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New ketchup hitting shelves

ingle hoffer Gourmet Ketchup

Inglehoffer Gourmet Ketchup on grocery shelves for grillin’ season

The all natural, gluten free ketchup offers a rich tomato flavor  

ingle hoffer Gourmet KetchupBEAVERTON, OR – (Aug. 14, 2015) – Inglehoffer’s first ketchup product features a savory tomato flavor and in the foodservice arena it will be sold at Las Vegas’ new restaurant – Rathaus – slated to open this month.  The 6,540-square-foot Rathaus tavern will feature a German beer hall theme and an outdoor patio facing the Strip.  It is new to Hawaiian Marketplace, located at 3743 Las Vegas Blvd. S. in Las Vegas, NV.

Beaverton Foods, Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialty branded condiments in the U.S., offered its first ketchup in 2010 with the Beaver Brand Gourmet Ketchup.  This item offers a sweeter flavor profile, which combines the company’s proprietary ketchup recipe with its award-winning honey mustard.

The Inglehoffer® Gourmet Ketchup is a natural extension of the Inglehoffer brand lineup, which includes nearly 40 mustards, horseradish, tartar and cocktail sauces, and other specialty condiments.  The suggested retail price for the Certified Gluten Free ketchup is $3.15-$3.59 and it is sold in a shelf stable, easy-to-use 10 oz. squeeze bottle.

Domonic Biggi, CEO of Beaverton Foods, said with the growth in the condiments’ market the time is right to introduce an Inglehoffer Gourmet Ketchup.

“We get numerous compliments from our customers about the taste of our ketchup-based sauces,” Biggi said.  “The new Inglehoffer ketchup gives our consumers what they want – quality, gluten free goodness at a reasonable price.”

The sales of all US condiments hit $5.6 billion in 2013, according to information compiled by the Mintel Global New Products Database.  This is a 10 percent sales increase between 2008 and 2013.  Mintel also shared that its research has found US Millennials (age 18-36) to be more adventurous and interested in trying new flavors and mixing condiments together.*  Millennials collectively are expected to spend more than $200 billion annually starting in 2017.**

Beaverton Foods’ Beaver Brand and Inglehoffer are the leading shelf-stable horseradish and award-winning specialty mustards in the US*** and it is the largest Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified processor of authentic wasabi products in North America.  The company also offers a wide variety of best-selling gourmet sauces, garlic, spices, and other unique specialty condiments packaged under these labels: Beaver, Inglehoffer, Napa Valley, Tulelake, Pacific Farms and Charlie’s Salsa.  The company also develops, produces and co-packs a broad range of products for companies in the US and abroad.

About Beaverton Foods:

Since 1929, the privately held Beaverton Foods has thrived by following wholesome business practices set in place by Founder Rose Biggi (pronounced Bee Gee).  What started in Rose’s basement, grinding and bottling homegrown horseradish roots, has now grown to a family owned, multimillion dollar corporation with more than 150 specialty condiments.  These products are sold in mainstream grocery and specialty foods stores, restaurants, and gourmet shops throughout the US and in 12 foreign countries.

Today, Rose’s son Gene Biggi serves as company Chairman.  CEO Domonic Biggi refers to his father as the “Maestro of Mustard” and “Master Innovator.”  Gene Biggi first developed his palate for developing unique specialty condiments from his mother Rose’s kitchen as a kid.  He was the first in the nation to develop and bottle Chinese Hot Mustard and Honey Mustard.  Domonic says his father is actively involved in all new product development.  Fourth generation Jeff Biggi says of his grandfather: “He is self-made … he created the category niches; there was no jalapeno, fruit or whole grain categories when he started developing mustards in the 1950s.”

Industry professionals share the same sentiments about Gene Biggi.  National Mustard Museum Curator Barry Levenson called Gene “fearless” in the art of mustard making.  “Gene Biggi never ceases to amaze me,” he noted.  “He still comes up with new mustard flavors that seem to anticipate the hottest trends in taste.  Gene is not only imaginative, he is also fearless.  Not every flavor will take off, but he is willing to commit to adventurous flavors.”

The company has 70 employees at its 70,000-square-foot headquarters based in Hillsboro, Oregon.  In addition to its HACCP program the fourth generation family owned company also has the following certifications: kosher, organic, gluten free and SQF (Safe Quality Food).  For more information, call (503) 646-8138 or visit www.beavertonfoods.com.  Orders can be made online or by calling (800) 223-8076.

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