Food Emporium Presents 'Taste of Australia'

The Food Emporium kicks off its second annual "Taste of Australia" event.

NEW YORK — The Food Emporium kicked off its second annual "Taste of Australia" event here Friday.

A&P's 16 Food Emporium banner stores are featuring Australian nuts, oils, cheese, chocolate and premium meats on end caps and in in-store demos. More affordable specialties are a new addition to this year's event.

"Based on the economy, we were more sensitive to price points and we brought in more basic merchandise than we did last year," Michael Corsello, Food Emporium's senior category manager for grocery, dairy, frozen, general merchandise, specialty foods and HBC, told SN.

Go Natural fruit and nut bars, Cocoa Farm Wine Chocolate and Darrell Lea Soft Eating Liquorice are among the more affordable items making their debut. They join best-sellers from last year including Redisland extra virgin olive oil; Leatherwood honey and Meadow honey from Tasmania; and Majans Bhuja snack mix, which gained permanent placement on its shelves.

Supported by the The Australian Made, Australian Grown Campaign, the promotion runs through January 30.

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