UPDATE: Seems the pvt label idea didn't work so well. The new Hans label went back to the recognizable Hans with a caveat that it's pvt label for WF. So long as I can find it...
So I was looking for my favorite Hans All Natural just to be told by a Whole Foods stockist that they don’t carry them anymore. Hmmm and in their place was a 365 sausage brand i.e. Whole Foods private label. I really don’t like it when Whole Foods does that; they also did that same switercheroo with GF dessert mixes.
So I wrote to Hans All Natural and got a very speedy reply about where they went:
"If you are referring to our Hans All Natural sausages at Whole Foods, they are currently transitioning to a Whole Foods label created by us. It looks like this:
The following retailers in New York are authorized to carry our chicken; what that means is that we ship products to their distribution centers but whether they send the products to the store closest to you, we don’t know:
o Costco (Coleman Natural chicken and hot dogs; Hans All Natural sausage)
o Food Emporium (Coleman Natural bacon and hot dogs)
o Fresh Direct online grocer (Coleman Natural bacon and hot dogs)
o Giant (Nature’s Promise bacon and hot dogs)
o Hannaford (Coleman Natural chicken)
o King’s (Coleman Natural chicken)
o Price Chopper (Coleman Natural bacon, chicken, deli meat, franks, hot dogs and kielbasa)
o ShopRite (Coleman Natural chicken)
o Stop and Shop (Nature’s Promise bacon and hot dogs)
o Tops Markets (Coleman Natural chicken)
o Trader Joe’s (Hans All Natural sausage; Trader Joe’s brand natural deli meats, hot dogs, kielbasa and sausage)
o Wegmen’s (Hans All Natural sausage)
o Weis Markets (Coleman Natural bacon, franks, hot dogs and sausage)
o Whole Foods (Coleman Natural kielbasa")
Good to know! So they have gone underground (kinda sorta) and I now know what to look for in WF when I'm hankerin' for a Hans.