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Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer - December 2021

This month’s issue of Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer:

ALDI Rises to the Occasion

Whether supply chain disruptions, labor shortages or inflation, the rapidly expanding hard discounter is uniquely positioned to meet today’s challenges.

December 2021
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PIZZA DOLLARS EDGE UP 0.5%

Buoyed by indulgent innovation and new better-for-you offerings, the category holds its own despite declines in unit sales and volume.

FROZEN ASIAN PULLS AHEAD

Consumers looking to recreate restaurant meals at home are driving strong growth, but an Asian destination could take the category even higher.

OUT WARREN’S WAY

A new editorial director and a new editor emeritus.

CHECK IT OUT!

Key insights from an upstart women-managed and -led manufacturer on what motivates female shoppers who drive purchases of healthy and plant-based products.

JUST SAYIN’

Could you gain new frozen business (and happier shoppers) via ghost kitchens / restaurant partners to customize a cafeteria-style selection?

LOGISTICS

Walmart makes use of driverless multi-temp box trucks, CEBA elects officers, Lineage facility generates 100% of its energy on-site, and Vertical Cold acquires Liberty Cold Storage.

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

It’s time to stop fighting and refocus on maximizing consumer satisfaction while minimizing cost. We tried once and failed. It is time to try again.

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