New CEO at Stavis Seafoods as IMV Partnership Takes Hold New CEO at Stavis Seafoods as IMV Partnership Takes Hold
Stavis Seafoods, a Boston, Massachusetts-based international importer and first receiver of frozen and fresh seafood, announced on January 17 that CEO Richard Stavis will relinquish his post as the

Nomad Makes Goodfella’s Offer that Seller Can’t Refuse Nomad Makes Goodfella’s Offer that Seller Can’t Refuse
Feltham, England-based Nomad Foods Limited announced on January 17 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Green Isle Foods’ Goodfella’s and San Marco frozen pizza brands from a subsidiary

Keith Decker Assumes Blue Harvest Helm from Jeff Davis Keith Decker Assumes Blue Harvest Helm from Jeff Davis
New Bedford, Massachusetts-based Blue Harvest Fisheries announced on January 16 that Keith Decker has been hired as president and chief executive officer of the company. He succeeds retiring Jeff...

Iceland Vows to Phase Out Plastic Packaging in Five Years Iceland Vows to Phase Out Plastic Packaging in Five Years
Iceland, the specialist frozen food retail chain with more than 900 stores across the United Kingdom, aims to eliminate plastic packaging from its entire private label range of more than 1,000

Kloosterboer Earns ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM Rating in Velsen Kloosterboer Earns ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM Rating in Velsen
IJmuiden, Netherlands-headquartered Kloosterboer has been awarded the highest-level BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certification for the expansion and

Avocado Distribution Facility Opens Near Tex-Mex Border Avocado Distribution Facility Opens Near Tex-Mex Border
It’s official. The Index Fresh avocado distribution facility in Pharr, Texas, is now fully operational. Representatives of the Riverside, California-headquartered company met with personnel from

Sysco Acquires Kent Frozen Foods in United Kingdom Sysco Acquires Kent Frozen Foods in United Kingdom
Houston, Texas-headquartered Sysco Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kent Frozen Foods, a British foodservice distributor that generated revenues of £47 million during the year...

Green Giant’s New Veggie Line Spirals into Frozen Zone Green Giant’s New Veggie Line Spirals into Frozen Zone
Ho, Ho, Ho! Green Giant Veggie Spirals are debuting in select supermarkets and grocery stores in the United States this month and are expected to achieve coast-to-coast distribution in February,

CSF France Now Fully Fledged Viciunai Sales Company CSF France Now Fully Fledged Viciunai Sales Company
The Kaunas, Lithuania-headquartered Viciunai Group has acquired CSF France, which has been a longtime distributor of its frozen and refrigerated surimi products as well as other seafood items and

Norwegian Seafood Exports Rise; EU Flat, Asia and USA Up Norwegian Seafood Exports Rise; EU Flat, Asia and USA Up
Propelled as usual by ocean-raised salmon, seafood exports from Norway generated record-high receipts of NOK 94.5 billion and 2.6 million tons in volume during 2017. That was an increase of 3% and...

Dessert Holdings Acquires Atlanta Cheesecake Company Dessert Holdings Acquires Atlanta Cheesecake Company
The Atlanta Cheesecake Company (ACC) has been purchased by Dessert Holdings, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-headquartered holding company formed by San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon

Young’s Cod & Chips, Other Seafare Cross Atlantic to USA Young’s Cod & Chips, Other Seafare Cross Atlantic to USA
Grimsby, England-based Young’s Seafood will soon be selling frozen fish products in the United States in retail packaging especially designed for the American market. Among products in the range

Americold Launches IPO, Stock to Trade as COLD on NYSE Americold Launches IPO, Stock to Trade as COLD on NYSE
Americold, the world’s largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, on January 9 announced an initial public offering (IPO) of 24,000,000 common shares. They are expected to be

Birds Eye Sails with New Fish Fingers Ad Campaign in UK Birds Eye Sails with New Fish Fingers Ad Campaign in UK
There’s a new captain at the helm of Birds Eye frozen fish brand advertising in the United Kingdom. In an £8 million campaign launched on January 8 with a splashy 20-second television commercial

United States Cold Storage Expanding Capacity in Indiana United States Cold Storage Expanding Capacity in Indiana
United States Cold Storage (USCS) has broken ground for the Phase 2 addition at its public refrigerated warehouse in Lebanon, Indiana. The facility, which opened in 2009 with 6.5 million cubic feet

GOAL 2018 Conference Slated for Guayaquil in September GOAL 2018 Conference Slated for Guayaquil in September
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) 2018 Conference will be held at the Hilton Colon Guayaquil from September 25-27, the organization announced in

Devi Sea Foods Said to Be Mulling Initial Public Offering Devi Sea Foods Said to Be Mulling Initial Public Offering
Devi Sea Foods (DSF) is contemplating the possibility of floating an initial public offering (IPO) to raise Rs 1,000 crore (approximately US $156 million) this year, according to a report published...

Romain Cools Succeeds David Thompson as WPC President Romain Cools Succeeds David Thompson as WPC President
After 17 years on the World Potato Congress (WPC) board of directors, serving as president for the last five years and as vice president for 12 years before that, David Thompson has stepped down as

LiveGfree Pepperoni Stuffed Sandwiches Among Aldi Winners LiveGfree Pepperoni Stuffed Sandwiches Among Aldi Winners
The Aldi discount food chain in the United States closed out 2017 with more than 200 product awards under its belt, a record-breaking figure that quadrupled the number of prizes won in the previous

Key Technology Taps Kramer to Direct North America Sales Key Technology Taps Kramer to Direct North America Sales
Key Technology has appointed Ray Kramer to the position of senior director of sales in North America. He is responsible for managing the Walla Walla, Washington-headquartered food processing

Stellar Welcomes Wodrich as Senior VP and General Counsel Stellar Welcomes Wodrich as Senior VP and General Counsel
Michael A. Wodrich, a long-serving member with the Rogers Towers law firm, has joined Stellar as senior vice president and general counsel. He will also serve on the Jacksonville, Florida-based

Greenyard Bid to Buy Dole Food Co. Does Not Bear Fruit Greenyard Bid to Buy Dole Food Co. Does Not Bear Fruit
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-based Greenyard, a major producer and marketer of vegetable and fruit products, has ended negotiations to acquire Dole Food Co. without reaching an agreement. The

Second Quarter Revenues Increase 4.3% for Lamb Weston Second Quarter Revenues Increase 4.3% for Lamb Weston
Lamb Weston Holdings has announced sales of $824.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, up 4.3% over the same period in 2017. Income, primarily generated by receipts from purchases

As French Fry Production Rises in China, Imports May Dip As French Fry Production Rises in China, Imports May Dip
The output of frozen french fries continues to expand in China, as production is forecast to reach 250,000 metric tons during the 2017/18 marketing year (September to August). This would be up 10%

T. Marzetti Recalls Private Label Frozen Biscuits in USA T. Marzetti Recalls Private Label Frozen Biscuits in USA
As a precautionary measure, T. Marzetti Company is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of certain private label frozen biscuit products that have been distributed in Alabama, Florida,