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Welcoming New Products…and a new Innovation Coordinator!

We have a new employee at Cherry Republic– Amy Eaton, who will be our Innovation Coordinator.Amy worked at Hickory Farms for 16 years.  They are the big cheese and sausage retailer you’ll see in many malls around the Holidays.   We are really pleased to have her as she has plenty of product experience and savvy.  She starts in two weeks, but already she has given us a list of dozens of exciting cherry products.With her meat background, she suggests Cherry Summer Sausage, Pistachio and Cherry Terrine, Cherry Smoked Jerky and Cherry Smoked Bacon.  Yummm.  Does that bring up any ideas for you?  What do you think of Amy’s?

Amy has some great ideas for sweets as well.  How about a Cherry S’more Snack Mix?  Or Hand Dipped Chocolate Covered Cherries?  Dark Chocolate Cherry and Pecan Bark, anyone?
Divinity with Dried Cherries?  Any sweets you’d like to see us create?

And Amy suggests we keep creating many new products products to go into jars.  How about opening some Cherry Horseradish, Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wing Sauce, Cherry Chutney with Nuts and Jalapeno to pour over cheeses and a Cherry Ham Glaze.  And Amy even brought to one of her interviews a first try at a Savory Cherry Tapenade.  Come to the Glen Arbor store and give it a taste!

She knows we like our baked goods around here.  Cherry Macaroons?  Cherry LInzer Cookies filled with Cherry Almond Butter?  Cherry No Bakes?  Cherry Cheese Cake?

Now here is your chance.  What ideas for products do you have?