Nestle Professional announced a number of initiatives to further its ongoing partnership with decision makers in prepared foods departments. The company says it surveyed them to learn more about how to best meet their needs.
Nestle Professional says it is serving its customers and strengthening its support of the prepared foods channel by:
- Providing flavor-forward meal options: In-house chefs work to develop great-tasting, consumer-preferred products that range from traditional favorites to contemporary cuisine. Healthier items with grains interest 66% of consumers,4 and Stouffer’s Ancient Grains with Parmesan Cream Sauce will launch in July and join the portfolio of freshly made, simply frozen, ready-to-eat entrées, sides and sauces.
- Focusing on food safety: Nearly four out of five Americans say food safety is a concern,5 and Nestlé Professional makes no compromises with food safety standards, performing more tests—100 million annually—than any company in the world. That commitment to ingredient quality has led to trusted products that operators can serve with peace of mind.
- Being a forward-thinking resource: Nestlé Professional shares industry insights to help operators offer what consumers are seeking while maximizing their business. After decades of working with restaurant operators to give diners what they want through menu innovation and custom product development, Nestlé Professional has brought its restaurant-quality food to the prepared foods section.
"Many consumers with hectic schedules are looking for quick and easy meals featuring the flavors they love," says Todd Muller, Nestle Professional Marketing Manager. "We've partnered with prepared foods decision makers to help make consumers' lives better with convenient, great-tasting food that brings smiles to the table."