Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer - March 2021

This month’s issue of Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer:

COVER STORY: NOW WHAT?

COVID-19 changes the rules on innovation.

BETTER THAN DELIVERY:

As they mark the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 restrictions, pizza lovers have adjusted their routines, but not their taste buds.

NEW SEAFOOD LAUNCHES IN WAKE OF RECORD SALES

Amid 30% to 40% gains for fresh and frozen seafood, suppliers are launching new products ranging from dips to entrees.

FRUIT JUICES FROZEN DEPARTMENT SALES

Big bags, functional blends and smoothie kits drive a 24.1% dollar gain.

OUT DENISE’S WAY

TPRs have their place, but targeted, customized offers are the real key to successful promotion.

CHECK IT OUT!

New Suzy’s survey says shoppers plan to buy more veggie burgers; AFFI/FMI study reveals the power of frozen; and online frozen sales skyrocket 75% in 2020.

COOL INSIGHTS

Rapid frozen and dairy growth has been driven by more trips and greater spending per trip. But both departments saw a small contraction in shoppers.

PROFIT FROM PLANTS!

COVID-19 has catalyzed total instore food and plant-based sales growth. How can you target plant-based buyers for success?

LOGISTICS

By implementing Google Cloud solutions, including AI and machine learning tools, J.B. Hunt hopes to create the most efficient transportation network in North America. Plus, more news from around the industry.

THE ENDCAP

Retailers recognize the need for change but worry that a $15 minimum wage could be too much too soon.

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