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OCG Show Daily June 1, 2014

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O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G ro u p D e n ve r S u n d a y, J u n e 1 , 2 0 1 4 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH IDDBA The journey began the day Barry created his own, made-from- scratch brownie recipe. For over 30 years the recipe was kept a secret, only sharing his delectable brownies with friends and family. He was then invited to participate in the annual Festival of Chocolate event in Tampa, Fla. Barry asked one of his closest and long-term friends, Doug Byrd, to help him and they ended up having an overwhelming response to the brownies at the event. Doug instantly developed a passion for the pos- sibility that the brownies presented, so Barry passed the torch onto Doug, who has led the company into satisfy- ing taste buds around the country. Today, Barry's Gourmet Brownies is a nationally recognized company, produced exclusively in its BARRY'S GOURMET BROWNIES: BIG YEAR AHEAD FOR THE HOME OF THE FUDGIEST BROWNIE EVER An interview with Ward Sweat, CEO, KACHWA Food Group, Division of Charley & Sons, Inc. OSD: To what do you attribute your company's success? WS: The company has grown by focusing on quality, freshness, flavor and high quality manufacturing tech- nology. We believe there is no substitute for quality or freshness. The people in our organization are inspired and have the passion to succeed. The culture that we developed is performance-driven with great accountabil- ity; that's why we continue to grow. OSD: Tell our readers about your products. Mild, mellow and nutty flavored Jarlsberg ® cheese can now be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Jarlsberg Minis are packed 5 (20g) pieces/100g bag for easy deli merchandising. Each mini is dipped in wax and wrapped in cellophane to replicate the popular Jarlsberg wheel. As the snacking category continues to grow year after year, Jarlsberg Minis will drive incremental growth with new and existing customers. Customers of all ages snack at least three times a day on average, and 75 percent of adults are looking to add more healthy snack alternatives to meet their busy schedules. Bite-sized and delicious, Jarlsberg Minis fill the need of today's active consumer with hectic An interview with Anthony Mongiello, President and CEO of Formaggio™. OSD: What sets your company and your products apart from the competition? AM: The greatest form of flattery is duplication. There are a lot of products on the market that are similar to Formaggio products, but Formaggio was there first. Formaggio was first to sell meat and cheese rolls that look like they do today. Formaggio was first to create in a retail package any type of marinated mozzarella. We are the leader in this industry and people tend to follow what works. OSD: Explain the spirit behind your innovations. What Free Your Taste Buds ® and experience what gluten-free snacking can be… Delicious for all to enjoy! Last year, Partners, A Tasteful Choice Company, maker of all-natural, non-GMO, whole- some and delicious crackers, cookies and granola, introduced its first gluten-free line, Free for All Kitchen ® , and it's already winning awards. Since 1992, Founder Marian Harris has taken great care to create and perfect every one of her recipes, and the gluten-free additions are no exception. Made without rice, corn or soy, Free for All Kitchen gluten-free crack- ers debuted in three of Partners most popular flavors: Olive Oil & Herb, Roasted Garlic & Rosemary and Olive Oil & Sea Salt. "I was looking for an alternative to the gluten-free Continued on Page 25 An interview with Jamie Colbourne, CEO, Harry's Fresh Foods and Cuizina Food Company. OSD: Tell our readers about your company. JC: We are a fresh food manufacturer with a full range of product types, recipes and pack sizes. We offer the flexibility of fresh or frozen, bulk or retail packs, private label or branded. Our 122,000 square foot facility in Portland, Ore., specializes in fresh soups, entrées, sauces and desserts, while our 40,000 square foot Woodinville, Wash., facility specializes in frozen soups and sauces. With our two manufacturing facilities, we are able to be a single source provider to retailers as it relates to fresh Continued on Page 25 Continued on Page 23 GORDO'S CHEESE DIP: THE REAL TASTE OF OLD MEXICO JARLSBERG MINIS – GOURMET ON THE GO SNACK FREE YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH FREE FOR ALL KITCHEN INNOVATION AND MOTIVATION WITH THE BIG CHEESE HARRY'S FRESH FOODS AND CUIZINA'S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS Continued on Page 25 Continued on Page 23 Continued on Page 25

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