National Perishables

Cracker Barrel Cheese Advertises Nationally For First Time In A Decade

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Kraft Foods Group Inc. is rolling out a new integrated marketing campaign this month for Cracker Barrel cheese, marking the first time in more than a decade that the brand will advertise nationally.

The new campaign comes on the heels of a recent bevy of awards and distinctions earned by Cracker Barrel cheddar cheese varieties in top cheese competitions around the world. Most notably, Cracker Barrel Aged Reserve cheddar cheese recently won a gold medal at the 2012 World Championship Cheese Contest in the Sharp Cheddar category.

The Cracker Barrel integrated campaign includes television, print, digital, partnerships and in-store elements that highlight the award-winning nature of Cracker Barrel cheese. Developed by Droga5 New York, the advertising work sheds light on the unique, passionate, yet little-known world of professional cheese judging. The television spots unveil the meticulous methods and idiosyncrasies of this distinctive group of experts.

“As the makers of Cracker Barrel cheese, we have tirelessly pursued the perfection of cheddar for nearly 60 years,” said Gwen Gray, senior director of dairy snacking for Kraft Foods Group. “The Cracker Barrel brand is synonymous with rich, full flavor and we are thrilled to now be gaining global recognition for our achievements. As a brand that is uncompromising in our pursuit of excellence, we celebrate all others who share that passion. Our new advertising campaign pays homage to the experts—the cheese judges—who seek cheese perfection every day. We’re extremely proud that these connoisseurs have deemed Cracker Barrel cheese ‘Cheddar, Perfected,’ and are excited to have a national advertising presence.”

Cracker Barrel cheese is available in a variety of flavors—including award-winning Aged Reserve, Extra Sharp Cheddar and 2% Reduced Extra Sharp Cheddar—and serving options such as blocks, bars, slices and cracker cuts. Cracker Barrel cheese is located at grocery and superstores in the dairy case, for a suggested retail price of $3.99 per 8-oz. package.


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Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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