A Leading Lamb Importer Expands Value-Added Product Range
Online PR News – 19-March-2015 – Wilton, CT – The Lamb Cooperative announced today that it is launching a new signature Lamb Empanada targeting foodservice operators nationally. This concept, which was first introduced at the National Restaurant Association Show, is a ready-to-cook concept that makes it easier for foodservice operators to introduce lamb to their patrons in a new and exciting way.
“We are focused on making lamb more accessible and easier to enjoy,” said Shane O’Hara, CEO for The Lamb Cooperative. “With our new lamb empanadas, we are building on the trend of lamb being used as a meal starter or appetizer instead of strictly as an entrée. These empanadas are perfect as meal starters or bar menu snacks. We know that lamb consumption continues to increase in the U.S., but we are always looking for new ways to make lamb more approachable. Our goal was to not only provide a new solution to foodservice operators, but also to showcase the versatility of lamb.”
The new Lamb Empanadas will be available under the Lamb Cooperative’s Diamond Valley brand and distributed nationally through a number of foodservice distributors including Sysco, US Foods, Gordon Foodservice, and PFG. “We are excited by this new item and wanted to make sure foodservice operators throughout the country could get their hands on it,” said Bill Santos, National Sales Manager for the Lamb Cooperative. “We’ve partnered with all of our trusted foodservice distribution partners to make sure that this product is available nationwide.”
With this latest entry into the company’s product portfolio, the Lamb Cooperative is fast becoming a leader in value-added lamb products. The Lamb Empanadas will be available nationwide starting on March 23, 2015.
Visit www.thelambcompany.com for more information about products, recipes and where to buy.
The Lamb Cooperative, with headquarters in Wilton, Connecticut, is one of North America’s largest importers and marketers of lamb. The company is a recognized leader in importing and distributing lamb and premium proteins into the foodservice and retail markets, providing products and services to customers throughout the United States and Canada.