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UNFI Offers Meal Solutions To Meet Demand For Retailers

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Providence, Rhode Island-based United Natural Foods has added two new meal solutions to its offering to better allow retailers to meet the growing demand, while reducing in-store labor and the time required to create similar products on their own. The solutions are available nationwide to the more than 30,000 customer locations UNFI services.

The on-trend solutions, a kit from Cook•Able and flash-frozen meals from Cadence Kitchen, allow UNFI to deliver additional product choices that help customers differentiate their offerings at a time when consumers rely on local retailers.

“With consumers continuing to favor eating at home versus away, retailers are looking to offer delicious and effortless products to time-challenged consumers that replicate the restaurant experience at budget friendly pricing,” said Jody Barrick, VP of bakery/deli.

“These chef-inspired offerings from Cook•Able and Cadence Kitchen give retailers a fast, delicious and reasonably priced turnkey experience, affording their teams additional time to focus on serving their customers.”

Fresh meal solutions

The meal kits from Cook•Able feature quick and convenient recipes with pre-portioned ingredients that serve two-four individuals and are ready in 20-25 minutes. The products are shelf stable for 14 days and available at a suggested retail price of $12.99 to $19.99.

UNFI’s meal kits come in flavors, such as Chipotle Chicken Tacos, Creamy Bacon & Parmesan Pasta with Broccoli, Hot Honey Chicken with Seared Garlic Broccoli and Barbecue Roasted Potatoes, Mediterranean Chicken with Olives, Feta & Rice, Pan Seared Orange Chicken with Broccoli, Tuscan Herb Chicken in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce, Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls with Broccoli & Peanuts and Weeknight Chicken Pad Thai with Broccoli and Peanuts.

Chef crafted restaurant quality frozen meals

Cadence Kitchen meals go from flash-frozen to ready-to-eat in 15 minutes or less. Designed to provide consumers with planning flexibility, the following frozen entrees and sides are available at a suggested retail price of $5.99 to $9.99.

The entrees include American Beef Stew, Chicken and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya, Chicken Tikka Masala, Five Cheese Pasta (Fiocchetti) in Bolognese Sauce, Gluten Free Barbecue Mac and Cheese, Lobster Tortellini, Prime Rib Stroganoff, Prime Rib Beef and Broccoli, Prime Rib with Mushroom Gravy and Shrimp Scampi. The side features Four Cheese Mac and Cheese, Mexican Style Street Corn and Vegan Latin Bowl.

For more information, visit unfi.com.

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