Chicago is the 11th largest Jewish community in America, It’s also the state where the 2015 Private Label Trade Show was held on November 15-17th. The fastest growing category at the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s annual trade show was deli, dairy and fresh bakery products.
“Consumers are making it clear they want convenience and speed in meal preparation,” said Brian Sharoff, president of the PLMA. “Consumers may trust on-line giants like Amazon to supply them with mass market products like paper goods, diapers and household cleaners, but they’re not quite ready to let other channels pick their deli salads or just-baked garlic bread,” Bob Vosburgh, News Director at PLMA asserted.
As we work longer hours, it can be a burden to prepare family meals that need planning and skill. Convenience is the key factor in the increasing sales of deli products with reports showing 40 percent of shoppers are more likely to choose time-saving items. Also popular among shoppers in the deli section are restaurant-quality products and heart-healthy or reduced sodium items. Fortunately, there are increasingly more options which allow busy adults to skip the work, forget about planning in advance and keep ready prepared food in the refrigerator for chef-quality meals in mere minutes.
This season, from Brooklyn, NY, comes new deli options from Jack’s Gourmet. They have been producing Glatt-Kosher sausages, deli meats and Facon for some time. Now, Jack’s Gourmet has successfully launched a BBQ Pulled Beef Brisket which can be served as soon as it is heated, either by putting it in the microwave or in a pot of simmering water. Made from tender beef brisket, Jack’s Gourmet chefs have shredded and added their unique barbecue sauce which produces a slightly sweet and tangy barbecue flavor. Made without artificial ingredients, nitrite-free, gluten-free and MSG-free, this barbecue beef is minimally processed.
Pre-prepared beef brisket is a restaurant quality food which provides a quality meal in the shortest time. Eaten plain, with cabbage, or potatoes and onion, wrapped with guacamole, or on a pizza, this product is one of the most versatile. Online recipes abound. For instance, garlic-truffle mayonnaise pizza dough can be rolled thin and baked until crisp, spread with a thin layer of garlic-truffle mayo and topped with Jack’s BBQ Pulled Brisket. The “pizza” should then be garnished with a healthy dose of baby arugula. For a southern BBQ meal, put together some fresh, soft, burger buns, coleslaw, potato salad, sweet pickles and cornbread and your family will be singing your praises for days. Ya’ll enjoy your Chanukah now!
Jack’s Gourmet BBQ Pulled Beef Brisket is available in the refrigerator in markets nationwide. Visit www.jacksgourmetkosher.com to find a store near you.