True to the Capricorn season, the month of January seemed to be all about growth and development—portfolio growth and development, that is. With a bevy of new products finding their way onto shelves to kick off 2024, narrowing down our monthly Top Picks was an especially exciting challenge this time around. Read on to explore the industry innovations soon to be landing a spot in my cart.
Is it even a Top Picks list without some enticing specialty cheese? Marin French’s newest small-format Brie offering features rich, buttery Triple Crème Brie that is enhanced with garlic and cracked pepper for an aromatic and savory eating experience. This is one flavor I can’t wait to get my hands on when it hits stores this upcoming March!
Multitasking is the name of the game for me, but that doesn’t make snacking any less of a priority. Volpi Foods has made it easier for consumers to enjoy a mouthwatering combination of salame and cheese while on the way to work, on the way to the gym, and practically anywhere else.
The new product is offered in two flavors—Fontina Cheese with Genoa Salame and Cheddar Cheese with Uncured Pepperoni—and brings an exciting opportunity to the convenience space.
Drawing flavor inspiration from Latin cuisine's vibrant and colorful culture, TRUFF has brought yet another inventive flavor profile to the condiments section. A blend of fiery green jalapeño peppers and refreshing lime—and of course, black winter truffle—come to life with TRUFF’s new Jalapeño Lime Hot Sauce. The captivating green label and distinctive truffle-inspired cap are sure to stop shoppers in their tracks on the shelves of Whole Foods Market this month.
What’s life without a little sweet treat to enjoy? Truthfully, I’ll never have to find out, as I plan on stocking up on Sugar Bowl Bakery’s latest offering: Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Duet Bites®. The bakery brand's most recent launch merges the delectable sweetness of white chocolate with the zesty and tangy flavors of orange and cranberry, and the result is something truly unique. With oranges and other citrus fruits representing good fortune and happiness during the Lunar New Year, I anticipate abundant merchandising opportunities in the lead-up to February 10.
Klondike Cheese Company is back at it again, bringing a versatile new offering to consumers’ attention! Odyssey Labneh is made by straining the whey out of yogurt, leaving behind a thick, creamy spreadable product. An ancient food of the Middle East and the Mediterranean, labneh has a soft, cream cheese-like texture and can accompany many different dishes.
To maximize success, retailers can highlight the product’s nutrition factors as it is an important source of protein and calcium, and has gut-healthy probiotics.
2024 is already looking bright for the specialty sector! Deli Market News will be back next month as February brings more exciting products to light.