March is Frozen Food Month

Will Kreznick
LOVELAND, Colo. — Ka-Pop! Snacks, makers of Ancient Grain Popped Chips & Puffs, and Bubba’s Fine Foods, makers of Paleo & Keto-friendly snacks, granolas and private-label goods, announced a merger agreement yesterday. The merged company, operating as Awakened Foods, is launching a new division for private label and co-manufacturing named Awakened Food Crafters.

Awakened Food Crafters said it will address the gaps in the health food manufacturing marketplace by providing high-end customer service and consistent, high-quality products. Awakened Food Crafters said it brings a leadership team with more than 70 years of CPG and food manufacturing experience to the

Read the rest

Organic fighting supply chain challenges in frozen foods | 2021-03-04

Will Kreznick

CHICAGO — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel growth of the organic food industry, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Washington. Organic food sales hit $50.1 billion in 2019, up 4.6% from the previous year.

While 2020 sales are still being calculated, preliminary insights from the OTA show organic was the “claim” of choice for at-home eating during the pandemic. And while it may appear easy to purchase store perimeter organic products, such as milk, meat and produce, once you enter the ambient and frozen aisles, it becomes more challenging. The more complex the food formulation, the more difficult

Read the rest

Keeping the Heat Going – Frozen Foods Are Hotter Than Ever | National News

Will Kreznick

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Breakfast on-the-go? You got it! Gluten-free meals with all the sides? Simple! Healthy snacks for you and the kids? You’re covered! Easy smaller meals? Check! Meatless Monday? BOOM! Dessert without the guilt? Easy as pie. Dinner with international flair? Done!

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8835451-nfra-2021-frozen-food-month-sweepstakes/

Is this some kind of dream world? Nope! All this and so much more can be found on a trip down the frozen food aisle.

No matter how you’re choosing to eat, frozen foods have you covered. According to the National Frozen & Refrigerated

Read the rest

Keeping the Heat Going – Frozen Foods Are Hotter Than Ever | State

Will Kreznick

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Breakfast on-the-go? You got it! Gluten-free meals with all the sides? Simple! Healthy snacks for you and the kids? You’re covered! Easy smaller meals? Check! Meatless Monday? BOOM! Dessert without the guilt? Easy as pie. Dinner with international flair? Done!

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8835451-nfra-2021-frozen-food-month-sweepstakes/

Is this some kind of dream world? Nope! All this and so much more can be found on a trip down the frozen food aisle.

No matter how you’re choosing to eat, frozen foods have you covered. According to the National Frozen & Refrigerated

Read the rest

Frozen food packaging gets more sustainable as consumers want more individually wrapped items

Will Kreznick

Dive Brief:

  • Almost half of consumers started buying more frozen foods during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group. Seven in 10 are focused on maintaining a stockpile of food at home.
  • During the pandemic, 39% of consumers sought out single-serving or individually wrapped products, which use larger amounts of packaging materials. Prepackaged foods, including frozen varieties, also saw higher sales than fresh produce stored in loose boxes because of health concerns.
  • The increase in frozen food purchases has added momentum to consumers’ demand for more sustainable packaging materials. Many manufacturers and retailers have
Read the rest