Grocery Briefs: December 2016

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San Francisco Salt Company has partnered with Oriel Sea Salt, which is now accredited under the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), the most prestigious EU food quality register. It is Ireland’s second product to receive the accreditation, and it  is used to craft San Francisco Salt Company’s Whiskey Smoked Irish Sea Salt. “The accreditation of the Oriel Salt being used in our salts is special because it allows us to create a gourmet salt blend that is high in quality and strong in taste,” says Lee Williamson, president and CEO of San Francisco Salt Company. “We are the only gourmet salt company in the U.S. to carry the Whiskey Smoked Salt and it’s exciting to see how much success we’ve had through the product.”

Minier’s Supermarket, a family-owned and operated business in Big Flats, New York for over 140 years, has just launched Minier’s Express, an e-Commerce service powered by Rosie. To use Minier’s Express, shoppers simply log on via the web or mobile app and select from the same shelf products, fresh meat, produce, dairy and frozen items that are available in-store. Trained shoppers then select the best products available in the store. Customers can schedule a time at their convenience for delivery or curbside pick-up. “The fast, affordable Minier’s Express service is another way we help customers make their lives easier, whether they’re looking to save on time and hassle or can’t travel,” says Paul Minier, President. “For our business, collaborating with Rosie has opened up a new revenue stream that will be very important for the success of Minier’s moving forward.“

Navitas Naturals has earned certification as a B Corporation. The Marin, CA-based company joins more than 1,800 leading businesses from 130 industries across the world in redefining how success in business is measured. Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. “Navitas Naturals aims to create a healthier planet through innovation and passion, and by connecting people with opportunities that elicit change—nutritionally, sustainably, and responsibly,” said Navitas Naturals’ CEO Zach Adelman.

Members of the Orlando, FL-based National Mango Board recently celebrated a significant ten year milestone. Since their inception, mango volume has increased 50%, from 62 million boxes in 2005 to 93 million boxes in 2016. Mango value has also increased over 90%, from $262 million in 2005 to $500 million in 2015. Furthermore, consumer per capita availability has increased 38%, from 1.88 lbs. per person in 2005 to 2.59 lbs. per person in 2015.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine December 2016