A rundown of company news, including mergers/acquisitions, plant openings/closings, market trends reports, and more pertaining to the refrigerated and frozen foods industry. Submit company news press releases to Editor-in-Chief Marina Mayer at email@example.com.
From new market entrants and go-to-market models to technology advancements and supply chain optimization, disruptors in the marketplace are in position to change the way consumers eat and view the cold food and beverage industry.
Grocer to add Plexiglas partitions and enforce social distancing protocols in stores.
March 27, 2020
Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announced that it has proactively implemented additional safety measures by beginning the installation of protective Plexiglas partitions in all stores. The grocer will also enforce additional social distancing protocols and adhere to stricter store occupancy regulations to further safeguard customers and associates from the spread of COVID-19 in the communities it serves.
Company designated as an essential business during coronavirus pandemic.
March 27, 2020
MH Equipment is classified as an Essential Business, as defined by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an agency in the Department of Homeland Security, and further state all of our facilities are open and ready to support our customers in the critical supply chain network.
Tyson Foods is committing $13 million to support critical needs in local communities where the company operates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced today. This investment includes $2 million in community grants and more than $11 million worth of products donated by the company since March 11.
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has partnered with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), which launched an online portal to assist hundreds of distillers who are producing hand sanitizer to help solve the national shortage created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sneeze guards to provide added measure of safety for associates and customers.
March 25, 2020
SpartanNash has started installing 1,420 36-inch square, clear plexiglass sneeze guards at its 155 corporate-owned retail stores, pharmacies and Quick Stop fuel centers as an added measure of safety for its family of associates and store guests. Every cashier station, deli counter, pharmacy, customer service counter and Quick Stop fuel center checkout will have the added safety measure installed by April 3, 2020.
As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, we are committed to taking every precaution necessary to keep you, our employees, and the communities in which we operate healthy and safe. While there are no known signs that COVID-19 is transferable through food or food packaging, we share global concerns over the spread and impact of the virus.
Global bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier Dawn Foods announced today it has entered into an agreement to sell its North American frozen manufacturing business to Rise Baking Company. This strategic business decision allows Dawn to focus on its core ingredients business, concentrate its investment and execution on delivering growth and product innovation across its ingredients portfolio, and continue to serve customers who look at Dawn every day as North America’s leader in bakery ingredients. The agreement will expand Rise Baking Company’s strategic North American manufacturing footprint and baked goods product portfolio.
The Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) has announced the release of an updated Shelf Life Protocol, available now to both members and non-members. The RFA Standardized Protocol for Determining Shelf Life of Refrigerated Foods was originally developed in 2002 and subsequently revised in 2009. The purpose of the standardized protocol was to enable individual manufacturers, and/or their customers if they so desired, to determine their product shelf life and compare their stated shelf life with the shelf life of similar products produced by other manufacturers.
Thank you for your continued amazing effort to keep the food supply chain moving to feed Americans. As I’ve said many times these past few days to government, the media and even our own members, it’s unfathomable to be shifting as much as 40% to 50% of the food supply from the foodservice channel to retail outlets. And that’s in the midst of a crisis that is telling people to stay home, shutting institutions that facilitate our supply chain, and ignoring that the very companies essential to putting food on the table are bleeding cash needed to stay in business.
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