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Hail To The Chief

Nevin Montgomery officially retires at the end of this year as president of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Harrisburg, Pa. He has been

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Beware Weak Links

Each year, 7,500 people die and 100 million are sickened by food-related illnesses — and considerable blame falls on sloppy handling of the cold chain.

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Beware Weak Links

Each year, 7,500 people die and 100 million are sickened by food-related illnesses — and considerable blame falls on sloppy handling of the cold chain.

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Bread Rises Dough Flat

Frozen bread and dough dipped by 1.5% over the 52 weeks ended Sept. 5, according to Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI — but a turnaround

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TIPS FROM CHEF RICK

Soup has migrated from its origins in the kitchen, to the canned soup section in the center-store, back into the kitchen with today’s new refrigerated

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Souper Bowl Season

Long known as a “comfort food,” a hot bowl of soup has also become an economical mainstay in the American diet. The relatively small frozen

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Hispanic Food Esta Caliente!

New flavors, regional cuisines, and healthy/premium offerings are boosting sales of Hispanic foods. For example, the frozen Mexican entrees segment topped $1 billion (see chart)

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New Items Spark Meat/Poultry

Higher raw materials costs and lower promotional spending have kept frozen and refrigerated meat and poultry sales bouncing all over the place lately (see chart).

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Pricing Your Private Label

Do you give your private label the respect it deserves? If not, it’s costing you money, value and loyalty. Today’s private label products and packaging

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Private Label: A Close Game

With retailer consolidation continuing, private label quality improving and consumer acceptance on the rise, store brands gained share in most frozen and dairy categories over

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