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Trailblazer Foods

January 21, 2014 12:00 ET

Albertsons Now Carrying Iconic Pacific Northwest Products From Trailblazer Foods

Walls Berry Farm Preserves and Nalley's Lumberjack Syrup Claim Space on Grocer's Shelves

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) -  Trailblazer Food Products, a leading manufacturer of private label and branded grocery products in the western United States, is partnering with Albertsons, a Pacific Northwest-based grocer, to stock iconic regional products including Walls Berry Farm Preserves and Nalley's Lumberjack Syrup.

"Trailblazer Foods is proud of its Northwest heritage and the unique products that showcase the best of our corner of the country," said Mike Post, director of sales for Trailblazer Food Products. "We're excited to partner with Albertsons and support longstanding local businesses by providing broader distribution of products that have built a strong and loyal following."

"Albertsons is always looking for quality products to share with our customers," added Dennis Schwarz, vice president of marketing & merchandising for Albertsons LLC. "Walls Berry Farm Preserves and Nalley's Lumberjack Syrup are well-loved brands for a reason: rich flavor that speaks to their Northwest roots. We're excited to introduce these top-quality, local products to our Northwest customers."

The Trailblazer Foods brands are currently on Albertsons store shelves in Oregon and Washington.

Walls Berry Farm Preserves capture the flavors of the Northwest with original recipes dating back to 1850, when the Walls family moved to Oregon's Willamette Valley. Albertsons now carries the marionberry, strawberry, red raspberry and four berry varieties.

Nalley's Lumberjack Table Syrups add rich and hearty Pacific Northwest flavor to pancakes, waffles and other breakfast foods. The syrups available at Albertsons include original- and butter-flavored.

In addition to the company's branded products, including Walls Berry Farm Preserves and Nalley's Lumberjack Table Syrups, Trailblazer Food Products is a trusted co-packer and private label manufacturer for many top national and regional grocery retailers and food and beverage brands. The company offers private label partners efficient logistics and transportation, cutting-edge research and development, superior sourcing and production, effective marketing assistance and high-quality service to ensure delivery of a consistent, cost-effective product.

About Albertsons LLC
Albertsons is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every state in which it operates. An Idaho-based company with a rich history extending back to 1939, Albertsons stores now operate in 16 states at over 600 locations. For more information about Albertsons, visit www.albertsons.com or www.facebook.com/albertsons.

About Trailblazer Food Products
Inspired by the rich agricultural bounty of the Pacific Northwest, Trailblazer Food Products was incorporated in 1984. Today, the company produces co-pack, private-label and branded products in many core grocery categories including; preserves and jellies, table syrups, sweetened and unsweetened flaked and shredded coconut, drink mixes, Italian syrups, institutional pie filling and glazes, and savory sauces and marinades. Its customers include; Albertsons, Kroger, Safeway, Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club, Unified Western Grocers, Western Family Foods, Topco, Boyd's Coffee, ConAgra Foods and others.

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