Eden Prairie, MN (March 6, 2012) —Glory Foods®, Inc. and C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the largest produce sourcing companies in North America and marketer of Glory® fresh foods, are now delivering Glory® fresh kale to the west coast.
Recent increases in consumer demand has made kale more prevalent in regions of the country that previously saw little distribution. The expanded distribution allows Glory® fresh kale to be available throughout the country.
Glory®, which is known for its southern-style canned and fresh foods, will provide a range of marketing and merchandising services in stores where Glory® fresh is sold.
"With consumer demand for kale growing every year, we are excited to launch Glory® kale on the west coast." said Todd Luecke, account manager for Glory® fresh produce. "Kale complements our existing Glory® fresh bagged items including collards, curly mustard, mixed and turnip greens which are already available in the area."
Currently offered in one and two pound packages, kale makes up 28.2% of total green sales in the United States and is enjoyed by consumers for its flavor and healthy benefits. The dark green vegetable has an abundance of antioxidants that help fight cancer-causing molecules, and can also aid in lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation.
Glory Foods ready-to-cook, fresh-cut vegetables were launched in 2001 to meet the growing demand for a variety of prepared foods in grocery stores and restaurants. Delivering an authentic Southern-style experience in a convenient package, Glory Foods products expand beyond fresh produce to include seasoned canned vegetables, side dishes, cooking bases and hot sauces.
About C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 8,000 employees around the world. The company works with 53,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $10.3 billion in 2011.
Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.
About Glory Foods
Founded in 1989, Glory Foods is the category leader in Southern-style, heat-and-serve products including seasoned canned vegetables, cooking bases, hot sauces and fresh greens. Its Southern-style vegetables and side dishes are staples in American homes and offer convenient meal planning solutions for busy families. Glory Foods is a private, minority-controlled business based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit www.gloryfoods.com and join us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/gloryfoods and Twitter at www.twitter.com/gloryfoods.