Progressive Grocer picks SER!OUS BEAN CO as a 2020 "Best New Product"

Progressive Grocer picks SER!OUS BEAN CO as a 2020 “Best New Product”

Manitowoc, WI (Sept. 15, 2020) – Leading food industry magazine Progressive Grocer has chosen SER!OUS BEAN CO Jalapeno & Bacon beans as one of its 2020 Editors Picks. Editors judged all entries on taste, innovation, functionality, overall value and suitability for the grocery channel.

“We’re ecstatic that Jalapeño & Bacon, which we believe is ‘The Perfect Bean,’ made this list of the best new food products launched this year,” said Becky Logan, senior marketing manager for SER!OUS BEAN CO. “The award affirms our goal of creating innovative, delicious offerings and gives us added brand exposure in the retail market, which our sales team will leverage to continue building our store footprint.”

Jalapeño & Bacon began appearing on store shelves in May, just in time for summer grilling season, when canned baked bean sales peak. The new beans were developed in partnership with YouTube sports sensation Dude Perfect and feature real jalapeños, Applewood smoked bacon, and a mild Texas-style sweet heat. They are great as a side or used to amp up chili, soup and other Southwest recipes. Like the rest of the SER!OUS BEAN CO lineup, they’re free of gluten, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors and are made with only the highest-quality ingredients.

SER!OUS BEAN CO Jalapeño & Bacon beans are sold at leading retailers Hy-Vee and H-E-B and are also available online at

To see the entire list of 2020 best new products as names by Progressive Grocer, go to:

About Lakeside Foods, Inc.

Lakeside Foods is a premier supplier of high-quality frozen and canned foods to the retail, food service and industrial sectors. Since its beginning in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant, Lakeside Foods has expanded to 13 processing facilities, producing canned and frozen vegetables, frozen desserts, appetizers and canned pet food that are distributed in 14 countries. Lakeside Foods manages its vegetable growing and harvesting operations through a network of regional farmers, ensuring food quality and freshness from farm to table.  The company is family owned and based in Manitowoc, Wis.