Trendspotter Panel Predicts What’s Hot in Food for 2018 Trendspotter Panel Predicts What’s Hot in Food for 2018
Food innovation is running at an all-time high in North America and around the world, according to the Specialty Food Association. This week the New York City-headquartered trade group’s Trendspotter...

B&G Foods Bolsters Executive Team with Two Appointments B&G Foods Bolsters Executive Team with Two Appointments
B&G Foods, which owns the Green Giant frozen vegetable brand, Le Sueur canned vegetable label and a wide range of non-frozen brand names, has named Kenneth G. Romanzi to the newly

KaterBake Gluten-free Doughnuts Debut in United Kingdom KaterBake Gluten-free Doughnuts Debut in United Kingdom
Frozen food distributor Central Foods has boosted its range of free-from products with the launch of a new gluten-free doughnut in the United Kingdom. The KaterBake mid-sized product is suitable

New BFFF Chairman Urges Collaboration to Drive Growth New BFFF Chairman Urges Collaboration to Drive Growth
Nigel Broadhurst, the newly elected chairman of the board of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), has called on every part of the industry to “work together to get our message across to every

Red Lobster Celebrates Holidays with Surf & Turf Menu Red Lobster Celebrates Holidays with Surf & Turf Menu
For Americans who have had or will soon have their fill of turkey with all the trimmings during the late November Thanksgiving and December Christmas holiday period, the Red Lobster restaurant

Orkla Acquires Czech Frozen Vegetable Producer Agrimex Orkla Acquires Czech Frozen Vegetable Producer Agrimex
Oslo, Norway-headquartered Orkla ASA, through wholly owned subsidiary Hamé, has signed an agreement to purchase Agrimex, a producer of frozen vegetables and supplier of frozen fruits, herbs,...

Hapag-Lloyd Deploys MCI Low-Carbon Refrigerant Containers Hapag-Lloyd Deploys MCI Low-Carbon Refrigerant Containers
Global container line Hapag-Lloyd has purchased 3,700 Star Cool Integrated containers from Maersk Container Industry (MCI). Of these, 1,000 will be chilled by the environmentally friendly R513A

Shanghai Office Boosts TNA Service in Growing PRC Market Shanghai Office Boosts TNA Service in Growing PRC Market
Sydney, Australia-headquartered TNA, which opened a food processing and packaging equipment manufacturing plant in Qingdao six years ago, has now inaugurated TNA Solutions (Shanghai) Co. Ltd to

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Invests in Aquaculture Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Invests in Aquaculture
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has acquired Atlantic Aqua Farms (AAF), the largest grower of mussels in North America, from San Francisco-based Encore Consumer Capital. This is its first venture...

MTC Logistics Appoints New Chief Information Officer MTC Logistics Appoints New Chief Information Officer
Dennis Rhodes has been named chief information officer of Baltimore, Maryland-headquartered MTC Logistics. He brings more than 40 years of experience in the temperature controlled warehouse

UK Grocery Prices Rising at Fastest Rate in Four Years UK Grocery Prices Rising at Fastest Rate in Four Years
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks through November 5, 2017, show supermarket sales have increased in value by 3.2% year on year in the run

Stop & Shop, Martin’s and Giant Stores Recall Frozen Corn Stop & Shop, Martin’s and Giant Stores Recall Frozen Corn
The US Food & Drug Administration has announced that Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn in private label packs is being recalled from Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Giant Food Stores and Martin’s

CDC: Only 10% of Americans Eat Enough Fruits, Vegetables CDC: Only 10% of Americans Eat Enough Fruits, Vegetables
Just one in ten adults in the United States meet federal fruit or vegetable consumption recommendations, according to a study published on November 16 by the Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Center for...

Fort Takes on Role as COO of Global Aquaculture Alliance Fort Takes on Role as COO of Global Aquaculture Alliance
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced that Jeff Fort has assumed the role of chief operating officer, in addition to his existing position as chief financial officer, a position he

Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years, Says AFBF Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years, Says AFBF
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on Thanksgiving Day dinner tables in the USA indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10

Bühler Expands SORTEX F Optical Sorting Range with FA1 Bühler Expands SORTEX F Optical Sorting Range with FA1
The Bühler Group, a leader in optical sorting technology, has extended its innovative sorting portfolio for frozen fruit and vegetable processors with the introduction of the SORTEX FA1, which is

Tyson Sizzles with Acquisition of Original Philly Holdings Tyson Sizzles with Acquisition of Original Philly Holdings
Springdale, Arkansas-headquartered Tyson Foods, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Philadelphia-based Original Philly Holdings, Inc., one of the USA’s leading producers of frozen raw and

Amy's Kitchen Names Xavier Unkovic Global President Amy's Kitchen Names Xavier Unkovic Global President
Amy's Kitchen has hired Xavier Unkovic as its new global president and director of domestic sales. The former Mars Inc. executive is reporting directly to company founders Andy and Rachel Berliner,

Empire Kosher Poultry Celebrates ’80 Years of Trust’ Empire Kosher Poultry Celebrates ’80 Years of Trust’
Empire Kosher Poultry kicked off its “80 Years of Trust” anniversary celebration at Kosherfest, the world's largest and most attended kosher-certified food products trade show, which took place

Blackstone Buys Majority Stake in Cloverleaf Cold Storage Blackstone Buys Majority Stake in Cloverleaf Cold Storage
Cloverleaf Cold Storage, a Sioux City, Iowa-headquartered cold storage warehousing and food logistics company owned by the Feiges and Kaplan families since its founding in 1952, has entered into a

Alaska Seafood Crew Gears Up East, West Marketing Drives Alaska Seafood Crew Gears Up East, West Marketing Drives
From New York City to Qingdao and points between and beyond, the last several weeks have been a busy period of promotion for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). Alaska seafood was

BFFF Infographics Hub Helps Consumers ‘Get Frozen Savvy’ BFFF Infographics Hub Helps Consumers ‘Get Frozen Savvy’
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched an online infographics content hub as part of its ongoing Cool Cookery campaign to encourage the use of frozen food and make sure consumers

NFRA Reports Record Participation at Florida Convention NFRA Reports Record Participation at Florida Convention
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-headquartered National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) on November 14 posted record-breaking numbers for its 2017 convention. The October 7-10

Farm Rich Unveils Limited Edition Meatballs for Holidays Farm Rich Unveils Limited Edition Meatballs for Holidays
Just in time for Christmas and New Year celebration parties and family gatherings, Farm Rich has rolled out Hot Honey Glazed Meatballs and Grape Chili Sauced Meatballs. Both products are available

Boozy Bundts Latest Menuserve Dessert from Central Foods Boozy Bundts Latest Menuserve Dessert from Central Foods
While November 15 is National Bundt Cake Day in the USA, folks in the United Kingdom can celebrate year-round now that Collingtree, England-based Central Foods has introduced a range of 90-gram