Frozen and Refrigerated


Frozen Food Innovations Heat Up Grocery

New frozen and refrigerated foods span artisanal creations, exotic proteins, plant-based offerings and more


Power of the Pantry

Shelf-stable products can provide quick, inexpensive at-home meals

Over the past year, frozen food sales have surpassed $70 billion, up 31% since 2019, according to new data.

From experienced chefs to novice home cooks, aromatics and herbs are indispensable parts of the kitchen arsenal.

New fresh and frozen entrees and sides from Cook•Able and Cadence Kitchen reduce labor demand at retailers for fast, high-quality entrees and sides, UNFI said Wednesday.

Frozen foods continue to ramp up the innovation pipeline across all dayparts and reflect multiple types of occasions.

Meals and snacks defined by fruit and veggie combos, salad bowls (with or without protein), and refrigerated dips/spreads are all at arm’s length for consumers seeking lighter eats during the summer season.

New offerings across multiple brands include frozen, refrigerated and shelf stable product segments.

List reflects consumers’ desires to socialize at home, the Chicago-based firm said.

The location, which now features enhancements such as a drive-thru pharmacy, market-style produce department and updated decor, had been closed since December 2021 due to a fire, the Sunbury, Pa.-based retailer said.

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