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Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer - January/February 2024

This month’s issue of Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer:

FoRWARD

Meet the new class of Frozen & Refrigerated Women Achieving Remarkable Distinction! The 24 recipients of our second annual FoRWARD Awards are doing great things for their companies, their communities, and our industry. 

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Sales data from Circana, courtesy of Peter Penguin and Bessie Bovine.

OUT PAUL’S WAY

A girl-dad explains why it’s so important to highlight the achievements of female leaders in our industry.

CHECK IT OUT!

A look at rising SKU counts, research results and educated guesses for frozen and refrigerated foodies; a new contest from the NFRA; and what’s in store for private label in 2024.

THE SIDES HAVE IT

Clean labels, comfort foods and celebrity chefs are all driving growth, especially in the side dishes subcategory.

EGGS PROVED ‘EGG-CEPTIONALLY’ RESILIENT IN ’23

Egg category volume picked up in the closing months of 2023 as prices continued their downward trend from 2022 highs.

FROZEN DOUGH A CATEGORY BRIGHT SPOT

Despite higher prices, cost-conscious consumers continue to bake at home to save money.

SNACK CATEGORY STUMBLES, HANDHELDS HOLD THEIR OWN

Manufacturers say ethnic flavors, better-for-you options, and package sizes for every budget will help get the category growing again. Just don’t forget the air fryer instructions!

Retailers question the value of legacy forecasting systems as artificial intelligence accurately evaluates a broader variety of demand influences at unmatched speeds.

Our roundup of the latest and greatest frozen and refrigerated fare.

Comments from senior execs during December and January conference calls with securities analysts.

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