SaltWorks(TM) Will Showcase 31 Gourmet Salts at 2006 Fancy Food Show in NYC

SaltWorks(TM) Will Showcase 31 Gourmet Salts at 2006 Fancy Food Show in NYC










REDMOND, Wash. (PRWEB) July 2, 2006

People no longer take Mark Zoske’s ideas with a grain of salt: What began as a hobby for Zoske just five years ago has grown into SaltWorks(TM), Inc. (http://www.saltworks.us or http://www.seasalt.com), one of the world’s leading purveyors of specialty cooking salts.

SaltWorks, which boasts the largest selection of specialty gourmet salts available, will offer its unique and rare salts at the 52nd Summer Fancy Food Show, July 9-11, at the Javits Center in New York City (Booth #2880). Some 30,000 visitors and 2,100 exhibitors from the specialty food industry from around the world will attend.

The show affords an opportunity for SaltWorks to showcase its Artisan Salt Company (http://www.artisansalt.com ) division, which is fast becoming a major supplier of gourmet salts to consumers and the food industry. Artisan is building its own buzz, not just for the 31 varieties of salts it offers, but also for its eye-catching package design. Artisan Salt’s Alaea Coarse Hawaiian Sea Salt was recently named a 2006 Product Awards finalist in the category of Outstanding Packaging or Design by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT).

Noting that gourmet salt is the hottest category in the gourmet food industry, Zoske attributes his success to several factors: “People are discovering recipes on TV, in magazines such as Cooking Light and Sunset, and on the Internet that call for gourmet salts; these salts are becoming an integral part of contemporary cooking. It is more and more common for stores to carry six or more varieties of gourmet salt.”

Zoske says both restaurants and anyone who likes to cook should use sea salt: “It’s less than a penny per serving, but more important, it’s healthier and tastes better than plain table salt.” Zoske says people are more health- conscious in general, and Baby Boomers in particular turn to a variety of salts for healthful ways to add interest to food.

See SaltWorks’ gourmet salt reference guide at http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/si_Gourmet_Reference.asp.

About SaltWorks(TM), Inc.

Founded in 2002, SaltWorks imports premium gourmet sea salts and bath salts from more than a dozen countries and supplies them to the wholesale, retail, and consumer markets throughout North America. SaltWorks’ customers range from individuals that order handsome cork-top glass jars, user-friendly flip-top plastic jars and resealable stand-up pouches, to manufacturers, restaurants, food co-ops, and health food stores that order by the pound, ton, pallet or truckload. The Seattle-area company maintains a strong commitment to providing the cleanest, most natural products possible and invites anyone with a special project or request to contact its friendly and knowledgeable customer service team.

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The heath foods market was valued at £2.08bn in 2002 but current uncertainty with vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on sales.

The heath foods market was valued at £2.08bn in 2002 but current uncertainty with vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on sales.










(PRWEB) August 29, 2003

Research and Markets have announced the addition of the “Health Foods Market Report Plus 2003” report to their offering.

The value of the health food market covered in this report amounted to £2.08bn in 2002. This represented an increase of just over 10% on the 2001 figure, compared with considerably higher growth rates during the previous 2 years. The four key sectors consist of organic foods; functional foods; vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS); and alternative remedies.

The slowdown was most marked in the organic and functional foods sectors, both of which have previously experienced unusually high growth, and are displaying some signs of maturation. The VMS sector has been growing slowly, while sales of natural remedies have continued to increase at a steady rate.

The prospect of European legislation has affected, or will affect, most sectors of the health food market in various ways, and has already taken up considerable resources, as manufacturers and retailers fight to make sure their views are properly represented. Arguably, the most urgent issue concerns the Food Supplements Directive, which covers ingredients and dosage levels in vitamin and mineral preparations, and is due to come into force in July 2003. A report from the Food Standards Agency, published in 2003, indicating that high doses of some vitamins and minerals could be harmful will deal a further setback to the specialist health foods industry.

On the corporate front, much of the activity during 2002 has indicated that it is the larger specialist companies that are in the best position to capitalise on the health foods market as it is at present. A number of large mainstream companies have scaled back their operations in health food sectors, while at the other end of the range there have been several acquisitions of small specialist companies by larger ones.

The current uncertainty in the market for vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on future sales, at least in the short term. Sales of organic food have begun to slow down as the market matures, while the market for functional foods will continue to grow at a steady, but unexceptional, rate.

For a complete index of this report click on http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/35074

REPORT DATA SUMMARY:

Health Foods Market Report Plus 2003

Category: Food

URL: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/35074

About Research and Markets Ltd.

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Buddy’s Kitchen Achieves Certifications as SQF Level II and Ethical Sourcing Supplier

Buddy’s Kitchen Achieves Certifications as SQF Level II and Ethical Sourcing Supplier










Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 14, 2011

Buddy’s Kitchen, Inc. has attained Safe Quality Food Level II Certification, awarded by the SQF Institute. The Institute also certified Buddy’s to its Ethical Sourcing standard.

The Level II Certification ensures that suppliers not only maintain good manufacturing processes (GMPs), but also use science-based methods and statistical quality systems to minimize food safety risks. The Ethical Sourcing certification measures Buddy’s commitment to the health, safety and satisfaction of its employees, as well as its limiting impact on the environment.

“The SQF Certifications are consistent with Buddy’s commitment to producing safe, quality foods for our customers,” said Dave Smith, CEO of Buddy’s Kitchen Inc. “Our intention is not just to comply with the standards, but to be among the industry leaders.”

The SQF program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of a landmark agreement among global food retailers and manufacturers on mutual acceptance of international food safety and quality systems.

Buddy’s has also begun work on SQF Level III Certification, which it expects to achieve by mid-2011. While SQF Level II focuses on safe food, Level III adds quality dimensions to operations and processes.

Founded in 1974, Buddy’s Kitchen produces frozen food products for retailers, convenience stores, airlines, and food service. Buddy’s employs 200 people at its plant in Burnsville, Minnesota.

For further information, contact Dave Smith at 952-894-2540, or go to http://www.buddyskitchen.com.

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Simply Retail Begins Construction on Two New Stores for Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Simply Retail Begins Construction on Two New Stores for Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin










Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 4, 2007

Simply Retail, Inc. is in the in the early construction stage with their client Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, WI. These two new stores will bring the total number of stores that Simply Retail has rolled out across the country to 34, with 18 currently open and running. After conducting a Retail Discovery, a retail feasibility study for Aurora’s flagship hospital, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Simply Retail recommended multiple new stores to support the needs of patients, visitors and staff. One of the stores that they are moving forward with is a 2,408 square foot flagship store. This store will feature products which are specific to Aurora’s Centers of Excellence. The main focus will be in the areas of orthopedics, neurology, diabetes, senior care and general health and wellness products. The second store, The General Store at St. Luke’s, will be 357 square foot and offer a variety of products and services including prepared foods, snacks, light groceries and other sundries.

Over the past nine years, Simply Retail has created retail opportunities for hospitals across the nation. The scope of work and planning includes hospitals, medical office buildings, ambulatory care centers, medi-spas, fitness centers and rehabilitation facilities. To support the elements of these broad-scale business plans, Simply Retail has an alliance with a nationally recognized retail/healthcare architecture firm, and has developed an in-house design department that creates detailed design elements customized to each client. Simply Retail also has forged partnerships with POS vendors, concierge services as well as healthcare developers.

About St. Luke’s Medical Center Aurora Health Care:

A not-for-profit Wisconsin health care organization was created around a single idea: There is a better way to provide health care. The 26,000 people of Aurora are working together to give people better access, better service and better results than they can find anywhere else. Aurora’s focus is clear in striving to promote healthy living, preventing illness and providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment, whenever and wherever they can best meet people’s individual and family needs.

About Simply Retail:

Simply Retail was formed in 1994 and is the nation’s leading provider of Healthcare Retail. Based in Minneapolis, Simply Retail is a retail consultancy and management company with expertise in both retail planning and implementation. Simply Retail integrates retail operations with patient care through customized Retail Systems. For more information, please contact Anni Davis, vice president of corporate communications at 612 659-8200, ext 23 or visit the Simply Retail website at http://www.simplyretailinc.com.

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ShopWell and Kwikee Partner to Help Consumers Make Better Nutrition Decisions

ShopWell and Kwikee Partner to Help Consumers Make Better Nutrition Decisions











Peoria, IL (PRWEB) July 28, 2011

Today’s consumers are striving to eat healthier, but most are time-constrained and confused about the multitude of options available. Additionally, people have different nutrition needs and concerns, so it’s important for consumers to be able to customize their food choices to their specific needs. Now people can make better eating decisions using a website or mobile app that caters to their specific needs and uses a reliable source of nutritional data to ensure the information they get is accurate.

ShopWell, a free food information site and mobile app, lets shoppers create personalized profiles that include their specific health goals, conditions and/or preferences, and then scores products and provides easy-to-read product information. Foods are scored by ShopWell’s team of registered dieticians, Stanford University statisticians and engineers who evaluate foods on an ongoing basis.

“Consumers are increasingly concerned with health issues, but product information can be difficult to obtain and decipher,” said Brian Witlin, Co-Founder and CEO. “ShopWell’s goal is to help people make better food choices—quickly—using reliable information that is customized to their unique situation.”

A key issue for ShopWell and similar industry initiatives is the lack of verifiable product information consumers can trust. ShopWell selected Kwikee, a solution by MultiAd, due to its unique business model where manufacturers such as Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Unilever and ConAgra sponsor SKUs for product photography and data collection. All of the content in Kwikee is provided by and approved by consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers, making it a reliable source for accurate product information. The retail trade has free access to the content in Kwikee, with ShopWell taking the process one step further and employing Kwikee’s XML delivery to receive dynamic updates of product content on a daily basis.

About ShopWell Solutions, Inc.

ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates shopwell.com, a free, food information and personalized nutrition website that helps consumers make thoughtful choices about the groceries they buy and eat. ShopWell is the only free, personalized nutrition resource online, providing easy-to-understand nutrition information to help make healthy eating simple. Using aggregate data and analytics compiled from shopwell.com, ShopWell also provides consumer insights and analytics to branded food companies and grocers to help improve their understanding of consumers’ shopping preferences. The company was spun out from design consultancy IDEO in 2009. ShopWell is based in Palo Alto, California.

About MultiAd

MultiAd offers a portfolio of marketing and advertising solutions designed to increase productivity and revenue including: mobile application development, web application development, Creator Professional, Creative Outlet, Recas®, Kwikee®, ePublish (interactive online versions of print publications) and several self-service advertising solutions. For more information on MultiAd, visit multiad.com. For free access to product information and images, visit kwikeesystems.com.

Note: MultiAd, Kwikee and Recas are registered trademarks of MultiAd, Inc.

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