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New Marzetti® Simply Dressed Refrigerated Salad Dressings Make Everyday Salads Everyday Explorations

Progressive Grocer Magazine recognizes new flavors as “Best New Product” in its 2013 Editor’s Picks for innovation, taste and value

Columbus, Ohio (August 26, 2013) – Salads are gaining momentum at mealtime, and now the exciting flavors Americans are craving come in six new varieties from the leader in refrigerated dressings, T. Marzetti Company’s successful line of Marzetti® Simply Dressed® refrigerated salad dressings. Honored as one of Progressive Grocer’s Editor’s Picks for innovation, taste and value, the new flavors are debuting in a freshly designed pourable bottle and made with a minimal number of simple ingredients including yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil (source of Omega-3 ALA) and sea salt.

“Marzetti is synonymous with great taste and quality ingredients and in a day when shoppers have so many options, it’s important to provide them with the classic flavors they know and love as well as new and different varieties for everyday inspiration,” said Mary Beth Cowardin, director of marketing for produce dips and dressings. “Not only does Simply Dressed come in many flavors, but its light, creamy and vinaigrette options are made with the ingredients America wants like yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt.”

All Simply Dressed flavors are free of preservatives, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup,added MSG, artificial flavors and colors. The new, sleek plastic bottle features a flip top dispensing cap, making it easy to pour and enjoy. Not only are the new dressings perfect for boosting the flavor of traditional salads but they also are great ingredients for pasta or potato salads and can be used as a marinade.

Fresh New Flavors Include:

Flavorful Vinaigrettes
  • Lemon: Popular restaurant salad dressing now available to enjoy at home
  • Cherry Balsamic: Combination of balsamic flavor with a sweet cherry twist
Light Varieties New Creamy Addition

Availability and Pricing
Marzetti Simply Dressed and Marzetti Simply Dressed & Light dressings are available in the refrigerated section of grocers’ produce departments for a suggested retail price of $3.79 - $4.49 per bottle (prices may vary by store). 

About Progressive Grocer Editor’s Pick
Progressive Grocer Editor’s Picks are selected from hundreds of products for superior innovation, taste and value. 2013 Editors’ Picks are featured in the publication’s August 2013 issue.

About T. Marzetti Company
The T. Marzetti Company, a subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (Nasdaq: LANC), markets a wide variety of foods for both the retail and foodservice markets. Brands include Marzetti®, New York Brand® and Sister Schubert’s®. More information about the company is available at