CPF Adds Chinese Poultry Company to List of Acquisitions CPF Adds Chinese Poultry Company to List of Acquisitions
Several weeks after investing $1.08 billion to buy the Bellisio Group, which ranks as the third largest producer of single-serve frozen ready meals in the USA, Bangkok-headquartered Charoen Pokphand...

US Restaurant Visits Decline in Third Quarter, Says NPD US Restaurant Visits Decline in Third Quarter, Says NPD
A confluence of squeezed consumer wallets, the rising cost of dining out, and changing needs and wants has brought restaurant industry traffic growth in the United States to a halt in the first two

Keystone Flavor Sweepstakes Follows Mac & Cheese Launch Keystone Flavor Sweepstakes Follows Mac & Cheese Launch
Two weeks after introducing a pair of frozen made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese dishes at over 200 Kroger stores throughout the Midwestern United States, Keystone Bar & Grill on December 7

Joseph's Gourmet Pasta Co. to Pack Legal Sea Foods Meals Joseph's Gourmet Pasta Co. to Pack Legal Sea Foods Meals
Joseph's Gourmet Pasta Company has announced the formation of a licensing partnership with Legal Sea Foods, the high-profile Boston-based restaurant chain that operates 34 dining establishments

Tyson New Ventures Fund Seeks Investment Opportunities Tyson New Ventures Fund Seeks Investment Opportunities
Tyson Foods, Inc. has launched a venture capital fund focused on investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed a growing world

Zen-Noh Acquires Asian Food Distributor Scotch Frost Zen-Noh Acquires Asian Food Distributor Scotch Frost
Uddingston, Scotland-based Scotch Frost of Glasgow Ltd (SF) has been purchased by Zen-Noh, a Japanese federation of 1,173 agricultural cooperatives and allied enterprises that promotes itself as a

Nagatanien Buys Chaucer, UK Freeze-dried Foods Specialist Nagatanien Buys Chaucer, UK Freeze-dried Foods Specialist
Hull, England, headquartered Chaucer, a producer of freeze-dried foods and bread products, has been acquired by Nagatanien, a Japanese manufacturer and distributor of premixed and instant

Room Service Foods Deliver Frozen Gourmet Meals to Hotels Room Service Foods Deliver Frozen Gourmet Meals to Hotels
Room Service Foods (RSF) has debuted as a division of Fairfield, New Jersey-based Chow For Now Foods. Targeting traveling professionals in particular, it offers a variety of fresh-frozen, ready to

Dr. Oetker Prepares to Significantly Boost Sales in India Dr. Oetker Prepares to Significantly Boost Sales in India
Dr. Oetker has announced that it intends to increase sales in India from approximately Rs 160 crore in 2016 to Rs 1,000 crore by 2020. It aims to reach the target through network expansion and new

Patties Foods Buys New Zealand’s Leader Products Patties Foods Buys New Zealand’s Leader Products
Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia-based Patties Foods has purchased Leader Products, an Auckland, New Zealand-headquartered manufacturer of frozen convenience foods ranging from burgers and

’Tis the Season for Ho-Ho-Honey BBQ Burgers & Cheesy Tots ’Tis the Season for Ho-Ho-Honey BBQ Burgers & Cheesy Tots
In Malaysia this holiday season, the Burger King restaurant chain has wrapped up an “all new specially created gift” to present its clientele. Honey BBQ Beef and Honey BBQ Chicken Burgers are being

Technomic Trims US Restaurant Business Growth Projections Technomic Trims US Restaurant Business Growth Projections
As consumer traffic declines, it appears that both 2016 and 2017 will not be as positive as first anticipated, based on Technomic’s United States restaurant industry forecast released in May of

LW/M Doubles Potato Processing Capacity at Dutch Plant LW/M Doubles Potato Processing Capacity at Dutch Plant
Lamb Weston/Meijer (LW/M) has started up its new potato processing line in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. A festive ceremony marked the occasion, which was attended by employees, suppliers, the

Nomad Foods Posts Profit as Quarterly Sales Fall Again Nomad Foods Posts Profit as Quarterly Sales Fall Again
While logging yet another quarter of lower sales, which fell 6.9% to €439.5 million during the three-month period that ended on September 30, Nomad Foods reported a profit of €3.6 million. Revenue

Iceland vs. Iceland: Government Sues Retailer Over Name Iceland vs. Iceland: Government Sues Retailer Over Name
After peacefully coexisting since 1970, the Republic of Iceland has taken legal action against UK supermarket operator Iceland Foods in an attempt to force the chain, which specializes in frozen

Cargill to Expand Poultry Processing Operations in Thailand Cargill to Expand Poultry Processing Operations in Thailand
Cargill is investing $50 million to further boost poultry processing in the Nakhon Ratchasima province of Thailand. Construction of a new building annexed to the current facility began in October

Tsung Hsing Continuous Oil Fryer Does More with Less Tsung Hsing Continuous Oil Fryer Does More with Less
Kaohsiung, Taiwan-based Tsung Hsing Food Machinery Co. has developed a high efficiency continuous oil fryer for the industrial food processing industry. The stainless steel equipment is designed to

Lidl’s Bargain Lobster Deal is Christmas Present for Brits Lidl’s Bargain Lobster Deal is Christmas Present for Brits
Let the holiday seafood price war begin in the United Kingdom! The Lidl discount grocery store chain will fire the first shot on Saturday, November 26, with the best bargain lobster in Britain

Just in Time for the Holidays, Thyme Christmas Meal Box Just in Time for the Holidays, Thyme Christmas Meal Box
Thinking outside the box has led Craig Tomkinson to start an online frozen food box delivery business based in Hatton Rock, England. The former senior executive with the Birmingham-headquartered 2

Greenyard Logs Solid Growth; Frozen France ‘Normalizing’ Greenyard Logs Solid Growth; Frozen France ‘Normalizing’
A "significant increase" in first-half profits has been reported by Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard (which formerly conducted business as Greenyard Foods, and trades as GREEN on...

ASC Certifies Tastee Choice Shrimp Supply Line in India ASC Certifies Tastee Choice Shrimp Supply Line in India
Kochi, India-headquartered Choice Canning Company has received Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for shrimp farms and production facilities in Andhra Pradesh that supply it with

FAM Tridis 240 on Cutting Edge at Interprom-Primeurs FAM Tridis 240 on Cutting Edge at Interprom-Primeurs
Food cutting specialist FAM will exhibit its FAM Tridis™ 240 high capacity dicer at the November 27-29 Interpom-Primeurs show in Kortrijk, Belgium. Designed for highly demanding frozen vegetable,

Tom Hayes to Succeed Donnie Smith as Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes to Succeed Donnie Smith as Tyson Foods CEO
Tom Hayes will succeed Donnie Smith as chief executive officer of Tyson Foods on December 31, 2016. Fifty-one-year-old Hayes will continue to serve as president and was appointed to the board of

Key to Spotlight VERYX  Digital Sorters at Kortrijk Xpo Key to Spotlight VERYX Digital Sorters at Kortrijk Xpo
Key Technology’s new VERYX digital sorters for potato strips and specialty potato products will demonstrated November 27-29 during the Interpom-Primeurs international potato trade fair and...

CPF’s Bellisio Deal is Big Step into USA Frozen Market CPF’s Bellisio Deal is Big Step into USA Frozen Market
The Bangkok-based Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bellisio Parent, LLC from Centre Partners Management LLC for $1.8 billion.