US Foods launches Spring Scoop programme for foodservice operators

27th February 2019 (Last Updated February 27th, 2019 12:21)

Foodservice distributor US Foods Holding has expanded its Serve Good programme with the launch of Spring Scoop 2019.

Foodservice distributor US Foods Holding has expanded its Serve Good programme with the launch of Spring Scoop 2019.

Spring Scoop 2019 features 24 products across agricultural practices, sustainable seafood, animal care, responsible disposables and reduced waste categories.

In an effort to assist foodservice operators in attracting diners, the company added organic items to the programme, including Roseli premium three-cheese ravioli, Roseli basil pesto, and Monarch tomato ketchup.

Roseli organic premium three-cheese ravioli is made using ricotta, fontina and Parmesan cheese. It can be paired with a range of sauces and complementary flavours.

Roseli organic basil pesto is made using organic canola oil and Parmesan cheese and can be served with sandwiches or pasta. Monarch organic tomato ketchup is sweetened with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.

US Foods product development and innovation senior vice-president Stacie Sopinka said: “Sustainability on the menu is more than just a trend, it’s a movement that has shaped how diners approach their purchasing decisions.

“In fact, research indicates that 74% of millennials are willing to pay more for sustainable products and services.

“Our Serve Good portfolio offers independent restaurant operators innovative and versatile products that help create real value.”

“Our Serve Good portfolio offers independent restaurant operators innovative and versatile products that help create real value while meeting the immediate and long-term cravings and conscience of contemporary diners.”

Under the sustainable seafood category, the company is offering Harbour Banks skinless barramundi, as well as Patuxent Farms all-natural ground dark turkey and turkey sausage patty to foodservice companies.

The company is focusing on agricultural practices to expand sustainable offerings. They include Devonshire passion fruit-layered cheesecake with fair trade coconut dessert, monogram 7.75in PLA green stripe unwrapped straw, 9.5in PLA white wrapped straw, as well as a monogram compostable 16oz double-wall cup.

The Spring Scoop programme also highlights a suite of Check Business Tools in an effort to help foodservice operators drive traffic to their websites.