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Since Hormel Foods’ founding in 1891, corporate responsibility has been a significant part of its culture. Whether it’s treating its people, communities and environment with respect and integrity or producing high-quality products in a sustainable and energy-efficient manner, the Austin, Minn.-based processor of refrigerated and frozen beef, turkey and pork makes corporate responsibility an everyday business practice.
What goes up must come down, right? Well, not necessarily, especially when it comes to energy costs. Thankfully, today’s refrigerated and frozen food processors can choose from an assortment of energy-efficient solar roofing systems that are off the grid.
Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to master a food safety program. From the top executives down to the line operators, all parties involved must be aware of—and able to execute—today’s ever-changing food safety regulations.
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.
It used to be that automated storage retrieval systems (AS/RS) were almost as cumbersome as the high-volume loads they were handling.
When Deardorff Family Farms wanted to combine its Oxnard, Calif., headquarters and three refrigerated processing/shipping facilities, including crop-processing functions, into one 115,000-square-foot LEED-certified building, they turned to Kingspan Insulated Panels North America.
Stopping for a bite to eat is a thing of the past. For today’s consumers, it’s about eating on the run.
Nominate your company or a refrigerated and/or frozen foods processor/customer today for Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ annual Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year award.
ASK Foods started as a love affair.
Whatever the customer wants, the customer gets. Sounds too easy, right? But, for the folks at ASK Foods, Inc., being quick and flexible is simply part of the job.
Marketers in the Savory Snacks market face a major challenge. Understanding market size and segmentation is valuable, but the keys to effective targeting is knowing just how valuable specific consumer groups are, and being able to quantify the impact of consumer trends.This report solves these problems by providing integrated survey-based data on consumer trends, consumer groups and market data which show exactly the size of consumer groups, how much of the savory snacks market they account for and which consumer trends drive their behavior.
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Refrigerated & Frozen Foods offers a Cold Packaging Materials Guide, as well as a Cold Storage Warehouse Guide, the most comprehensive listing of cold storage warehouses.