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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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LCDs on Cooler Doors Debut

LCDs on cooler doors from MetroClick/faytech boost sales, improve interaction with customers, enhance in-store experience and provide actionable analytics in tests, vendor says.  MetroClick/faytech Interactive Smart Coolers feature a standard refrigerated case with a transparent LCD on the door. The door is attached to a commercial grade network media player and external speakers. A top-five […]

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Fruity PEBBLES™ light ice cream

3 NEW ICE CREAMS, AND… an invitation to sound off

Re:THINK Ice Cream ( has introduced what’s billed as “the world’s first and only  completely tummy-friendly dairy ice cream that’s low in sugar and decadent in texture.” Fully 100,000 U.S. consumers have some level of intestinal discomfort related to conventional dairy,” says Jordan Parker, director of marketing at the Napa, Calif.-based company. She points out […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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