The Joester Loria Group and Entenmann’s Wish a Happy Valentine’s Day To All

Entenmann’s recently introduced its Facebook fans to Mrs.Crumb Donut, the wife of Mr. Rich, their iconic Rich Frost Donut character.  Both of these animated characters can be seen on Entenmann’s Facebook page.

In light of this sweet couple and the approaching Valentine’s Day holiday, we thought it fitting to share one of our favorite pairings: Entenmann’s new 12 cup heart shaped bakeware and a delicious recipe from Entenmann’s Big Book of Baking!

Entenmann’s launched the new 12 Cup Heart Pan at more than 600 retail doors, including Acme, CUB Foods, Farm Fresh, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Supervalu, and Shaw’s just in time for Valentine’s Day.  This festive bakeware from partner EuroWare by Durakleen retails for $7.99. A perfect recipe for this pan is the Double Chocolate Brownie recipe from Entenmann’s Big Book of Baking from Parragon Publishing.

Double Chocolate Brownies

From Entenmann’s Big Book of Baking

Makes 16 Brownies

Batter
1⁄2 cup (1 stick) butter
2⁄3 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
11⁄3 cups sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1⁄2 cup white chocolate chips

Fudge sauce
4 tablespoons (1⁄2  stick) butter
1 cup sugar
2⁄3 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2⁄3 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Grease an 8-inch square cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
Place the butter and chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water until melted. Stir until smooth. Let cool slightly. Stir in the sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.  Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring well, until blended.
Sift the flour and cocoa into the cake batter and beat until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, then pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35–40 minutes, or until the top is evenly colored and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean. Let cool slightly while you prepare the sauce.
To make the fudge sauce, place the butter, sugar, milk, cream, and corn syrup in a small saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and stir for 10 minutes, or until the mixture is caramel-colored. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Cut the brownies into squares and serve immediately with the sauce.

Stay tuned for more holiday bake ware and festive brand extension announcements from Entenmann’s throughout the year!

Keep up with the Donut romance of Mr. Rich and Mrs. Crumb Donut on Entenmann’s Facebook page.

For more information about Entenmann’s Big Book of Baking visit Parragon’s website.  

Entenmann’s at The 2013 Winter Fancy Food Show

Image via http://www.whitecoffee.com

Entenmann’s branded products developed by the company’s exclusive licensing agency, The Joester Loria Group, were featured at the 2013 Fancy Food Show, January 20th-22nd.  The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade event at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, was the largest show ever on the West Coast with record-breaking attendance of more than 18,800 retail and food service buyers and industry professionals.

Entenmann’s partner for coffee and cocoa, White Coffee, showcased the complete line of Entenmann’s beverages at its booth.  On display were Entenmann’s flavored coffees in Vanilla, Hazelnut Cinnamon Crumb Cake and Chocolate Donut which are available in various sizes ranging from a mini 1.75 oz brick to the traditional 10 oz bag.   New flavor introductions for 2013 were launched at the show including Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint, as well as traditional Breakfast Blend and Dark Roast.   Additionally, White Coffee announced the launch of Entenmann’s single serve coffee cups (compatible with Keurig and leading brand machines), which will be offered in the same flavors as the existing Entenmann’s coffee line. Daily tastings of the delicious coffee offerings were available to attendees.

Currently, Entenmann’s coffee is available at mass, home, grocery and dollar stores nationwide including Hannaford, Big Lots, Dollar General & Entenmann’s Outlets.  The mini brick retails for $0.99 and the 10oz bag retails for about $7.99.

The Joester Loria Group Expands Entenmann’s Licensing Program with a New Partnership

The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal on behalf of Entenmann’s that will extend the brand into the gifting category through a partnership with DesignPac.

The Entenmann’s gift program will launch with an Entenmann’s Whoopie Pie Kit that will debut at Kmart this holiday. In 2013, the Entenmann’s assortment expands to include gift baskets containing the Entenmanns branded coffee, candles and bakeware as well as Entenmanns chocolate confections, breakfast mixes and flavored popcorn.

Global License! shared the news of this exciting brand extension for Entenmann’s.

Spotted: Entenmann’s Coffee and The World of Eric Carle at Target Stores Nationwide!

We are very excited to announce that two of our clients, Entenmanns and The World of Eric Carle, have just landed in the See Spot Save area at Target stores nationwide.

Last week, Entenmann’s Coffee launched its mini flavored coffee bags in See Spot Save. Made from superior quality Arabica beans, these flavored coffees capture the taste and aroma of Entenmann’s baked goods. They come in four different flavors including vanilla, hazelnut, cinnamon crumb cake and chocolate donut and the 1.75 ounce mini bags retail for $1.00 each. The new coffees are part of the Entenmann’s beverage line which includes 10 ounce bags of coffee, hot chocolate and a new breakfast blend that will launch this holiday season.

Another Joester Loria Group client, The World of Eric Carle, also made its See Spot Save debut with a line of tote bags, socks, and children’s tableware available exclusively at Target. The collection is inspired by Eric Carle’s popular stories and features the iconic artwork from his classic titles such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

A Sweet Event For Entenmann’s


Last Friday, June 1, the Joester Loria Group celebrated National Donut Day with our client Entenmann’s at a special event at Madison Square Park, New York City.

National Donut Day was originally founded by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the “Donut Lassies” who served treats to soldiers during World War I. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Donut Day, Entenmanns donated $25,000 to the Salvation Army. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a proclamation letter honoring the 75th anniversary and Entenmanns created custom-baked 1-foot donuts displayed in the largest Entenmanns box ever made. The Entenmann’s Big Book of Baking was also on hand at the event and Kathleen Robbins, Entenmanns Master Baker, entertained the crowd with live cooking demonstrations. Free donuts and coffee were provided from 9am-1pm! Of course, it doesn’t have to be National Donut day to enjoy great donuts and coffee. Entenmann’s flavored coffee makes every morning a delicious treat!

The Joester Loria Group was thrilled to participate in this sweet event. Here are some photos we took:



Annual LIMA International Licensing Excellence Awards Nominees Announced


The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association 2011 Licensing Excellence Awards nominees have been selected, including several Joester Loria Group programs.

The Joester Loria Group is a proud supporter of LIMA and is particularly proud that programs we have developed for a number of properties, including Jeep, Care Bears and Animal Planet have been recognized with LIMA licensing excellence awards over the past decade. This year, we were delighted to see the following programs nominated:
Entenmann’s, the No. 1 sweet baked goods brand, is being recognized for its growing brand licensing program that expanded into new categories in 2011. Partnering with Parragon Books, an Entenmann’s cookbook launched on QVC and has gone on to top Amazon charts as the No. 1 book in the Baking section. Additionally, Entenmann’s bakeware hit the market with 50+ skus including a collection made especially for kids. Candle-Lite increased their national distribution of Entenmann’ scented candles, while new coffee licensee, White Coffee, is growing the Entenmann’s coffee business with new flavors and expanded retail placement. Dynamic consumer marketing support generated 34 million impressions through online advertising, morning show features and social media.

Aquafina, known for being the No. 1 bottled water in the United States, is nominated for its line of hydrating lip care based on Aquafina’s brand positioning of purity and hydration. Created under license by Added Extras, the line includes 16 SKUs of lip balms available in a variety of flavors, formulated to provide superior protection and hydration. Aquafina lip balms are distributed in more than 35,000 doors across multiple retail channels including Specialty, Drug and Supermarket chains, Dollar chains and Mass and over 80 million units have been sold since launch.

Pottery Barn, known for great design for the home, introduced The Eric Carle Collection by Pottery Barn Kids in 2011. The 2012 LIMA awards recognizes the collection of unique children’s bath, bedroom and nursery products featuring classic and iconic imagery of Eric Carle’s work and translating it into playful designs that evoke the beauty of his much beloved illustrations. With over 40 skus, the collection includes personalized bath towels, embroidered quilts, shower curtains, shams and bedding sets, sold in-store, in-catalog and online. Pottery Barn Kids’ supported the products with exceptional in-store and direct to consumer marketing programs.

LIMA members, please remember to cast your vote for the 2012 International Licensing Excellence Awards and we hope that you will consider these outstanding brands.

Entenmann’s Extends Bakeware with “Minis” Bakeware for Kids!

A new collection of Entenmann’s bakeware, designed especially for kids, is set to launch this Fall for little bakers everywhere! The children’s bakeware adds to Durakleen’s complete line of Entenmann’s Bakeware, which includes the Minis collection of bakeware plus Classic and Ultimate bakeware product for adults.

The Joester Loria Group brokered the deal between its client Entenmann’s, the #1 brand of sweet baked goods in the US, and bakeware manufacturer Durakleen. All of the Entenmann’s bakeware lines will be showcased March 10th through 13th at the International Home+Housewares Show in Chicago, Booth # S4016.

Entenmann’s bakeware can be found at leading online retailers, Amazon, Walmart, Meijer and QVC.