The New Year is around the corner, so now is the time to begin planning your role in Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ magazine, website, e-newsletter and more. Here’s what’s in store for 2017:

Editorial calendar. New to next year’s editorial calendar are topics discussing Internet of Things (IoT), focus on green technologies, how to become an “energy smart” plant, hygienic design solutions, focus on foodservice and distribution, robotics, waste reduction and more.

FBP Solutions. Go to to stay abreast of our editorial highlights, BPA brand report, advertising solutions and more.

Expert columns. Several experts in packaging, food safety, energy management, supply chain and logistics and more provide problem-solving solutions for the cold food industry. Contact me, so you too can provide expert material to our readers.

Trade education. Trade education pieces provide a platform for suppliers to educate customers and prospects on the many unique qualities of their solutions and services. Go to to read pieces from ESI Group and REMCO and learn more about this ultimate sales and marketing program.

Cover story opportunities. Get on the cover of an upcoming issue by nominating your company or customer for one of our many cover story opportunities. Go to to learn more.

Mobile app. Be sure to download our mobile app, and gain access to exclusive content via your smartphone or tablet.

News. Feel free to add me to your email distribution list, so that I can receive your company’s latest news Re: plant openings/expansions, mergers and acquisitions, new product introductions, personnel changes and more. We update our website,, multiple times a day.

2016 was a great year, and I look forward to an even better 2017. See you around at the many tradeshows and conferences we attend, exhibit and present at.