Beaverton Foods launches Beaver Brand
All Natural Stone Ground Mustard
Oregon’s 88-year-old specialty condiment manufacturer is adding to its Beaver Brand™ line with an all-natural Stone Ground Mustard. The Beaver Brand™ is the top selling specialty branded mustard in the West.*
Domonic Biggi, CEO of Beaverton Foods, said the fourth-generation, family owned and operated company is continually looking for ways to improve its products’ ingredients. The new 12 oz. Beaver Brand Stone Ground Mustard features all-natural mustard oil and no preservatives. It is also Certified Gluten-Free® and SRP is $2.99-$3.29.
“This is our single best-selling specialty mustard and in the past two years it surpassed our No. 1 selling Creamy Style Horseradish,” Biggi said. “We are loyal to our outstanding condiment recipes. However, we want to be as responsive as possible as it relates to taste, quality, and consumer demand.”
The company entered the all-natural category with its Beaver Brand Gourmet Ketchup in 2010. Beaverton Foods will feature the Beaver Brand Stone Ground Mustard and other specialty condiments at booth #4577 at the Natural Products Show Expo West, March 10-12, at the Anaheim Convention Center, CA and Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.
According to Supermarket News’ 13th annual Survey of Center Store Performance, specialty foods are a good way for grocers to compete. The report found that food retailers are using specialty foods (19%) to combat its center store competitors. Specialty food sales hit $120.5 billion in the U.S. last year, noted by The State of the Specialty Food Industry report, produced by the Specialty Food Association and Mintel.
Beaverton Foods’ Beaver Brand and Inglehoffer are the leading shelf-stable horseradish and award-winning specialty mustards in the US*. It is the largest Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified processor of authentic wasabi products in North America. The company offers a 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. In addition to its brands, the company develops, produces and co-packs a wide 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 selfmade … 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.