Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. is now in Hannaford

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Products now available at Hannaford Stores

Cundy's Harbor, ME – May 5, 2011 – Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. has expanded distribution of three of its award-winning specialty lobster products to select Hannaford supermarkets in Maine. Products include Port Clyde Lobster Mac & Cheese, Linekin Bay Lobster Corn Chowder and York Harbor Lobster Risotto. "Our Lobster Mac & Cheese recently won a Throwdown with Bobby Flay on the Food Network which we are thrilled about plus it was lots of fun" said president Cal Hancock. "We are delighted that Hannaford recognizes the quality of our products and has chosen to offer them to their customers. We're convinced that Hannaford customers will enjoy the original award winning products of our Maine company", said Hancock.

Hancock products are made in Maine using only Maine lobster and other locally sourced ingredients. The Lobster Mac & Cheese has been described as "cashmere quality comfort food" by the New York Times. In addition to Maine lobster, it is made with three cheeses, shell pasta and topped with a crunchy mix of Panko bread crumbs, and lemon herb butter. The Lobster Corn Chowder combines tender Maine lobster meat with sweet yellow corn in a creamy, perfectly seasoned lobster stock. The Lobster Risotto is a wonderful mix of the smooth taste of Swiss cheese, white wine and spices, topped with Panko bread crumbs mixed with lemon herb butter creating a perfect complement to the abundant Maine lobster. The products are developed, produced and shipped by Hancock out of a facility in Topsham. "I am involved with all aspects of this business, every step of the way, so I can be sure that our products are the best they can be" Hancock stated.

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company has over ten years of experience creating gourmet lobster and seafood specialties and is a recognized leader in value-added lobster products. Hancock grew up around her grandmother's lobster restaurant on the coast of Maine, so she already knew the ins and outs of the lobster business, but starting a whole new category of products was a pioneering move. There was a lot of work put in to make the business into what it is today. The lessons Hancock learned at her grandmother's feet helped her through the tough times and guided her creation of a solid company founded with traditional Maine values. "Working side-by-side with my grandmother gave me many valuable lessons about great customer service, the best tasting lobster and providing the best Maine experience possible," Hancock said. "Those values have stayed with me to this day and we try to achieve all of those things and more with our products and services here at Hancock Gourmet Lobster."

Hancock's ground-breaking products have received high praise from industry groups and food editors, as well as from the nation's leading publications. Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company's products have won many awards, including six gold and eight silver sofi™ awards from the National Association of the Specialty Food Trade – considered the "Oscars" of the specialty food industry. Three additional products were just nominated for the 2011 sofi™ awards to be presented in July.

About Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company was founded in 2000, and is located in Cundy's Harbor and Topsham, Maine. The company creates gourmet Maine lobster and seafood products that are all-natural, contain no preservatives and are made from the finest ingredients. Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company has received many prestigious awards and has been featured in several national magazines, newspapers, blogs and food TV shows. Products can be found at fine food markets, in catalogs nationwide, or directly though the company. For more information, please visit HancockGourmetLobster.com.

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If you'd like more information about Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company, or to schedule an interview with Cal Hancock, please call 800-552-0142 or e-mail Cal directly at Cal@HancockGourmetLobster.com.

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