumi and cheese—and a line of Salame & Cheese Crisps.

Joe Ennen, President and CEO, Columbus Foods"People continue to replace traditional meals with snacks, and now we offer Columbus' delicious salami products in a snack size to enjoy while on-the-go," noted CEO Joe Ennen, in a press release.

The company noted that not only are snack foods a growing trend in the U.S. market, meat snacks are growing at an even more precipitous rate. According to Mintel data, the company noted, meat snacks are growing 4 times faster than potato chips as consumers look for high-protein alternatives.

Columbus Craft Meats Paninos

Columbus’ Panino line has, since being introduced in 2016, grown over 800 percent; the line now offers a two-roll pack in various flavor combinations, including:

  • Genoa Salame rolled with Mozzarella Cheese
  • Hot Sopressata rolled with Mozzarella Cheese
  • Prosciutto rolled with Mozzarella Cheese
  • Italian Dry Salame rolled with Monterey Jack Cheese

The company’s line of Salame & Cheese Crisps continue this trend toward on-the-go snacking with perfectly portioned bites of salami and sourdough cheese crisps. Because they don’t require refrigeration, the company’s crisps offer exceptional convenience for consumers and retailers alike and can be stocked in a variety of retail locations and cross-promoted throughout the store.

Columbus Craft Meats Salame & Cheese Crisps

Both snack-sized Columbus Paninos and Columbus Salame & Cheese Crisps are currently available in select grocery stores throughout the U.S.

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