2018 was filled with many newsworthy buzzwords. Blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and automated solutions filled the headlines, while consumers voted with their dollars, opting for better-for-you products that donned bold flavor profiles and came packaged in 100% recyclable cartons.

Likewise, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods remained on trend, publishing case studies, market trends reports and industry expert columns that discussed and revealed problem-solving solutions in the cold food and beverage industry.

Here’s a list of the Top 10 most read articles at www.RFFmag.com from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2018.

  1. Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ annual Best New Retail Products contest nabbed the No. 1 spot of most visited articles, claiming 24,323 pageviews. Keep an eye out for this year’s contest in March.
  2. ProYo, Santa Barbara, Calif., unveiled a rebranding of its name to Swell Ice Cream.
  3. Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ annual Top 150 Frozen Foods Processors report placed No. 3 in most visited articles in 2018. Please keep an eye out for the 2019 report in our March 2019 issue.
  4. Eggland’s Best, Cedar Knolls, N.J., released Cage-Free Omelets
  5. Sysco Corp., Houston, Texas, was named Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ 2018 Foodservice Distributor of the Year. CLICK HERE to submit a nomination for our 2019 Foodservice Distributor of the Year.
  6. Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ annual Top 25 Refrigerated Foods Processors report ranked No. 6 in most visited articles in 2018. Look for our 2019 report in the January 2019 issue.
  7. Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ 2018 State of the Industry report claimed the No. 7 most visited article online. Check out our 2019 report come July 2019.
  8. The future of forklifts grabbed readers’ attention, as it discussed trends impacting the material handling sector, such as self-driving forklifts, blockchain technology, ergonomic designs, virtual reality and lithium-ion batteries.
  9. The future of high-pressure processing held at the No. 9 spot, providing a snapshot into how the widespread application of HPP continues to boost the development and demand of new product development.
  10. Powered by MHI, Charlotte, N.C., MODEX 2018 delivered opportunities to future-proof food processing plants.