Gourmet Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOUG) today announced that its operating subsidiary, Our Food Products Group, Inc. d/b/a Jardine Foods (www.jardinefoods.com), has added another key upscale supermarket chain to its growing family of contract packaging accounts. Jardine has been awarded a contract from Harris Teeter Supermarkets to produce and package seven (7) different salsa and dip items under the private label "H.T. Traders." First orders are expected to be delivered in December 2000.

Harris Teeter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation, is an upscale regional supermarket chain serving the southeastern United States. Harris Teeter operates 156 supermarkets in six (6) states. Last year's gross revenues exceeded $2.3 billion.

Fredrick Schulman, President and CEO of Gourmet Group and Jardine, said, "We are extremely pleased that a food chain of the caliber of Harris Teeter has recognized the quality and price competitiveness of Jardine products. The Harris Teeter contract greatly enhances our presence in the private label arena, a business segment in which we are intent upon becoming a leading player. Private label manufacturing, added to our core brand production and sales, adds efficiencies that benefit customers and consumers."

Jardine Foods, a 21-year-old company, is one of the foremost manufacturers of gourmet Texas-style foods (salsas, barbecue sauces, dips, condiments, pasta sauces, quesos, chili mix and seasonings, hot sauces, marinades, spicy snacks, salad dressings, relishes, mustards, beverage mixes, jellies and preserves, gift boxes and gift baskets), distributing through various channels, including supermarkets, gourmet and gift stores, mail order catalogue, Internet sales through www.jardinefoods.com, private label for other gourmet food retailers, institutional sales (including the largest theme amusement park in the country), and sales to international distributors. Jardine manufactures over 300 different products under various names, including D.L. Jardine's Special Edition, Buckaroo, Shotgun Willie's, Dixie Dan's, Mickey Mantle's, Sontava, W.B. William's, D.L. Jardino's, 7-J Ranch, and Simple Times.

For more information contact:
Josh Parker
Prestige Group
Ph: 616-349-3971
Harry John Trube, Chief Operating Officer
Jardine Foods
Ph: 800-544-1880, ext. 114

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