Hickory Farms Offers New Artisanal Gifts for 2013 Holiday Season

Specialty Foods Company Celebrates Its Seasonal Grand Opening

Toledo, Ohio - November 20, 2013  - Hickory Farms, Inc.,  the specialty food and holiday gift retailer today announced the official grand opening of more than 700 Holiday Market storefronts and kiosks for the 2013 holiday season. 

This year is especially exciting as the company introduces Hickory Farms Reserve, a new collection that will delight even the most discerning foodies. These new gifts, available at hickoryfarms.com and select stores, feature artisanal Dry Salami and eight all-natural cheeses handcrafted in Wisconsin by an awardwinning master cheese maker: 

  •  Apple Smoked Cheddar with Paprika
  •  Smoked Garlic Cheddar
  •  Smoked Pepper Jack
  •  Smoked Blue Cheese
  •  Triple Crème Cheese
  •  Classic Cheddar
  •  1 Year Aged Cheddar
  •  3 Year Aged Cheddar

In addition, Hickory Farms has expanded its offering of wine gift baskets at hickoryfarms.com through a new partnership with Wine.com. One of these new gifts, Winter Wonderland Basket, features the perfect balance of classic, savory favorites like Hickory Farms’ gold medal-winning Signature Summer Sausage and Smoked Gouda, complemented by some of their irresistible sweets, all paired perfectly with the lively character of Parducci Small Lot Chardonnay and the full, rich flavor of Parducci Small Lot Pinot Noir.

Shoppers at Hickory Farms’ Holiday Markets will be hard-pressed to resist new dessert and snack offerings that are sure to make the season even sweeter. Selections include mouthwatering Peanut Brittle Popcorn with Chocolaty Drizzle, Lemon Shortbread cookies, and Snowflake Pretzels. 

“Hickory Farms has been a family favorite for over 60 years, and we’re excited to bring an even broader array of delicious options to the table this year,” said Mark S. Rodriguez, CEO.

Since 2008, Hickory Farms has been a proud sponsor of the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign and this year the company will cross the $3,000,000 mark for donations. For every Party Planner gift box sold, Hickory Farms will make a five-dollar donation. Customers have the opportunity to include a donation of their own with their purchase at a Hickory Farms Holiday Market or online. The No Kid Hungry campaign is working to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day

About Hickory Farms

Hickory Farms, Inc ® is a leading provider of specialty foods and holiday food gifts. Since 1951, North American families have chosen Hickory Farms' savory sausages, cheeses and other gourmet foods for their loved ones each holiday season. The company's award-winning signature products and eco-friendly gift boxes can be found online, in catalogs, at leading supermarkets year round and in shopping malls throughout the Christmas holiday season. For more information, please visit www.hickoryfarms.com.