Mixtures. Blends. It’s certainly not a new concept to any fresh-cut salad processor. Nor is it new to Fresh Express’ parent Chiquita Brands International Inc., Cincinnati, which reported mixed results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.
Although the phrase, “burning the candle at both ends” has an unhealthy association, ConAgra Foods’ Lamb Weston frozen potato and appetizer business proves that a food processor can be equally busy at both ends of its business - from agriculture to insights research - while the company prospers.
It may be the title of President Barack Obama’s best-selling biography, but “The Audacity of Hope,” also is a phrase that applies to the current state of affairs in the refrigerated and frozen food industry.
Consumers aren’t the only ones who like new products. Many refrigerated food company executives also were looking for a new product - a report, in this case - from the Refrigerated Food Association (RFA).
Let’s face it: the phrase, “’Tis the season” applies to certain holidays but not certain topics. Forklift safety is a year-around, worldwide concern in any industrial setting, but that’s especially true in private and public cold storage warehouses where workers contend with the rigors of a harsh environment all year.
There’s an expression often used in sports and business endeavors, “Go big or go home.” The implication? Reap rewards by aiming high. Executives at The Dannon Co., White Plains, N.Y., may have had this motto in mind three years ago when they set a bold goal - double production by 2010 - but three years later, executives say the company is well on it’s on way.