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