While not a cold-storage warehouse, this is an example of the very latest technology, automation, order picking, logistics efficiencies, and energy-saving equipment that cold chain facilities can incorporate into their own high-volume buildings.
Martha Stewart Kitchen (MSK), has launched a new retail brand of frozen and prepared food products from Martha Stewart. The initial, limited offering from the line is currently comprised of 24 appetizers, side dishes, and desserts, that are being offered at grocery outlets throughout the Northeast and Midwest.
Path of Life, makers of plant-based, frozen quinoa, rice and veggie blends, has experienced double-digit sales growth from this time last year. This momentous growth has catapulted them to the number 12 spot across naturally positioned Frozen Entrées & Vegetables, making them one of the fastest growing brands across channels according to SPINS 12 week data ending 10/04/2020.
Egglife Foods, the food company that uses cage-free eggs instead of flour to reimagine carb-heavy foods, announces national distribution with Sprouts Farmers Market on the heels of Egglife's one-year anniversary.
Wayne Farms is continuing its expansion into the retail space with the launch of CHEF’S CRAFT Gourmet Chicken into grocery stores. The chef-inspired brand of products is now available for purchase at Walmart and Food Lion stores. The Flame Grilled Chicken Breast Fillet and Grilled Chicken Breast Chunks are being sold at about 2,400 Walmart stores and more than 1,000 Food Lions. The Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks will be available later this fall in stores. Each of these products are made from no-antibiotics, vegetarian-fed chickens.
New DG Fresh facilities in Oklahoma, California and Kentucky are expected to create 65 jobs and support approximately 1,500 Dollar General stores.
August 7, 2020
Dollar General announces the planned addition of three new DG Fresh facilities to support its strategic, multi-phased shift to self-distribution of frozen and refrigerated products such as dairy, deli and other perishable items. As Dollar General works to build the infrastructure to better support customers, the Company is investing in communities across the country and creating new career opportunities. As of May 2020, Dollar General was self-distributing to more than 9,000 stores from six DG Fresh cold storage facilities.
Foodservice distributor assigns more than 700 associates to help maintain the nation's food supply.
April 3, 2020
US Foods has secured approximately 20 retail distribution partnerships across national grocery store chains, and is selling much-needed product to retailers across the country as they strive to maintain inventory given unprecedented consumer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.