Goodbye, frozen vegetable brick. In spite of the recent explosion in frozen foods, changing consumer habits have meant the loss of one of the best known types of frozen food, the frozen food block. In the photo above, the sole remaining frozen vegetable brick at a Super Target is spinach,MORE HERE

SIMPSONVILLE, KENTUCKY – There were once dozens of regional sausage brands. One standout among the independents still remaining is the Old Folks brand, founded in 1944. Old Folks is actually the nickname for founder F. B. Purnell. Their archived website has a history of the brand: Old Folks was accustomedMORE HERE

Bed Bath & Beyond is now beyond boring. The state of the company cannot be blamed on China shipments, post-covid retail shoppers, or fickle consumers. Bed Bath and Beyond, where the stock price has collapsed to less than $9 a share from over $44, is a disaster the company hasMORE HERE

For generations, the Mennen brand, now part of Colgate-Palmolive, was synonymous with mens’ and babies’ products, from baby oil to Speed Stick, Afta to Skin Bracer. Today, as the Colgate-Palmolive board meets for its annual meeting, it would do well to reconsider the value of the Mennen brand and companyMORE HERE

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store today launched its first Cracker Barrel Kitchen delivery service in Hollywood, Calif. The restaurant takeout will offer Cracker Barrel meals with delivery services DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub. Cracker Barrel’s Los Angeles ghost kitchen will also serve its existing virtual brand ChickenMORE HERE

LOCKPORT, N.Y., Crunch Time Apple Growers, a New York State-based cooperative of 152 fruit growers, continues to promote their breakthrough RubyFrost apple variety his fall. For 2021, they will deliver 175,000 bushels if these tart, crisp apples to supermarkets this season, a 35 percent increase. It is targeted to EastMORE HERE

NEW YORK – The revived Coney Island hot dog company and brand Feltman’s continues to expand its product line with the addition of its All-Natural Bratwurst. The company’s new bratwurst is a further extension of the growth of the brand, which was first established in 1867 by Charles Feltman, andMORE HERE