Frozen Food Industry in UK Sets Sights on Higher Sales Frozen Food Industry in UK Sets Sights on Higher Sales
The vision of creating frozen food sales worth £10 billion per annum was outlined at the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) conference in Birmingham on February 22. Addressing the trade

Tyson Unveils Innovations at Consumer Analyst Conference Tyson Unveils Innovations at Consumer Analyst Conference
Speaking at the 2018 Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference on February 21, Tyson Foods President and CEO Tom Hayes told investors that the Springdale, Arkansas-headquartered company is well

Lamb Weston Serves Up ‘Crispy on Delivery’ Fry Solution Lamb Weston Serves Up ‘Crispy on Delivery’ Fry Solution
With home delivery of ready-to-eat food increasingly on the roll worldwide, Lamb Weston announced on February 20 that it has perfected a way for french fries to arrive hot and crispy via a “Crispy

Simplot Manitoba Plant Expansion to Double Potato Demand Simplot Manitoba Plant Expansion to Double Potato Demand
The Manitoba provincial government in Canada and J.R. Simplot have announced a major investment and expansion in the company’s operations near Portage la Prairie. The plant, which opened in 2003,

Seneca Foods to Close Modesto Facility in California Seneca Foods to Close Modesto Facility in California
Marion, New York-headquartered Seneca Foods Corporation has announced that it will close its plant in Modesto, California, due to “challenging economic conditions.” The operation, which employs 265

Thai Union 2017 Sales Hit Record High, Net Profit Surges Thai Union 2017 Sales Hit Record High, Net Profit Surges
Bangkok-headquartered frozen and canned seafood producer and marketer Thai Union Group on February 20 reported a 1.6 percent year-on-year rise for FY2017. Consolidated sales hit a record THB 136.53

Bonduelle to Buy Conagra’s Del Monte Business in Canada Bonduelle to Buy Conagra’s Del Monte Business in Canada
Chicago, Illinois-headquartered Conagra Brands announced on February 20 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Del Monte processed fruit and vegetable business in Canada to the

Sweet Victory for La Ibense Bornay Olive Oil Ice Cream Sweet Victory for La Ibense Bornay Olive Oil Ice Cream
Spanish ice cream producer La Ibense Bornay was among the winners of 10 Gulfood Innovation Awards during the 23rd running of the annual international exhibition in Dubai. The dairy-free range made

GFI’s Healthy Chicken Burgers and Nuggets Win at Gulfood GFI’s Healthy Chicken Burgers and Nuggets Win at Gulfood
Global Food Industries (GFI) launched “the Middle East region’s first-ever healthy chicken burgers and nuggets” during the Gulfood exhibition, which kicked off on February 18 at the Dubai World

Jollibee Foods Takes Majority Stake in Smashburger Jollibee Foods Takes Majority Stake in Smashburger
Pasig, Philippines-headquartered Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has acquired an additional 45 percent of the Denver, Colorado-headquartered Smashburger fast-casual burger restaurant chain for

Restaurant Count in USA Dips 2% in 2017, Reports NPD Restaurant Count in USA Dips 2% in 2017, Reports NPD
The number of restaurants in the United States was 647,288 in the autumn of 2017, a two percent decrease from a year ago, based on a recent count made by the Port Washington, New York-headquartered

Viva Las Vegas and Arlington, as AFFI and FMI Get Closer Viva Las Vegas and Arlington, as AFFI and FMI Get Closer
Just a few weeks ahead of the March 3-6 American Frozen Food Institute Convention (AFFI-CON) at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, AFFI President and CEO Alison Bodor announced that the trade

Nomad Foods Hires Samy Zekhout as Chief Financial Officer Nomad Foods Hires Samy Zekhout as Chief Financial Officer
Nomad Foods Limited has appointed Samy Zekhout as its new chief financial officer, effective April 1, 2018. Upon joining the Feltham, England-headquartered frozen food company, he will also assume

Stellar Engineering Office in Wisconsin Doubles in Size Stellar Engineering Office in Wisconsin Doubles in Size
Jacksonville, Florida, USA-headquartered Stellar, a fully integrated company focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services for food packing plants, refrigerated warehouses

Mallison to Replace Stevens as Executive Director of GAA Mallison to Replace Stevens as Executive Director of GAA
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced a transition in its leadership. Industry veteran Andrew Mallison is joining the trade association as executive director, as Wally Stevens, who

Central Foods Adds Gluten-free Falafel Bites to Portfolio Central Foods Adds Gluten-free Falafel Bites to Portfolio
Northamptonshire, England-based frozen food distributor Central Foods has supplemented its free-from range with authentic Moroccan, beetroot and sweet potato falafel bites. The kosher- and

Antwerp Site of Upcoming European Cold Chain Conference Antwerp Site of Upcoming European Cold Chain Conference
The 21st European Cold Chain Conference is slated for March 14-16 at the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. Approximately 100 high level professionals representing

Appetite for Frozen Halal Food Growing Worldwide Appetite for Frozen Halal Food Growing Worldwide
Halal products have always been in demand from the world’s Muslim population, but greater understanding of the dietary requirements of followers of Islam has become more widespread among industrial

Gulfood Mega Show in Dubai Expects to Pull 95,000 Visitors Gulfood Mega Show in Dubai Expects to Pull 95,000 Visitors
The 2018 edition of Gulfood, billed as the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade event and the first major international food industry trade show of the year, is set to kick off on

Aldi Named UK’s Favorite Supermarket as Waitrose Slumps Aldi Named UK’s Favorite Supermarket as Waitrose Slumps
Aldi has been rated as the United Kingdom’s favorite in-store supermarket in Which?’s annual best and worst supermarket satisfaction survey. The independent poll asked 6,800 shoppers about their

NFI Crab Council Welcomes Aboard Fresco Fisheries NFI Crab Council Welcomes Aboard Fresco Fisheries
Nazeing, Essex, England-based Fresco Fisheries has joined the McLean, Virginia, USA-headquartered National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council as its 32nd member. In business since 1989, the

SeaPak Selections Debut in Kroger and Meijer Stores SeaPak Selections Debut in Kroger and Meijer Stores
SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Company’s Selections line of lighter, “better-for-you” frozen fare has been rolled out at Kroger and Meijer supermarkets throughout the United States. It will also will

Maersk Line North America to Hike Inland Tariff Rate Maersk Line North America to Hike Inland Tariff Rate
As the trucking industry in the United States continues to face challenges due to a capacity shortages, Maersk Line North America has advised customers that inland tariffs will rise effective March

Parlevliet & Van der Plas Acquires Germany’s Deutsche See Parlevliet & Van der Plas Acquires Germany’s Deutsche See
The Katwijk, Netherlands-headquartered Parlevliet & Van der Plas (P&P) fishing and processing group has sealed a deal to buy Bremerhaven, Germany-based Deutsche See GmbH for an undisclosed

Captain D's Flounder Feast Runs through Lenten Season Captain D's Flounder Feast Runs through Lenten Season
At a time when square fish patty sandwiches are ubiquitous on seafood menus across the United States, the Captain D’s fast casual restaurant chain is featuring quality whole filets of flounder this