Foodservice Traffic Grows in Markets Outside USA in Q2 Foodservice Traffic Grows in Markets Outside USA in Q2
With the United States being the exception, foodservice markets around the world realized various degrees of visit growth in the quarter ending June this year, reports the NPD Group, a Chicago,

Norwegian Seafood Exports Grow by 7 Per Cent in August Norwegian Seafood Exports Grow by 7 Per Cent in August
August was a good month for Norwegian seafood exports, as 65,000 tons worth NOK 7.5 billion were shipped out of the country. Volume was 2 per cent higher, while export value increased by 7 per cent

Americold Building New Facility for Ocean Spray Craisins Americold Building New Facility for Ocean Spray Craisins
Americold has broken ground in Middleborough, Massachusetts, to construct a cold storage warehouse for long-time client Ocean Spray. The facility will support production requirements for its

No Palm Oil in Gluten-free Erlenbacher Almond Cake Slices No Palm Oil in Gluten-free Erlenbacher Almond Cake Slices
Erlenbacher Backwaren’s newly introduced pre-sliced almond cakes, both gluten-free and containing no palm oil, are positioned by the Groß-Gerau, Germany-based frozen baked goods specialist as

SeaPak Launches Pub Style Beer Battered Frozen Seafood SeaPak Launches Pub Style Beer Battered Frozen Seafood
For consumers keen on preparing seafood at home that’s as tasty and flavorful as restaurant fare, SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. has come up with a new line of pub style products made to help get

Post Holdings to Acquire Bob Evans Farms for $1.5 Billion Post Holdings to Acquire Bob Evans Farms for $1.5 Billion
Saint Louis, Missouri-headquartered Post Holdings, Inc., a major player in North America’s ready-to-eat breakfast cereal market, announced on September 19 that it is buying New Albany, Ohio-based

China’s Yiguo.com, Global Aquaculture Alliance Sign MOU China’s Yiguo.com, Global Aquaculture Alliance Sign MOU
Yiguo.com and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during a ceremony in Shanghai on September 15, at which time the Chinese company announced it would

Indian Ice Cream Sales Value Grows at Double Digit Rate Indian Ice Cream Sales Value Grows at Double Digit Rate
How sweet it is! The ice cream business in India is one of the fastest expanding segments in the nation’s food processing industry, jumping from Rs 9,000 crore in value last year to Rs 12,000 crore

BFFF Appoints Judging Panel for People Awards Competition BFFF Appoints Judging Panel for People Awards Competition
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has announced the names of judges for its inaugural People Awards. The competition celebrates the achievements of professionals who go “above and beyond”

B&G’s Next Giant Step is Pasta Alternative Veggie Spirals B&G’s Next Giant Step is Pasta Alternative Veggie Spirals
Green Giant, on a roll with frozen vegetable product rollouts during the past year, has announced that it will roll into 2018 with the debut of Veggie Spirals in January. The gluten-free pasta

It’s Ready, Set, GO for Process Expo in Chi-ca-GO! It’s Ready, Set, GO for Process Expo in Chi-ca-GO!
Process Expo 2017, billed as the largest trade fair in North America dedicated exclusively to the international food and beverage industry, kicks off at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago,...

Largest Pack Expo Las Vegas Ever Almost Ready to Roll Largest Pack Expo Las Vegas Ever Almost Ready to Roll
The clock is counting down for Pack Expo, which runs from September 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. Organized by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Heat and Control Opens Manufacturing Facility in India Heat and Control Opens Manufacturing Facility in India
Heat and Control has inaugurated a new food processing equipment factory in Mahindra World City, a purpose-built business hub situated approximately 65 kilometers from Chennai, India, and 35

Marlen Buys Unitherm, Extends Thermal Processing Reach Marlen Buys Unitherm, Extends Thermal Processing Reach
Marlen International, Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, and a subsidiary of Chicago-based Duravant LLC, recently purchased Unitherm Food

Red Lobster Endless Shrimp Menu Offers Two More Choices Red Lobster Endless Shrimp Menu Offers Two More Choices
Recently introduced Mediterranean- and Nashville-style flavors are available to savor in large measure at Red Lobster restaurants in North America through October 9, as the seafood chain’s Endless

Cole's Takes the Middles Road with Stuffed Bread Snack Cole's Takes the Middles Road with Stuffed Bread Snack
Grand Rapids, Michigan-headquartered Cole’s Quality Foods is introducing Middles, a stuffed bread that combines savory, salty and sweet flavors into a new snack concept. The product will be

Paul Howell Now Managing Director of Anglia Crown in UK Paul Howell Now Managing Director of Anglia Crown in UK
Paul Howell, hired as commercial head of Anglia Crown in January, has been appointed as the Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom-headquartered company’s managing director. Officially assuming the helm

Florida Food Sector Deals with Hurricane Irma Aftermath Florida Food Sector Deals with Hurricane Irma Aftermath
The food industry continues to cope with power outages in parts of Florida following Hurricane Irma, which barreled through the state on Sunday, causing at least 22 deaths as well as massive wind

Oregon Potato Company Buys Inventure Foods Frozen Assets Oregon Potato Company Buys Inventure Foods Frozen Assets
Inventure Foods, Inc. announced on September 12 that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its frozen food business to Oregon Potato Company (OPC) for $50 million in cash. The transaction,

Central Foods Rolls Out Cappuccino Roulade in UK Market Central Foods Rolls Out Cappuccino Roulade in UK Market
A new cappuccino roulade for foodservice dessert menus has been launched by Collingtree, England-based frozen food distributor Central Foods. The hand-rolled marbled coffee and chocolate meringue

Marie Callender's Delights with Modern Comfort Food Twist Marie Callender's Delights with Modern Comfort Food Twist
The Marie Callender's range of frozen entrees, side dishes and desserts marketed by Chicago, Illinois-headquartered Conagra Brands, Inc., has been extended with the introduction of Delights

Nestlé USA Targets Vegetarians with Sweet Earth Purchase Nestlé USA Targets Vegetarians with Sweet Earth Purchase
Nestlé USA has acquired Sweet Earth, a plant-based frozen foods manufacturer based in Moss Landing, California. The transaction provides immediate entry into the vegetarian segment, which is

Pilgrim’s Pride Buys Moy Park from Parent Company JBS Pilgrim’s Pride Buys Moy Park from Parent Company JBS
Sao Paulo, Brazil-headquartered JBS SA has sold Moy Park, a major poultry and prepared foods supplier with operations in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, to its Greeley, Colorado, USA-based...

Blackstone Group Reportedly Makes Offer to Buy Americold Blackstone Group Reportedly Makes Offer to Buy Americold
The Blackstone Group, an international private equity company with over $370 billion in assets under a management team headed by Stephen Schwarzman, has made a $3 billion-plus binding offer to

With Frozens in Forefront, US Potato Exports Set Records With Frozens in Forefront, US Potato Exports Set Records
Frozen french fries dominated exports of United States potato products from July of 2016 to June of 2017, as the total value of all segment shipments achieved record sales value and volume of