Author Archive | Warren Thayer

New Industry Scholarship Will Support Black Students/Graduates

The newly-formed Organic & Natural Health Scholarship Fund will open more opportunities in the industry for students and graduates of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU).To this end, the Organic & Natural Health Association has formed a partnership with the Williams-Franklin Foundation to help raise a minimum of $50,000 for the Williams-Franklin Foundation during the next […]

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Jimmy Dean Omelet Minis offer a bite-sized spin on the favorite egg breakfast and are available in two delicious varieties: Sausage & Cheddar and Gouda & Bacon.

New from Jimmy Dean

Jimmy Dean debuts Loaded Sausage Bites and Omelet Minis, made with breakfast meats, eggs and cheese. They bite-size refrigerated items come in single-serve cups. Omelet Minis are available in Sausage & Cheddar and Gouda & Bacon. Sausage Bites deliver come in Meat Lovers and Turkey. Jimmy Dean ( is based in Springdale, Ark.

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IDDBA Updates Covid Impact

Madison, WI — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) has released its monthly COVID-19 Impact report. January saw a recovery of trip frequency to slightly above year ago levels while the basket size remained highly elevated. This resulted in high sales gains over January 2020 levels for total edibles, which is all food and […]

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Yasso Greek Yogurt Sandwiches Go National

Major retail chains now carry Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Sandwiches according to the Boulder, Colo.-based company ( Kroger, Giant Martin, Stop & Shop, Shaws, Big Y, Schnucks and more stock the four-packs (SRP $5.99). Flavors are: Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Fudge Swirl and Vanilla Bean.  

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Louis Rothhaas

Louis Rothhaas, 83

Louis Rothhaas, 83, owner of Louis Meats in Cincinnati, died on Feb. 9. He served in the United States Army Band as a trumpeter before returning to Cincinnati in the mid-1950s to become the fourth generation to take over the family meat store. His sons, Rick and Rob, are now the fifth generation to run […]

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Rendering of the new state-of-the-art Dole Packaged Foods frozen fruit facility at 1273 Medline Place, McDonough, GA 30253


United States Cold Storage will handle the warehousing and distribution in an adjacent building. Dole Packaged Foods has opened a frozen fruit facility in McDonough, Ga. The 60,000-square-foot facility is fully automated with four manufacturing lines capable of producing 60 million pounds of frozen fruit annually. The operations will package frozen fruit for Dole’s retail, […]

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Ron Suchecki Jr. Dies of COVID

Ron and Terry Suchecki, well known for many years in the frozen food industry, sadly report the death of their son, Ron Jr., from COVID. A friend has developed a tax deductible Go Fund Me account for the family, For the many of you who knew Ron Sr., first from Lender’s and then from Mrs.T’s, […]

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24-ounce packages has SRP of $6.49.

Hälsa Adds Zero Sugar Oatmilk Yogurt

New York-based Hälsa adds Zero Sugar oatmilk yogurt. The unsweetened product is vegan, organic and Kosher, and has no artificial ingredients. There’s also no naturally occurring sugar or added sugar. You can eat the yogurt directly or use it as a base for probiotic smoothies, dips, sauces, salad dressings and other plant-based recipes. SRP for […]

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SweetPea Adds 9 Desserts

In April, SweetPea (, Virginia Beach, Va., will begin supermarket distribution of nine plant-based, non-dairy frozen desserts. The company bills them as having half the calories and fat, but all the taste of ice cream. They are made with chickpeas, which are high in protein and on Whole Foods Market’s “Top 10 Food Trends” this […]

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Albertsons; Family Dollar; Brave Robot

Teamsters May Strike Albertsons 98% of teamsters at a 900,000-square-foot Albertsons DC outside Phoenix authorized a strike that could begin Feb. 27. A strike would protest what Teamsters Local 104 calls a failure to address COVID-19 safety concerns and violation of labor laws. The DC services about 175 Albertsons, Safeway and Vons grocery stores throughout […]

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