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02Mar2014

Jan/Feb. 2014 Issue: UNITED SUPERMARKETS CORRALS WEST TEXAS

Now 97 years young, the innovative and scrappy chain sees new opportunities arising from its acquisition by Albertsons. BY WARREN THAYER By the time Albertsons bought United Supermarkets, LLC, last December for ...

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21Feb2014

Jan/Feb. 2014 Issue: OUR NATURAL FOOD DISASTER

If $40 billion of our foods are ‘natural,’ are the rest of them ‘unnatural?’ ‘Supernatural?’ Here’s a handy guide to clear things up.   BY WARREN THAYER Since the graybeards at the Food ...

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14Feb2014

Jan/Feb. 2014 Issue: Can Brokers Reinvent Themselves Again?

Consolidation, centralized buying and technology have forced brokers (or sales and marketing agencies if you prefer) to adapt repeatedly. New challenges include static sales, online ordering and pay-for-service restructuring. Here’s ...

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18Dec2013

Dec. 2013 Issue: LOGISTICS

The pallet pooler’s bankruptcy and sale underscore the need for better asset management. The pallet world was shaken up by this summer’s sale of Orlando, Fla.-based Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) ...

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18Dec2013

Dec. 2013 Issue: SUPERMARKETS LAG IN RACE FOR SHARE

Total refrigerated and frozen food sales are up by 2% this year, but supermarket gains trail those of other channels. Todd Hale   Although the recession officially ended in 2009, a painfully slow ...

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06Dec2013

Dec. 2013 Issue: NFRA SPARKS INTEREST IN DAIRY AISLE

Campaigns focus on changing consumer perceptions of the many diverse refrigerated items in the dairy aisle. (Photo: www.canstockphoto.com) According to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association’s (NFRA’s) recent consumer survey, the attributes ...

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06Dec2013

Dec. 2013 Issue: YOGURT AND YOU

The category is still on fire, and you can max out your sales and profits by planning carefully now. (Photo: www.canstockphoto.com) Yogurt — already a star in the dairy case — is poised ...

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06Dec2013

Dec. 2013 Issue: New Products

Organic Gelato (Photo: www.canstockphoto.com) Boulder, Colo.-based Boulder Ice Cream (www.figogelato.com) introduces certified organic Italian-style gelato handcrafted in small batches.Offered under the figo! brand (“cool” in Italian), the low-fat, low-air frozen dessert comes in ...

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06Dec2013

Dec. 2013 Issue: THE POWER OF ASSOCIATION

When I was new to the industry about 25 years ago, I went to an association meeting in Asheville, N.C. I didn’t know a soul at the crowded cocktail party, ...

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27Nov2013

Nov. 2013 Issue: NEW PRODUCTS

Turkey Chops Garner, N.C.-based Butterball (www.butterball.com) introduces ready-to-grill Butterball Every Day Turkey Chops with 24% fewer calories and 50% less fat than traditional pork chops. Made from fresh, 98% fat-free cuts ...

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17Apr2014

Banning Chocolate Milk Backfires

Interesting story, with possible hints for retailers...  ITHACA, N.Y. – To some, banning chocolate milk from elementary schools seemed like a good idea, but new Cornell University research shows that removing chocolate ...

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16Apr2014

Hidden Valley Ups Production to Prevent Shorts of Specialty Eggs

Hidden Villa Ranch Rapidly Expands Specialty Production to Stop Egg Shorting Fullerton, Calif. – Hidden Villa Ranch is proactively addressing a major problem in the specialty egg industry by committing to ...

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10Apr2014

Seminole Tribe Buys Majority Stake in Blue Lake Citrus

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., April 10, 2014 – The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., today announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Blue Lake Citrus Products of Winter Haven, ...

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09Apr2014

SCFRC Golf Tournament is May 5

We invite you to help us raise funds for the Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Industry Scholarship Foundation. Proceeds go toward the award of scholarships for SCFRC members and immediate family ...

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09Apr2014

Blake’s All Natural Foods President Is NH SBA Person of Year

Chris Licata is honored by U.S. Small Business Administration and is in the running for national title Chris Licata, President & CEO of Concord, N.H.-based Blake’s All Natural Foods has been named the ...

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28Mar2014

Americold Names Boehler President

Atlanta-based Americold has named Fred W. Boehler, the company's COO, to the additional post of president, effective March 31. As President and COO, he assumes the senior executive leadership role at Americold. Jeffrey ...

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24Mar2014

Hood Partners with Chef Chris Coombs

Lynnfield, Mass. – HP Hood, the leading dairy brand in New England, today announced that it has partnered with renowned Chef Chris Coombs, owner/chef at Boston-area award-winning restaurants Boston Chops, dbar ...

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13Mar2014

Lineage Logistics to Acquire Millard

Combination of Two Leading Refrigerated Warehousing Companies in North America Creates a Service Innovator Colton, CA, March 12, 2014 - Lineage Logistics (“Lineage”), a warehousing and logistics portfolio company of Bay Grove, ...

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DeeBee’s Organics TeaPops Earns SIAL Honors NFRA Enlists Chef Billy Parisi to Launch Frozen Food Month Safeway, Albertsons Ink Merger Deal IDDBA President Carol Christison Dies Jan/Feb. 2014 Issue: UNITED SUPERMARKETS CORRALS WEST TEXAS Paul Henningsen Named COO of Henningsen Cold Storage Blake’s Hires VP of Operations, Product Development AFFI Holds Convention, Elects Board Leadership