Press Releases

Below you’ll find the latest news from NFRA. If you need additional information, please contact Julie Henderson at (717) 657-8601.

NFRA Elected New 2021 Officers and Directors

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) elected its Association Officers and Members of the Board of Directors for 2020-2021 at its Annual Board of Directors meeting held virtually on October 16, 2020. Joe D’Alberto, Director Dairy/Frozen, Harris Teeter Team, Acosta Sales & Marketing,has been elected to serve a second term […]

NFRA Announces June Dairy Month and Ice Cream & Novelties Golden Penguin Winners

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2020 June Dairy Month and Summer Favorites Ice Cream & Novelties promotions. While this was not a typical year, the industry’s promotional efforts helped raise awareness and increase sales for many categories and […]

NFRA Announces March Frozen Food Month Golden Penguin Winners

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2020 March Frozen Food Month promotion. While many companies had to modify their March Frozen Food Month plans, NFRA recognized the outstanding efforts of the industry during an uncertain time to ensure consumers […]

Beat the Extreme Heat with a Delicious Cool Treat

NFRA Celebrates National Ice Cream Month with Cool Facts About Summer Favorites – and enter to win ice cream for a year! HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Americans really love ice cream. On average they enjoy a whopping 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year. Ninety-eight percent of all U.S. households purchase ice cream. About 1.4 billion […]

Step Up Your Culinary Game with 3 Easy Recipes!

It’s June Dairy Month – Find Inspiration in Your Local Dairy Aisle HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17, 2020 – Americans are spending extra time in the kitchen as of late – about 60% say they are cooking more since the coronavirus pandemic began*. While the culinary pressure is on to create tasty, healthy meals and snacks, […]

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention Transitions to a Virtual Format

HARRISBURG, Pa. – In light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced it will transition the 2020 NFRA Convention to a virtual format over the same dates, October 19-20, 2020. This premier event for the frozen and refrigerated foods industry, will continue to be […]

Find Today’s Hottest Food Trends in the Frozen Food Aisle!

It’s March Frozen Food Month – a Great Time to Check Out New and Innovative Cuisines in the Cool Aisles of your Grocery Store HARRISBURG, Pa., March 5, 2020 – If you enjoy breakfast foods at any time of the day, or you prefer snacking and small plates over traditional meals, or you embrace a […]

NFRA State of Industry Report Shows Impressive Category Power

NFRA recently released its State of the Industry Report providing broad-based insights that show how the frozen and refrigerated foods categories attract shoppers, drive shopping trips, build shopping basket dollars and deliver sales.

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association Celebrates 75th Anniversary

HARRISBURG, Pa. – In 2020, the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) is celebrating 75 years of promoting the sales and consumption of frozen and refrigerated foods and providing a forum for industry dialogue and networking. This special anniversary is being noted with a commemorative 75th anniversary logo, and the Association is holding special […]

Last-Minute Shortcuts for Holiday Cooking and Entertaining

Ease the Stress and Enjoy More Time with Foolproof, Yet Impressive Ideas HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec 13, 2019/PRNewswire/– Bring on the Joy!  Bring on the Cheer! Bring on the…Stress! The holidays this year seem to be arriving quicker than ever…and the pressure is on.  While it is no surprise that holiday cooking and entertaining can be […]

Larsen and Thomas Inducted into 2019 Refrigerated Food Hall of Fame

Harrisburg, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) established the Refrigerated Food Hall of Fame in 2010 to honor individuals for the contributions they have made and the leadership they have provided to the Refrigerated Food Industry. John Larsen, Sr. Director of Space Planning for Albertsons Companies and Jeff Thomas, retired Vice […]

2019 NFRA Convention Breaks Participation Record and Hosts Over 3,000 Retailer Business Appointments

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The 2019 National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention set its highest participation record since 1994 with over 1,350 total attendees who held an estimated 3,000 business appointments with leading retailers. The event held on October 12-15, 2019, at the World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla. and hosted by the National Frozen & Refrigerated […]

NFRA Elected New Officers and Directors at 75th Annual Membership Meeting

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) elected its Association Officers and Members of the Board of Directors for 2019-2020 at its Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon held October 14, 2019 in Orlando, Fla. The membership meeting was held during the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention at the World Center […]

NFRA Announces June Dairy Month and Ice Cream & Novelties Golden Penguin Winners

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2019 June Dairy Month and Summer Favorites Ice Cream & Novelties promotions. These promotions helped the industry drive traffic in the aisles and increase sales for many categories and brands. For June Dairy […]

A Good Time To Go “Back to School” on Food Waste

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association Launches Educational Food Waste Initiative for Teens, Teachers and Parents HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Food waste is the number one component found in America’s landfills. And there is a reason for that. More food than we’d like to admit routinely gets tossed in the trash. In fact, 40 percent of all […]

NFRA Announces March Frozen Food Month Golden Penguin Winners

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2019 March Frozen Food Month promotion. The March promotion helped the industry drive traffic in the frozen food aisles and increase sales for many categories and brands. NFRA has awarded 36 Gold Awards […]

Cool Off with Summer Favorite Frozen Treats

Beat the Heat…Enjoy Some Surprisingly Sweet Ice Cream Facts…and Enter to Win Ice Cream for a Year! HARRISBURG, Pa., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today’s big scoop for anyone who enjoys America’s favorite cool treats: National Ice Cream Day is July 21! President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month in 1984, and the third Sunday of every July […]

Two Industry Leaders to be Inducted into 2019 Refrigerated Food Hall of Fame

Harrisburg, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) established the Refrigerated Food Hall of Fame in 2010 to honor individuals for the contributions they have made and the leadership they have provided to the Refrigerated Food Industry. John Larsen, Sr. Director of Space Planning for Albertsons Companies and Jeff Thomas, retired Vice […]

The Modern Dairy Aisle – A Destination for Every Lifestyle

June is National Dairy Month when you will find special deals, prices and promotions in the cool aisles of your local grocery story. And in celebration of the June promotion, the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) sponsors a $10,000 Sweepstakes (enter at www.EasyHomeMeals.com). Today’s modern dairy aisle is not your grandfather’s dairy aisle. “It has […]

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention Slated for October 12-15 in Orlando, Fla.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The 2019 National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention is the premier event of the frozen and refrigerated food industry, where attendees can discover new products, connect with business partners and grow their business. This event hosted by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) will take place on October 12-15, 2019 […]

Latest Findings from NFRA Show Improved Favorability Toward Frozen Food Category

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Aptly timed for ‘National Frozen Food Month’, new media analysis undertaken by the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) showcases growth in positive frozen food content and innovation within the category. Over the past six years, NFRA and its members have invested in consumer outreach through its Real Food. Frozen PR campaign, driving consistent messaging […]

Elevate Your Food Experience During March Frozen Food Month!

What’s Turning Up the Heat? Today’s innovative frozen products offer something for everyone: Brands and product lines are aligned with new health trends, changing dining habits, and dietary requirements – whether you are looking for vegan, gluten-free, non-dairy, ethnic, organic…the frozen food aisle has it all. You don’t have to sacrifice delicious dishes and trendy flavors just because […]

Weis Markets to Keynote NFRA Executive Conference

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) will hold its 27th annual Executive Conference April 8-10, 2019, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center in Tempe, Ariz. The conference provides the latest information on consumer and industry trends and features a retail presentation by Kurt Schertle, chief operating officer […]

Last-Minute Food Hacks and Tips for Holiday Entertaining

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18, 2018 / PRNewswire — Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year…but sometimes the challenges of food shopping and holiday cooking can turn festive times into stressful times. Chill! The frozen and dairy aisles of your local grocery stores are full of shortcuts and holiday helpers to make preparations easier, less […]

How to Reduce Food Waste Over the Holidays

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Forty percent of all food produced in America is discarded and 20 percent of all food bought is never eaten. The effects of food waste are staggering – on the economy, it equates to about $218 billion of food lost each year; on the environment, food waste is the number one component found […]

2018 NFRA Convention Breaks Participation Record and Hosts Nearly 2,200 Retailer Business Appointments

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The 2018 National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention set a participation record with over 1,260 total attendees who held an estimated 2,200 business appointments with leading retailers. The event held on October 20-23, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego, San Diego, Calif. and hosted by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods […]

NFRA Elected New Officers and Directors at 74th Annual Membership Meeting

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) elected its Association Officers and Members of the Board of Directors for 2018-2019 at its Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon held October 22, 2018 in San Diego. The membership meeting was held during the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention at the Marriott Marquis […]

NFRA Announces June Dairy Month and Ice Cream & Novelties Golden Penguin Winners

September 14, 2018 HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2018 June Dairy Month and Summer Favorites Ice Cream & Novelties promotions. These promotions helped the industry drive traffic in the aisles and increase sales for many categories and brands. […]

NFRA Announces March Frozen Food Month Golden Penguin Winners

August 3, 2018 HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2018 March Frozen Food Month promotion. The March promotion helped the industry drive traffic in the frozen food aisles and increase sales for many categories and brands. NFRA has awarded […]

Two Industry Leaders to be Inducted into 2018 Frozen Food Hall of Fame

May 2, 2018 HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) and the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) are pleased to announce that the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats has selected two food industry leaders as the 2018 Frozen Food Hall of Fame inductees. The 2018 inductees are Roger Robbe, retired vice president of […]