Frozen Foods are Here to Stay

For some consumers, frozen foods may boast too much sodium, may contain too many “unhealthy” ingredients or may not be considered fresh enough.

But, despite what consumers say about frozen foods, they continue to spend dollars in the frozen foods aisles.

In honor of March being National Frozen Foods Month, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods presents to you its 17th annual Top 150 Frozen Foods Processors report (page 26), which breaks down the Top 25 frozen food processors in each of the six categories (meals/entrées, meat/poultry/seafood, dairy, snacks/appetizers/side dishes, bakery and fruits/vegetables).

I would like to personally thank all of the respondents who took the time to update their company information via our online portal. This year’s report garnered an overall 68% update rate across all six categories (34 companies are listed in more than one category).

The breakdown of updated profiles by category is as follows:

  • 80% for meals and entrées
  • 88% for meat, poultry and seafood
  • 60% for dairy
  • 64% for snacks, appetizers and side dishes
  • 72% for bakery, and
  • 44% for fruits and vegetables

Going straight to the source is a million times more credible than pulling information from the internet, so for that, I appreciate your cooperation.

New to this year’s report—go to page 40 to hear more from these leading frozen food processors on what challenges they continue to face in the industry and what opportunities for growth lie ahead.

Also new is an outline of what significant changes appear on this year’s report vs. last year’s. For example, a company changed its name, a new addition to the report, etc.

Want to see more from this report? How can we improve? What kind of facts and information would you like to see? Please share your feedback via our Facebook page,, tweet us at @RandFF or email me at

Increasing sales and a good deal of mergers and acquisitions prove that frozen foods are here to stay.

 Enjoy the report. 

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