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!

ARCO National Construction

ARCO National Construction is a premier, full-service design-build general contractor with nearly 30 years of experience providing clients with complete project delivery throughout the U.S. With millions of square feet in cold storage construction each year, ARCO understands the unique challenges a freezer/cooler facility presents. ARCO works closely with the design team to effectively analyze these key components and provide the best value to clients. From ground-up facilities, to renovations, and expansions, ARCO’s team of design-build experts are expertly qualified to take on any cold storage project, regardless of complexity or scale.

United Dairy Farmers

Family-owned and operated, United Dairy Farmers was founded in 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Challenging the existing norm of home delivery, UDF opened the very first cash and carry dairy store offering consumers milk and ice cream at significantly lower prices As time passed, generations of families grew up with the our shakes, malts, ice cream, milk, and other dairy products from their neighborhood UDF store.  Today, United Dairy Farmers has over 185 retail dairy/convenience stores throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky.

In addition to our own stores, UDF sells ice cream products to retail, wholesale, food service, and concession outlets under the brand names of Homemade Brand & United Dairy Farmers. 


CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth. That is why we can make a real contribution to a smarter, more sustainable future. CHEP’s purpose is to connect people with life’s essentials, every day. Our pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain. Our approximately 330 million assets are continuously in motion, across approximately 60 countries. CHEP works with manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, so we see all the movements in the supply chain: from the farm to the factory, from the shop floor to the front door.

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.

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.


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.