Author Archive | Warren Thayer

New Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars from Yasso

Yasso Launches Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars

BOULDER, Colo.— Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt, has launched Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars in four flavors:  Mint Chocolate Crunch, Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch, Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Crunch and Vanilla Chocolate Crunch. They feature both a milk and dark chocolatey coating with crisped quinoa covering the smooth and creamy Greek yogurt bars. The bars range from […]

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Digital Food Industry Exchange Sponsored by FMI

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — FMI—The Food Industry Association and The Seam, a leading provider of commodities trading and agriculture software solutions, today announced the launch of the Food Industry Exchange sponsored by FMI powered by The Seam. The sustainable marketplace was created to immediately address the urgent needs of retailers and wholesalers […]

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NFRA Convention Is Oct. 17-20 in Maryland

This year’s convention of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association will be October 17-20 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.  This event brings together over 1,300 key decision-makers from all segments of the industry to conduct one-on-one business appointments with trading partners of their choice.  Go to for highlights of […]

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Texas-based ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries L.P. agreed to plead guilty to charges it shipped contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, and the company’s former president was charged in connection with a scheme to cover up the incident, the Justice Department announced. In a plea agreement filed with a criminal information in […]

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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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