It used to be that the majority of Americans had their milk delivered straight to their front doors. Every day, the milkman would place bottles of milk in a “milk chute” that had a small cabinet with a door on the outside.
First order of business—congratulations to Hormel Foods Corp. for receiving Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ 2013 Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year award. We received a great deal of online nominations from some top-name processors, however Hormel Foods showcased exemplary efforts in surpassing its own sustainable measures.
According to the Chinese New Year, 2012 is the year of the dragon, but for many in the refrigerated and frozen foods industry, it was more like the year of mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, sellouts, resignations and new retail product launches.