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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 Tu e s d a y, J u n e 3 , 2 0 1 4 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH IDDBA Increase sales, introduce new brand, win multiple awards. For Partners, A Tasteful Choice Company, that's the recipe for a successful 22nd year in the gourmet snack business. In 1992, Founder Marian Harris focused on bringing taste and quality to the marketplace. Her son, Greg Maestretti, and daughter, Cara Figgins, joined the company soon after and their philosophy has not wavered since. Partners now carries over 40 varieties of all-natural crackers, cookies and granola within mul- tiple brand names: Partners, Wisecrackers, Blue Star Farms Organic, All-American, Get Movin', Mia Dolci and the latest gluten-free addition, Free for All Kitchen ® . When Partners debuted its new Free for All Kitchen gluten-free line last year, it introduced a AWARD WINNING YEAR FOR PARTNERS, A TASTEFUL CHOICE COMPANY Novelis is the industry innovator and offers a full line of up-scale, heavy gauge, smooth wall alu- minum packaging for bakery and in-store deli programs. This pack- aging comes in black and gold and in an elegant retro silver line. These pans are available in 11 different sizes – the largest variety in the industry. Most of these pans have flat flange edges which can be used with OPS or PET dome lids as well as with heat sealing film. These pans are the perfect answer for food processors or in store meals to go programs. Novelis is also the only aluminum supplier to offer a full line of black aluminum partyware trays. These trays are manufactured in the renaissance product line and because they are aluminum are stronger than your typical Marty Palmer, President of Palmer's Candy Company and Bob O'Neill, Vice President of Sales met with us to talk about how the Palmer's products can add incremental sales for the bakery depart- ment of the grocery store. With five generations of family ownership, Palmer's Candy Company is the oldest continuously-operated family-owned candy company in the U.S. "At Dairy- Deli-Bake, we're unique in being a confectionery firm that's really figured out the bakery world, and as a result, we have a very large market share of the business in the bakery segment," O'Neill said. "We're one of the last of the general-line manufacturers. We do most everything. We do everything from peanut brittle to divinity to fudge – everything the bakery world is looking for. We're one An interview with Anthony Mongiello, The Big Cheese™, President and CEO, Formaggio. OSD: What products are you introducing at this year's IDDBA? AM: Products that we call a 'Delicious slice of Life.' The first item is pre-sliced meat and cheese rolls with the addition of a new flavor – AppleWood Smoked Prosciutto. The second product is very near and dear to my heart. It is called stuffed mozzarella and is coming from the inventor of stuffed crust pizza. OSD: Can you explain the flavor profile of these two Dancing Deer Baking Company recently sent its Gluten-Free Brownies to gluten-intolerant bloggers across the United States to solicit opinions of their excit- ing new product. They couldn't have said it better themselves! Gluten-Free Mike "I am a self-proclaimed gluten-free brownie connois- seur! The first thing you notice when you open a pack- age of Dancing Deer Gluten-Free brownies is the aroma. It sounds hokey but it is true – wafts of rich chocolate notes fill the air. So far, so good. The next thing you notice is that they are uber-moist. I simply could not believe that these were pre-made shipped brownies. Of Continued on Page 23 An interview with Michael Cruz, Director of Marketing, Columbus Foods. OSD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? MC: For nearly 100 years, Columbus Foods has been making the highest quality cooked and cured meats in the industry. Founded by Italian immigrants in 1917, Columbus Foods is a venerable San Francisco Bay Area institution bringing its passion for food and commitment to authentic Italian culinary traditions to life. Old World family recipes inspire the most extensive hand-crafted collection of Italian-style dry cured salame and a rich Continued on Page 23 Continued on Page 25 NOVELIS PACKAGING – 'THE WAY GOOD FOOD GETS HOME' PALMER'S CANDY COMPANY: FEWER STALES, MORE SALES GLUTEN-FREE BROWNIES FROM DANCING DEER GET RAVE REVIEWS FROM BLOGGER COMMUNITY A NEW, DELICIOUS SLICE OF LIFE COLUMBUS FOODS OFFERS GREAT TASTING PRODUCTS AND INNOVATION Continued on Page 25 Continued on Page 25 Continued on Page 10

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