St. Louis (October 26, 2012) - Arcobasso Foods, a leading producer of custom dressings
and sauces for a variety of customers in the food industry, recently announced results
of a study that found the Panera Bread Dressings brand to be the fastest growing
among the top 10 brands in the refrigerated dressings category. This bucks the trend
of relatively flat growth in the salad dressings category overall.
Refrigerated dressings, when combined with food categories such as fresh produce,
can extend this growth trend to those categories. "Many grocers are taking advantage
of this growth in refrigerated dressings to help spur sales in their fresh foods
category," commented Pat Newsham, president of Arcobasso Foods. "By simply adding
the Panera salad dressing line to their product mix, grocers and retailers can see
an immediate impact to their bottom line,"he added.