Refrigerated & Frozen Foods talks with four processors to learn how sustainability, food safety and category expansion fuel growth and innovation in the cold food industry.

Meat, Poultry & Seafood—Lower Foods

When it comes to food safety, Lower Foods continuously works to maintain the highest in food safety standards. And when it comes to energy efficiency, “being green” is the only way to go.

Snacks, Appetizers & Side Dishes—Auntie Anne's

Auntie Anne’s has been producing handcrafted soft pretzels in their franchise locations for the past 30 years. But, with consumer shopping habits showing an influx in retail spending, it made the next logical step for the growth and development of the company—it introduced a line of frozen products to traditional retail channels.

Dips & Spreads—Litehouse Foods

Litehouse Foods is moving toward providing natural channel consumers with better-for-you products. That’s why it’s achieved several safe food certifications, launched a line of wholesome dressings and continues to maximize responsible business practices with sustainable production.

Bakery—Garden Lites

When Garden Lites launched in 2008, it made the simple promise of producing veggie-rich products using only clean and simple ingredients. Today, it is the pioneer behind better-for-you products with items such as frozen muffins, snacks and entrées.

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