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Posted on: November 17, 2020
With the closure of restaurants, more demand put back on grocery and limited occupancy restrictions in supermarkets, our retail customer base will see increased traffic. Consumers will look for quick, safe, and easy locations to access essential items. Sun MarketKennewick, WashingtonSun Market has multiple locations in the Kennewick, Washington area. With Harbor, they focus on community foods and school lunches. During the COVID-19 crisis, they provided over 4,000 school lunches and at least 500+ meals to first responders and local hospitals. Amber, the manager at Sun Market, also made and donated masks to their community, including the one worn by our Lead Store Solutions Rep, Dana Rabe. Fat Alberts & Lillie Family MarketSouthern OregonShari Lillie from Fat Alberts & Lillie Family Market made face masks for their local medical facilities, first responders, and their customers. She made over 600 masks to donate. Stop And Go Mini MartBend, OregonStop & Go Mini Mart is all about the essentials. When COVID-19 hit, theyimplemented delivery services within a 3-mile radius with Vroom and offered curbside pickup. They started a social media campaign around their delivery services saying, “We deliver. You relax!”. When toilet paper shortages hit, they offered a roll of toilet paper with every fill-up. Stop and Go Mini Mart has done a great job utilizing social media to show their customers how they are supporting them through COVID-19! The Convenience GroupVancouver, WashingtonThe Convenience Group hired extra team members to increase service to their community during COVID-19. They also adjusted their store selection to offer affordable items to serve all budgets. They were one of the first locations to implement plexiglass partitions at their store. The Convenience Group began offering free PPE to those in need, helping to keep their community safe and healthy. In addition, The Convenience Group’s owner, Don Rhoads, increased donations to local food banks, as well as homeless food and clothing programs. Bellis Fair ShellBellingham, WashingtonAt the onset of COVID, Bellis Fair Shell gave away $25 in free gas to first responder staff at St. Joseph Hospital located in Bellingham, Washington. Roslyn GroceryRoslyn, WashingtonRoslyn Grocery is a classic community market serving customers in Roslyn, Washington, offering a wide variety of fresh foods and fresh produce options. With COVID, they began a concierge service for customers. They also have a strict mask policy, protecting the health of their team members and customers, creating signage so it was clear what the expectations were upon entering the store. Roslyn Grocery also worked with a non-profitorganization to prepare and deliver 300 nutrition bags to their community! Thank you to all of our customers who went above and beyond to serve their communities through COVID-19. Your success is our success, and Harbor is always here to ensure you’re able to continue taking care of our customers!
Posted on: November 10, 2020
In 2019, Oberto launched a line of charcuterie products that quickly became popular across the Pacific Northwest. Charcuterie is a French word used to describe a variety of cold, cooked or cured meats, which has taken the world by storm in 2020. Oberto charcuterie has artisanal qualities, and specialty cheeses and meats which make this the perfect high quality on the go snack, appetizer or even meal with your salad or in a sandwich. The Oberto legacy started in 1918 when Constantino Oberto introduced authentic Italian Salame and cured meats to the Pacific Northwest. With every step forward, Oberto has always looked back to make sure they’re holding onto their heritage. Oberto charcuterie is imported from Italy where the tradition of cured meats and cheeses has been handed down through generation after generation, where the finest prosciutto, salame and cheeses are created. With nine different varieties and sizes of charcuterie, including prosciutto, provolone and fontinello cheeses, Oberto has the perfect tray for any occasion. Oberto prosciutto is aged for a minimumof one year and made with only two ingredients, porkand salt. Oberto provolone and fontinello cheeses are made with 100% Italian milk collected everyday from farms within 50 miles of the Italian production site. Curds are stretched and kneaded in the traditional technique, creating the soft and elastic texture. Each of our nine trays has something different to offer. A lot has changed in the 102 years since Constantino Oberto arrived in America, but one thing has always remained the same – quality, flavor and heritage. Oberto charcuterie is above all others, so upscale your assortment today!
Posted on: October 8, 2020
Haribo has delighted generations around the world for a century. What began as a humble kitchen now produces gummies around the world, capturing millions of hearts and delivering countless moments of childlike happiness. GOLDBEARS Everyone knows them – and for good reason. After all, this unmistakable original has delighted fans around the world since 1922. With flavors ranging from pineapple to strawberry, the five colorful Goldbears represent one thing above all else: irresistible joy that’s fun to share. TWIN SNAKES Sssweet and Sssour Twin Snakes are closely coiled together in a pack of delicious gummies with flavors like Cherry & Orange, Apple & Lemon, and Blueberry & Blackcurrant. Eat them together or pull them apart for double the fun! STARMIX Give your taste buds something to cheer about with HARIBO Starmix, a mixture of HARIBO’s most delicious stars! Enjoy famous flavors like Goldbears, Twin Snakes, Happy Cola, Happy Cherries, and Gummi Rings, all in a single bag! Information shared from
Posted on: October 8, 2020
Coffee House Cafe consists of sliced cakes, danishes, cinnamon buns, and coffee cakes. They're individually wrapped, frozen and have a shelf life of 35 days once thawed! PRODUCT FEATURES •Varieties: Sliced cakes (3), coffee cake (1), Danish pastries (2), cinnamon bun (1) •Packaging: Individually wrapped for easy grab-and-go use; cartridge-style case format •Delivered: Frozen •Shelf-life: 365-day shelf life from frozen; 35 days from thawed BENEFITS •Helps meet growing demand for grab-and-go products •Unique variety differentiates against the competition •Eye-catching branded display helps drive impulse purchases •Shelf-life allows for abundant displays, even in smaller locations •Perfectly suited to coffee & beverage bundles
Posted on: October 8, 2020
Starting out as a small distribution company in 1997, J-Toys, supplied a large number of convenience stores in Arizona. Since then, the company has grown rapidly and now has both a national and international presence as Fun Factory Candy & Novelty Co. Selling a wide variety of products from candy, to toys, to tech, there is a little something for everyone.  Our offerings support the changing retail needs of a dynamic industry by staying ahead of market trends. In 2020, Fun Factory Candy & Novelty Co. partnered with Diesel Power Gear, a licensed product of the Diesel Brothers, Heavy D and Diesel Dave. These official licensed products are inspired by the Diesel Brothers self-titled show on the Discovery Channel where they buy old junky diesel trucks and transform them into crazy cool rides. In this line the products available include ball caps, knit beanies, gloves, winter gear and 10-foot heavy duty tech cables! This has been a hugely popular line due to the Diesel Brother’s media popularity! Fun Factory Candy & Novelty Co. facilitates incremental sales and profit margin growth at the distributor/wholesale and retail levels year over year. This is because Fun Factory Candy & Novelty Co. delivers high quality products and unparalleled customer service, consistently, every time!
Posted on: August 28, 2020
Ritz Crispers have a universal appeal to anyone who loves cheese crackers. Ritz Cheese Crispers Cheddar Chips are oven baked, not fried, with a delightfully crispy, thin texture and an irresistible crunch. Made with real cheese, Ritz potato and wheat chips have a sharp flavor that is satisfyingly delicious. Pack these potato and wheat snack chips in lunchboxes for a crunchy companion to sandwiches. Cheese Crackers Are 1.3x More Important To Convenience Shopper Than Total U.S.Cheese crackers have the highest repeat purchase rate than other cracker types.The cracker category is large at $215M and growing +16.25%.Cheese crackers are exceeding Category Growth at +20%.Cheese crackers are 34$ incremental to the cracker category.New Ritz Crispers are estimated to be ~50% incremental to the total cracker category. Ritz brand is growing both in the convenience channel and total US sales. Information provided by Mondelez.
Posted on: July 9, 2020
In a fast-paced world where consumers’ lifestyles and identities are quickly evolving, so too are their expectations around food. Great-tasting food is still incredibly important. But it’s become table-stakes, because in today’s world, consumers need so much more from the brands they buy. Consumers are seeking elevated experiences, creating a more personalized approach to overall wellness (including mental health), and looking for innovation to aid in quick, and expressive decision-making.(McKinsey & Company). All snack food types are winning in the morning, and on & off munching has become less sweet while savory is growing. Salty Snacks is one of the strongest performing categories in C-Stores, generating $15.76 in revenue per 100 store visitors, well above average for the channel. Salty Snacks has very strong appeal to a variety of ethnic groups, as Hispanic (18%) and African American (14%) shoppers are heavily overrepresented relative to their storewide averages. Caucasian shoppers, who represent the lion’s share of shoppers storewide, under-index at 66% of Salty shoppers. Salty Snacks shoppers also are slightly younger than the general shoppingpopulace of the stores. Millennials represent 52% of Salty shoppers, on the high side of average, while Children under 18 account for 2% (above average).(Videomining 2019) Lunch (11 AM-2 PM) is the key daypart for Salty Snacks, accounting for 20% of daily sales. No single aspect of its performance peaks at Lunch, but its overall exposure, engagement, and closure are all at near-daily highs. Salty performed very well during Late Night, generating 7.4 buyers per 100 store visitors. Overall, there are fewer people in stores during this daypart, so the daypart only accounts for 9% of daily sales.(Videomining 2019) Warehouse Salty is up +1.3% in the Pacific Division over the past year. Chex Mix, Bugles, and Gardetto’s are all in the Top 10 brands for the region. Gardetto’s Original Snack Mix is the #1 item by dollar sales in the market, followed by Cheez It Grab N Go Cheddar 3oz. Gardetto’s Rye Chips, Chex Mix Traditional 3.75oz, Chex Muddy Buddies. Article content provided by General Mills.
Posted on: July 9, 2020
Crunchy crawlers is a new, break-though innovation. This product was a 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo “Best in Show” winner! This product has a poppable shape with a thin, candy shell & chewy fruity center. There is a sour flavor combination of: Raspberry-orange, lime-cherry and strawberry-watermelon. Each piece is a mashup of two signature trolli flavors for an out of this world experience! Crunchy Crawlers will be a success at the shelf! 38% of consumers are eating more candy because of better textures. Sensory excitement is the largest consumer need, and sour candy is growing! Trolli’s owned social media channels will feature a series of rich interactive posts dedicated to the Crunchy Crawlers for a highly engaged audience and consumer awareness. Content will come to life with a variety of formats and drive awareness of product attributes and reasons to believe – all with a crunchy twist! Trolli brans has a ton of momentum, fueled by strong growth in core sales, brand awareness and marketing investment! If you’re interested in adding Crunch Crawlers to your store, talk with your Harbor Sales Rep!