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Two Organizations with One Purpose: To Serve Communities

KeHE employee picking pepper seedlings

Did you know a pepper seedling can make a big impact? A small seed can help a local economy, feed families who might not have access to healthy food and can teach children entrepreneurial skills. How does a small crop do such a big job? Joined together with other vegetables and fruits, they create community…

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is #HumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth, 31 days dedicated to shining a light on a horrific industry that affects the lives of millions of people worldwide. Did you know that currently more than 40 million women and children are enslaved as sex workers and an average life span for those women is less than eight years? This is…

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New Year, New Innovation

December's Elevate Your Assortment

Ring in the new year with some innovation! December’s elevate™ brands are here and they are packed with added functionality, superfoods, and organic ingredients. Throughout the year, we are giving you a sneak peek into KeHE’s elevate™ program and showcasing the handpicked participants. Each brand is vetted by our expert Category Management team and selected…

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Our Warehouse Heroes Spread Holiday Cheer

As you reach for that can of beans or candy canes for your holiday celebration at the grocery store, you may not realize the many people who worked hard to get it there.  As part of our leg of the supply chain, each KeHE warehouse employee ensures exciting and innovative items are carefully packaged and…

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Try Something New This Holiday Season

Diversify your holiday cooking!

When it comes to holiday food, nothing beats a good (in-person or zoom) dinner spread for family and friends. Incorporating different dishes can help show off the flavors of the season while stepping out from your traditional ham and potatoes. Here are three DIVERSE recipes, utilizing DIVERSEtrade™ brand ingredients, that will be a perfect addition…

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Going (coco)Nuts for November’s elevate™ Brands

We are going (coco)nuts for November’s elevate brands! Each month, we feature select KeHE’s elevate™ program participants to highlight innovation within the food and beverage industry. The program works to bring speed-to-shelf for our retailers and enable product discovery for the selected elevate suppliers. Four noteworthy brands that display innovation join the emerging brands program.…

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KeHE Reveals Their 2021 Trends to Watch

KeHE 2021 Trend Predictions

There is no denying the impact that 2020 had on the food ecosystem. As we look ahead to 2021, which trends are here to stay? KeHE’s innovation gurus identified seven predictions, based on expertise in shopping behaviors, consumer data, and through foraging for emerging products. Here’s what you can expect to see in stores and…

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Bringing Diversity to the Marketplace

DIVERSEtrade shining light on brands

We are shining a light on diversity within our food and beverage community! KeHE is using its national distribution network and in-house experts to drive inclusivity and celebrate diversity. One way KeHE does so is through the DIVERSEtrade™ program, designed to source and foster DIVERSE brands to successfully navigate the food distribution model by removing…

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Discovering Diversity

In October, brands from around the world joined KeHE for an exclusive virtual Diversity TrendFinder event. As part of KeHE’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, the event gave over 100 diverse suppliers a chance to pitch products directly to our expert Category Management team and fast track them into distribution! That means, these brands could…

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New elevate™ Finds for October

Fuel your body, treat your dog, add some flavor, and even drink a collagen sparkling tea this month! Introducing Quantum, Cookie Pal, Fond, and Skinte; four new KeHE elevate brands that do just that. Each month on our blog, we are bringing you innovation via KeHE’s elevate program. The program shines a light on early-stage…

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