Membership

Continued Growth

Our membership has consistently grown with the continued support of our retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer, broker, logistics provider and associate members. FRANE is committed to providing events and programming that support our core principles – adding business value, educational support and giving back to the communities in which we live and serve.

Committed to fair trade practices, we provide forums for our members to discuss issues affecting the industry, with a keen eye on the betterment of the dairy, frozen, ice cream and fresh foods areas of our business. Unwavering in our commitment to our entire membership base, we provide leadership and members that are focused on the perishable areas of our business here in the Northeast. From our Executive Director, to our Executive Committee, to our Board of Directors, the entire team is made up of industry leaders and veterans specifically from the perishable areas of our business. Our members enjoy the knowledge and support in that each of us understands the challenges of our business and is committed to it’s growth within the industry.

 

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Membership Benefits

• Annual Scholarship Program – each year, FRANE awards thousands of dollars in college scholarships to employees or immediate family members of our member companies entering college or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program. To date, we have awarded close to $600,000 in scholarships to deserving students throughout the Northeast. Again, this past year, we awarded over 25 scholarships!

• Annual Events That Add Business Value – FRANE Feeds the Hungry Volunteer Day at Local Food Banks, FRANE / Ryan Marrocco Memorial Golf Tournament to support the scholarship program, Annual Convention and Business Conference. Each event provides the opportunity to bring together decision makers from our member companies allowing business discussion and networking in a casual and comfortable setting. Each event supports our initiatives in both the educational and charitable giving areas.

• Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities – each event we hold provides unique sponsorship opportunities for our member companies. With exposure across our membership and throughout the trade, this is a great way to increase visibility and recognition of your organization, products and/or services. In addition, with our membership in the National Frozen & Refrigerated Association, our members enjoy the opportunity to participate in marketing programs, information and ideas that support the initiatives that drive sales in these critical categories.

• Educational Opportunities – programs include both professional and personal enrichment seminars and/or forums that focus on current, cutting-edge topics for our members as well as our newly launched youth educational series. The latter is a partnership between FRANE and its members to provide educational opportunities for schools and organizations throughout our trading area, all focused on healthy eating alternatives as well as food safety.

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Current Members

Acosta Sales & Marketing Florida’s Natural Johnson O’Hare Co. Pioneer Sales Resources
Advantage Sales & Marketing Friendly’s Ice Cream Lactalis Preferred Freezer
Alliance Sales & Marketing Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Land O’Lakes Inc Quaker | Tropicana | Gatorade
Ateeco / Mrs. T’s Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer Mama Rosie’s Inc Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
Big Y Supermarkets Inc Garelick Farms Market Basket Supermarkets Rich Products
Boulder Brands General Mills Matrix Sales & Marketing Roche Brothers Supermarkets
Bozzuto’s Inc Greater Boston Food Bank Metro Foods Limited Sargento Foods Inc
C&S Wholesale Grocers Gorton’s of Gloucester Michael foods Schwan’s
Cabot Creamery Guida’s Milk & Ice Cream Mitlitsky Eggs LLC Shaw’s Supermarkets
CMC Foods Hannaford Supermarkets MPS Marketing Sorrento Cheese Co
Conagra Foods Highland Park Markets Murry’s Family of Fine Foods Stop & Shop Supermarkets
Crossmark Sales & Marketing Hillandale Farms Nestle USA Sunny Delight
Crystal Farms Home Market Foods Palermo Villa, Inc Turkey Hill Dairy Inc
Dari Farms Ice Cream HP Hood Pictsweet Unilever
ESM New England, Inc Kellogg Sales Company Pioneer Cold Well’s Enterprises
Farm Rich Kemp’s
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