Frozen Foods Catch Up to 2020 Levels

Will Kreznick

As the fresh meat department deals with significant inflation, it appears that at least some consumers are shifting to frozen protein, according to data from IRI and 210 Analytics LLC. This, among other trends in the freezer aisle, has allowed July frozen food sales to pull even with their highly elevated 2020 levels.

In the past few months, normalization of shopping patterns have occurred, with a return to in-store shopping and spending more time in the grocery store. As such, July 2021 marked a return to prior-year sales levels for several areas of the store, including frozen, with

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Warming up to frozen foods

Will Kreznick

CHICAGO – The competition for the food dollar is intensifying as shoppers are accelerating their engagement with restaurants, said Anne-Marie Roerink, president, 210 Analytics LLC, San Antonio. Despite the shift, frozen foods continue to be a pandemic powerhouse. The first 30 weeks of the year brought $386 billion in food and beverage sales, which was down 1.1% versus the same period in 2020, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), Chicago. Frozen foods had the highest increase versus the pre-pandemic normal of 2019 at 22%.

“The dominance for frozen food in 2020 was supported by high-household penetration, strong trips

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More food bank drive thru distribution dates added in August

Will Kreznick
Food banks have distributed millions of pounds of food over the past 18 months as demand soared during the pandemic. (Aerogondo/Adobestock)

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has added some new drive-thru food distribution dates in August:

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – LaPorte County

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT

Where: First Church of God, 2020 E. Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN 46350

*This distribution is sponsored by United Way of LaPorte County and will serve 300 households.

Monday, August 23, 2021 – Kosciusko County

9 a.m. – Noon ET

Where: New Life Church, 744 S. 325 East, Warsaw, IN 46582

*This

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Slideshow: Frozen food innovation heating up | 2021-08-17

Will Kreznick

CHICAGO – The competition for the food dollar is intensifying as shoppers are accelerating their engagement with restaurants, said Anne-Marie Roerink, president, 210 Analytics LLC, San Antonio. Despite the shift, frozen foods continue to be a pandemic powerhouse. The first 30 weeks of the year brought $386 billion in food and beverage sales, which was down 1.1% versus the same period in 2020, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), Chicago. Frozen foods had the highest increase versus the pre-pandemic normal of 2019 at 22%.

“The dominance for frozen food in 2020 was supported by high-household penetration, strong trips

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Slideshow: Hot innovation in frozen foods | 2021-08-17

Will Kreznick

CHICAGO – The competition for the food dollar is intensifying as shoppers are accelerating their engagement with restaurants, said Anne-Marie Roerink, president, 210 Analytics LLC, San Antonio. Despite the shift, frozen foods continue to be a pandemic powerhouse. The first 30 weeks of the year brought $386 billion in food and beverage sales, which was down 1.1% versus the same period in 2020, according to data from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), Chicago. Frozen foods had the highest increase versus the pre-pandemic normal of 2019 at 22%.

“The dominance for frozen food in 2020 was supported by high-household penetration, strong trips

Read the rest