Horowitz appeared on our July 2000 cover for a story about Lamb Weston's innovation under his leadership.
June 15, 2020
Robert Steven (Bobby) Horowitz, age 71, Atlanta native, resident of Nevada and part-time in California, died in a riptide accident in Sarasota, Florida, Tuesday, June 9. An internationally recognized leader in the food industry, he revolutionized new food products and introduced novel ways to produce and market them. A committed philanthropist, he also practiced the Golden Rule in his business management and personal lives.
Brand has seen 211% growth since last year, due to consumers seeking functional beverages amid COVID-19 pandemic.
June 12, 2020
According to recent Nielsen data, plant-based beverage brand and wellness shot category leader, So Good So You is now the #1 refrigerated functional beverage brand at Publix stores nationwide (including all kombucha, shots and functional drinks). So Good So You is also the #1 shot company by gross dollars and has seen growth of 211% over the last year.
NORD Drivesystems, a world leader in drive technology, has launched a new surface protection program to streamline existing options and add additional selections to accommodate a wide range of demanding applications. This new format has a simplified naming convention and descriptions that outline the best use for each coating type. The expanded solutions include a new epoxy primer offering as well as options for multiple primer and/or topcoat configurations based on environmental demands.
Atlas Copco USA’s employee-driven Water for All program launches its second round of COVID-19 relief, supporting the distribution of fresh drinking water to Navajo Nation. Atlas Copco will provide $25,000 to Can’d Aid, enabling the organization to deliver more than 50,000 cans of fresh drinking water to the area.
New 48,000-square-foot facility features x-ray and metal detection inspection, shrink bundling and tap-tone operational capacity.
June 10, 2020
FlexXray announces the opening of a cutting-edge, FDA-registered inspection facility located in Aurora, Illinois. Demand for FlexXray’s services in the Midwest has rapidly increased and grown beyond the capacity of FlexXray’s Elmhurst, Illinois, location which closed on May 18, 2020 when this new Aurora facility opened.
Birch Benders’ Keto Toaster Waffles are a great option for a convenient breakfast, mid-day snack, or even as a low-carb alternative to bread. Birch Benders Keto Toaster Waffles have only 6g net carbs for two waffles, compared to other brands which can have 30g net carbs for two waffles.
In 2014, Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) proclaimed July as National Deli Salad Month. This designation has been officially recognized and established and each year, throughout the month of July, food manufacturers promote and feature such summer staples as potato salad, macaroni salad, dips, chilled desserts, protein salads, ready-to-eat sandwiches and more.
Initial rollout starts in the Midwest, followed by the rest of the country through August.
June 10, 2020
Urban Pie Pizza Co. is introducing a first of its kind pizza made with hemp seeds to the frozen pizza aisle. Urban Pie Pizza is one of the fastest growing brands in the mainstream and natural channels, and these hemp-infused crusts are a first in the frozen aisle. Their artisan crust made with hemp seeds brings functional ingredients to a well-loved household staple – frozen pizza.
Lee Kum Kee, a leader in authentic Asian sauces and flavors partnered with the largest Asian dining concept in the U.S.--Panda Express--to prepare over 1,000 bowls for the health care staff on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California; Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles; and Dignity Health California Hospital in Los Angeles. Lee Kum Kee is gathering members of their volunteer team to help distribute these bowls on site and to make sure that each frontline staff member receives a meal.
Jan Glass succeeded Dr. Juergen Kuske as Chief Financial Officer of the Optima Group on May 1, 2020. As a result, in collaboration with Hans Buehler, the Managing Director, he is taking over the management of the central departments at the company.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.