DENVER, Colo., Oct. 26, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new look, new services and a new partner for Culinary Procurement Specialists, LLC has been unveiled. The new company name, Restaurant Mechanix, LLC (the ‘Company’), signifies the expansion of its consulting services into all aspects of restaurant operations and management.
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HATFIELD, Pa., Oct. 24, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hill PHOENIX, a designer and manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment, and Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp are pleased to announce the grand opening of the new GreenChill Gold Award-winning ShopRite store in the Hatfield Pointe Shopping Center in Hatfield, Pa.
KENOSHA, Wis., Oct. 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ambrosia Juice Co., a purveyor of fresh fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies, has opened a retail location in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. The 1,200-square-foot store at 9901 77th Street, near the new Target on Highway 50 at the Shoppes at Prairie Ridge, is a healthful destination serving flavorful fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices; fresh-squeezed orange juice; and smoothies made from whole fruits, juice and ice with a variety of healthful supplemental healthful add-ins available.
CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 10, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chase’s Calendar of Events, 2011 Edition has designated the month of November as ‘Banana Pudding Lovers Month.’ Created by the Rodgers family of Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Sauce, Banana Pudding Lovers Month is a time for families during the start of the holiday season to re-create the memories of their happy childhood or start creating memories for their own children.
SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Programs Group, a managing underwriter and program administrator providing leading-edge risk management and insurance solutions nationally, announces the launch of their newest program for Pizza Restaurants and Delivery Operators. Dubbed ‘SLICE’ (safety, loss control, insurance, coverage, expertise), the new program specifically addresses a significant exposure and principle risk management concern of Pizza Delivery Operators: liability resulting from their delivery drivers.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Idaho Dairymen’s Association (IDA) applauded Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) for taking a strong stand on behalf of the dairy industry as lead Republican proponent of the Dairy Security Act of 2011. Last Friday, the new dairy bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by House Agriculture Committee’s Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN).
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of Labor Day, the last official long weekend of summer, Big Bay Brewing Co.(R) has introduced its Long Weekend India Pale Ale (IPA). The IPA style brew is the first of a series of limited edition beers to be introduced by the Shorewood, Wisconsin-based craft brewer.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries, a Beverage Processor founded in 1937, recently launched an innovative new shelf-stable Fountain-Dispensed Nutrient-Enhanced Water. Dennis Nahill, the Director of Sales Operations, felt that ‘There’s a tremendous need among Foodservice Operators for Bag-In-the-Box, fortified and flavored water.’
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the dog days of summer upon us, Big Bay Brewing Co.(R), producer of hand-crafted specialty beers, announces the introduction of two refreshing all-natural gourmet sodas. The craft brewer, based in Shorewood, Wis., is unveiling its Pierjumper Twisting Citrus and Oh Buoy! Cherry Cola across Wisconsin this month.
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prestige Imports, LLC is excited to announce the upcoming launch of Penthouse branded libido and sexual wellness shots: Per4mance Shots by Penthouse for men and Pleasure Shots by Penthouse for women. The launch is a result of Prestige Imports’ licensing deal with General Media Communications, Inc., the publisher of Penthouse Magazine.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 15, 2011, Andaz 5th Avenue will launch their picnic basket service for guests, which offers three picnic basket choices and the option to use an Andaz Picnic Host to help arrange the perfect day. The picnic baskets are packed with an array of delicacies and treats from the hotel’s restaurant, the shop.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ariola Imports is a wholesaler, importer and distributor of the highest quality Italian specialty foods, wine and artisan beer. It not only provides quality products to Southern California and Las Vegas restaurateurs, but also to the occasional celebrity who just has to have some of its amazing Buffalo mozzarella and truffles from Italy.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bennett Valley AVA — For the second year in a row Westerhold Family Vineyards and Winemaker Russell Bevan have earned the right to take home the highly coveted barrel trophy and ‘Coat du Rhone’ blazer in the 2011 Syrah Shoot-Out at the Hospice du Rhone celebration held in Paso Robles, California.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moonlite is no secret to lovers of burgoo and barbecue mutton, so it was just another day when NBC Sports called wanting them to cook Burgoo with Chef Bobby Flay for a Kentucky Derby Special. The Bosley Family has been cooking up Kentucky’s traditional soup Burgoo at the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn for four generations.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Andaz Wall Street, the only hotel situated on Wall Street and the first Andaz property in Manhattan, announces today the return of their seasonal outdoor farmer’s market. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday starting May 7, 2011, hotel guests as well as the general public can visit the Andaz Wall Street Plaza near Wall & Water streets and shop from local farms as well as sample food from the hotel’s Wall & Water restaurant.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moonlite Bar-B-Q has done it again. For the second year in a row, Kentucky Living Magazine readers voted and made their voices heard – Moonlite has the best barbecue in Kentucky.
SONOITA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards is celebrating their Fourth Annual Arizona New Release Wine Festival on April 16th and 17th, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will be filled with new wines, winery tours, great food and live music!
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Northern California wine tourists will soon have two more free iPhone wine guide apps, just in time for upcoming seasonal events. In April, GoLocalApps, a unit of 1776 Productions, will be releasing apps for the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association (SBCVA) and the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV). The apps will allow users to sort wineries by distance, varietal, amenities and, as with the SBVCA app, by region and AVA.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guinness and Bass have customized beer-layering tools and now, thanks to JMB Brewcraft, other breweries, pubs, beer fests and more will also have a cool, new item to share with their brew-buying public – the all new, customizable black and tan spoon.
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Internationally recognized Chef Charlie Trotter will become the first Chef to officially sponsor the BCA, a culinary and hospitality organization that focuses on advancing diversity within the industry. Electrolux Professional will be the chair and title sponsor in celebrating diversity at the BCA’s 18th Annual Gala and Cultural Awareness Salute March 12th, 2011, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tammy Katz, CEO of Katz Marketing Solutions, will present ‘Be Prepared: How to Survive and Thrive during a Media Crisis’ at the Mid-America Food Processors Association’s annual meeting on March 9, at the Embassy Suites in Indianapolis, Indiana. Midwest food company leaders will attend the meeting to discuss emerging trends in food marketing, labor relations, government regulations, food safety, and crisis management.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As seen in the Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman movie, The Bucket List, EarthBee Foods is proud to announce its launch of 100 percent Civet Coffee – KapePur – undeniably the world’s finest coffee.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Big Bay Brewing Co. is introducing a signature line of hand-crafted beers to consumers throughout Wisconsin. The craft brewer, based in Shorewood, Wis., recently received its federal and state brewing licenses and will be launching two craft beers through select retailers, bars and restaurants across the state this month.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dominex LC, the leader in specialty eggplant products for over 25 years has launched another delicious frozen delight: ‘Veggie Fries: Breaded Italian Style Eggplant Fries,’ now available at Publix and coming to other retailers nationwide soon. The Veggie Fries offer a unique and healthy alternative to traditional French fries and onion rings.
LYON, France (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gourmets Passions announces the arrival of a new range of southern Rhone wines to hit shelves in the United States for the 2010 holiday season. THE VINS (THE WINES) is a direct response to the growing sentiment from young wine consumers that French wines, although well-respected, are seen as specialty items and can be overly complex.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries, a Beverage Processor founded in 1937, recently launched a new Fountain-Dispensed Lemon-Lime Carbonated Soft Drink brand. CEO Mark Stephens announced, ‘We’re incredibly proud of our new premium lemon-lime soft drink, that has consistently beaten all 3 of the other national brands in blind taste tests.’
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The BCA will celebrate its 7th annual Global Food and Wine Experience. During this event, over 50 chefs, wine merchants, and hundreds of food connoisseurs will join together to create a platform for extraordinary culinary exploration. As part of the event’s unique experience, more than 75 culinary students will be working side-by-side with New York’s premier industry professionals as they prepare and unveil the latest trends in cuisine.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dominex LC, the leader in specialty eggplant products for more than 25 years, has successfully invaded the frozen aisles at select West Coast retailers. Now, consumers will find the ‘The Eggplant People’s’ combinations of fresh eggplant and all-natural ingredients at Safeway, Raley’s (Nob Hill), Vons, select Whole Foods and Ralph’s locations in addition to leading natural food retailers.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In their efforts in the battle against childhood cancer, Harvest Squeeze Lemonade will celebrate the National Rollout of the brand at the Marathon Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia. From Monday June 28 through Friday July 2, 2010 Harvest Squeeze Lemonade and Marathon will run a week of fundraising to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF).
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bookbinder Specialties, a PA Preferred Company, will introduce two new all natural and gluten-free clam chowders at the 5th Annual PA Preferred Giant Buyer Vendor Show at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex & Exposition Center on June 10, 2010.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries announces a new line of lemonade beverages, branded under the Harvest Squeeze Juice label. The brand will support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which has raised over $30 Million to support childhood cancer research. Harvest Squeeze Lemonade, along with the other Harvest Squeeze Juices, is processed exclusively for fountain dispensing.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries, a Beverage Processor near Philadelphia, PA, has proudly produced value-priced cola concentrates for 75 years. CEO Mark Stephens, however, said, ‘Kola with a K is out of production. And Multi-Flow is incredibly proud to introduce our new premium cola that beats both national brands in blind taste tests, delivers an impactful brand message, and best of all, offers a true value to foodservice operators as a lower-priced alternative to both Coke and Pepsi.’
SONOITA, Ariz. — Kief-Joshua Vineyards is celebrating their Second Annual Arizona Wine and Music Festival with the release of three new wines on May 1 and 2, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To mark the occasion, the winery is hosting a wine festival, featuring wine tasting and tours, live music performed by Jeordie, from noon to 2 p.m. and Andy Hersey, from 2 to 5 p.m. The day’s events will also include numerous vendors from the Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market.
OWENSBORO, Ky. — A Kentucky tradition in Owensboro, Kentucky since 1963, Moonlite was inducted into the Kentucky Monthly’s Best Hall of Fame in 2008, and had previously been voted Kentucky’s best barbecue by Kentucky Living. Now, Kentucky Living readers have voted again and Moonlite was selected the best barbecue in Kentucky. Add that to USA Today claiming Moonlite ‘one of the ten best places to fill up your plate,’ and you get a sense of the tradition smoking in Owensboro.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tammy Katz, CEO of Katz Marketing Solutions, will present 8 Ways to Grow Your Food Brand with Interactive Marketing and Social Media at the Mid-America Food Processors Association’s annual meeting on March 2, at the Embassy Suites in Columbus, Ohio. Midwest food company leaders will attend the meeting to discuss emerging trends in food marketing, labor relations, government regulations, and food safety.
NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans has partnered with the New Orleans Saints to produce a custom blend of co-branded coffee: Saints Black and Gold Blend. ‘This bold, dynamic coffee was developed to represent the amazing Saints football team that New Orleanians love so much,’ commented Scott Ballard, CEO for PJ’s Coffee. ‘We hope fans enjoy Saints Black and Gold Blend too.’
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries announced their intention to be the fastest-growing Juice Brand in on-premise dining today, as the company unveiled its new logo and brand identity for Harvest Squeeze Juices. Harvest Squeeze Juices, by Multi-Flow, are processed exclusively for fountain dispensing. The brand is being re-launched with the slogan, ‘Farm to Fountain – Fresh.’
MIDDLEBURG, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Visit Chrysalis Vineyards (Middleburg, Virginia) in the midst of harvest and experience their hottest festival of the year. Enjoy bluegrass pickings throughout the weekend with Jackass Flats (former Virginia State Bluegrass Champs), Hickory Ridge, and Lisa Kay Howard; meet artisans, craft and food vendors; take a hay ride vineyard tour; and enjoy a special 9-wine tasting with commemorative take home glasses – and more!
PORTLAND, Ore. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wine Swirl LLC announces release of the most effective patented method of wine aeration. Wine Swirl® provides breakthrough results to wine lovers through its innovative aeration method. Unlike wine aerators that use a single pour through a funnel, Wine Swirl’s sustained aeration method is truly transformative and improves all red wine regardless of cost. More efficient than decanting, Wine Swirl aerates red wine in minutes.
MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since August 2009, consumers have been waiting for the launch of Combine Sports Drink. There has been advertising and a lot of hype circulating in the sports industry, at all levels. Combine Drinks even appeared in the 2009 Official Hall Of Fame Yearbook.
NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The next time you see the Louisiana Superdome, you may do a double-take at the two larger-than-life coffee cups outside of the world-famous arena. While the owners of PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans would like this to serve as a subliminal message that you are craving coffee, it’s really part of the company’s sponsorship of the New Orleans Saints.
NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Orleans Roast is pleased to announce that its entire line of gourmet coffees are now available for the first time in grocery stores. New Orleans Roast is proudly roasted by PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans and is available exclusively at Rouses for a limited time. New Orleans Roast has been expanding its operations over the past 18 months with goals such as grocery store, office coffee and convenience store distribution.
VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent letter of warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the potential dangers of plastic pallets was posted on the Refrigerated Frozen Food website. According to Michael Smith, President and C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of shipping pallets, ‘Food producers thinking of switching from wooden pallets to plastic for environmental reasons should think again. Plastic pallets can contain the fire retardant deca-bromine. Is that a problem? The FDA thinks so.’
BURBANK, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After shopping at numerous farmers’ markets and frequenting food shows, Brian Van Dorn, owner of Van Dorn Gourmets, realized that he could come up with better and more creative spice blends, rubs, dip mixes and more. As a result, he started crafting a line of handmade goods and recently launched VanDornGourmets.com.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries, a manufacturer of fountain-dispensed beverages, announced the launch of T’ei, a new fountain-dispensed iced tea brand. T’ei (pronounced ‘tay’) will compete in a beverage category that continues to post solid growth. Current Iced Tea Trends, reported by Beverage World, show 12 percent growth.
EXETER, Calif., April 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading Sucralose manufacturer Guangdong Food Industry Institute/L&P Food Ingredient Co. Ltd. (GDFII/L&P) today announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington D.C. ruled in its favor in a Section 337 patent dispute (docket no. 337-TA-604) filed against the company by its competitor, Tate & Lyle Corporation (T&L).
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries, a manufacturer of fountain-dispensed beverages, announced the launch of ‘All Day Cafe,’ a shelf-stable, liquid roast Hot Coffee Bag-in-the-Box brand. ‘We’re incredibly excited about competing in the hot beverage category,’ said Mark Stephens, CEO of Multi-Flow.
NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Esmeralda Liquors today released new facts about the recent surge in demand for real, natural Obsello absinthe in the U.S.; based on inside sales, production and distribution figures. Based on skyrocketing increase, the makers of Obsello – Esmeralda Distillery – is rushing pallets of Obsello to the U.S. by air in order to replenish rapidly depleting stock.
NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello Absinthe Verte, from Esmeralda Liquors, winner of a 2008 BTI Gold Medal and recently featured in Wine Enthusiast’s Best Of issue, announces its partnership with Glazer’s Distributors, one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the U.S. Obsello and Glazer also announce Obsello’s arrival into a brand new market, New Orleans, Louisiana.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries, a manufacturer of fountain-dispensed beverages, announced that it has recently received the Gold Certificate of Recognition for passing its 2008 Silliker Audit with a score of 97.7 percent. The audit covered food safety as well as GMP requirements. Silliker is recognized as one of the world’s leading food safety auditing firms.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Because of Moonlite’s stunning set of victories, the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, a Kentucky Tradition in Owensboro Kentucky since 1963, will be inducted into the Kentucky’s Best Hall of Fame; the category of Kentucky’s Best Barbecue will be retired from the magazine’s reader poll.
HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the recent news reports of melamine-tainted chocolate coins coming out of China, there has been some public question regarding the safety of chocolate coins sold in the United States. Images in Chocolate, LLC, a 15-year-old Houston, TX-based chocolate manufacturer marketing their chocolate coins online spoke about the recent scare.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stop the French presses. A new-school brew developed by Java Juice, Inc. fuels the future of coffee and allows coffee lovers to toss their brewers, grinders, filters and energy-sucking coffee machinery aside. Java Juice may eventually render whole beans as old-school fuel.
VENICE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As college campuses, in response to student demands, search for green products, undergrads are digging a different kind of eco-friendly alternative this semester. Bicycles built for four? Biodegradable textbooks? Try Java Juice(R), a coffee extract that students say they’re enjoying, and not just because it’s as green as it gets: fairly traded with no chemicals, additives or preservatives.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the abundance of high-fructose corn syrup and high-sodium marinades on the market today, conscientious consumers are demanding healthier alternatives that still have big, bold flavors. In an answer to the challenge, Minnesota Specialty Foods is pleased to offer a deliciously spicy product that has NO HFCS, just 1g of sugar, and only 20 mg of sodium per serving: Judo Joel’s Asian-Infused Jamaican Jerk Marinade.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello, an authentic Spanish absinthe verte, announces its official entrance into the U.S. market today. Obsello, hand-crafted in the Catalan region of Spain, is the only brand of absinthe readily available in the U.S. that is twice distilled, infused with real herbs including grande wormwood and made with un-aged brandy from the Penedes wine stock.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Specialty food executives and marketing leaders who want to build and grow their brands faster will attend Grow Your Specialty Food Brand – Eight Brand Building Best Practices hosted by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s (NASFT) International Fancy Food Show at Jacob Javits Center, in New York on June 29, 2008. As one of the food industry’s largest and influential shows.
EXETER, Calif., June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guangdong Food Industry Institute (GDFII/L&P Food), a leading manufacturer of sucralose, announces that Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has extended the target date for the ITC’s final decision to January 12, 2009 on Tate & Lyle’s Section 337 complaint (docket# 337-TA-604). The complaint alleges infringement of process patents relating to the production of sucralose and certain intermediate compounds.
SONOMA, Calif., April 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Discover the secrets of exceptional food and wine during an extravagant full-immersion culinary weekend, hosted by From Farm to Table, a gourmet travel company in Sonoma, California. Today, they announced the kick-off of a summer series of culinary and wine tours in a region that is world-renowned for its vineyards and artisan food producers.
SONOMA, Calif., April 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery has been informed that its 2005 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay will be served during the visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the White House on Wednesday April 16th, 2008. Sebastiani has been sourcing fruit from the Dutton Ranch since 1985.