New Frontiers: The SN Hall of Fame, Class of 2012

New Frontiers: The SN Hall of Fame, Class of 2012

This year’s SN Hall of Fame inductees created the modern frozen food industry, led Kroger into a class by itself, and paved the way for discount retailing

The $60 billion frozen food industry owes its success to the creative genius of Clarence Birdseye, whose observations of Inuit ice fishing led to his development of a viable flash-freezing technology in 1924. It took years before his invention gained national scale, but by the time he died in 1956 frozen foods had become ubiquitous in United States food retailing.

“He was

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