Happy New Year from R&FF. This year looks to be another exciting one in the refrigerated and frozen foods industry.

Convenience, affordability and diverse flavors will be key ingredients in the recipe for success in 2024. You can read more about the trends to watch this year in our feature story and listen to the audio podcast here.

Our cover story looks at the cold storage landscape. Coming off a record year of development, what’s ahead for this critical piece of infrastructure in the cold chain?

Plus, this issue includes a C-Suite Q&A with Sebastian Madej, co-counder of Chicago-based Greenridge, producer of all-natural uncured deli meats, sausages and cheeses.

R&FF’s annual Top 150 Frozen Food Processors Report, released last year in March, retained the top spot as the most popular article posted in 2023, narrowly edging out a Q&A with Jeff Dormo, vice president of fluorine products at Honeywell Advanced Materials.

R&FF's special series, Farm to Frozen by Marty Khait was among the most popular reads last year, reflecting our commitment to the cold storage industry. This January, 2023 article by Brian Westre at ARCO National Construction looked at some of the trends in designing and building cold storage facilities. Our Hot Cities for Cold Storage series continued to be popular, with Savannah, Houston and Miami being the most widely read. 

Other top articles in 2023 included:

An exclusive story on Yelloh (formerly Schwan's Home Delivery) opening its 70+ year old distribution network to "partner" brands.

Jassi Grewal, P.E., with the Austin Company wrote about helping manufacturers make the right refrigeration choice.

The winners of the 2023 Best New Retail Products contest. 

Thank you to all the gracious subject matter experts who shared some of their expertise with the industry this year and to all those who engaged with Refrigerated & Frozen Foods and RFFmag.com in 2023.  Our 2024 content calendar is packed with articles, podcasts and more on all things impacting the cold foods supply chain. And, the cold storage focused special series, Farm to Frozen, continues throughout the spring.

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Do you have a story or podcast idea? Email me at rodriguezk@bnpmedia.com.

Thanks for reading!