Welcome to Food for Thought

Welcome to Food for Thought, Stellar’s award-winning blog where our process engineering, design-build, refrigeration, thermal and automation experts share knowledge and insights gained from our decades of work in the food manufacturing and distribution industry.

Since our founding in 1985, we’ve focused on the food and beverage industry, serving some of the world’s most forward-thinking food and distribution companies such as Nestlé, Kraft, Starbucks, Heinz, Food Lion, Burris Logistics, United States Cold Storage and Sysco Foods.

Every day, we provide solutions to meet food companies’ complex challenges, from rising commodity and energy costs to an evolving consumer base and ever-increasing food safety concerns. Within this blog, our experts share thought-provoking ideas, best practices and useful information to help you solve problems, improve your bottom line and remain at the cutting edge of the food and beverage industry.

We cover a range of topics such as:

  • Food safety
  • Energy efficiency
  • Processing trends
  • Facility optimization
  • Design-build best practices
  • Advances in refrigeration
  • New technologies, materials, techniques and more


We look forward to your comments and contributions! If you have any questions about the blog, please email marketing@stellar.net.


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