New on the Shelf
213 West Main
Clemens Family Markets promotes its first line of private label specialty products under the label 213 West Main, the street address of the first store opened in 1939 in Lansdale, Pa. The line encompasses canned tomatoes, olive oils, vinegars, pasta sauces and spices. — Clemens Family Markets, Kulpsville, Pa.
Something Spicy, Something Single-serve
Topco introduces a new line of 27 spices under the Valu Time line. The line features a wide range of products including spices such as steak seasoning, ground sage, celery salt, minced onion and others. Also new to Topco is the addition of single-serve entrees in the Dining In line. New items include Lean Roasted Turkey, Lean Cheese Ravioli, Lean Sesame Chicken, Lean Glazed Chicken, Baked Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Lasagna and Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo.— Topco Associates, Skokie, Ill.
Formula 7 from 7-Eleven
7-Eleven’s private label offerings now include enhanced waters sold under the label Formula 7. The waters have names such as Mental Focus, Weight Loss and Vitality and are priced at $1.59 per 20-ounce bottle. Reports say the company also plans to market private label brands in spring water, juice, energy enhancers and beer. — 7-Eleven, Dallas
Butcher’s Brand Premium Beef
Food Lion launches Butcher’s Brand Premium Beef, a new private label brand including all major cuts of beef – steaks, roasts, ribs, ground beef, beef patties, tips and stews. — Food Lion, Salisbury, N.C.
What’s Trading at Trader Joe’s?
Trader Joe’s continues to grow its selection weekly, bringing Onion, Fig and Balsamic Spread into the mix recently. A jar of the sweet and savory Italian-inspired spread sells for $2.49. Also new is Trader Joe’s Sugo di Pomodoro Marinara Sauce made from California vine-ripened tomatoes and selling in a 28-ounce can for $1.79. — Trader Joe’s, Monrovia, Calif.
Wisconsin cheese makers are making news. Winona Foods Inc. offers Monforte Blue, Monforte Gorgonzola and Cheese Crafters feta cheese in cubed portions. The cheese is packed in oil and accented with herbs and spices. Swiss-American Inc. offers two new Wisconsin-made feta cheese items — Epic Classic Feta in Brine and Epic Fat Free Mediterranean Herb Crumbled Feta. Unique Foods Concepts features pre-cooked Queso Blanco Nuggets with a fine, glazed coating that creates a fried cheese flavor. — Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, 8418 Excelsior Dr., Madison, WI 53717; 608-836-8820; wisconsincheese.org