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American Flatbread’s Hot Frustas Are Hot

New line, introduced at Expo West, is gaining widespread distribution.  Pittsfield, N.H. (December 13, 2017) — American Flatbread announces the expanded distribution of its Hot Frustas line — the all-natural, handmade, on-the-go handhelds inspired by Italian street foods — to select retailers and grocery stores across the nation. Hot Frustas are now available at select […]

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Lineage Logistics Acquires 8 DCs from U.S. Growers

NOVI, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage”), a leading international warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove, LLC (“Bay Grove”), announced today it has acquired eight temperature-controlled warehouses from U.S. Growers Cold Storage (“Growers”). With the acquisitions, Lineage adds significant capacity to its expansive facility network in Southern California, providing increased storage flexibility and greater […]

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Flagship Creates 200 New Jobs

Company working with Walmart on American Jobs Initiative ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Flagship Food Group, maker of the 505 Southwestern line of salsas, sauces and frozen food handheld snacks joined employees, local officials, community leaders and representatives from Walmart to celebrate the creation of approximately 200 jobs at Flagship’s Grand Opening […]

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Green Giant Sets World Record for Biggest Green Bean Casserole

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This morning, Green Giant set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the largest serving of green bean casserole at Stella 34 Trattoria, the modern Italian trattoria located inside Macy’s Herald Square. The 637 pound serving of the popular Thanksgiving side dish will be shared with nearly 2,000 older New Yorkers through Citymeals on Wheels, a […]

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Albertsons Invests in El Rancho Supermercado

 Albertsons Companies has invested in El Rancho Supermercado, a Texas-based retailer which focuses on stores for Latino customers. El Rancho will continue to operate as an independent company headquartered in Garland, TX. “El Rancho has built a great business with its 16 Texas stores, and we’re confident that we’ll be able to leverage our combined expertise […]

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Joy Sgro, outgoing chair of the NFRA, is congratulated by incoming chair John Farmer during ceremonies at the association's 73rd annual meeting.

Farmer Elected Chair of NFRA

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) elected its Association Officers and Members of the Board of Directors for 2017-2018 at its Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon held October 9, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. The membership meeting was held during the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention at the Orlando World […]

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Americold Building Facility for Ocean Spray

Atlanta-based Americold ( has broken ground on a new facility in Middleborough, Mass., for its long-time partner Ocean Spray. The facility will support Ocean Spray’s production requirements for its northeast harvesting operations, specifically for Craisins® dried cranberries. Ocean Spray has been an Americold partner for nearly 40 years. As demand for the company’s array of […]

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Cole’s Debuts ‘Middles’ Stuffed Bread

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cole’s Quality Foods, Inc. debuts Middles™, a frozen stuffed bread that combines delicious, decadent, savory, salty and sweet flavors into one revolutionary snack concept. Middles become available later this month in the freezer section at grocery, club, supermarket and convenience stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of […]

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Califia Adds Seasonal Dairy-Free Creamers

Los Angeles, CA and Baltimore, MD – September 14, 2017 – Califia Farms launches two limited-time seasonal additions to its dairy-free creamer line up: Pumpkin Spice (made with real pumpkin puree) and Mint Cocoa (made with real cocoa powder and peppermint oil) both of which will be sampled for the first time today at Califia […]

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Blackstone Wants Americold for $3 Billion, But…

The Blackstone Group, the New York-based multinational, has made a $3 billion bid for Atlanta-based Americold and its 165 warehouses. Americold wants more, and some observers believe a public offering may be in the cards later this year. Americold, the world’s largest refrigerated warehouse company, has been on the block since May. It’s been through […]

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