Weak Breaded and Battered Seafood Sales Impact High Liner Weak Breaded and Battered Seafood Sales Impact High Liner
High Liner Foods reported an 11.5% increase in 2016 net earnings on February 22. The positive result was achieved despite a 2.5% decrease in receipts due to reduced sales of frozen breaded and

Record UK Food and Drink Exports; Trade Deficit Rises Too Record UK Food and Drink Exports; Trade Deficit Rises Too
Total exports of food and drink from the United Kingdom in 2016 grew by 10.5% to a record high of more than £20 billion in sales, reports the Britain’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF). While the

Dirafrost Morocco Plant Ready for Strawberry Processing Dirafrost Morocco Plant Ready for Strawberry Processing
With the frozen strawberry campaign in Morocco scheduled to end in late February, the Dirafrost factory in Larache is preparing to process the harvest. Cold weather during the last 10 days of

UK Foodservice Elite Meet, Greet and Eat at Casual Dining UK Foodservice Elite Meet, Greet and Eat at Casual Dining
The United Kingdom’s biggest restaurant chains and pub groups will be out in force at the Business Design Centre in London this week – looking into the latest new products and services on offer

Future is Close at Hand at Upcoming AFFI-CON Gathering Future is Close at Hand at Upcoming AFFI-CON Gathering
Futurist and generational marketing maven Kenneth Gronbach will be the keynote speaker at the March 4-7 American Frozen Food Institute Convention (AFFI-CON) in San Diego, California. His talk will

Countdown Shortens for Opening of First Lidl Stores in US Countdown Shortens for Opening of First Lidl Stores in US
Plans are said to be ahead of schedule for Lidl, the Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany-headquartered discount grocery chain, to open as many as 100 stores in the Unites States within a

Kraft Heinz Withdraws Short-lived Offer to Buy Unilever Kraft Heinz Withdraws Short-lived Offer to Buy Unilever
Unilever and Kraft Heinz jointly announced on February 19 that Kraft Heinz has “amicably agreed to withdraw its proposal for a combination of the two companies.” The brief statement, which went on

Buyers and Sellers Head to Dubai for Gulfood Exhibition Buyers and Sellers Head to Dubai for Gulfood Exhibition
It’s only a matter of days before Gulfood kicks off at the Dubai World Trade Center in the United Arab Emirates. Billed as “the world’s largest annual food event,” the February 26 to March 2

Nestlé Posts Results; Says Frozen Business Remains Core Nestlé Posts Results; Says Frozen Business Remains Core
Vevey, Switzerland-headquartered Nestlé has reported a 6% decline in net profit for 2016 to 8.53 billion Swiss francs (approximately $8.53 billion), while revenues edged up 0.8% to 89.47 billion

Jeremy Woodrow New Communications Director at ASMI Jeremy Woodrow New Communications Director at ASMI
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has hired Jeremy Woodrow as its new communications director. A longtime Juneau resident from a commercial fishing family, he brings a wealth of

Schwan’s Culinary Team Keen to Inspire New Food Concepts Schwan’s Culinary Team Keen to Inspire New Food Concepts
Schwan’s Chef Collective is continuing its mission of educating and inspiring consumers, chefs and the culinary community through a planned series of events later this year. Since 2015, the team

Palermo Villa Acquires Connie’s Frozen Pizza Palermo Villa Acquires Connie’s Frozen Pizza
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA-headquartered Palermo Villa, Inc. has purchased the assets of Connie's Naturals, LLC, a Carol Stream, Illinois-based frozen pizza company. The transaction does not include

Introducing Bidfood: New Name for Bidvest Foodservice Introducing Bidfood: New Name for Bidvest Foodservice
Bidvest Foodservice has announced that it will be trading under the new name of Bidfood starting April 3. The change follows the separation of the global Bidvest Foodservice wholesale businesses

Frozen Food on Menu at IFE Ice Café Venue in London Frozen Food on Menu at IFE Ice Café Venue in London
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), Craft Guild of Chefs (CGC) and Fresh Montgomery will be teaming up at the International Food & Drink Event (IFE) at ExCel London to promote frozen

US Food Industry Seeks to Reduce Date Label Confusion US Food Industry Seeks to Reduce Date Label Confusion
In an industry-wide effort to lower the level of consumer confusion about food product date labels in the United States, manufacturers and retailers have joined together to adopt standard wording

All Chicken, No Crust KFC Chizza Makes Singapore Scene All Chicken, No Crust KFC Chizza Makes Singapore Scene
While Burger King restaurants in Israel offered adults-only Valentine’s Day Meals (two Whoppers, two servings of french fries, two beers and one romantic toy) on February 14, KFC customers of all

Record Profits for Marine Harvest; Will Delist from NYSE Record Profits for Marine Harvest; Will Delist from NYSE
Posting earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 259 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from EUR 90 million in Q4 of 2015, Marine Harvest issued a quarterly dividend of NOK 2.80 per

Slimming World Serves Asda Slimzone Meals Complaint Slimming World Serves Asda Slimzone Meals Complaint
Alfreton, Derbyshire, England-based Slimming World has announced that legal action is being taken against the Asda supermarket chain in the United Kingdom over its introduction of 13 frozen meals

McD Tests Crab Sandwich in California; Japan Sales Rise McD Tests Crab Sandwich in California; Japan Sales Rise
McDonald’s restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California are testing a new crab sandwich item. The product is now on the menu in four outlets in San Jose. The sandwich features

Aviko Rises as Star Performer in Royal Cosun Orbit Aviko Rises as Star Performer in Royal Cosun Orbit
Aviko BV, the Steenderen, Holland-headquartered producer of frozen, chilled and dehydrated french fries and other value-added potato products, performed “extremely well” in 2016, according to

Lantmännen Unibake Buys Baguette Bakery in Sweden Lantmännen Unibake Buys Baguette Bakery in Sweden
International bakery group Lantmännen Unibake has announced the acquisition of Anderson Bakery, a Huddinge, Sweden-based producer of bake-off Bonjour baguettes. Terms of the purchase from previous

Seminar to Address Brexit Impact on Perishable Logistics Seminar to Address Brexit Impact on Perishable Logistics
Chris Sturman, chief executive officer of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) in the United Kingdom, will be among speakers addressing the impact of Brexit on the perishable

Aldi Becomes Fifth Largest Grocer in United Kingdom Aldi Becomes Fifth Largest Grocer in United Kingdom
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, reflecting the 12-week period ending January 29, 2017, show Aldi is now Britain’s fifth largest supermarket. With year-on-year sales

Ahold USA and AWG Speakers to Keynote NFRA Conference Ahold USA and AWG Speakers to Keynote NFRA Conference
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has slated its 25th annual Executive Conference for April 10-12 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center in Tempe,

Markusse to Succeed Smith as Royal Cosun Chief Executive Markusse to Succeed Smith as Royal Cosun Chief Executive
Robert Smith will stand down as president of the executive board and chief executive officer of Royal Cosun on June 1. Albert Markusse, the managing director of Suiker Unie, will assume the