Author Archive | Warren Thayer

KeHE Holiday Show To Be Virtual Again

KeHE (, Naperville, Ill., will hold its 2021 Holiday Show virtually on its own digital ordering platform June 10-18. Prior to COVID-19 safety concerns forced the change, the show had been scheduled for June 17-18 in Chicago. This event will be KeHE’s second consecutive time transforming the annual Holiday Show into a virtual event. The […]

Continue Reading 0
The expansion will allow Honor Foods to broaden its product portfolio to better serve its nearly 800 customers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.


Philadelphia-based Honor Foods, a business unit of Burris Logistics company (, will begin operations at its new $50 million warehouse and office at 5505 Tacony Street on Monday, Jan. 11. The move by the 70-year-old foodservice redistribution company will be to a 20-acre parcel within the former Frankford Military Arsenal site. The expansion will allow […]

Continue Reading 0
Jeff Rumachik

Rumachik Is Named President/CEO of NFRA

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA), Harrisburg, Pa., has named Jeff Rumachik president and CEO effective January 1, 2021. He will take over the position following the retirement of H.V. “Skip” Shaw, Jr. after 36 years of service to the association. Rumachik joined the organization in 2009 as senior vice president. He was […]

Continue Reading


Interstate Cold Storage (, Ft. Wayne, Ind., has named Charles Betts national sales manager, responsible for all five cold storage facilities in Indiana and Ohio, according to Vince Tippmann, Jr., president of the family-owned company. Interstate Cold Storage ranks among the largest 25 public cold storage warehousing companies in North America and its five locations […]

Continue Reading

Paine Schwartz Acquires Urban Farmer

San Mateo, Calif.-based Paine Schwartz Partners has acquired Urban Farmer (, Manteno, Ill., a fully integrated manufacturer of better-for-you plant-based specialty dough products. Terms were not disclosed. Urban Farmer’s product lines include pizza crusts, topped pizzas, flatbreads, breadsticks, cheese bread, tortillas, empanadas and sandwich buns. Its rapidly expanding blue-chip customer base includes the leading better-for-you […]

Continue Reading

Light Gray is King in the U.K.

Recent research by Electrix International shows packaging trends for a variety of categories, including ice cream and yogurt. If you’re looking to sell ice cream across the pond, you’d best go with packaging that is light gray, complemented by light blue or dark blue. At least those are the most popular colors there, according to […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading
836832_AFFI-CON 2021 Theme Hero_2_1200x628_092120

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 […]

Continue Reading