Kirkland Signature Martha Stewart Favorite Holiday Ham Begins Shipping to Costco Wholesale Warehouses on December 10, 2007
NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martha Stewart Living
Omnimedia, Inc. announces that, during the week of December 10th, Kirkland
Signature Martha Stewart Favorite Holiday Ham will be available at Costco
Wholesale warehouses nationwide. The Kirkland Signature Martha Stewart
Favorite Holiday Ham is the first in a series of food products, many of which
will launch throughout 2008. Developed from MSLO's extensive library of
recipes and made with high-quality, fresh ingredients, the co-branded Kirkland
Signature Martha Stewart food products bring the dishes featured in MSLO's
magazines, books, and television programs to the tables of Costco's members.
The products will be ready to serve, heat, or use, making meals nutritious,
delicious, and fun. Every item will draw upon MSLO's rich history of cooking,
baking, and catering by including distinctive serving suggestions, stories
behind the creation of the recipes, and helpful how-to tips.
"Holidays are a wonderful time to entertain with memorable meals. Our ham
is inspired by the ham I enjoyed during my childhood, and our recipe follows
the tradition of old-world butchers. Rich in flavor and fully cooked, our hams
are easy to prepare and serve," said Martha Stewart, Founder of MSLO.
The Kirkland Signature Martha Stewart Favorite Holiday Hams are produced
from antibiotic-free hogs. The bone-in hams are first slow cured for three to
five days to enhance the natural flavors of the meat. They are then lightly
smoked over applewood chips for twelve to fourteen hours. Each artisanal ham
comes with simple reheating, glazing, and carving instructions, including
three exclusive recipe ideas from the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living for
enjoying the ham with family and friends. As with all Kirkland Signature
products, the ham will retail at an exceptional value. Each ham weighs
approximately 7 to 10lbs, serving ten people each.
"We are very excited to be working with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
Their creativity in food preparation and strict adherence to quality
ingredients compliments Costco Wholesale's philosophy of quality and value,"
said Tim Rose, Sr. Vice President, GMM Corporate Food and Sundries for Costco
About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is a diversified media and
merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique content
and distinctive products. It is organized into four business segments: our
Publishing, Internet, and Broadcasting media platforms and our Merchandising
product lines. The Publishing segment encompasses five magazines, including
the company's flagship publication Martha Stewart Living, periodic special
issues, and books. The marthastewart.com website provides consumers with
instant access to MSLO's multimedia library, search and find capabilities, and
more. The Broadcasting division features two television programs and a radio
channel on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. In addition to its media properties, MSLO
offers beautiful, practical and superior quality Martha Stewart products
through licensing agreements with carefully selected companies.
About Costco Wholesale Corporation
Costco Wholesale Corporation ("Costco") began operations in 1983 in
Seattle, Washington. The Company operates membership warehouses in a no-
frills, self-service environment offering a selection of branded and private-
label products. The range of merchandise categories include foods, fresh-
foods, and non-foods, along with goods and services offered through its gas
stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical shops, one-hour photo shops, and
hearing aid centers. Net sales for fiscal year 2007, ended September 2, 2007,
were $63.1 billion.
Costco currently operates 528 warehouses, including 388 in the United
States and Puerto Rico, 75 in Canada, 19 in the United Kingdom, five in Korea,
five in Taiwan, six in Japan, and 30 in Mexico. The Company also operates
Costco Online, an electronic commerce web site, at www.costco.com and at
www.costco.ca in Canada. The Company plans to open one additional new
warehouse prior to the end of calendar year 2007. Costco is based in Issaquah,
SOURCE Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
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Web site: http://www.costco.com