New Podcast: How the AFFI is Maximizing Momentum for Frozen Foods During the COVID-19 Pandemic
On our latest From the Cold Corner Podcast, I discuss the state of frozen foods and COVID-19’s effect on the entire industry with Alison Bodor, president and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI).
Bodor mentions COVID-19 as “the great accelerator” for change, some of it good (retail frozen food sales remain at record levels compared to 2019) some of it challenging (frozen food sales for volume foodservice and restaurants fell off a cliff due to shutdowns). We also talk about AFFI’s efforts to protect workers along the cold chain during the crisis, changes in packaging to allow increased inventory and easier supply chain movement, and strategies to retain new frozen food customers after the pandemic.
Finally, we continue to update and compile all of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods' coronavirus coverage into one easy-to-access link here, where you can see what dozens of cold chain companies and F&B processors are doing to keep business moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.