Author Archive | Warren Thayer

Seafood Expo North America Now Set for September 22-24

Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, delayed from March because of COVID-19, will now take place at the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center Sept. 22-24. The exhibit hall will be open on September 23rd and 24th, and a conference program that will start on September 22nd, according to Diversified Communications, the organizer. The September edition […]

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The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association ( is releasing weekly updates on the bakery, dairy, deli meat, deli cheese, and deli-prepared sectors. BY ANNE-MARIE ROERINK President, 210 Analytics LLC ( DAIRY & BAKERY SEE HUGE SURGE IN SALES, DELI SWITCHES GEARS Amid a growing concern over COVID-19, grocery sales are experiencing unprecedented spikes in sales, along with […]

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Madison, WI — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association, (IDDBA), announced today that IDDBA 2020 scheduled for May 31-June 2 in Indianapolis, IN is cancelled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier in the month, Association leadership remained optimistic the industry’s leading show for over 50 years would still go on as planned. With the […]

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America’s largest retailer has put out a statement outlining steps it is taking to combat Coronavirus. Last week, it provided associates a special cash bonus, accelerated first quarter bonuses and adjusted operating hours. In addition, it is rolling out benefits that may be worth consideration by other retailers. Here are the highlights… —Associates will have […]

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Supermarkets Are Adding Sneeze Guards at Registers

Major supermarket chains nationwide are adding plexiglass sneeze-guards at their registers, customer service desks and pharmacies to combat the spread of COVID-19. Among those beginning or planning installations are Harris Teeter, Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons and Publix. The screens between shoppers and store associates are designed to protect people on both sides from airborne droplets from […]

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H-E-B Fives $3 million for Coronavirus Community Support

Funds will support Texas nonprofit organizations helping vulnerable communities and conducting groundbreaking coronavirus research. As the threat of coronavirus impacts our communities, we are sure of one thing: we will do our part to help our fellow Texans. H-E-B will make an initial $3 million commitment to support local organizations helping people most in need […]

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NFRA Report Says Frozen/Dairy Post $125B Annually

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) recently released its State of the Industry Report providing broad-based insights that show how the frozen and refrigerated foods categories attract shoppers, drive trips, build shopping basket dollars and deliver sales. Today’s frozen and dairy departments are clearly connecting with shoppers showing combined sales […]

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Choptank Transport Is 3X Winner

Earns honors as among the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation” for third consecutive year. Every year companies compete to be named one of the nation’s “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®”. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed […]

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Feltman’s legendary all-natural 100% beef hot dogs have hit Whole Foods Market shelves across the North Atlantic, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida. (Photo Courtesy of Feltman's of Coney Island)

Whole Foods Adds Feltman’s Hot Dogs

Hot dogs from Feltman’s of Coney Island are now in more than 150 Whole Foods Markets throughout the North Atlantic, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Florida.Varieties now on the shelves are Feltman’s Original Casing Hot Dog 1-lb. 6-Packs and Feltman’s Skinless Hot Dogs 1-lb. 10-Packs. Feltman’s of Coney Island Co-Owner & President Michael Quinn resurrected the famous […]

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Winter Fancy Food Show is Jan. 19-21 at Moscone Center

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The specialty food industry, representing nearly $150 billion in annual sales, is gathering at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the Winter Fancy Food Show from Sunday, January 19 through Tuesday, January 21. Hosted by the Specialty Food Association (SFA), a not-for-profit association with over 3,800 members, […]

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