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This month’s online edition of Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer.

FRBuyer December 2017 Issue

COVER STORY:

KROGER DOUBLES DOWN America’s No. 1 grocer ups the ante with new ‘Restock’ initiative. Will its bet pay off?

THE DATABANK Sales data from IRI, courtesy of Peter Penguin, Bessie Bovine and Delano Deli.

OUT DENISE’S WAY Need help with your holiday ham? Forget the Internet. Ask the experts at your local supermarket.

COOL INSIGHTS What’s in a recipe? Everything! Are you using this low-cost tool to make the most of your growth efforts?

BEST PRACTICES

• FRESH SOUP

• PIZZA

• SPECIALTY EGGS

• ITALIAN FOODS

• FRUIT

• INDIAN FOODS

FROZEN CHEESECAKE UP 2.7% But sales of sweet goods and pies continue to fall. Will better merchandising help turn things around?

ASIAN CUISINE HEATS UP Enticed by bold flavors, authentic ingredients and clean labels, consumers are eating up foods that draw inspiration from the East.

BREAKFAST GETS TO WORK Sales climb 2.5%, thanks to gains in the entrees and waffles segments. Functional nutrition and all-day consumption are key trends.

LOGISTICS This month’s changes to MC numbers as well as the sheer volume of freight moving through the cold chain mean you’d better be alert to cargo theft and hostage loads.

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

THE ENDCAP: Need to know, fun to know and a good laugh in item 4.

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