Ark Foods Clean Label Salads set to debut on retail shelves
Ark Foods, a modern-day farming company making fresh food accessible to everyone, will showcase its newly launched line of plant-based, protein-packed Clean Label Salads at the Southeast Produce Council’s hybrid virtual/in-person Southern Exposure trade show April 6-8.
The line first garnered attention when Ark Foods announced its 2021 launch plans during PMA’s fall 2020 virtual trade show.
On the heels of Southern Exposure, Clean Label Salads will debut on shelves in the following key retailers across the country.
- Whole Foods Southwest (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)
- Giant Martin’s (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)
- King Kullen / Wild by Nature (New York)
- Winn-Dixie (Florida)
- Central Market (Texas)
- Giant Eagle and Market District (Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania)
“With this new group of spring launches, Ark Foods is leading exciting change in the produce aisle,” said Lindsay Belfatto, vice president of sales for Ark Foods. “When you think about a nutrient-dense, plant-based lunch, our Clean Label Salads will be an accessible option at the grocery store, especially as people return to the office. We’re eager to continue this momentum and bring the line to as many produce aisles as we can in 2021.”
Developed, tested, and brought to market entirely during the pandemic, the salad line seeks to bring awareness and accessibility to veggies rarely seen in store-bought salads, like watermelon radishes and golden beets, with a concise and pronounceable list of ingredients.
The plant-based dressings were inspired by some of the most popular dressings sought by consumers. The four SKUs are as follows:
- Cashew Kale Caesar
- Crunchy Kale Ranch
- Ginger Sesame Greens
- Bright Pesto Greens