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California Pizza Kitchen to Bring Popular Restaurant Dressings to Grocery Stores Nationwide with Litehouse Inc.

California Pizza Kitchen to Bring Popular Restaurant Dressings to Grocery Stores Nationwide with Litehouse Inc.

CPK accelerates growth strategy at retail by bringing California creativity to the salad dressing aisle

COSTA MESA, Calif., September 7, 2022 – California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), known for its innovative California-inspired menu, today announced a new strategic retail partnership with Litehouse Inc., the leading refrigerated salad dressing brand in the U.S.*  The new partnership, designed to leverage growing consumer demand for creating restaurant-quality experiences in the home, will introduce a collection of new CPK-branded salad dressings inspired by the popular salads found on the brand’s in-restaurant menu.  Scheduled for early 2023, the salad dressing launch will include a range of new flavor varieties and lean heavily into CPK’s reputation for creativity, fresh ingredients, and unexpected combinations.

CPK and Litehouse recognize that restaurant brands bring immediate consumer familiarity, trust, and innovation credentials to retail categories that may need fresh thinking.  The CPK brand consistently ranks at or near the top for “Brand Image” and “Trend Setting” in the Technomic restaurant brand quarterly report, giving the new dressings partnership built-in momentum.

“Our guests tell us they want more of their favorite CPK items available to bring to their at-home meal experiences,” said Jim Hyatt, CEO and President of CPK.  “Our chefs make everything in-house from scratch daily, including our delicious salad dressings. Because we hold ourselves to the highest standards in quality and taste, it was important that our partner share the same exacting standards, and Litehouse is that perfect partner. We are proud to collaborate with a like-minded company to bring CPK dressings to the grocery store shelves for all the fans across the country who crave more than just our pizza.”

Recognized as a leader in refrigerated salad dressings, dips, sauces, cheese, and other innovative consumer packaged goods, Litehouse has made aggressive moves to expand its footprint into different sections of the grocery store, including center store.  The CPK partnership allows Litehouse to build on its deep 50+ year history as a leader in freshness and quality, expand into center store, and give consumers and retailers more of what they want – fresh and creative new products that can shake up and reinvigorate traditional categories.

“The Litehouse name is synonymous with best-in-class flavors and product innovations in the dressings and dips categories, just as CPK is in the restaurant category, making this partnership a perfect match,” said Kelly Prior, CEO of Litehouse. “Our category expertise, culinary excellence, and manufacturing capabilities allow us to bring innovative new products to market on an efficient timeline, and we are thrilled to partner with CPK to bring its beloved restaurant dressing recipes to life at retail.”

CPK-branded salad dressings will be available in the salad dressing aisle at grocery retailers nationwide in early 2023.

* IRI Total US MULO 8-7-2022

Litehouse Expands Flavor Offerings for Family Size Dressings & Dips, Including New Garlic Ranch & Caesar Dressing

SANDPOINT, IDAHO, (August 30, 2022) – Just in time for football season, Litehouse Inc., a 100% employee-owned company and the No. 1 Refrigerated Salad Dressing (RSD) brand in the U.S.1, has added two crave-worthy flavors to its popular line of 20 oz. Family Size Dressing & Dip: new Garlic Ranch and its already beloved Caesar. The new flavors join the growing line of Litehouse Family Size Dressings & Dips, which includes Homestyle Ranch, Jalapeno Ranch, Chunky Blue Cheese, Thousand Island and more.

Litehouse Foods Chooses Kaniksu Land Trust For Nationwide Giving Program

SANDPOINT - Litehouse Inc. is known as a hometown hero of sorts in the rural community where it began. Started by a local family, the business has become a nationwide household name and is now 100% employee owned. The brand has worked hard to stay true to its community roots, despite its international success and ranking as the No. 1 Refrigerated Salad Dressing brand in the United States1. One way they have done this is by giving back to the communities they serve, particularly the local community that nurtured the success of that fledgling small business in the 1960s: Sandpoint, Idaho.

Sky Valley Expands Sauce Portfolio with Green Sriracha

Green Sriracha

New plant-based and gluten-free hot sauce brings a flavor twist to a beloved condiment

SANDPOINT, IDAHO (June 28, 2022) – Sky Valley™, a 100% employee-owned brand that makes condiments and sauces with authentic, global flavors, today introduced new Sky Valley Green Sriracha, a plant-based and gluten-free Southeast Asian hot sauce packed with the fiery, bold flavor of zesty lime, jalapeno pepper and cilantro. Green Sriracha adds variety to the brand’s portfolio of unique sauces, and the new Asian-fusion flavor experience is the perfect complement to Sky Valley Red Sriracha. Despite the current sriracha shortage due to a poor chili pepper harvest, Sky Valley Green Sriracha and Red Sriracha are in stock and available nationally.

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