Here at Cotswold Fayre we have seen growth in both organic and ethnic cooking sauces – despite a general decline in sales across the category as a whole.
One of the top selling cooking sauces for us was Mr Organic’s Organic Bolognese Pasta Sauce which increased sales by 17% in 2017, when compared to 2016.
Based in Italy, Mr Organic works with local farmers to ensure the quality and freshness of its organic tomatoes. Its organic vegetarian Soya Ragu and Tofu Ragu pasta sauces which have been added to our portfolio for 2018, saw sales grow by 30% over the past 12 months. Sold in 6 x 350g cases. RRP £2.90.
Mr Organic has also introduced two new pasta sauces aimed at children - Tomato, Carrot & Parsnip and Carrot, Sweet Potato & Courgette. Sold in 6 x 200g cases. RRP £1.43.
Mr Organic's recipe of the month was inspired by Deliciously Ella: Warming Pesto Butter Beans.
Also new to our portfolio for 2018 is a range of authentic Mexican cooking sauces from Gran Luchito, which features Enchilada, Hot Chilli, Mild Fajita and Tinga Tango cooking sauces, available to retailers in a mixed case of 12 x 380g bottles. RRP £2.66.
These additional products have been introduced as sales of the entire range rose 14% in 2017 when compared to 2016 across the whole Gran Luchito range.
Paul Hargreaves, chief executive at Cotswold Fayre, says: “There is no doubt that consumers are looking for something a little different from their cooking sauces. Authenticity, organic ingredients and spice in all its different guises, packaged in distinctive glass jars or bottles, are proving the most popular with retailers.”