Annie Chun’s shakes up ramen noodles with new product line
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Annie Chun’s has introduced soup singles that include ramen noodles and gourmet sauce, serving as an alternative to dry or canned soups.
New Ramen House products offer consumers a restaurant-quality noodle option without added MSG or preservatives, according to the company. Annie Chun’s Ramen House is available in three unique flavors, including soy ginger ramen, spicy chicken ramen and spring vegetable ramen. Each flavor is available for a suggested retail price of $1.99. Both the soy ginger and spring vegetable flavors are available in 4.9-oz. packages, while the spicy chicken flavor is available in a 4.7-oz. size.
Annie Chun’s is available in traditional grocery and natural specialty stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Target, Safeway, Kroger and Walmart.
Rite Aid gears up for Easter
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is showcasing new candy varieties for last-minute Easter shoppers, the pharmacy retailer said Monday.
The National Confectioners Association ranked Easter as one of the top-selling holidays for candy and estimated that 16 billion jelly beans and 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year. Four-in-5 Americans celebrate Easter and are expected to spend about $14.6 billion during the holiday at all retailers nationwide, according to the National Retail Federation.
New candies include Snickers eggs with pastel wrappers, cookies-and-cream-flavored chocolate bird nests, marshmallow Peeps dipped in chocolate and Snapsy, a chocolate bunny made by Hershey’s that breaks into five pieces.
Other items include Easter baskets ranging in price from $1.99 to $19.99, egg-dyeing kits and toys.
Bossa Nova introduces new organic beverage
CINCINNATI — Bossa Nova is expanding its superfruit juice beverages portfolio.
New Bossa Nova organic acai pomegranate currently is available at retailers in the Boston area, with gradual rollout in May to other markets, the juice company said.
"With Bossa Nova’s new organic acai pomegranate, we are offering an exotically delicious way to reap the amazing antioxidant benefits of acai and pomegranate," said Mark Ozimek, Bossa Nova brand manager. "Pomegranate juice is in high demand, and Bossa Nova’s new blend provides a delicious balance between luscious, tropical acai and tart pomegranate flavor that consumers will love."