February 2019
A Clear Vision
As hard as it is to believe, we are running quickly towards our Fiscal 2020 that starts the first of May. Our marketing campaign for the upcoming year is:

Our Vision is Clear: Your Growth, Your Success, Your Experiences

Frosty Acres, make no mistake; our vision is clear. It is all about the growth of our members, the success we create, and the experiences we share together.  As we look forward, as your cooperative, we see and understand the needs of our members. We see and understand the challenges you face, and we stand ready to address those. 

Last but not least, if you missed the recent Winter Conference at the Saddlebrook Resort, outside Tampa, you missed a great event. Hopefully we will see you next time. Enjoy the photo above.

Thanks for the opportunity to serve,

Chip Walker
President & CEO
Congratulations to Grand Prize Winner
Tony Kovatchis of Badger Murphy Food Service!
Congratulations to Grand Prize Winner
Nick Rosati of HPC Foodservice!
Welcome New Member Butts Foods of Alabama,
formerly Mar Jac Distribution
Butts Foods, headquartered in Jackson, Tennessee, recently acquired Mar Jac Distribution in Tarrant, Alabama, strengthening their presence in the Birmingham area. Now known as Butts Foods of Alabama, the distribution facility will continue to offer a growing variety of fresh and frozen food ingredients to foodservice establishments in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and northern Florida. 

For more information regarding Butts Foods of Alabama, please call 1.800.962.8570, or visit www.buttsfoods.com .  
Welcome New Member C.T. Jewell Company
C.T. Jewell Company, Inc. was founded in 1941 by Clifford T. Jewell in McCook, Nebraska. In 2012, C.T. Jewell Company moved to Omaha, Nebraska, to expand its warehouse operations and improve technological capabilities. The company currently provides foodservice, tobacco, grocery, snacks, and supplies to Bucky’s Convenience Stores in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, and Illinois. 

For more information regarding C.T. Jewell Company, Inc., please call (402) 592-1982.
Welcome New Member Fare Foods
Fare Foods was founded as Porter Foods in 1958 in Du Quoin, Illinois. Ron Porter, the second-generation owner, found a need in serving concessionaires with traveling fairs. As this niche business grew, Ron changed the name of the company to Fare Foods, and today continues to specialize in servicing fairs and festivals. Fare Foods currently operates warehouses in Illinois and Florida, reaching customers in over 44 states. 

For more information regarding Fare Foods, please call 800-651-1601, or visit www.farefoods.com .  
Welcome New Member Loffredo Fresh Produce Co.
Established in 1892, Loffredo Fresh Produce Co., Inc. is a full-line produce and specialty foods distributor offering a wide variety of local and global goods to foodservice operators. Loffredo Fresh Produce remains a family owned business, with members of the fourth and fifth generation of family presently running the business. With continued growth over the years, Loffredo Fresh Produce currently operates five distribution centers in Des Moines, Quad Cities, Omaha, Kansas City, and Madison, which service areas in eight states: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

For more information regarding Loffredo Fresh Produce, please call 800-383-3367, or visit www.loffredo.com
Welcome New Member FreshOne, LLC
FreshOne, LLC provides direct-store-delivery & warehouse pre-packaged custom-designed fresh food programs to grocery, drug & convenience store retailers. FreshOne offers pre-packaged, fresh foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner day-parts including custom sandwiches, wraps, salads, cut & whole fruit, parfaits, veggies, pastries, and home meal replacement options. Founded in 2006, FreshOne currently services customers in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, and Texas, with national capabilities. 

For more information regarding FreshOne, LLC, please call 682-831-9756, or visit www.fresh-one.com
Welcome New Premier ProduceOne
In 1948, four Pavlofsky brothers started Mush & Sons in the basement of their family grocery store. After graduating from college, brothers Gary and Erv Pavlofsky took over the business, naming it ProduceOne and growing it from a local produce company to one of the largest produce providers in Southern & Central Ohio.

A chance meeting between Tony Anselmo and Anthony Rossi at The Northern Ohio Food Terminal led to the creation of Premier Produce and Specialty Foods, a produce company that earned a reputation for superior quality and commitment to excellence throughout Northeast Ohio.

The Pavlofsky brothers, Anselmo and Rossi saw an opportunity to collaborate. In 2013, they officially merged their two companies forming Premier ProduceOne and began offering statewide coverage to its customers.

Today, Premier ProduceOne operates distribution centers in Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio. Servicing foodservice establishments across Ohio, Premier ProduceOne specializes in produce and fresh specialty products. 

For more information regarding Premier ProduceOne, please call 800-229-5517, or visit https://premierproduceone.com  
Chip Walker Named to IFDA Board
Chip Walker, Frosty Acres President and CEO, was recently named to the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Board of Directors.

“IFDA continuously works on behalf of foodservice distributors to navigate policies and regulations affecting the way business is conducted. I look forward to working as a director with IFDA and shaping the future of the foodservice industry,” relates Chip Walker, President & CEO of Frosty Acres Brands.

More information on the announcement of the 2019 IFDA Board of Directors can be found here: https://www.ifdaonline.org/news-insights/industry-news/2019board
Spotlight Champions
September 2018
Roger Taylor
Stanz Foodservice
From L to R: Roger Taylor, Spotlight Winner, and Barbi Felchuck. Roger gifted his points to Barbi for her assistance with sales.
October 2018
Tiffani Russell
McDonald Wholesale
From L to R: Tiffani Russell, DSR, and Jake VanderVeen, General Manager and Vice President
November 2018
Steve Smith
HPC Foodservice
From L to R: Jeff Cappello, General
Sales Manager, and Steve Smith, DSR
December 2018
Mike Vaka
Pocono ProFoods
Mike Vaka, Pocono ProFoods
Each Spotlight Champion had the highest increase in case sales over prior year for their month, and each have been awarded 500,000 F.A.B.ulous Focus Points.
Brands Champion UPDATE
Here is the first quarter update for the Brands Champion Contest! The top 25 contenders are in the attached list. Good luck to all the participants! 
Cooling Concepts Refrigerated Trailer Leasing
Cooling Concepts Refrigerated Trailer Leasing has finished construction of a new transportation command center raising the bar once again for refrigerated trailer leasing. The Cooling Concepts team will provide a new valuable service to customers. They will assist customers in monitoring the fleet and proactively call customers for important alerts. For more information please call Mike Burk, National Account Sales Representative, at 618-616-7112 or email mburk@cooling-concepts.com .
Need New Decals?
Place your order for the new Restaurant's Pride and Frosty Acres Brands Member decals! Many sizes are available and can be used on the doors and all sides of your trucks.

Need help with fleet graphics design, printing, or installation? Contact Georgia Prater for more information at gprater@frostyacres.com.

Upcoming Events
2019 Stockholders Meeting
Washington, D.C.
July 8-12, 2019

2019 Summer Conference
Hyatt Regency Downtown
Dallas, TX
August 26-19, 2019

2019 Incentive Trip
The Shelbourne Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
October 6-11, 2019

2020 Winter Conference
Caesar's Palace
Las Vegas, NV
February 10-12, 2020