New Member Spotlight

NFRA is always gaining new members from a variety of categories. Read below to learn about some of our newest members of the association!

Coughlin Insurance Services

Coughlin Insurance Services has been specializing in the food and beverage industry for over 30 years. Our involvement in food organizations such as the NFRA, Association of Food Industries (AFI), and Peanut Tree Nut Processors Association (PTNPA) along with our daily interaction with our ever-growing list of clients in the industry allows us to offer the best value for any insurance needs.  Most importantly, our experience enables us to expertly guide our clients at the time of a claim and bring them the most favorable claims results in a timely manner. Allow our food and beverage team to consult with you about insuring your business. https://www.coughlinis.com/

Schnuck Markets

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 112 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and employs more than 14,000 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2020 rankings, Schnucks is the 156th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 15th largest privately-owned grocer. Schnucks is committed to helping communities thrive and as a champion for reducing hunger, the company annually donates more than $16 million in food to pantries that help those in need.

The Perla Company Usa

The Perla Company, an Italian company specialized in frozen bakery products, was born in 1988. From the beginning, the goal was to achieve a higher quality and this commitment is renewed every day. The Perla Company Usa, Inc. is the American branch of the inventor of the “Perla”, the most popular puff-pastry in Italy.

The Perla Company products are immediately recognizable by their unique shape, are made with high quality European ingredients, free from GMO, improvers & hydrogenated fats and are produced using renewable energy, for the health of our planet.

The mission of the Company is to bring in the U.S. these amazing Italian pastries and to provide, to all the retailers and foodservice distributors, these masterpieces in order to give to the Americans a little bit of True Italian Food Style. https://www.italianpastryexcellence.com/

Oatly

Thirty years ago there was no Oatly, just some researchers at a university in a country mistakenly known for polar bears roaming the streets, nerding out on ways to turn oats into a milk alternative and creating a production process to keep all the beta-glucans (big, scientific word for soluble fiber) intact so that we could go crazy making all kinds of delicious and sustainable oatmilks and Oatgurt and oat-based non-dairy frozen desserts and then share all of this oat history through the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association.

The original idea behind Oatly was to find a way to make a nutritious milk for people who didn’t like cow’s milk or were unwilling to use it for personal reasons. Today, the idea of producing a milk directly from oats instead of first feeding oats to a cow and letting the cow process them into milk sounds remarkably sustainable but back when we started in the 1990s most people thought we were crazy. That’s cool, everything has its time. https://www.oatly.com/int/

IMA Dairy and Food USA Inc.

IMA Dairy and Food USA offers world class filling and packaging machinery serving the dairy and food industries from the brands Hassia, Hamba, Erca, Gasti, Fillshape, and Corazza.  Filling and sealing machines (FS) for preformed cups and bottles, forming, filling and sealing machines (FFS) (filled up to the aseptic level), filling systems for flexible stand-up pouches spout/unspouted as well as wrapping machines for packaging butter, cheese, soup cubes, yeast. Aseptic vertical and horizontal form, fill and seal machines for stick packs / pouches (with the corresponding dosing systems) as well as FFS machines for packaging single portions of coffee, honey. http://www.imadairyfood.com/us

Eclipse Foods

Eclipse Foods makes plant-based dairy products that are indistinguishable from conventional dairy in taste, texture, and functionality. Our first product is the first-ever plant-based ice cream that tastes just like dairy ice cream, is free from top allergens (no nuts or coconut), and is non-GMO. We’ve been featured in The New York Times, SF Chronicle, and CNN, who called our ice cream “indistinguishable from the dairy version.” Eclipse is backed by Y Combinator, Honest Tea Founder / Beyond Meat Chairman Seth Goldman, and Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian, and more. https://www.eclipsefoods.com/

Tattooed Chef

Tattooed Chef is a plant based food and lifestyle brand –serving plant based foods for people who give a crop!  We saw the need for better plant-based options utilizing sustainably sourced ingredients.  People want to experience and lead a more plant-rich diet.  We want to help make that process exciting and convenient for the consumer. Our approach is hands-on and allows us to be more conscientious of what goes into our food and how it’s being processed.  Tattooed Chef current product line includes Entrée’s, Smoothie Bowls, Plant Based Pasta Alternatives, Pizza, Burger’s and Appetizers—with more to come! https://tattooedchef.com/