Food marketers can toil in the trenches for years before making the kind of deal that fell into Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby's lap.
The owners of the posh vegan restaurant Vedge (1221 Locust St.) have cinched a deal with food/housewares giant Williams-Sonoma to place a line of cooking sauces in 150 stores in North America and the Middle East.
Sherry shallot (a glaze), spiced BBQ sauce, and tamari sesame are inspired by sauces that the couple have used over the years at Vedge and predecessor Horizons.
They will be available in January, said Landau, who said W-S reached out to them in the spring and spent the summer developing them.
Shown here is a detail of the sherry shallot label.