AUSTIN, Minn. — As more consumers shop for touch-free meal options that are challenging or time consuming to prepare, yet still deliver on quality, taste and convenience, retailers can turn to the Hormel Deli Solutions Group for the “perfect” selection. The new Perfect Plate™ products are made to make it easy for retailers to deliver what consumers are looking for in a touch-free, convenient, and delicious meal while easing the back of house challenges that may come with prepared meal products.
“Our new Perfect Plate™ products were specifically designed for retailers to capitalize on this growing trend in prepared meal options, while eliminating the need for deli staff to assemble, or even handle the food before putting it on shelf,” said Megan Ward, deli brand manager, Hormel Deli Solutions Group. “The Perfect Plate™ products offer fantastic taste profiles, are shipped frozen to aid in shelf life and shrink and even have space for branding on label.”
The five meal varieties of new Perfect Plate™ products are:
- Brisket Mac & Cheese
- Southwest Chicken and Rice
- Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
- Chicken Fettucine Alfredo
- Cheese Ravioli
The four protein recipe starter varieties of new Perfect Plate™ products are:
- Flame Seared Chicken Breasts
- Flame Seared Pulled Chicken
- Sadler’s Smokehouse Smoked Carved Turkey Breast
- Fontanini Italian Meatballs
“We are very excited to help our retail partners expand their options in the touch-free prepared meal space and capitalize on this growing segment,” said Ward.
The products can be found in 10-14 ounce packages in the deli section and will retail at approximately $6.99-$7.99.
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