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KeHE Adds New Indiana DC

Naperville, IL –  KeHE Distributors has opened a new Indiana distribution center to better service the unique needs of natural retailers in the Midwest. The 376,512 square-foot facility, in West Ellettsville in southern Indiana, will replace the company’s current Distribution Center in Bloomington, IN. KeHE’s network of 16 national distribution centers provides natural, organic, fresh […]

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Lineage Logistics Acquires Pago Sp. in Poland

Lineage further expands its growing presence in Europe with the acquisition of Pago, Poland’s largest cold storage and logistics provider Novi, MI – Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC, the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, has acquired Pago Sp. z o.o. (“Pago”), a leading warehousing, distribution and transport logistics provider […]

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Virtual AFFI-CON Event is Feb. 17-26

AFFI-CON brings together buyers, sellers and industry suppliers from across the frozen food and beverage industry who want to grow their business. The event features a match-making technology, an easy to use scheduling and appointment system and numerous networking opportunities to allow attendees to grow and expand their business. Verified retail buyers can attend the […]

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Lee Kum Kee Launches Rice & Noodle Bowls

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lee Kum Kee, pioneer and leading maker of Asian sauces and condiments, today announced category expansion with the introduction of a new line of ready-to-eat, gourmet Rice and Noodle Bowls. The globally inspired, street-style meals are available in eight varieties, each featuring a unique fusion of […]

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Polar King Mobile Adds New Dealer

Avon Lake, OH—The Polar King family of companies announces that Avon, Lake, Ohio-based Refrigeration Depot has joined on as a dealer for the newly-formed Polar King Mobile (PKM), a new and separate Polar King business unit focused on providing North America’s first affordable small refrigerated trailer solution. Polar King Mobile provides 8 to 16 foot […]

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Gerber Launches Frozen Baby Food

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, early childhood nutrition leader Gerber announced their entry into the frozen aisle with the launch of new frozen products from Freshful Start™, a premium, organic, simple-ingredient line of foods made with veggies and whole grains. Freshful Start™ bowls come in three varieties – Tomato Basil, Mac & […]

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Mark Williams

Mark Williams Dies at 58

Long-time frozen category manager at Harris Teeter is recalled for friendship, professionalism and love of golf. Mark Williams, long-time category manager of frozen foods at Harris Teeter and most recently the senior vp of sales analytics for Halo Brands, Charlotte, N.C., died on Oct. 25. He was 58. Known as a consummate professional with a […]

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PLMA Cancels November Show; Plans Feb. 1-5 Virtual Event

The Private Label Manufacturers Association has canceled its Nov. 15-17 show and will instead host PLMA Live! Presents Private Label Week a virtual event set for February 1-5, 2021. The change comes because of continuing uncertainties concerning the health and safety of participants at large-scale, in-person gatherings. PLMA said it would return to its annual […]

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Dan Lehtonen

Industry Veteran Dan Lehtonen, 60, Killed in Crash

Dan Lehtonen, a well-known frozen food industry executive, was killed Aug. 17 in a car accident in Tooele County. He was 60 and lived in Draper, Utah. A life-long food industry veteran, he held leadership positions with Good Karma Foods, Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, and spent nearly 20 years with Schwan’s Consumer […]

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RLS CREATES NATIONAL JOINT VENTURE WITH REGIONAL PRWs

‘For manufacturers that are too small to be a priority at a larger provider, the RLS network provides the ideal combination of responsive service and scalability.’ Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based RLS Logistics (rlslogistics.com) has created a joint venture allowing customers to work with regional family-run cold storage providers nationwide. Small- and mid-sized manufacturers of frozen and […]

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