Our partners and vendors were very busy in 2011 with new product and program introductions. Here are some of the highlights in case you missed anything.
Soccer moms, Mandy and Sheri exploded onto the scene with Umpqua Oats, an all-natural and varied line of ready to go oatmeal. Simply add hot water and the customer has a healthy alternative to the usual café fare.
Jane Goodall has partnered with Rishi Tea to raise awareness for The Roots and Shoots program she found in 1991 to improve our world with youth-driven service projects. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Masala Chai Concentrate benefits this program. We are proud to be part of such an esteemed and worthy cause.
Monin Gourmet introduced new flavors for the fall, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Blueberry Pie and Apple Pie. All are great in hot and cold applications, and make great new additions to your current line-up or just a limited-time feature.
Big Train introduced “On Track Rewards,” a program which allows you to enter your Big Train purchases to earn points towards free product. As a new member, you get a free case just for signing up, and you will hear about new products and specials before anyone else.
Big Train launched Fit Frappe™ Protein Drink Mixes in a response to customers demanding healthier beverage options. Packed with 20 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of sugar and 130 calories, a 16 ounce beverage can be a meal replacement or a refreshing mid-day snack that can be enjoyed guilt-free. Fit Frappe™ also has 19 vitamins and minerals, at least 5 grams of fiber, only 3.5 grams of fat and is gluten free.
Hello Sweetbird! UK based, Sweetbird Smoothies are a unique line of smoothie purees, featuring such flavors as raspberry-blackcurrant. This product not only features innovative flavors, but is a bit more whimsical than many of the more well-known brands. In additions smoothies, Sweetbird also produces a line of syrups, sauces and frappe powders.
The makers of Jet Smoothies brought us an extension to their smoothie line. Jet Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothies are 100 calories per serving, loaded with Vitamin C and contain prebiotics to aide in boosting immunity.
Torani introduced a new smoothie line as well, the Torani Real Fruit Smoothie, is a delicious, nutritious and user-friendly product that you simply pour over ice and blend. They offer such flavors as Strawberry, Wildberry, Superfruit and more.
We also have the new and improved Mighty Leaf Tea Rack. This beautiful, new display is available a la carte or as a starter set. Of course, if you like the rack you have, we also have refurbish kit with bright, new labels. Simply ask for them the next time you order.
Be sure to let us know if you wish to try any of our great new products, and Happy New Year 2012!