Foodservice

Hormel’s Perfect Plate Line Serves Taste, Touch-Free Convenience

Designed to capitalize on growing trend in prepared meal options
Hormel Perfect Plate line
Photograph courtesy of Hormel Foods

AUSTIN, Minn. Hormel Deli Solution’s new Perfect Plate line touts itself as a touch-free meal option that delivers on quality, taste and convenience.

These products are made to make it easy for retailers to deliver what consumers are looking for in a touch-free, convenient and delicious meal while easing the back of house challenges that might come with prepared meals.

“Our new Perfect Plate products were specifically designed for retailers to capitalize on this growing trend in prepared meal options, while eliminating the need for deli staff to assemble, or even handle the food before putting it on shelf,” said Megan Ward, deli brand manager for Hormel Deli Solutions Group. “The Perfect Plate product offer fantastic taste profiles, are shipped frozen to aid in shelf life and shrink and even have space for branding on label.”

The five meal varieties ofnew Perfect Plate products are:

  • Brisket Mac & Cheese
  • Southwest Chicken and Rice
  • Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
  • Chicken Fettucine Alfredo
  • Cheese Ravioli

The four protein recipe starter varieties of new Perfect Plate products are:

  • Flame Seared Chicken Breasts
  • Flame Seared Pulled Chicken
  • Sadler’s Smokehouse Smoked Carved Turkey Breast
  • Fontanini Italian Meatballs

“We are very excited to help our retail partners expand their options in the touch-free prepared meal space and capitalize on this growing segment,” Ward said.

The products can be found in 10-14 ounce packages in the deli section and will retail for around $6.99-$7.99.

The Perfect Plate line follows Hormel’s recent embrace of a quick breakfast with the launch of two offerings under its Black Label brand for consumers who want an easy-to-prepare breakfast option with protein.

Hormel Black Label Oven-Baked Egg Bites is a line of microwaveable breakfast items in three varieties: Oven-Baked Egg Bites with Bacon, Oven-Baked Egg Bites with Chorizo and Oven-Baked Egg Bites with Bacon and Sausage.

Hormel Black Label Breakfast Combos are available in Pancakes with Bacon & Syrup, and Sausage with Pancakes & Syrup.

Hormel Foods Corp., based in Austin, Minn., owns several well-known food brands, including Skippy, SPAM, Hormel Natural Choice, Justin's, Black Label and more.

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