For example, Smithfield marinated pork roasts will appeal to fans of slow cookers, which are rising in popularity among consumers. Smithfield noted that nearly 81 percent of consumers reported owning a slow cooker, while 18 percent said their slow cooker is used in a typical two-week period. New flavors in the line include Smithfield Sweet & Smoky Pork Roast and Smithfield Homestyle Pork Roast.
Consumer demand for authentic and exotic flavors has elevated Mexican flavors into the mainstream. To leverage this trend, Smithfield developed seasoned and unseasoned Pork Shoulder Carnitas.
Smithfield utilizes the “bacon-everything” trend with its new Hardwood Smoked Bacon & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin. The product is topped with the company’s hardwood smoked bacon, then slow-marinated and seasoned. In addition, thick-cut Smithfield Brown Sugar & Bourbon Bacon, released in early October, comes in re-sealable 22-oz. stack packaging for added convenience.
Finally, meat meets sweet with Smithfield’s Spiral ham with salted caramel glaze.