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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

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

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

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

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

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

GEA to Install Cooling System for Pork Producer in Russia GEA to Install Cooling System for Pork Producer in Russia
Agroeco-Yug, a Russian company engaged in pig slaughtering and processing, has signed a contract with Düsseldorf, Germany-headquartered GEA for the supply, installation and commissioning of an

Aviko Potato Business Adds to Royal Cosun’s Sweet Success Aviko Potato Business Adds to Royal Cosun’s Sweet Success
Steenderen, Netherlands-headquartered Aviko turned in an excellent performance in 2017, according to Royal Cosun, its Breda-based parent company. The potato products manufacturer responded promptly

British Potato Stocks Up 23% Over Previous Season British Potato Stocks Up 23% Over Previous Season
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) recently announced that potato stock levels in Great Britain for the end of November are estimated at 3.6 million tons, the highest level

Claridge Looks for New F&B Investments in North America Claridge Looks for New F&B Investments in North America
Claridge Inc., the private equity firm of the Stephen Bronfman family, is pursuing new food and beverage (F&B) investments through a differentiated partnership model. The Montreal,

Poseidon, Mer-Bros and Castaway Hooked on Gorton’s Fish Poseidon, Mer-Bros and Castaway Hooked on Gorton’s Fish
The trusted Gorton’s fisherman has a new crew of mates onboard for the frozen seafood brand’s latest television advertising campaign in the USA. Among them is a well-chiseled actor portraying...

Save Cold Cash by Buying Frozen Foods, Says Iceland Study Save Cold Cash by Buying Frozen Foods, Says Iceland Study
Want to shave off almost £2,000 a year from the grocery bill? This should be no problem for folks in the United Kingdom who shop supermarket freezer aisles regularly and replace fresh food

India Supplies Nearly Third of US Shrimp Imports in 2017 India Supplies Nearly Third of US Shrimp Imports in 2017
India by far continued to be the leading exporter of shrimp to the United States in 2017, according to tallies posted by the US Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric

EG Group Acquires Kroger's Convenience Stores in USA EG Group Acquires Kroger's Convenience Stores in USA
The Blackburn, England-headquartered EG Group has entered into a definitive agreement with The Kroger Co., the third largest grocery retailer in the world, to buy its 762-unit convenience store

Canneberges Bieler Sells Atoka Cranberries to Ocean Spray Canneberges Bieler Sells Atoka Cranberries to Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray Cranberries is acquiring Manseau, Quebéc, Canada-based Atoka Cranberries Inc. from Canneberges Bieler Inc. for an undisclosed price. In addition to purchasing the Atoka brand and

Conagra Completes Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin Acquisition Conagra Completes Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois-headquartered Conagra Brands has finalized the purchase of Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin, a producer of frozen breakfast and entrée flatbread pocket sandwiches founded in 1979 by

NFRA to Launch 2018 March Frozen Food Month Promotion NFRA to Launch 2018 March Frozen Food Month Promotion
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-headquartered National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) is about to gear up a national public relations campaign for March Frozen Food Month that will

Expansion in Georgia on the Mind of US Cold Storage Team Expansion in Georgia on the Mind of US Cold Storage Team
Build they must! After recently breaking ground to expand in Indiana, United States Cold Storage (USCS) this week announced that a new 6.7-million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse in

Restaurants Boosting Meal Deal Offers to Increase Traffic Restaurants Boosting Meal Deal Offers to Increase Traffic
With restaurant traffic in the United States stuck between an anemic one percent increase and flat for several years now, restaurant chains are turning to value deals, new menu items, or optimizing

Dr. McBain of Thai Union Wins Sustainability Leader Award Dr. McBain of Thai Union Wins Sustainability Leader Award
Dr. Darian McBain, Thai Union Group’s global director for sustainable development, was named Sustainability Leader of the Year at the prestigious edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018 held in

Oetker Canada to Shut NB Pizza Plant, Hike Ontario Output Oetker Canada to Shut NB Pizza Plant, Hike Ontario Output
Dr. Oetker has announced that it will end frozen pizza production at a leased plant in Grand Falls, NB, Canada, by the end of May 2018. Closure of the facility will result in employment termination

Kidfresh Welcomes Michael Allen to Board of Directors Kidfresh Welcomes Michael Allen to Board of Directors
Michael Allen has joined the board of directors of Kidfresh, a New York City-based marketer of frozen meals, side dishes and breakfast items for children. He brings a wealth of experience to the

USA Chicken Wing Sales to Fly High on Super Bowl Weekend USA Chicken Wing Sales to Fly High on Super Bowl Weekend
The Washington, DC-based National Chicken Council (NCC) projects that American football fans will eat 1.35 billion wings during Super Bowl weekend, an all-time high, as the defending NFL champion New...

Duravant to Acquire Key Technology in Stock Purchase Deal Duravant to Acquire Key Technology in Stock Purchase Deal
Downers Grove, Illinois, USA-headquartered Duravant LLC, a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announced

Poultry and Meat Processors Return to Atlanta for IPPE Poultry and Meat Processors Return to Atlanta for IPPE
Sonny Perdue, US Agriculture SecretaryUS Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), which kicks off on January

Americold Initial Public Offering Raises Ton of COLD Cash Americold Initial Public Offering Raises Ton of COLD Cash
Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Americold, the world’s largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, on January 23 announced the closing of its initial public offering (IPO) of

Nestlé Activist Investor Not Hot About Frozen Assets Nestlé Activist Investor Not Hot About Frozen Assets
While praising Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider for “taking steps to move the company forward,” activist investor Daniel S. Loeb is calling on the Vevey, Switzerland-headquartered multinational company to

McCain Foods Appoints José Boisjoli to Board of Directors McCain Foods Appoints José Boisjoli to Board of Directors
José Boisjoli, president and chief executive officer of BRP Inc., has joined the board of directors of McCain Foods Limited (MFL). He brings to the Florenceville, N.B., Canada-headquartered frozen

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...

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

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

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%

UK Frozen Food Retail Growth Accelerates to 6% in 2017 UK Frozen Food Retail Growth Accelerates to 6% in 2017
The retail frozen food sector in the United Kingdom finished the year on a high note, maintaining the impressive growth that saw it exceed the £6 billion milestone for the first time ever in

Vietnam Shrimp Export Value Rises, Fueled by EU Demand Vietnam Shrimp Export Value Rises, Fueled by EU Demand
Upwards of $3.5 billion worth of farmed shrimp, primarily in frozen form, was exported by producers in Vietnam from January to November of 2017 – up by almost 22% over 2016. Total receipts were

DH Harvests Fresh Capital to Further Grow Frozen Business DH Harvests Fresh Capital to Further Grow Frozen Business
New York City-headquartered Daily Harvest (DH) has raised $43 million in a Series B round of financing led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with significant participation from VMG Partners, to

GraceKennedy Plant in Jamaica Will Pack Frozen Vegetables GraceKennedy Plant in Jamaica Will Pack Frozen Vegetables
The GraceKennedy Group plans invest $1.85 million in plant and equipment to produce Grace and La Fe brand frozen and canned vegetables and fruits at a 60,000-square-foot facility leased from

Lamb Weston Ups Dividend, Plans Another Plant Expansion Lamb Weston Ups Dividend, Plans Another Plant Expansion
December 21 proved to be “daily double win” for present and future employees of Lamb Weston in Hermiston, Oregon, and shareholders from all parts as the Eagle, Idaho, USA-headquartered company

Peter Bensen Joins Lamb Weston Board of Directors Peter Bensen Joins Lamb Weston Board of Directors
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. has appointed Peter J. Bensen to its board of directors. The quick service restaurant industry veteran served as McDonald’s Corporation’s chief administrative officer

Greenyard Says it Has Financing to Make Dole Food Deal Greenyard Says it Has Financing to Make Dole Food Deal
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-based Greenyard NV confirmed on December 19 that it is in “advanced negotiations” to acquire Dole Food Co. The Westlake Village, California-headquartered fruit and

Sentinel Capital Adds Captain D's to Restaurant Portfolio Sentinel Capital Adds Captain D's to Restaurant Portfolio
The Nashville, Tennessee-headquartered Captain D’s seafood restaurant chain in the United States has been acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners. Terms of the deal, announced on December 18, were

#GetFried Fry Café Expands Operations in USA and Egypt #GetFried Fry Café Expands Operations in USA and Egypt
A relatively new quick-serve restaurant franchise that offers a variety of topped french fries and finger foods, doing business as #getfried Fry Café, is reporting steady growth throughout the

NFRA: Stop Wasting Food & Start Saving Money with Frozens NFRA: Stop Wasting Food & Start Saving Money with Frozens
Food waste is a mounting problem in the United States and around the world. In the USA, up to 40% of all food produced is believed to be discarded and as much as 20% of food purchased for

Indian Shrimp Exports Forecast to Almost Double by 2022 Indian Shrimp Exports Forecast to Almost Double by 2022
Shrimp exports from India are expected to nearly double in value to $7 billion within the next five years, according to analysis from CRISIL, the Mumbai-based credit ratings information services

Close Vote Assures Döner Kebab is Not ‘Goner Kebab’ in EU Close Vote Assures Döner Kebab is Not ‘Goner Kebab’ in EU
Kebab shop owners in Europe are rejoicing, as are devotees of shawarma and gyro pita pocket sandwiches and other dishes made from seasoned meat shaved from large inverted cones that turn slowly on

Paperboard’s Big Role Rolls on in Frozen Food Packaging Paperboard’s Big Role Rolls on in Frozen Food Packaging
In the 1940’s, tin containers were extremely popular as a means of preserving food for extended periods of time. However, given the fact that heavy rationing of tin plate was imposed during World War...

Nomad Foods Reprices and Increase Term Loan Facility Nomad Foods Reprices and Increase Term Loan Facility
Feltham, England-headquartered Nomad Foods Limited has announced that it will reprice its $610 million and €500 million term loan facilities. Closing is expected on December 20, subject to

Oetker Expands Bakery Range with Diversi Foods Purchase Oetker Expands Bakery Range with Diversi Foods Purchase
The Bielefeld, Germany-headquartered Oetker Group has acquired Diversi Foods NV, a Belgian producer of frozen baked goods including bread, rolls, puff pastry and snacks. The East Flanders-based

Stellar Basks in STAR Light After Receiving CMA Award Stellar Basks in STAR Light After Receiving CMA Award
Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services for food packing plants, refrigerated warehouses and other industrial sites worldwide, has

Kevin Holt Named CEO of Newly Formed Ahold Delhaize USA Kevin Holt Named CEO of Newly Formed Ahold Delhaize USA
Zaandam, the Netherlands-headquartered Ahold Delhaize has announced the creation of Ahold Delhaize USA, to be effective on January 1, 2018. It will be the parent company for all of Ahold Delhaize's

Speculation About Young’s Seafood Sale in UK Resurfaces Speculation About Young’s Seafood Sale in UK Resurfaces
Efforts to sell Young’s Seafood are again on the front burner, according the Press Association in the United Kingdom. It reported on December 11 that private equity owners of the Grimsby,

Dietitian Makes Case for Frozen and Canned Vegetables Dietitian Makes Case for Frozen and Canned Vegetables
Jennifer Arguelles, accredited practicing dietitian at Simplot Australia, addresses the so-called fresh vs. frozen vs. canned vegetables question in a feature report uploaded at the company’s

SuperValu Seals Deal to Buy Associated Grocers of Florida SuperValu Seals Deal to Buy Associated Grocers of Florida
Minneapolis, Minnesota-headquartered SuperValu has completed the purchase of Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc. (AG) in a transaction valued at approximately $193 million. This marks its second

Tyson Foods ‘Beefs’ Up Initial Investment in Beyond Meat Tyson Foods ‘Beefs’ Up Initial Investment in Beyond Meat
Tyson Foods, the USA’s largest meat company, has increased its stake in Beyond Meat, the El Segundo, California-based producer of plant-based protein made from peas, soy, beet juice and other

Report Speculates that Schwan’s May be Up for Sale Report Speculates that Schwan’s May be Up for Sale
Is Schwan’s Company on the block? According to a recent CNBC report, the Marshall, Minnesota, USA-headquartered frozen food giant has engaged Piper Jaffray to pursue the possibilities of a sale,

McCain Roastaurant Aims to Help Settle #greatroastdebate McCain Roastaurant Aims to Help Settle #greatroastdebate
Get them while they’re hot! McCain Foods in the United Kingdom is opening the doors to its own specialty restaurant to celebrate the diversity of one of the nation’s favorite meals. Located at the

Lineage Acquires US Growers Cold Storage PRWs in LA Area Lineage Acquires US Growers Cold Storage PRWs in LA Area
Lineage Logistics has purchased eight public refrigerated warehouses (PRW) from U.S. Growers Cold Storage, a Los Angeles-headquartered company that has been in business since 1950. Financial terms

NFIHooked.com Replaces Printed Foodservice Newsletter NFIHooked.com Replaces Printed Foodservice Newsletter
The McLean, Virginia, USA-headquartered National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has launched a new website, NFIHooked.com, that aims to keep professional chefs, culinarians and other members of the

C-Joy Inaugurates Largest Poultry Plant in Philippines C-Joy Inaugurates Largest Poultry Plant in Philippines
Cargill Joy Poultry Meats Production, Inc. (C-Joy), a joint venture between Cargill and Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), opened the biggest poultry packing facility in the Philippine islands on...

Americold Has Over 50% of PRW Capacity in Northern Utah Americold Has Over 50% of PRW Capacity in Northern Utah
Americold has officially opened the new addition to its public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Clearfield, Utah. The expansion adds in excess of 9.5 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled

Anne Risley Joins Clearwater Seafoods’ Surf Clam Fleet Anne Risley Joins Clearwater Seafoods’ Surf Clam Fleet
Clearwater Seafoods welcomed the Anne Risley into its fleet of clam harvesters on December 1 during an official ceremony at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This vessel further strengthens the

BFFF Announces Shortlist for Inaugural People Awards BFFF Announces Shortlist for Inaugural People Awards
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has shortlisted nominees for its upcoming People Awards, which will honor top talent in the United Kingdom’s £8.3 billion frozen food industry. Over 40

’Tis the Season to Shop Frozen Aisle for SeaPak Solutions ’Tis the Season to Shop Frozen Aisle for SeaPak Solutions
With the Christmas and New Year holiday season fast approaching, party planners in North America and elsewhere are putting together menus for dinner feasts. The folks at St. Simons Island,

Pacinelli Heads Schwan’s Private Label and Co-Packing Unit Pacinelli Heads Schwan’s Private Label and Co-Packing Unit
Schwan’s Company has launched Schwan’s Strategic Partner Solutions, a new division focused on growing the Marshall, Minnesota, USA-headquartered frozen food company’s private label and contract

Anderson, Indiana Site for New Interstate Warehousing PRW Anderson, Indiana Site for New Interstate Warehousing PRW
Interstate Warehousing, Inc. has broken ground in Anderson, Indiana, USA for construction of another public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in the Hoosier State. Phase I of the project is a

Thai Union on Exhibit in 40th Anniversary Celebration Thai Union on Exhibit in 40th Anniversary Celebration
Thai Union Group PCL celebrated its 40th anniversary with a two-day exhibition at Siam Paragon’s Royal Paragon Hall in Bangkok on November 28 and 29. An elaborate exhibit featuring the seafood...

Nissin to Fund China Market Expansion with Hong Kong IPO Nissin to Fund China Market Expansion with Hong Kong IPO
Nissin Foods Co Ltd announced on November 29 that it plans to raise as much as HK $1.13 billion (US $145 million) in an initial public offering floated on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The

Tim Nguyen Succeeds Brian King as New Chairman of IACSC Tim Nguyen Succeeds Brian King as New Chairman of IACSC
New officers and board members of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance

Lotte Confectionery Scoops Up Havmor Ice Cream in India Lotte Confectionery Scoops Up Havmor Ice Cream in India
Seoul, Korea-headquartered Lotte Confectionery has acquired Ahmedabad, India-based Havmor Ice Cream Limited for Rs 1,020 crore. The deal includes an assortment of over 160 products packed at two

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

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

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

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

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

Iceland Foods’ Store Count Rises to 900 in United Kingdom Iceland Foods’ Store Count Rises to 900 in United Kingdom
The Deeside, Wales-headquartered Iceland Group is now operating 900 supermarket outlets in the UK. The milestone was reached last week with the opening of the 53rd of its larger format stores doing

Harbor Seafood is Latest Addition to NFI’s Crab Council Harbor Seafood is Latest Addition to NFI’s Crab Council
Harbor Seafood has joined the McLean, Virginia, USA-headquartered National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council. The New Hyde Park, New York-based importer sources a wide variety of fishery

Construction Starts for New Henningsen PRW in Washington Construction Starts for New Henningsen PRW in Washington
Henningsen Cold Storage Co. has begun work to build a 5,000,000-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Grandview, Washington, to meet growing demand among customers in the Yakima Valley

China’s JD.com to Buy Over $1.2 Billion of US Beef, Pork China’s JD.com to Buy Over $1.2 Billion of US Beef, Pork
JD.com, China's largest retailer and e-commerce company, on November 8 participated in a signing ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, with the company entering agreements to...

Ajinomoto Seals Deal to Buy Labeyrie Traiteur Surgelés Ajinomoto Seals Deal to Buy Labeyrie Traiteur Surgelés
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. has finalized its purchase of Labeyrie Traiteur Surgelés S.A.S. (LTS), the Le Neubourg, France-based producer of frozen desserts and macarons, apéritifs (bite-size puff pastry),

Retail Realignment in USA Will be Hot Topic at PLMA Show Retail Realignment in USA Will be Hot Topic at PLMA Show
Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods Markets and the long-anticipated rollout of stores by German discounter Lidl are expected to set off far-reaching changes that will boost store brands

Open Blue Inaugurates Cobia Freezing Plant in Panama City Open Blue Inaugurates Cobia Freezing Plant in Panama City
Open Blue, the world’s largest open ocean fish farm operator and supplier of cobia (Rachycentron canadum), has opened a multi-million-dollar, value-added production facility enabling at-source

Mid Europa Buys Polish Frozen Food and Juice Maker Hortex Mid Europa Buys Polish Frozen Food and Juice Maker Hortex
Mid Europa Partners, a London-headquartered private equity fund focused on the growth markets of Central and Southeast Europe, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Hortex Group from Argan

PTTGC Joins Forces with Thai Union to Develop Packaging PTTGC Joins Forces with Thai Union to Develop Packaging
Thai Union Group PCL (TU) and PTT Global Chemical PCL (PTTGC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for and R&D partnership that will focus on the development of innovative and

Shrimp Remains USA’s Most Favorite Seafood Choice by Far Shrimp Remains USA’s Most Favorite Seafood Choice by Far
In 2016 Americans ate 14.9 pounds of seafood per capita, with shrimp once again leading the Top 10 list at 4.10 pounds. While a slight overall dip from 2015, the latest numbers actually highlight a...

Stellar Names Clint Pyle SVP/CFO; Scott Witt Joins Board Stellar Names Clint Pyle SVP/CFO; Scott Witt Joins Board
Clint Pyle has been promoted to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer of Stellar, a Jacksonville, Florida-headquartered firm specializing in concept-to-completion

Marine Harvest Posts All-time High Third Quarter Results Marine Harvest Posts All-time High Third Quarter Results
Bergen, Norway-headquartered Marine Harvest on November 1 reported operational EBIT of EUR 194 million in the third quarter of 2017, which is up from EUR 180 million generated during the

E. Frank Hopkins Seafood Company Joins NFI Crab Council E. Frank Hopkins Seafood Company Joins NFI Crab Council
The McLean, Virginia, USA-headquartered National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has added E. Frank Hopkins Seafood Co. as its newest member. The South Philadelphia wholesale distributor

USA Restaurant Performance Index Rises 0.5% in September USA Restaurant Performance Index Rises 0.5% in September
Driven by a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators in the United States for future business conditions, the Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a moderate gain in September.

Eggo Waffle Truck Rolls at Stranger Things Season Premiere Eggo Waffle Truck Rolls at Stranger Things Season Premiere
Stranger Things, the much-anticipated Netflix original series starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Finn Wolfhard, kicked off its second season on October 26 with an exclusive Hollywood premiere,...

Frozen Baked Goods Sales Rise for Lancaster Colony in Q1 Frozen Baked Goods Sales Rise for Lancaster Colony in Q1
Lancaster Colony Corp., whose frozen products include New York Brand Bakery garlic bread and Sister Schubert’s dinner rolls, reported a 2.6% gain in net sales to $298,916,000 during the first

NFRA Elects New Officers and Directors for 2017-18 Term NFRA Elects New Officers and Directors for 2017-18 Term
NFRA Chairman John FarmerJohn Farmer, sales director at Dairy Farmers of America, was elected as chairman of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) during its recently held

Cavendish Farms Inaugurates New Potato Storage Facility Cavendish Farms Inaugurates New Potato Storage Facility
Cavendish Farms has officially opened its new state-of-the-art potato storage facility in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, Canada. PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Canada Minister of Agriculture

UK Frozen Food Retail Market Value Hits Record £6 Billion UK Frozen Food Retail Market Value Hits Record £6 Billion
The frozen food retail sector in the United Kingdom has rung up a monumental £6 billion in sales for the first time ever, with value growing at 5.4% a year and growth registered across a number of

Pilgrim's to Close Poultry Processing Plant in Minnesota Pilgrim's to Close Poultry Processing Plant in Minnesota
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has announced that it will shutter its poultry processing operation in Luverne, Minnesota, on December 29. Closing the facility, which employs approximately 200 workers,

McCain Opens Specialty Line Expansion at Flagship Factory McCain Opens Specialty Line Expansion at Flagship Factory
McCain Foods (Canada) has officially opened its new $65 million state-of-the-art potato specialty production line, expanding the company's flagship potato processing facility in

Early 2018 Target Date for AW Appetizer Plant Opening Early 2018 Target Date for AW Appetizer Plant Opening
Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. (AW) has announced that its new frozen appetizer factory and R&D facility in Joplin, Missouri is expected to be operational by early 2018. Some $39 million is being

Reenan Heads Thai Union’s New Management Structure in EU Reenan Heads Thai Union’s New Management Structure in EU
Paul ReenanPaul Reenan, currently Thai Union’s head of Northern Europe Ambient, in charge of John West, King Oscar and Rugen Fisch operations, has been tapped to become regional president for

Sonoco Shows Larger Produce Packaging Line at PMA Expo Sonoco Shows Larger Produce Packaging Line at PMA Expo
Sonoco, one of the world’s largest diversified packaging companies, showcased its newly expanded produce packaging capabilities at the October 19-20 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Convention

Hilton Food Group to Finalize Purchase of Seachill Soon Hilton Food Group to Finalize Purchase of Seachill Soon
The Icelandic Group has announced the sale of its Grimsby, England-based subsidiary Icelandic Group UK, which conducts business as Seachill, to the Hilton Food Group for £84 million. The

Family, Friends, Partners Mourn Reinhold Stöver’s Passing Family, Friends, Partners Mourn Reinhold Stöver’s Passing
Reinhold Stöver, the founder of Agrarfrost GmbH & Co. KG, died after a long illness in Aldrup at the age of 79 on October 19, 2017. The farmer turned industrialist, who built Germany’s most

Construction Begins for Kloosterboer Coldstore in Lelystad Construction Begins for Kloosterboer Coldstore in Lelystad
The first pile was driven on October 18 to support the foundation of a new Kloosterboer refrigerated warehouse in Lelystad, the Netherlands. With McCain Foods as a primary customer, the fully

Lamb Weston Starts Up New French Fry Line in Washington Lamb Weston Starts Up New French Fry Line in Washington
Members of the Lamb Weston Holdings team met with community and civic leaders on October 16 to celebrate the completed expansion of the company’s potato processing operations in Richland,

Lucky Fries Mean Fine Potato Pleasure, Agrarfrost-style Lucky Fries Mean Fine Potato Pleasure, Agrarfrost-style
There were smiles all around at the spacious Agrarfrost stand during the recently held Anuga exhibition in Köln – both on the faces of friendly personnel on duty and upon the hefty Lucky Fries

Potato Passion Ever in Fashion at Agrarfrost Jubilee Bash Potato Passion Ever in Fashion at Agrarfrost Jubilee Bash
Appropriately in the shining presence of a ceremoniously golden marquee outside company headquarters in Aldrup, Germany’s largest producer of sustainably sourced deep-frozen potato products,

New Lutosa Managing Director Meets and Greets at Anuga New Lutosa Managing Director Meets and Greets at Anuga
The surf was up at the Lutosa stand during the just concluded Anuga trade fair in Köln, Germany, as the Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium-headquartered company introduced Surf Potatoes and a wave of other

Orca Bay Seafoods and Odyssey Foods Merge Operations Orca Bay Seafoods and Odyssey Foods Merge Operations
Orca Bay Seafoods, Inc. and Odyssey Foods have merged their sales and operations units into a single entity. Sealaska Corporation acquired a majority interest in Odyssey earlier this year, and

Crop’s Solidifies Polish Supply Line with Agram Purchase Crop’s Solidifies Polish Supply Line with Agram Purchase
Ooigem, Belgium-headquartered Crop’s has acquired Agram S.A., a Lublin, Poland-based producer of frozen vegetables and fruits. The two companies have had a cooperative business relationship since

Lamb Weston Posts Solid Results; Positive About Future Lamb Weston Posts Solid Results; Positive About Future
Lamb Weston reported impressive results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 during an earnings call on the morning of October 4. Sales increased 5% to $817 million and income from operations rose

New French Fry Factory in China Opts for TOMRA Equipment New French Fry Factory in China Opts for TOMRA Equipment
Joint venture partners Aviko and SnowValley Agricultural Group are investing significantly to boost the production of value added potato products in China, and TOMRA Sorting Food equipment will be an...

Anuga Frozen Food Spotlight Brightens Koelnmesse Hall 4 Anuga Frozen Food Spotlight Brightens Koelnmesse Hall 4
It will be a big weekend ahead for the world’s buyers, sellers and manufacturers of food products, as the October 7-11 Anuga exhibition kicks off in Köln on Saturday. Held biennially along the

Tiefkühl Star to Shine on German Frozen Food Industry Tiefkühl Star to Shine on German Frozen Food Industry
Tiefkühl Star 2017 Night will take place on October 9 during the Anuga food exhibition in Köln, Germany, preceded by a reception at 17:45 in the Congress Center East, Kristallsaal, between Halls 2

Construction Boom for Dutch Mushroom Specialist Scelta Construction Boom for Dutch Mushroom Specialist Scelta
Venlo, Holland-headquartered Scelta Mushrooms has announced that it is investing EUR 25 to 30 million to build four additional factories in the Netherlands to meet growing global demand for

NRA Restaurant Performance Index Declines Again in US NRA Restaurant Performance Index Declines Again in US
As a result of dampened sales and traffic levels and a mixed outlook for future business conditions in the United States, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant (NRA) Performance Index

AFFI Applauds Nutrition Facts Labeling Deadline Extension AFFI Applauds Nutrition Facts Labeling Deadline Extension
American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) President and CEO Alison Bodor has commended the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) for its decision to extend the compliance date for label changes to

Giorgio Foods to Shutter Frozen Production Operation Giorgio Foods to Shutter Frozen Production Operation
Temple, Pennsylvania, USA-headquartered Giorgio Foods, Inc. has announced that its frozen foods division in Maidencreek Township will be closed, with production ceasing in late December and

Yucaipa Reportedly Rejects Bid to Acquire Americold Yucaipa Reportedly Rejects Bid to Acquire Americold
Ron Burkle has turned down a $3 billion-plus binding offer for his Americold refrigerated warehouse business from Stephen Schwarzman’s Blackstone Group, according to the New York Post. The

Ter Beke Assumes Control of KK Fine Foods in UK Ter Beke Assumes Control of KK Fine Foods in UK
Waarschoot, Belgium-headquartered Ter Beke has acquired 90% of the shares of KK Fine Foods PLC, a Deeside, Flintshire, UK-based producer of frozen ready meals. The remaining 10% remains in the

Bühler Invests in Campus for Innovation and Applied R&D Bühler Invests in Campus for Innovation and Applied R&D
Bühler broke ground for construction of a CHF 50 million Innovation Campus in Uzwil, Switzerland, on September 25. Completion of the building is expected during the first quarter of 2019. The

Healthy Twist on Kid-Favorite Meals from Mom Made Foods Healthy Twist on Kid-Favorite Meals from Mom Made Foods
Mom Made Foods has introduced two frozen products with a twist – Buttered Noodles with Chicken Meatballs and Cheesy Noodles with Beef Meatballs. Weighing in at 170 and 198 grams, respectively, both

Shrimp Aquaculture Picks Up in Vietnam as Prices Rise Shrimp Aquaculture Picks Up in Vietnam as Prices Rise
Farmers in Ca Mau and Bac Lieu provinces in the southern tip of Vietnam are reportedly investing in shrimp aquaculture again, as prices have risen 20% to 30% since March. A kilo of shrimp has

Challenges Notwithstanding, Royal Greenland Charts Growth Challenges Notwithstanding, Royal Greenland Charts Growth
Business continues to fare well for Royal Greenland, as the Nuuk-headquartered seafood production company recently reported that revenues and profit are rising despite shipping challenges and

Gold Pan Entrepreneurial Award Goes to Bambino’s Founder Gold Pan Entrepreneurial Award Goes to Bambino’s Founder
Zoi Maroudas, chief executive officer and founder of Bambino’s Frozen Baby Food, has received the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Gold Pan Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for her company's

Ajinomoto Windsor Mobilizes to Feed Hurricane Victims Ajinomoto Windsor Mobilizes to Feed Hurricane Victims
Ajinomoto Windsor (AW) has had a strong connection to the Houston, Texas area since 2014, when it acquired Windsor Quality Holdings, a Houston-headquartered manufacturer of Asian, Mexican, Italian

Construction of New Cavendish Potato Plant About to Start Construction of New Cavendish Potato Plant About to Start
Cavendish Farms has entered the next phase in building a $360 million frozen potato processing plant following a ground breaking event attended by company and government officials at the

Foodservice Traffic Grows in Markets Outside USA in Q2 Foodservice Traffic Grows in Markets Outside USA in Q2
With the United States being the exception, foodservice markets around the world realized various degrees of visit growth in the quarter ending June this year, reports the NPD Group, a Chicago,

Norwegian Seafood Exports Grow by 7 Per Cent in August Norwegian Seafood Exports Grow by 7 Per Cent in August
August was a good month for Norwegian seafood exports, as 65,000 tons worth NOK 7.5 billion were shipped out of the country. Volume was 2 per cent higher, while export value increased by 7 per cent

Americold Building New Facility for Ocean Spray Craisins Americold Building New Facility for Ocean Spray Craisins
Americold has broken ground in Middleborough, Massachusetts, to construct a cold storage warehouse for long-time client Ocean Spray. The facility will support production requirements for its

Post Holdings to Acquire Bob Evans Farms for $1.5 Billion Post Holdings to Acquire Bob Evans Farms for $1.5 Billion
Saint Louis, Missouri-headquartered Post Holdings, Inc., a major player in North America’s ready-to-eat breakfast cereal market, announced on September 19 that it is buying New Albany, Ohio-based

China’s Yiguo.com, Global Aquaculture Alliance Sign MOU China’s Yiguo.com, Global Aquaculture Alliance Sign MOU
Yiguo.com and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during a ceremony in Shanghai on September 15, at which time the Chinese company announced it would

Indian Ice Cream Sales Value Grows at Double Digit Rate Indian Ice Cream Sales Value Grows at Double Digit Rate
How sweet it is! The ice cream business in India is one of the fastest expanding segments in the nation’s food processing industry, jumping from Rs 9,000 crore in value last year to Rs 12,000 crore

BFFF Appoints Judging Panel for People Awards Competition BFFF Appoints Judging Panel for People Awards Competition
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has announced the names of judges for its inaugural People Awards. The competition celebrates the achievements of professionals who go “above and beyond”

Heat and Control Opens Manufacturing Facility in India Heat and Control Opens Manufacturing Facility in India
Heat and Control has inaugurated a new food processing equipment factory in Mahindra World City, a purpose-built business hub situated approximately 65 kilometers from Chennai, India, and 35

Marlen Buys Unitherm, Extends Thermal Processing Reach Marlen Buys Unitherm, Extends Thermal Processing Reach
Marlen International, Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, and a subsidiary of Chicago-based Duravant LLC, recently purchased Unitherm Food

Paul Howell Now Managing Director of Anglia Crown in UK Paul Howell Now Managing Director of Anglia Crown in UK
Paul Howell, hired as commercial head of Anglia Crown in January, has been appointed as the Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom-headquartered company’s managing director. Officially assuming the helm

Florida Food Sector Deals with Hurricane Irma Aftermath Florida Food Sector Deals with Hurricane Irma Aftermath
The food industry continues to cope with power outages in parts of Florida following Hurricane Irma, which barreled through the state on Sunday, causing at least 22 deaths as well as massive wind

Oregon Potato Company Buys Inventure Foods Frozen Assets Oregon Potato Company Buys Inventure Foods Frozen Assets
Inventure Foods, Inc. announced on September 12 that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its frozen food business to Oregon Potato Company (OPC) for $50 million in cash. The transaction,

Pilgrim’s Pride Buys Moy Park from Parent Company JBS Pilgrim’s Pride Buys Moy Park from Parent Company JBS
Sao Paulo, Brazil-headquartered JBS SA has sold Moy Park, a major poultry and prepared foods supplier with operations in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, to its Greeley, Colorado, USA-based...

Blackstone Group Reportedly Makes Offer to Buy Americold Blackstone Group Reportedly Makes Offer to Buy Americold
The Blackstone Group, an international private equity company with over $370 billion in assets under a management team headed by Stephen Schwarzman, has made a $3 billion-plus binding offer to

With Frozens in Forefront, US Potato Exports Set Records With Frozens in Forefront, US Potato Exports Set Records
Frozen french fries dominated exports of United States potato products from July of 2016 to June of 2017, as the total value of all segment shipments achieved record sales value and volume of

Ardo and VLM Foods Join Forces in North American Market Ardo and VLM Foods Join Forces in North American Market
Ardooie, Belgium-headquartered Ardo NV has acquired a majority stake in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, Canada-based VLM Foods Inc., a marketer of processed foods in North America with sales of EUR

Bambino’s Outgrows ‘Crib,’ Opens Manufacturing Facility Bambino’s Outgrows ‘Crib,’ Opens Manufacturing Facility
Alaska Governor Bill Walker (center) and First Lady Donna Walker (right) are welcomed to the newly inaugurated Bambino’s Frozen Baby Food production facility in Anchorage by CEO Zoi...

JCS Fish Earns AA Rating from British Retail Consortium JCS Fish Earns AA Rating from British Retail Consortium
Grimsby, England salmon specialist JCS Fish has enhanced its British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification to the AA Grade standard – doubling up on its A Grade status obtained in 2016. All smiles

Smiles Pay the Bill for Diners at KPRO by KFC in China Smiles Pay the Bill for Diners at KPRO by KFC in China
Smile, you’re on “Smile to Pay” camera! Yum China’s recently opened KPRO by KFC restaurant in Hangzhou, the hometown of e-commerce giant Alibaba, integrated Alipay’s new facial recognition payment

Hurricane Harvey Relief Teams, Frozen Pizza Bring Comfort Hurricane Harvey Relief Teams, Frozen Pizza Bring Comfort
All Port Houston facilities remained closed on August 30, due to record flooding and other to weather-related havoc across southeast Texas and beyond spawned by Hurricane Harvey and the lingering

Martin Preferred Foods Copes with Houston Flood Havoc Martin Preferred Foods Copes with Houston Flood Havoc
For the first time in the 74-year history of the Martin Preferred Foods (MPF), weather conditions forced the closure of its Houston facilities on August 28 due to the catastrophic effects of

Frozen Shark Possession Nets Crew Jail Time, Stiff Fine Frozen Shark Possession Nets Crew Jail Time, Stiff Fine
A judge in Ecuador has jailed 20 Chinese crew members and imposed a $5.9 million fine after their ship, the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999, was found with 300 tons of frozen sharks and other marine products

Nomad Foods’ Q2 Revenues Rise 0.5%, Profits Advance 3.4% Nomad Foods’ Q2 Revenues Rise 0.5%, Profits Advance 3.4%
Nomad Foods’ sales for the second quarter ending on June 30, 2017, increased 0.5% to €458 million over the corresponding period the year before. Gross profit for the Feltham, England-headquartered

BFFF to India: Bolster Efforts to Stop Shrimp Import Ban BFFF to India: Bolster Efforts to Stop Shrimp Import Ban
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) is urging India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry to redouble efforts to prevent a ban of imports of Indian seafood exports by the European Union (EU),

Dawnfresh Chairman Gets Honorary Decree from Cranfield Dawnfresh Chairman Gets Honorary Decree from Cranfield
Alastair Salvesen, a well-known figure in the United Kingdom’s frozen seafood business recognised as a distinguished person with major influence in relevant subject areas, has been presented an

Young’s Seafood Appoints Tim Busby as New CFO Young’s Seafood Appoints Tim Busby as New CFO
Grimsby, England-headquartered Young’s Seafood Ltd. has announced that Tim Busby will come on board as chief financial officer effective January 2, 2018. He will succeed Malcolm Lofts, who will

Apex Frozen Foods IPO in India Yields Oversubscription Apex Frozen Foods IPO in India Yields Oversubscription
Wow, that was fast! The initial public offering of Apex Frozen Foods (AFF) shares was fully subscribed on the second day of bidding, August 23. The Andhra Pradesh, India-based company is an

GAA Recruits Greg Brown to Manage BAP Program Integrity GAA Recruits Greg Brown to Manage BAP Program Integrity
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has hired industry veteran Greg Brown to take on the role of program integrity manager for its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification

IRTA Elects New Chairman, Other Officers and Directors IRTA Elects New Chairman, Other Officers and Directors
New officers and directors of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) were announced during a board of directors meeting which took place during the Global Cold Chain Expo

Smithfield Investing in Distribution, Cold Storage in NC Smithfield Investing in Distribution, Cold Storage in NC
Smithfield Foods, Inc. plans to build a new distribution center and expand blast cell cold storage capabilities at its processing facility in Tar Heel, North Carolina, USA. Approximately $100

Discounter Lidl Now Seventh Largest UK Supermarket Chain Discounter Lidl Now Seventh Largest UK Supermarket Chain
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, covering a three-month period ending August 13, 2017, show Lidl has increased its market share to a new record high of 5.2% – up 0.7

New Plant in India Will Double Innovative Foods’ Output New Plant in India Will Double Innovative Foods’ Output
Kochi, Kerala-based Innovative Foods Ltd (IFL) has announced that it will expand output of frozen products by building a second factory in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. This will double

Great Grimsby’s Warm Welcome ‘Just Got Cooler’ Great Grimsby’s Warm Welcome ‘Just Got Cooler’
Following the successful launch of a frozen range of value-added retail seafood products, the Grimsby-based CoolBrand team has officially made its hometown even cooler.  Saucy Fish Co.’s

Conagra to Make Major Investment at Arkansas Factory Conagra to Make Major Investment at Arkansas Factory
Conagra Brands will spend $50 million over the next four years to expand and upgrade its frozen food plant in Russellville, Arkansas. The announcement was made during a recent Arkansas Valley

Access to Free Water Positively Affects Life in Zapote Access to Free Water Positively Affects Life in Zapote
The lives of more than 50 families living in Zapote, Puná Island, Ecuador, has changed for the better now that fresh water for drinking and other everyday activities is available free of charge,

Pinnacle Frozen Sales Up 2.5%; Q2 Dividend Rises 14% Pinnacle Frozen Sales Up 2.5%; Q2 Dividend Rises 14%
Pinnacle Foods has authorized a 14% hike in its quarterly cash dividend, payable on October 9 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 29. On an annualized basis, the

Tyson Foods to Expand Tennessee Poultry Processing Plant Tyson Foods to Expand Tennessee Poultry Processing Plant
Tyson Foods will invest $84 million as part of an expansion program at its poultry processing facility in Union City, Tennessee. The Springdale, Arkansas, USA-headquartered company announced on

Demone Back at Helm as High Liner Foods Chief Executive Demone Back at Helm as High Liner Foods Chief Executive
Chairman Henry Demone has resumed day-to-day command of High Liner Foods, succeeding Keith Decker who held the post of president and chief executive officer for the past two years. No reason was

Flagship to Build Frozen Food Warehouse in New Mexico Flagship to Build Frozen Food Warehouse in New Mexico
Flagship Food Group has announced that it will further expand its manufacturing and distribution capacity in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area by building a state-of-the-art, 76,000 square-foot

Schwan’s Gets into Shrimp Farming Business in Minnesota Schwan’s Gets into Shrimp Farming Business in Minnesota
Trū Shrimp, a unit of Ralco, and Schwan’s Company, a major frozen foods producer and marketer in the United States, have formed a strategic partnership to launch an in-land shrimp production

Partnership Announces McDonald’s Growth Plan for China Partnership Announces McDonald’s Growth Plan for China
Following completion of a strategic partnership agreement with CITIC Capital and the Carlyle Group, Oakbrook, Illinois, USA-headquartered McDonald's Corporation has unveiled plans to significantly

Newport Organization Acquires Crocker & Winsor Seafoods Newport Organization Acquires Crocker & Winsor Seafoods
The St. Petersburg, Florida-headquartered Newport Organization, parent company of Newport International, has purchased Crocker & Winsor Seafoods. The Needham, Massachusetts-based acquisition is

Jan Bouman Now Director at Hoogendijk Import Export Jan Bouman Now Director at Hoogendijk Import Export
Jan Bouman, former director of coldstores for Samskip Logistics in Rotterdam and general manager of Frigocare Rotterdam, has left the company to become director of Hoogendijk Import Export BV. The

UK Food and Drink Supply Chain Outlines Brexit Priorities UK Food and Drink Supply Chain Outlines Brexit Priorities
British Frozen Food Federation Chief Executive John Hyman has joined Food and Drink Federation Director General Ian Wright and 25 other trade association and council signatories to a joint letter

OSI Doubles Chicken Capacity at Toledo Plant in Spain OSI Doubles Chicken Capacity at Toledo Plant in Spain
OSI Food Solutions Spain has added a high capacity production line to its existing factory operation in Toledo, Spain. The €17 million investment has increased output capability of processed

New Product Orders Add Up to Solid Performance by TOMRA New Product Orders Add Up to Solid Performance by TOMRA
TOMRA Sorting Food has announced a positive six-month trading period since the start of 2017, thanks to the successful launch of three sorting platforms, new senior management appointments and the

Tyson Foods Posts 3Q17 Results, Anticipates Record Year Tyson Foods Posts 3Q17 Results, Anticipates Record Year
As Tyson Foods reported an increase in operating income and earnings for the third quarter, net income during that period fell approximately 8% to $447 million for the Springdale, Arkansas,...

Bonduelle Vegetable Sales Set Record; Frozen Up 11.7% Bonduelle Vegetable Sales Set Record; Frozen Up 11.7%
Revenues for Villeneuve d’Ascq, France-headquartered Bonduelle topped EUR 2 billion for the first time ever during the 2016-17 financial year spanning July 1-June 30. The EUR 2.288.1 billion sales

Thai Union Sales Rise, Net Profit Falls in Second Quarter Thai Union Sales Rise, Net Profit Falls in Second Quarter
The Thai Union Group has posted a 1.2 percent year-on-year sales increase for the second quarter of 2017 to THB 34,818 million, despite significant currency exchange fluctuations and variable

Sesotec Gears Up in Italy with New Managing Director Sesotec Gears Up in Italy with New Managing Director
Andrea Festelli, managing director of Sesotec operations in Italy since April, has been tasked with merging the Schönberg, Germany-headquartered company’s Sesotec Italy and Advanced Sorting

Henningsen’s New Coldstore in Oregon Open for Business Henningsen’s New Coldstore in Oregon Open for Business
Henningsen Cold Storage Co. has opened its second facility in Salem and fifth in the state of Oregon. Located on the Interstate Highway 5 corridor at the Mill Creek Corporate Center, the

Innate Second Generation Potato Gets Clearance in Canada Innate Second Generation Potato Gets Clearance in Canada
Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have completed the food, feed, and environmental safety assessments of the J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate® potatoes. The...

Van de Put Leaving McCain for Mondelēz; Koeune to Succeed Van de Put Leaving McCain for Mondelēz; Koeune to Succeed
After serving seven years as president and chief executive officer of McCain Foods, Dirk Van de Put is stepping down to assume the position of ceo at Mondelēz International. Max Koeune will replace

Ecuador Welcomes US Monitoring Program’s Shrimp Inclusion Ecuador Welcomes US Monitoring Program’s Shrimp Inclusion
While some shrimp exporters to the United States as well as importers are concerned about the potential commercial impact from the inclusion of shrimp in seafood traceability rules as part of the

Deprez Buys Out AIF, Increases Stakeholding in Greenyard Deprez Buys Out AIF, Increases Stakeholding in Greenyard
The Deprez family has boosted its ownership of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard from 45.3% to 49.3% following the purchase of Agri Investment Fund (AIF) shares on July 31.

Prof Works on Formula to Improve Frozen Lobster Quality Prof Works on Formula to Improve Frozen Lobster Quality
This year’s lobster fishing season is over in Atlantic Canada, but work continues for a chemistry professor at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonich, Nova Scotia, who is determined to improve

TI Building New Dick Cold Storage Facility in Ohio TI Building New Dick Cold Storage Facility in Ohio
Fort Wayne, Indiana-based refrigerated warehouse builder Tippmann Innovation (TI) joined members of the Dick Cold Storage team on July 27 to break ground on a new project in Columbus, Ohio. Upon

NFRA Announces 2017 Golden Penguin Awards Winners NFRA Announces 2017 Golden Penguin Awards Winners
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) in the United States has named the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2017 March Frozen Food Month promotion. The annual...

UberEATS and Chrissy Teigen Treats on McDelivery Day UberEATS and Chrissy Teigen Treats on McDelivery Day
From New York City to New Zealand and from Canada to the Netherlands, McDonald's has expanded McDelivery with UberEATS to 13 countries, including 3,500 restaurants in the United States in the past

British Frozen Food Retail Market Grows 3%, Says Kantar British Frozen Food Retail Market Grows 3%, Says Kantar
Retail sales statistics just released in the United Kingdom show that frozen food continues to excel with value growth across almost every category in the 52-week period ending on June 18,

CJ CheilJedang Breaks Ground for Food Plant in Vietnam CJ CheilJedang Breaks Ground for Food Plant in Vietnam
Seoul, South Korea-headquartered CJ CheilJedang Corp. has announced that it will invest 70 billion won (approximately US $63 million) to build a frozen and chilled food factory in Ho Chi Minh City,

Pizza-hungry Schwan’s Buys Better Baked and Drayton Foods Pizza-hungry Schwan’s Buys Better Baked and Drayton Foods
Bloomington, Minnesota-headquartered Schwan’s Company has acquired Better Baked Foods and Drayton Foods from NE Foods Inc. for an undisclosed price. The deal represents the second major transaction...

Saucy Charts AmazonFresh E-Commerce Route for Frozen Fish Saucy Charts AmazonFresh E-Commerce Route for Frozen Fish
The Saucy Fish Co. has secured another listing for its new frozen range in the United Kingdom, this time with e-commerce grocery delivery service AmazonFresh. Following the successful nationwide

Stavis Engages Zant to Boost US West Coast Distribution Stavis Engages Zant to Boost US West Coast Distribution
Stavis Seafoods, a Boston, Massachusetts-headquartered importer and first receiver of seafood, will enter into a primary wholesale distribution partnership with R.W. Zant Co., a major broadline

Kloosterboer Coldstore Network Expanding in Netherlands Kloosterboer Coldstore Network Expanding in Netherlands
International logistics service provider Kloosterboer has announced that it will build a fully automated high-bay coldstore featuring 40,000 pallet positions in the central Netherlands municipality

Alberta French Fry Plant Site of Latest McCain Expansion Alberta French Fry Plant Site of Latest McCain Expansion
McCain Foods Limited has announced plans to expand output at its factory in Coaldale, Alberta, Canada. This investment will bring additional production capacity to the frozen french fry

Tom Bené to Succeed Bill DeLaney as Sysco CEO in 2018 Tom Bené to Succeed Bill DeLaney as Sysco CEO in 2018
Sysco Corporation announced on July 18 that CEO Bill DeLaney will be succeeded by Tom Bené, currently president and chief operating officer. He will become president and as well as chief executive

OctoFrost Broadens Scope with Innotec Systems Takeover OctoFrost Broadens Scope with Innotec Systems Takeover
The Malmö, Sweden-headquartered OctoFrost Group has acquired Innotec Systems BV, a Werkendam, Netherlands-based manufacturer of customized industrial food processing machinery and lines for

Dawnfresh Trout Gets Royal Endorsement During Plant Tour Dawnfresh Trout Gets Royal Endorsement During Plant Tour
Trout from Scotland was given the Royal stamp of approval when the £3.1million expansion of the RR Spink & Sons facility in Arbroath was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. She was

New On-Terminal Reefer Service Area Opens in Charleston New On-Terminal Reefer Service Area Opens in Charleston
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has opened a new refrigerated container service area in the Port of Charleston, marking a $14 million investment to support increased shipments of frozen food

Central Foods Makes Grant Thornton Top 100 List Central Foods Makes Grant Thornton Top 100 List
Frozen food distributor Central Foods has been named as one of the best performing businesses in Northamptonshire, England. The firm, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, has earned

Baader is Main Supplier for Cermaq’s New Salmon Plant Baader is Main Supplier for Cermaq’s New Salmon Plant
Oslo-headquartered Cermaq, the second largest producer of farm-raised salmon in the world, is building a state-of-the-art processing complex at Storskjæret in Steigen, Norway, that will occupy

Thumbs Up for McCain Frozen Potato Plant Expansion in UK Thumbs Up for McCain Frozen Potato Plant Expansion in UK
It’s official. McCain Foods’ extensive plans to upgrade and expand its potato processing plant in Scarborough, England, have been approved by local government officials. The £100 million project

SORTEX Optical Sorter Does ‘Berry Good’ Job for Blåtand SORTEX Optical Sorter Does ‘Berry Good’ Job for Blåtand
Blåtand AB, a producer of frozen berries and jams for the industrial, catering and retail sectors, has installed Bühler’s SORTEX F optical sorter with PolarVision at its factory in Stöde, Sweden,

Claridge Sells Les Plats Du Chef to C.H. Guenther & Son Claridge Sells Les Plats Du Chef to C.H. Guenther & Son
C.H. Guenther & Son Inc. (CHG) of San Antonio, Texas, USA, has acquired Les Plats du Chef Inc. (PDC), a frozen food products maker based in Canada, from Montreal-headquartered private equity

Tyson Foods to Expand Pennsylvania Distribution Center Tyson Foods to Expand Pennsylvania Distribution Center
An investment of $59.7 million to expand Tyson Foods’ distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, is being made to improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth. The July 6

CP Foods Europe Buys Paulsen Food Service in Germany CP Foods Europe Buys Paulsen Food Service in Germany
Charoen Pokphand Foods Europe has acquired 95% of Hamburg, Germany-based Paulsen Food Service in a share purchase and cooperation agreement with Peter Paulsen Import-Export & Company

American Beef Again Competes for Slice of China Market American Beef Again Competes for Slice of China Market
United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined with US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad on June 30 to slice a Nebraska prime rib in a Beijing ceremony, formally marking the return of

All-American July 4th Cookout Costs Under $6 Per Person All-American July 4th Cookout Costs Under $6 Per Person
A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, prices out at slightly

AGRO Merchants Buys Poland Services Transport Logistyka AGRO Merchants Buys Poland Services Transport Logistyka
AGRO Merchants Group announced the purchase of Poland Services Transport Logistyka (PTSL) on July 3. The acquisition heralds a significant entry for the international cold storage and logistics

McCain Rolls with OFM to Bring Street Food to LACA Event McCain Rolls with OFM to Bring Street Food to LACA Event
Jon Knight, co-founder of Original Fry Up Material (OFM), will be cooking up school dinner classics with a street food twist, showcasing how McCain Foodservice frozen potato products can work well

Klaas Puul Shrimp Processing Plant Construction Begins Klaas Puul Shrimp Processing Plant Construction Begins
Klaas Puul BV is building the Netherlands’ largest shrimp production and storage complex in the heart of Volendam. The new facility will occupy 5,504 square meters and have capacity to annually

It’s Ice Cream Month in USA, Where Cold Treats are Hot It’s Ice Cream Month in USA, Where Cold Treats are Hot
People living in the United States indulge in ice cream more than any nation in the world, averaging a whopping 48 pints per person, per year. Ninety-eight percent of all American households purchase...

Win Chill Project Begins; WDS Facility Near Seattle Opens Win Chill Project Begins; WDS Facility Near Seattle Opens
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard attended the June 22 ground breaking ceremony for the first facility to be built in the new Foundation Park in Sioux Falls. The Win Chill refrigerated

Producers Address Fruit and Vegetable Issues in Brussels Producers Address Fruit and Vegetable Issues in Brussels
PROFEL, the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors, and Freshfel Europe, the European Fresh Produce Association, joined forces in Brussels at a conference held on June 20. Central

BAP Aquaculture Standards on Threshold of GSSI Approval BAP Aquaculture Standards on Threshold of GSSI Approval
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party aquaculture certification program is one step closer to becoming recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood

Resignation of SuperValu CFO Bruce Besanko Imminent Resignation of SuperValu CFO Bruce Besanko Imminent
Minneapolis, Minnesota-headquartered SuperValu has announced that Bruce Besanko will resign his positions as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer

Dirafrost Taps Chinese Social Media to Boost PRC Sales Dirafrost Taps Chinese Social Media to Boost PRC Sales
Dirafrost, the Herk-de-Stad, Belgium-based frozen fruit company, has shared details of a successful marketing effort with its distributor in China. Together they combined a digital campaign and a...

Citing Safety Concerns, US Halts Brazilian Beef Imports Citing Safety Concerns, US Halts Brazilian Beef Imports
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market. The ban

Lineage Buys Partner Logistics, Enters European Market Lineage Buys Partner Logistics, Enters European Market
Lineage Logistics has made its first acquisition outside of the United States with the purchase of Partner Logistics, a European refrigerated warehouse company that ranks as the world’s ninth

Chris Oliver New NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver New NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has appointed Chris Oliver to the position of assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries. He will oversee the federal agency responsible for commercial and

Huge Potential in China Retail Market for Alaska Salmon Huge Potential in China Retail Market for Alaska Salmon
Up until now, the grocery store market for imported salmon in China has largely been dominated by farm-raised product sourced from Norway. But wild product from Alaska is steadily entering the

Americold Welcomes Tim Hinckley to Executive Team Americold Welcomes Tim Hinckley to Executive Team
Americold announced on June 20 that Tim Hinckley has joined the Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered refrigerated warehouse company as an executive vice president and chief commercial officer. In

Major Expansion at Tyson Distribution Center in Georgia Major Expansion at Tyson Distribution Center in Georgia
Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its frozen and refrigerated products distribution center at the I-75 Business Park in Macon, Georgia, which currently serves retail and

Record SIAL China Attendance; Frozen Tuna Strikes Gold Record SIAL China Attendance; Frozen Tuna Strikes Gold
The figures are in for the SIAL China trade show which recently took place in Shanghai, confirming that a record number of visitors and exhibitors attended the three-day event. Altogether, 3,200

Will Amazon’s Food Business Appetite Extend to Grubhub? Will Amazon’s Food Business Appetite Extend to Grubhub?
Amazon's push into the food sector in North America could enter the restaurant pick-up and delivery realm if Wedbush analyst Aaron Turner is correct with his post-Whole Foods takeover analysis,

Grocers Brace for Impact as Amazon Swallows Whole Foods Grocers Brace for Impact as Amazon Swallows Whole Foods
Online commerce giant Amazon is poised to take over Whole Foods Market, Inc. in a $13.7 billion deal that will include net debt obligations of the Austin, Texas-headquartered retailer, which bills

KFC Prepares for Zinger Launch to Stratosphere and Back KFC Prepares for Zinger Launch to Stratosphere and Back
Ground Control to Colonel Sanders: “You’ve really made the grade. Commencing countdown. Spicy, crispy Zinger ready to boldly go where no chicken sandwich has gone before. Want fries with that?” An

Aldi Gears Up Expansion as Lidl Debuts in United States Aldi Gears Up Expansion as Lidl Debuts in United States
With newcomer Lidl poised to open doors at its first stores in the USA on June 15, well-established discount grocery chain and arch-rival Aldi has announced a $3.4 billion capital investment to

US, China Finalize Details to Send Beef Products to PRC US, China Finalize Details to Send Beef Products to PRC
As part of the United States-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11 by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration on June

Dry Weather Conditions in Europe Worry Vegetable Packers Dry Weather Conditions in Europe Worry Vegetable Packers
European processors of frozen, canned and dehydrated vegetables in major producing countries are very concerned about the impact of warm and dry weather conditions over this year’s spring and

Brussels Seafood Expo Organizer Reports Record Attendance Brussels Seafood Expo Organizer Reports Record Attendance
The 25th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, which took place April 25-27 in Brussels, Belgium, set record-breaking results to make it the largest ever event in terms of both

US Restaurant Traffic Holds Steady in Q1, Sales Edge Up US Restaurant Traffic Holds Steady in Q1, Sales Edge Up
The restaurant industry in the United States is an economic bellwether and the read for the first quarter of 2017 is steady as she goes, reports the NPD Group, a Chicago, Illinois-based global

Rauch to Headline GCCE Joint General Session in Chicago Rauch to Headline GCCE Joint General Session in Chicago
Doug Rauch, co-chief executive officer of Conscious Capitalism, will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Global Cold Chain Expo (GCCE) joint opening general session, which kicks off at 8:35 AM

A-Listers Join Daily Harvest Series A Investors Group A-Listers Join Daily Harvest Series A Investors Group
Oscar Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams have invested in Daily Harvest, a New York City-based company that distributes ready-to-blend premium

Nomad Foods CFO to Resign Post, But Stay as Board Member Nomad Foods CFO to Resign Post, But Stay as Board Member
Feltham, England-headquartered Nomad Foods Limited announced on June 7 that Chief Financial Officer Paul Kenyon will soon leave the company to accept an opportunity outside of the food industry. He

Vietnamese Importers Hungry for Indian Seafood Products Vietnamese Importers Hungry for Indian Seafood Products
India accounted for 25.7% of the US $508 million worth of fishery products imported by Vietnam during the first five months of 2017, according to figures from the Southeast Asian nation’s Ministry

Greenyard Reports Strong Y-o-Y Sales and REBITDA Growth Greenyard Reports Strong Y-o-Y Sales and REBITDA Growth
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard on June 6 reported that sales rose 7.1% to over EUR 4.249 billion year-on-year (Y-o-Y) for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2017. The positive...

US Foods Buys F. Christiana, Enhances Louisiana Service US Foods Buys F. Christiana, Enhances Louisiana Service
Rosemont, Illinois-headquartered US Foods has announced that it is acquiring F. Christiana, a broadline distributor of food and food-related products concentrating on center-of-the-plate categories

ITC MasterChef Targets Frozen Food Home Market in India ITC MasterChef Targets Frozen Food Home Market in India
Kolkata, West Bengal, India-headquartered ITC Limited, a diversified consumer goods company that has been engaged in the frozen seafood export business since 1971, is now sharpening its focus on the

Greenpeace Salutes Thai Union’s Sustainability Promotion Greenpeace Salutes Thai Union’s Sustainability Promotion
Thai Union Group PCL welcomed members from Greenpeace to its headquarters in Bangkok on June 2 to accept an award and petition reaffirming its role as a leader for positive change in the seafood

Florentina to Build New Frozen Food Manufacturing Plant Florentina to Build New Frozen Food Manufacturing Plant
North York, Ontario-based Florentina Foods Ltd. has purchased a 4.076-acre parcel of land in Orangeville to build a new factory. The Canadian co-packer of private label ready meals and other frozen

CJ CheilJedang Buys Russian Frozen Food Company CJ CheilJedang Buys Russian Frozen Food Company
Seoul, South Korea-headquartered CJ CheilJedang Corp. on June 1 announced the purchase of Ravioli OOO, a Russian frozen food maker based in St. Petersburg, for 30 billion won (approximately US

Is Conagra-Pinnacle Deal Off Table, or On Back Burner? Is Conagra-Pinnacle Deal Off Table, or On Back Burner?
Pinnacle Foods (PF) shares rose by 7.1% in value on May 31, as Reuters reported that Conagra Brands (CAG) approached the Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-based company with a buyout proposal. Credit

Schwan’s Company to Acquire MaMa Rosa’s Pizza Business Schwan’s Company to Acquire MaMa Rosa’s Pizza Business
Schwan’s Company, a Bloomington, Minnesota, USA-headquartered frozen food producer and marketer, announced on June 1 that it has agreed to purchase MaMa Rosa’s Pizza LLC from HGGC. Terms of the

Sanford Posts Stronger Net Profit as Seafood Sales Rise Sanford Posts Stronger Net Profit as Seafood Sales Rise
Sanford Limited has generated a 25% increase in net profit after tax to $19 million for the six-month period that ended on March 31, 2017, compared to the same timeframe during the prior year. The

Red Baron Grounds High-Flyer to Make Room for Baroness Red Baron Grounds High-Flyer to Make Room for Baroness
After more than 40 years on the job, Red Baron frozen pizza’s iconic male brand character, the Red Baron, has been grounded. The Bloomington, Minnesota, USA-based Schwan’s Company unit’s PR and...

Washington Fines Sushi Restaurants for Fish Mislabeling Washington Fines Sushi Restaurants for Fish Mislabeling
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has ordered two restaurants in the northwestern state to cease mislabeling fish in sushi and pay costs and fees associated with uncovering the deceptive

High Liner Foods Finalizes Rubicon Resources Acquisition High Liner Foods Finalizes Rubicon Resources Acquisition
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada-headquartered High Liner Foods announced on May 30 that it has sealed the deal to purchase of Rubicon Resources, LLC. "We are very pleased to have completed the

Muscat Municipality Refutes Frozen Cat Meat Fake News Muscat Municipality Refutes Frozen Cat Meat Fake News
Muscat Municipality officials have moved quickly to quash rumors that frozen cat meat was found at a foodservice establishment in Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Oman. The fake news reports were circulated on

Nomad Foods Proclaims Strong Start, Though Q1 Sales Fall Nomad Foods Proclaims Strong Start, Though Q1 Sales Fall
While Feltham, England-headquartered Nomad Foods posted organic revenue growth of 1.1% for the first quarter that ended on March 31, overall sales decreased 2.9% to €531 million. Reported profit

Elemental Profiling Traces Origin of Farm Raised Shrimp Elemental Profiling Traces Origin of Farm Raised Shrimp
A new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report finds that farmed shrimp can be traced back to countries of origin with more than 98 percent confidence through a process known as elemental profiling. With

MuscleFood Pumps Up Frozen Fare with Asian Chicken Pots MuscleFood Pumps Up Frozen Fare with Asian Chicken Pots
Muscle Foods Limited, the Nottingham, England-based marketer of healthy-living and sports nutrition products, is debuting a frozen line of seven high protein Asian-style, chicken-based ready meals

Red’s Inaugurates Mexican Foods Factory in South Dakota Red’s Inaugurates Mexican Foods Factory in South Dakota
Red’s Natural Foods, a Franklin, Tennessee-headquartered marketer of frozen Mexican food products, has announced the grand opening of its first manufacturing facility in North Sioux City, South

Young’s Seafood Reports Strong Sales Performance in Q2 Young’s Seafood Reports Strong Sales Performance in Q2
Grimsby, England-headquartered Young’s Seafood posted solid sales results in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 that ended on April 1, ringing up revenues of £131.6 million compared with £128.8

Al Kabeer Opens Frozen Food Factory in Saudi Arabia Al Kabeer Opens Frozen Food Factory in Saudi Arabia
The Dubai, UAE-headquartered Al Kabeer Group opened its first frozen food plant in Saudi Arabia on May 16. The state-of-the art 44,923-square-meter facility in Rabigh’s King Abdulla Economic City

EU Rejection of Indian Seafood Imports in Decline EU Rejection of Indian Seafood Imports in Decline
Rejections of Indian seafood imports by European Union (EU) inspectors have been decreasing steadily, according to a report in the Financial Times. What is significant, said the dispatch, is that

Central Foods Frozen Product Line is 100% Trans Fat Free Central Foods Frozen Product Line is 100% Trans Fat Free
British frozen food distributor Central Foods has confirmed that it’s a “trans fats free” zone. The issue of trans fatty acids, or artificial trans fats, has been high on the health agenda in

Norwegian Seafood Exports Slip in April; YTD Value Rises Norwegian Seafood Exports Slip in April; YTD Value Rises
Norway exported 151,000 tons of seafood valued at NOK 6.8 billion in April. Volume was down by 23 per cent and export value declined by 7 per cent, or NOK 529 million, compared with April of 2016.

Thai Union Tops in Asia’s Best Managed Companies Poll Thai Union Tops in Asia’s Best Managed Companies Poll
Thai Union Group PCL has placed first in six categories in the 17th annual Asia’s Best Managed Companies survey conducted by Hong Kong-based FinanceAsia. This is the second year in a row that it

Frozens Advance to SIAL China Innovation Final Round Frozens Advance to SIAL China Innovation Final Round
Sapmer Sashimi Tuna Fillet, which may be served raw as well as cooked, is one of four frozen products among 10 finalists competing for SIAL China Innovation 2017 awards. Gold, silver and bronze

Green Light for Genetically Engineered Potatoes in Maine Green Light for Genetically Engineered Potatoes in Maine
The Maine Board of Pesticides Control on May 12 unanimously approved the registration of three varieties of second generation bioengineered Innate® potatoes developed by J.R. Simplot Co. According

Private Label Trade Show Kicks Off May 16 in Amsterdam Private Label Trade Show Kicks Off May 16 in Amsterdam
“Helping Consumers” is the focus of the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s (PLMA) two-day “World of Private Label” show, which runs from May 16-17 at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam.

US Seals Beef Trade Deal with China, Chicken Next on Menu US Seals Beef Trade Deal with China, Chicken Next on Menu
Sonny Perdue, US Secretary of Agriculture US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has hailed the agreement between the United States and China on several key trade issues, most notably the return

Frigomundo Coldstore Solar Panel System Nears Completion Frigomundo Coldstore Solar Panel System Nears Completion
Installation of the largest solar panel configuration atop a refrigerated warehouse complex in the Netherlands is almost complete. Zoeterwoude, South Holland-based Frigomundo Coldstore’s

WFLO’s New Board Chairman is Congebec’s Nick Pedneault WFLO’s New Board Chairman is Congebec’s Nick Pedneault
Nick Pedneault, president of Congebec Logistics, Québec City, Québec, Canada, has been named the 2017-18 chairman of the World Food Logistics Organization’s (WFLO) board of governors. He assumed

High Liner Buys Rubicon; Posts First Quarter Sales Slide High Liner Buys Rubicon; Posts First Quarter Sales Slide
  High Liner Foods announced on May 10 that it has signed a definitive agreement to buy all the assets Rubicon Resources, a Culiver City, California, USA-headquartered importer of frozen shrimp

IARW Elects New Slate of Officers and Board Members IARW Elects New Slate of Officers and Board Members
David O’Brien, managing director of Doboy Cold Stores, Hemmant, Queensland, Australia, is the 2017-18 chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses’ (IARW) board of

McCain Foods Plans Major Expansion of Idaho Potato Plant McCain Foods Plans Major Expansion of Idaho Potato Plant
Lisle, Illinois-headquartered McCain Foods USA will boost production capacity for frozen french fries in North America at its factory in Burley, Idaho. Capital investments to support the expansion

Frozen and Fresh Produce Conference Set for Brussels Frozen and Fresh Produce Conference Set for Brussels
PROFEL, the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors, and Freshfel, the European Fresh Produce Association, will join forces in holding their first cross-sector conference on June

FRoSTA Seals Deal to Buy Three Frozen Brands from Nestlé FRoSTA Seals Deal to Buy Three Frozen Brands from Nestlé
Nestlé Italiana S.p.A. has reached an agreement with FRoSTA for the sale of its La Valle Degli Orti, Mare Fresco and Surgela frozen vegetable, seafood, pizza and pasta brands for an undisclosed

Nomad Foods Closes Refinancing Transaction Nomad Foods Closes Refinancing Transaction
Nomad Foods Limited on May 3 announced the completion of a private offering of a €400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.250% senior secured notes due in

Nomad Foods, Sanderson Farms to Present at Investor Forum Nomad Foods, Sanderson Farms to Present at Investor Forum
Nomad Foods Limited and Sanderson Farms, Inc. are among the frozen food companies scheduled to participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum in New York City on May 9. Paul Kenyon and

Ajinomoto to Build Frozen Appetizer Factory in Missouri Ajinomoto to Build Frozen Appetizer Factory in Missouri
Ajinomoto Windsor (AW) has announced that it will invest $39 million to build a frozen appetizer production facility in Joplin, Missouri, not far from an existing plant in Carthage. More than 200

Key Technology to Supply Sorters for Lutosa Potato Line Key Technology to Supply Sorters for Lutosa Potato Line
Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium-headquartered Lutosa, a subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited, has commissioned Key Technology to equip a new production line at its flagship factory with VERYX digital

Pinnacle Posts Positive Results, as Frozen Sales Dip 2.9% Pinnacle Posts Positive Results, as Frozen Sales Dip 2.9%
Pinnacle Foods Inc. has reported results for the first quarter ended March 26, 2017, during which time net sales increased 1.6% versus year-ago receipts, despite the unfavorable impact of

Preferred Freezer Services Ready to Roll Again at Indy Preferred Freezer Services Ready to Roll Again at Indy
The engines are revving hot at Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), as the world’s fourth-largest operator of cold storage warehouses gears up for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.

Gluten-free Foods in Focus During Coeliac Awareness Week Gluten-free Foods in Focus During Coeliac Awareness Week
With demand for gluten-free products continuing to soar, frozen food distributor Central Foods has calculated that if all the 12-inch gluten-free pizza bases it sold in the last year were laid end

Lamb Weston/Meijer Acquires Oerlemans Potato Division Lamb Weston/Meijer Acquires Oerlemans Potato Division
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced on April 26 that its European joint venture, Kruiningen, Holland-headquartered Lamb-Weston/Meijer v.o.f., has signed an agreement to buy the potato division of

Interpack Set to Meet and Greet Food Packaging Leaders Interpack Set to Meet and Greet Food Packaging Leaders
Interpack 2017 will be packed with more exhibitors than ever in its 55-year history, as the week-long international packaging and processing show is set to kick off on May 4 at the Düsseldorf

Tyson to Buy AdvancePierre, Aims to Part with Sara Lee Tyson to Buy AdvancePierre, Aims to Part with Sara Lee
Tyson Foods, Inc. and AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Springdale, Arkansas, USA-headquartered Tyson will launch a...

Lidl Keynoter Addresses Sustainability at Seafood Forum Lidl Keynoter Addresses Sustainability at Seafood Forum
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) hosted their annual Seafood Futures Forum at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels on April 27. It provided an

Heat and Control Gets Ready to Roll at Interpack Show Heat and Control Gets Ready to Roll at Interpack Show
The recently launched FastBack 260E G3 cartridge system, integrated Spray Dynamics ‘Slurry On Demand’ continuous mixing and WeighBack systems will be in high profile at Heat and Control Stand D03

Conagra Names Barry Calpino Innovation Vice President Conagra Names Barry Calpino Innovation Vice President
Barry Calpino has joined Conagra Brands, Inc. as vice president of innovation. He will report to Darren Serrao, chief growth officer of the Chicago, Illinois-headquartered diversified foods company

Royal Greenland Posts Record Profit, Expands Platform Royal Greenland Posts Record Profit, Expands Platform
Frozen seafood and fishing company Royal Greenland achieved record earnings of DKK 335 million before tax while generating sales of more than DKK 7 billion during the recent 15-month period

Key Cleaning Line Bears Fruit at Emblème Canneberge Plant Key Cleaning Line Bears Fruit at Emblème Canneberge Plant
Emblème Canneberge was started in 2016 by several Canadian growers to add value by offering frozen cranberries of exceptional quality. When equipping their world-class production facility, they

Brussels Welcomes Largest Global Seafood Exposition Ever Brussels Welcomes Largest Global Seafood Exposition Ever
Thousands of buyers and sellers of fish and seafood are set to meet, greet and eat in Brussels from April 25-27 as the 25th running of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global (formerly known

Chef Robyn Keeps on Truckin' at Sea Delight’s SEG Stand Chef Robyn Keeps on Truckin' at Sea Delight’s SEG Stand
Sea Delight will feature celebrity Chef Robyn Almodovar preparing dishes from responsibly sourced seafood products showcased at the Miami, Florida-based company’s booth during Seafood Expo

MAPAMA Organizes Major Spanish Seafood Presence at SEG MAPAMA Organizes Major Spanish Seafood Presence at SEG
“Discover our Fisheries: Competitive and Sustainable” will be the slogan of the MAPAMA Pavilion in Hall 7, where 22 Spanish companies will hold forth during the April 25-27 Seafood Expo Global

Turkish Seafood Sector in High Profile at Brussels Fair Turkish Seafood Sector in High Profile at Brussels Fair
Leading companies from the Turkish seafood industry attending Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels will exhibit products at Booths 2101, 2201 and 2301, organized by the

IARW-WFLO Convention Serves up Lots of Food for Thought IARW-WFLO Convention Serves up Lots of Food for Thought
Following insightful presentations by Todd Hale, former Nielsen Co. vice president, and Stephen Moore, Heritage Foundation distinguished visiting fellow, during the first two days of the IARW-WFLO...

Bonduelle to Boost Frozen Vegetable Output in New York Bonduelle to Boost Frozen Vegetable Output in New York
Bonduelle USA has announced that it will invest $20 million to expand frozen vegetable production capacity at three plants in upstate New York acquired from Siloam Springs, Arkansas-based Allen’s,

Ice Cream a Sweet Spot in Unilever First Quarter Results Ice Cream a Sweet Spot in Unilever First Quarter Results
Ice cream sales scored solid results for Unilever during the first quarter of 2017, as the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant saw overall turnover increase 6.1% to €13.3 billion, including a positive

Schwan's Celebrates 65 Years in Frozen Food Business Schwan's Celebrates 65 Years in Frozen Food Business
In the United States, 65 is generally the retirement age for those who have spent most of their adult lifetimes laboring in the nation’s workforce. At Schwan’s Company, reaching the milestone

Pfaff Appointment Adds Muscle to tna’s Processing Arm Pfaff Appointment Adds Muscle to tna’s Processing Arm
Sydney, Australia-headquartered food processing and packaging equipment supplier tna has named Carel Pfaff as group product manager in charge of the company’s processing portfolio, which includes

Thai Union CEO’s London Marathon Run to Benefit WWF-UK Thai Union CEO’s London Marathon Run to Benefit WWF-UK
As part of his personal commitment to improving long-term sustainability of the oceans, Thiraphong Chansiri, avid runner and chief executive officer of Thai Union Group PCL, aims to go the distance

Snowbird Foods Appoints Helen Swan Commercial Director Snowbird Foods Appoints Helen Swan Commercial Director
Helen Swan has been named commercial director of Enfield, Middlesex, England-based Snowbird Foods Ltd. She will serve with joint managing directors Albert McGovern and Philip Paul on a three-person

Americold Ups San Antonio Capacity with Second Coldstore Americold Ups San Antonio Capacity with Second Coldstore
Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered Americold has purchased a second cold storage warehouse in San Antonio, Texas, for an undisclosed price. Operated as a food distribution center, the building is

Hain Celestial Announces Rosetto Foods Joint Venture Hain Celestial Announces Rosetto Foods Joint Venture
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a Lake Success, New York-headquartered organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India, has established Rosetto Foods LLC, a

Aviko’s Quirky Skinny Fries Join ‘I Love Ras Original’ Aviko’s Quirky Skinny Fries Join ‘I Love Ras Original’
Steenderen, Holland-headquartered Aviko, a unit of Royal Consun, has extended its Ras range of frozen french fries with the debut of Skinny Fries. Promoted as the thinnest fries available in its

Cambay Tiger Launches Fish Diet Fitness Packs in India Cambay Tiger Launches Fish Diet Fitness Packs in India
West Coast Frozen Foods has introduced Fitness Packs featuring salmon, red snapper, tuna, tilapia and surmai (king mackerel) under its Cambay Tiger brand name. The Mumbai, India-headquartered

Thai Union Launching Qfresh Seafood Brand in Home Market Thai Union Launching Qfresh Seafood Brand in Home Market
Bangkok-headquartered Thai Union Group Plc (TU) is introducing a new frozen seafood brand called Qfresh to the domestic market. The announcement came during press conference in which Rittirong

McCain Foods Posts 2.71% Rise in United Kingdom Revenues McCain Foods Posts 2.71% Rise in United Kingdom Revenues
Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK-headquartered McCain Foods GB has reportedly posted before-tax profits of £63.8 million for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2016. Year-on-year sales for the

Lamb Weston’s Q3 Sales and Profit Up, Net Income Down Lamb Weston’s Q3 Sales and Profit Up, Net Income Down
Eagle, Idaho, USA-headquartered Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. has reported a net sales gain of 5% to $768.5 million for the 2017 third quarter, which ended on February 26. Income increased by 14% to

Early Potato Crop Planting Now Underway in Germany Early Potato Crop Planting Now Underway in Germany
Planting early varieties of the 2017 potato crop in Europe started last week under good conditions in the Rhineland region of Western Germany, reported Jan Willem Peters of Aviko Potato. The Dronten,...

SuperValu to Acquire Unified Grocers in United States SuperValu to Acquire Unified Grocers in United States
Eden Prairie, Minnesota-headquartered SuperValu Inc. announced on April 10 that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to purchase Commerce, California-based Unified Grocers. The

FRoSTA Mulls Buying Nestlé’s Frozen Food Assets in Italy FRoSTA Mulls Buying Nestlé’s Frozen Food Assets in Italy
Bremerhaven, Germany-headquartered FRoSTA AG is engaged in negotiations to buy Nestlé’s La Valle Degli Orti, Mare Fresco and Surgela frozen food brands in Italy. In a statement issued on April 10,

KDF Seeks IPO Cash and 50% of Vietnam Ice Cream Market KDF Seeks IPO Cash and 50% of Vietnam Ice Cream Market
The Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-headquartered Kido Group aims to list its Kido Frozen Foods (KDF) unit on the UPCoM Index of the Hanoi Stock Exchange after completion of an initial public offering

KFC to Eliminate Antibiotics in US Chicken Supply Chain KFC to Eliminate Antibiotics in US Chicken Supply Chain
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has announced that all chicken it purchases in the United States will be raised without antibiotics important to human medicine by the end of 2018. According to a

Aldi Recalls Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas in USA Aldi Recalls Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas in USA
The Batavia, Illinois-headquartered Aldi retail grocery chain in the United States has voluntarily recalled frozen Season’s Choice Sweet Peas. It immediately removed 16-ounce bags of the product

Update on Maersk Pembroke Disability and Cargo Delay Update on Maersk Pembroke Disability and Cargo Delay
Maersk Line reported on April 5 that the vessel Maersk Pembroke, operating the company’s Canada Atlantic Express service, lost main engine power en route from Antwerp, Belgium, to Montreal, Quebec,

RBI to Expand Burger King Reach in Sub-Saharan Africa RBI to Expand Burger King Reach in Sub-Saharan Africa
Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) announced on April 4 that Burger King Europe GmbH (BKE) has closed a multi-country development agreement in sub-Saharan Africa with Servair S.A. to lead

Strong Growth for Lidl, Aldi and Iceland Chains in UK Strong Growth for Lidl, Aldi and Iceland Chains in UK
The latest United Kingdom grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published on April 4 for the 12 weeks ending on March 26, 2017, show supermarket sales increased in value by 1.4%

Guatemala to Remove Tariffs on US Chicken Imports Guatemala to Remove Tariffs on US Chicken Imports
The government of Guatemala has agreed to lift all import tariffs on bone-in chicken parts imported from the United States. According to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), this comes

Sealaska to Acquire Majority Ownership of Odyssey Sealaska to Acquire Majority Ownership of Odyssey
Sealaska Corporation has announced that it is in the process of buying a majority interest in Odyssey, a Seattle, Washington-based producer and marketer of value-added frozen seafood under several

Nomad Posts Sales Declines; Eyes US and Non-Frozen Sector Nomad Posts Sales Declines; Eyes US and Non-Frozen Sector
Feltham, England-headquartered Nomad Foods, parent company of Birds Eye, Iglo and Findus frozen food brands distributed throughout Europe, on March 30 reported a 2% decline in gross profit at €135.9...

American Shrimp Processors Laud Trump’s Executive Action American Shrimp Processors Laud Trump’s Executive Action
“We are very pleased that President Donald Trump has taken major action today to strengthen US trade enforcement,” said Dr. David Veal, executive director of the American Shrimp Processors

AquaChile Now on Board with NFI Salmon Marketing Team AquaChile Now on Board with NFI Salmon Marketing Team
AquaChile has joined the McLean, Virginia, USA-headquartered National Fishery Institute’s (NFI) Salmon Council as its newest member. The aquaculture company produces Atlantic and Pacific salmon,

Is an IPO in Future for French Frozen Food Chain Picard? Is an IPO in Future for French Frozen Food Chain Picard?
Rothschild & Co has been engaged to review strategic options, including the possible sale, of Fontainebleau, France-headquartered Picard Surgelés, according to a Reuters report. The frozen food

FRoSTA Posts Solid 2016 Results, Driven by Brand Sales FRoSTA Posts Solid 2016 Results, Driven by Brand Sales
Bremerhaven, Germany-headquartered frozen food producer FRoSTA AG recently reported annual sales of EUR 446 million for 2016, up by 5.9% over the previous year. Consolidated net profits amounted to

Rising Frozen Food Demand in Japan Hikes Nichirei Profit Rising Frozen Food Demand in Japan Hikes Nichirei Profit
The operating profit of Tokyo-headquartered Nichirei Corporation is expected to soar by approximately 40% to 30 billion yen ($271 million) in the current fiscal year ending on March 31, according

Nova Scotia Seafood Brand Enhances Positive Export Image Nova Scotia Seafood Brand Enhances Positive Export Image
The nautically inspired Nova Scotia Seafood flag was flying high during Seafood Expo North America in Boston, where Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell introduced the 45°N 63°W brand

Frozen Fries Lead Way in Belgian Processed Potato Sector Frozen Fries Lead Way in Belgian Processed Potato Sector
The Belgian potato processing industry scored a record year in 2016, reports Belgapom, the Berlare-based trade association that represents the nation’s value-added potato packers and traders....

Inventure Sells Fresh Frozen Foods to Pictsweet Company Inventure Sells Fresh Frozen Foods to Pictsweet Company
Inventure Foods, Inc. has sold its Fresh Frozen Foods unit to The Pictsweet Company, a family-owned grower and processor of frozen vegetables, for approximately $23.7 million. The transaction is

US Frozen Food Hall of Fame Inducts Three More Members US Frozen Food Hall of Fame Inducts Three More Members
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) recently saluted three industry leaders as recipients of the prestigious Frozen Food

Henningsen’s Portland Coldstore Earns SQF Certification Henningsen’s Portland Coldstore Earns SQF Certification
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GAA Organizes to Reduce SRS in Farmed Salmon In Chile GAA Organizes to Reduce SRS in Farmed Salmon In Chile
Together with Multiexport Foods S.A., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui Tokyo) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is spearheading an initiative in

Chuck Marble is New President of Stavis Seafoods Chuck Marble is New President of Stavis Seafoods
Stavis Seafoods, a Boston, Massachusetts-headquartered importer and first receiver of frozen and fresh seafood, has named veteran Charles “Chuck” Marble as its new president. The former chief

Greenyard Announces Start of Share Buyback Program Greenyard Announces Start of Share Buyback Program
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard, which trades as GREEN on the Euronext Brussels Stock Exchange, has initiated a buyback program that could see up to 1,750,000 shares

Stavis Seafoods Names Brandii Holmdahl Quality Director Stavis Seafoods Names Brandii Holmdahl Quality Director
Boston, Massachusetts-headquartered Stavis Seafoods has hired Brandii Holmdahl as its new director of quality. She comes to the company with more than 20 years of seafood industry experience,

Thai Union Aids Indonesian Fishery Improvement Projects Thai Union Aids Indonesian Fishery Improvement Projects
Bangkok-headquartered Thai Union Group announced on March 14 that it is channeling US $50,000 to fishery improvement projects (FIPs) in East Indonesia. The donation is in line with the seafood

McCain to Make Major Investment in Upgrading UK Plant McCain to Make Major Investment in Upgrading UK Plant
McCain Foods has unveiled plans to invest £100 million in modernizing its potato processing plant in Scarborough, England. The news has been well received by workers and the community, as less than

Seafood Expo North America Promises Biggest Show Ever Seafood Expo North America Promises Biggest Show Ever
Diversified Communications, organizer of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, has announced that this year’s trade fair, to be held March 19-21 at the Boston Convention

Fresh-Frozen vs. Fresh Among Hot Topics at SENA Conference Fresh-Frozen vs. Fresh Among Hot Topics at SENA Conference
While the main event during the March 19-21 Seafood Expo North America (SENA) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is three days of buying, selling, sampling new products and networking...

Sablefish and Halibut Fishing Seasons Underway in Alaska Sablefish and Halibut Fishing Seasons Underway in Alaska
Alaska halibut and sablefish (black cod) harvest seasons kicked off on March 11, increasing access to some of the highest quality freshly caught and quickly frozen wild seafood in the world. The

Seacore Again Ranks Among Canada's Best Managed Companies Seacore Again Ranks Among Canada's Best Managed Companies
Seacore Seafood Inc. announced on March 9 that it has been named as a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2015, making it one of only dozen companies in Ontario to be victorious for five

TOMRA’s New Technical Director Sharpens Global R&D Focus TOMRA’s New Technical Director Sharpens Global R&D Focus
TOMRA Sorting Food has appointed Maciek Wasowski as its new technical director. Coming to the company with almost 20 years of experience in developing consumer electronics products, at TOMRA he

COSFF Partners with Northern Wind to Boost Scallop Sales COSFF Partners with Northern Wind to Boost Scallop Sales
Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods (COSFF) and Northern Wind, Inc. have entered into a marketing agreement to source and distribute frozen scallops globally. The companies will work together to

JTM’s Joe Maas is North American Meat Institute Secretary JTM’s Joe Maas is North American Meat Institute Secretary
Joe Maas, co-owner and vice president of operations at Harrison, Ohio-based JTM Food Group, has been named secretary of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). Maas previously served as an

Deprez Family Acquires Groupe d’Aucy’s Greenyard Shares Deprez Family Acquires Groupe d’Aucy’s Greenyard Shares
The Deprez family, through Deprez Holding NV and Food Invest International NV, has increased its overall shareholding of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard from 43.8% to

Bonduelle Details Results, Welcomes Ready Pac to Group Bonduelle Details Results, Welcomes Ready Pac to Group
The frozen vegetable segment posted the strongest percentage sales gain for the Bonduelle Group during its 2016-17 first-half business period, rising 6.3% to EUR 318.8 million. Sales of canned

Exports Fuel CPF’s Positive Sales and Profits Performance Exports Fuel CPF’s Positive Sales and Profits Performance
Bangkok-headquartered Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has announced that sales rose over 10% to 464,465 million baht (approximately US $13.4 billion) in 2016, while net profits climbed an impressive

SeaPak’s Playful ‘Chillax’ Campaign Targets Busy Parents SeaPak’s Playful ‘Chillax’ Campaign Targets Busy Parents
SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. has a new message for busy consumers challenged by the daily stresses of meal planning: “Chillax, you’ve got this.” Created by the St. Simons Island, Georgia-based

Birds Eye Flies High as Pinnacle Foods Sales Rise in Q4 Birds Eye Flies High as Pinnacle Foods Sales Rise in Q4
An impressive performance in the Birds Eye frozen vegetable and ready meals segment and the acquisition of Boulder Brands helped grow Pinnacle Foods net sales by 17.8% during the fourth quarter of

Americold to Expand Regional Distribution Center in Utah Americold to Expand Regional Distribution Center in Utah
Americold has broken ground in Clearfield, Utah, to expand its facility at 755 E 1700 South Street. Upon completion there will be 6.5 million additional cubic feet of temperature-controlled

Change of Command at Eurofrigo Coming this Summer Change of Command at Eurofrigo Coming this Summer
Rotterdam, Holland-headquartered Eurofrigo B.V. has announced that Jeroen Tempels will succeed Derk van Mackelenbergh as managing director on July 1. Jeroen TempelsThe cold storage logistics

Stavis Seafoods Opening Coldstore for Frozen Products Stavis Seafoods Opening Coldstore for Frozen Products
On March 6 Stavis Seafoods will inaugurate a 40,000-square-foot warehouse approximately 15 miles northeast of Boston in Peabody, Massachusetts, to serve as its primary coldstore for a broad line of

New Owner at Frozen Finger Food Specialist Frostkrone New Owner at Frozen Finger Food Specialist Frostkrone
Munich, Germany-headquartered private equity firm Emeram Capital Partners GmbH is now the majority owner of Frostkrone Beteiligungs GmbH, having purchased the shareholding from Paris-based Ardian

NFRA Consumer Campaigns Garner 816 Million Impressions NFRA Consumer Campaigns Garner 816 Million Impressions
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Food Association’s (NFRA) consumer PR campaigns in the United States showed significant results in 2016, the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based trade association...

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

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

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

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

Tyson Stock Rises on Strong Earnings, Falls, Rebounds Tyson Stock Rises on Strong Earnings, Falls, Rebounds
The value of Tyson Foods stock rose $0.41 per share on February 8, after soaring by 7% and then falling two days before, and rebounding on February 7. When the final bell rang as the New York Stock...

Clearwater Boosts Investment in Arctic Surf Clam Fishery Clearwater Boosts Investment in Arctic Surf Clam Fishery
Clearwater Seafoods Inc. has unveiled plans to invest more than $5 million in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, and Grand Bank, Newfoundland, to increase Arctic surf clam processing capacity and spur

Sovos Brands Buys Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods Sovos Brands Buys Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods
Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods Inc. is now owned by Sovos Brands, a new company formed by global private equity investor Advent International. Financial terms involved in acquiring the Austin,

Shortages Keep Pressure on Europe’s Vegetable Processors Shortages Keep Pressure on Europe’s Vegetable Processors
Supply shortfalls continue to be problematic for the frozen vegetable sector, the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors (PROFEL) reported on February 6. In northern Europe, the

SunOpta Names Colo President, CEO and Board Member SunOpta Names Colo President, CEO and Board Member
SunOpta Inc., a supplier of IQF fruits, vegetables and numerous other organic, non-genetically modified and specialty foods, on February 6 announced the appointment of David J. Colo as its

Nestlé USA to Move Headquarters to Northern Virginia Nestlé USA to Move Headquarters to Northern Virginia
Nestlé USA has announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Glendale, California, to Rosslyn, Virginia. The move, which is expected to bring approximately 750 jobs to the Washington,

Bonduelle Frozen Vegetable Sales Up in Half and Quarter Bonduelle Frozen Vegetable Sales Up in Half and Quarter
The Villeneuve d’Ascq, France-headquartered Bonduelle Group on February 1 reported that revenues in the first half of fiscal 2016-17 amounted to approximately EUR 1.025 billion, an increase of +

Equipment Integrator tna Celebrates 35th Anniversary Equipment Integrator tna Celebrates 35th Anniversary
It’s party time for the folks down under and their associates around the world who make up the Sydney, Australia-headquartered tna team. The supplier of integrated food processing and packaging

Nomad Foods Appoints New Sustainability Director Nomad Foods Appoints New Sustainability Director
Caroline Nobilé, marketing and development director for Findus France, assumed the role of sustainability director for Nomad Foods Europe on February 1, replacing CSR and External Affairs Director

Lutosa to Add Fry Line; McCain Will Close UK Warehouse Lutosa to Add Fry Line; McCain Will Close UK Warehouse
There is good news and bad news on the McCain Foods employment front. In Belgium, it has been reported that the company’s Lutosa subsidiary plans to build a new french fry line at its flagship

ACS&T Managing Director Joins ECSLA on Brexit Watch ACS&T Managing Director Joins ECSLA on Brexit Watch
Malcolm Johnstone, managing director of ACS&T Logistics and former president of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF), has been named the United Kingdom’s FSDF representative to

Bühler to Spotlight Optical Sorting Technology in Berlin Bühler to Spotlight Optical Sorting Technology in Berlin
Visitors to the Bühler Group’s booth during the February 8-10 Fruit Logistica in Berlin will be greeted by Stefano Bonacina, the company’s new segment development manager for fruit and vegetables

Brian King Serving Another Term as Chairman of IACSC Brian King Serving Another Term as Chairman of IACSC
New board members of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) have been announced, with Brian King of A M King named to continue

Poultry and Meat Processors Flock to Atlanta for IPPE Poultry and Meat Processors Flock to Atlanta for IPPE
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) kicked off on January 31 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The event, which is billed as the world’s largest annual B2B

Farm Frites Eyes Kazakhstan as Site for Next Factory Farm Frites Eyes Kazakhstan as Site for Next Factory
Representatives of Farm Frites recently met with Askar Myrzakhmetov, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, to discuss plans for constructing a frozen potato products

Klaas Puul Unveils Plans for New Shrimp Processing Plant Klaas Puul Unveils Plans for New Shrimp Processing Plant
Volendam, Holland-headquartered Klaas Puul BV has announced that it will build a new shrimp processing facility. The 5,506-square-meter factory, which will replace current packing lines in the

NFRA to Launch 2017 March Frozen Food Month Promotion NFRA to Launch 2017 March Frozen Food Month Promotion
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) will launch a promotion for March Frozen Food Month that will deliver the positive message, It’s Real Food…Just Frozen!, to consumers

Young’s Confirms Showalter as Ongoing Chief Executive Young’s Confirms Showalter as Ongoing Chief Executive
After a comprehensive and competitive international search process following the departure of Pete Ward, Young’s Seafood has announced that Bill Showalter will continue as its ongoing chief

NewCold Building New Warehouses in Australia and USA NewCold Building New Warehouses in Australia and USA
NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics has won a 10-year contract from McCain Foods Australia to provide cold storage services at a facility now being built in the Melbourne suburb of Truganina. The public...

New Executive Officers and Board Members at US Foods New Executive Officers and Board Members at US Foods
US Foods Holding Corp., one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States with nearly 25,000 employees and sales of approximately $23 billion per year, has named several new officers

Lamb Weston/Meijer Reports Sustainability Goals on Track Lamb Weston/Meijer Reports Sustainability Goals on Track
The Lamb Weston/Meijer (LW/M) sustainability report for 2015-2016, published on January 17, concludes that the Kruiningen, Holland-headquartered value-added potato products manufacturer is well on

Good Reason to Eat Frozen, Not So-Called ‘Fresh’ Salmon Good Reason to Eat Frozen, Not So-Called ‘Fresh’ Salmon
The Japanese broad tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense) has reportedly entered North Pacific waters and is thriving among the salmon population. That’s the conclusion of scientific researchers

GAA Partners with CAPPMA in China, Opens Shanghai Office GAA Partners with CAPPMA in China, Opens Shanghai Office
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has strengthened its presence in China through a cooperative agreement with the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) to open an

Ring in Chinese New Year with P.F. Chang's Home Menu Ring in Chinese New Year with P.F. Chang's Home Menu
Just in time for Chinese New Year, new savory chicken and pork dumpling appetizers and family-size skillet meals are being added to the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu range of frozen products in North...

Mikel Durham is New CEO of American Seafoods Group Mikel Durham is New CEO of American Seafoods Group
The Seattle, Washington-headquartered American Seafoods Group has named Mikel Durham as its new chief executive officer, effective January 16. Bernt O. Bodal, who previously was both ceo and

R&R Ice Cream Founder Among New Meadow Foods Directors R&R Ice Cream Founder Among New Meadow Foods Directors
Meadow Foods, the United Kingdom's largest independently owned dairy group and a leading supplier of ingredients to the food industry, announced on January 13 that James Lambert OBE, John Anton and

Thai Union Added to FTSE4Good Emerging Index Thai Union Added to FTSE4Good Emerging Index
The Bangkok-headquartered Thai Union Group, one of the world’s leading frozen and canned seafood companies and owner of a global portfolio of seafood brands, has been named to the FTSE4Good

Key Technology Debuts VERYX Digital Sorters for Berries Key Technology Debuts VERYX Digital Sorters for Berries
Key Technology has introduced VERYX® digital sorters for processing frozen and fresh berries. Featuring an innovative mechanical architecture, sustained all-sided surface inspection,

Clearwater Names Don Holdsworth Global Marketing VP Clearwater Names Don Holdsworth Global Marketing VP
Clearwater Seafoods has appointed Don Holdsworth as its vice president of global marketing. Based at the Canadian company’s Bedford, Nova Scotia headquarters, he is charged with all facets of

It’s Official: Pinguin Becomes Greenyard Frozen It’s Official: Pinguin Becomes Greenyard Frozen
Pinguin, the Westrozebeke, Belgium-headquartered frozen food processing and marketing company that has been a unit of Sint-Katelijne-Waver-based Greenyard since 2015, has officially changed its

OctoFrost Foresees Ongoing Growth in Frozen Food Sector OctoFrost Foresees Ongoing Growth in Frozen Food Sector
The international frozen food market is in a continuous growth mode due to several factors, according to the OctoFrost Group: the increase of the world population, shortages of food in some

Vet Agreement to Open New Zealand to US Turkey Imports Vet Agreement to Open New Zealand to US Turkey Imports
Poultry companies in the United States will be allowed to ship frozen raw and cooked turkey products to New Zealand under a new veterinary agreement between the countries. New Zealand’s Ministry

CPF Buying 33% of Polish Poultry Producer SuperDrob CPF Buying 33% of Polish Poultry Producer SuperDrob
Bangkok-headquartered Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc. (CPF) is acquiring 33% of the Karczew, Poland-headquartered SuperDrob Capital Group for EUR 49.5 million ($51.6 million). The deal is expected be

Unfrozen Norway-China Relations Should Buoy Salmon Trade Unfrozen Norway-China Relations Should Buoy Salmon Trade
Bergen, Norway-headquartered Marine Harvest expects to resume exports of Norwegian salmon to China soon, following the recent normalization of diplomatic and political relations between the two

Lamb Weston Sales and Earnings Rise in Second Quarter Lamb Weston Sales and Earnings Rise in Second Quarter
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. has reported a net sales increase of 7% to $791 million during the second quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended on November 27 of last year. The Eagle, Idaho,...

BRF Plans IPO for OneFoods, its Renamed Sadia Halal Unit BRF Plans IPO for OneFoods, its Renamed Sadia Halal Unit
São Paulo, Brazil-headquartered BRF SA, the world’s largest exporter of poultry products, intends to raise about $1.5 billion from the sale of 20% of a newly structured subsidiary in Dubai that

OSI Group Adds Flagship Europe to Global Portfolio OSI Group Adds Flagship Europe to Global Portfolio
The Aurora, Illinois, USA-headquartered OSI Group has acquired Flagship Europe from the Flagship Food Group of Denver, Colorado. The Hook, Hampshire, England-based foodservice supplier’s product

J&J Snack Foods Acquires Hill & Valley Bakery J&J Snack Foods Acquires Hill & Valley Bakery
Pennsauken, New Jersey, USA-headquartered J&J Snack Foods Corp. has purchased Hill & Valley, Inc., a Rock Island, Illinois-based producer and marketer of sugar free and no sugar added baked

Aeon Saveur Opens Second Dedicated Picard Store in Japan Aeon Saveur Opens Second Dedicated Picard Store in Japan
Another Picard frozen food specialty shop is now doing business in Japan as an operating unit of Mihama-ku, Chiba-headquartered Aeon Saveur Co., Ltd. Stocked with hundreds of products supplied from

Norwegian Seafood Exports Bound to Set Record in 2016 Norwegian Seafood Exports Bound to Set Record in 2016
Entering the last month of 2016, the Norwegian seafood industry’s year-to-date exports totaled NOK 83.2 billion (about $9.6 billion), reflecting an increase in value of NOK 16 billion compared to

Demonetization Does Not Curtail Indian Shrimp Output Demonetization Does Not Curtail Indian Shrimp Output
With the fast approaching December 30th deadline for disposing of old 500- and 1,000-rupee notes that were outlawed on November 8, many business sectors in India continue to wheel, deal and reel

Five Eating Attitudes and Behaviors to Watch in 2017 Five Eating Attitudes and Behaviors to Watch in 2017
In a world of uncertainty, one thing is certain in 2017: people will eat! But how and where people source meals and the attributes that will win share of wallet are ever changing, and according to...

Beef Against EU Ban on US Beef Imports May Spur Tariffs Beef Against EU Ban on US Beef Imports May Spur Tariffs
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is taking action against what it calls “the European Union’s (EU) unfair trade practices that it discriminate against US beef imports.”

Second US Cold Storage Facility Now on Line in Sacramento Second US Cold Storage Facility Now on Line in Sacramento
United States Cold Storage (USCS) has officially opened its second public refrigerated warehouse in Sacramento, California. Located in McClellan Business Park (at a site within decommissioned

Thai Union Promotes Labor Rights; Sells Tuna JV in China Thai Union Promotes Labor Rights; Sells Tuna JV in China
Frozen and canned seafood producer Thai Union Group, in collaboration with the Labor Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN), has issued an educational labor rights booklet to migrant workers in

Mintel Spots Trends that Will Impact Foodservice Sector Mintel Spots Trends that Will Impact Foodservice Sector
Mintel, a London-headquartered market intelligence agency with offices in major cities around the world, has identified four key trends expected to transform the foodservice industry in the United

AGRO Merchants Opens New Coldstore at Port of Rotterdam AGRO Merchants Opens New Coldstore at Port of Rotterdam
The AGRO Merchants Group has completed the first phase of construction at its Rotterdam-Maasvlakte warehouse, adding 18,000 pallets of frozen and chilled space to the market. The facility provides

Thailand’s CPF Completes Bellisio Foods Purchase in USA Thailand’s CPF Completes Bellisio Foods Purchase in USA
Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) has completed the acquisition of Bellisio Foods Inc. from Centre Partners Management LLC. The Bangkok-headquartered buyer sealed the deal by

McDonald's Refranchises Units in Malaysia, Singapore McDonald's Refranchises Units in Malaysia, Singapore
McDonald's Corporation has selected Lionhorn Pte. Ltd. as the developmental licensee (DL) for its Malaysia and Singapore markets. Lionhorn is led by Sheik Fahd and Abdulrahman Alireza, who

In Spirit of Christmas, Kontos Donates Food to Needy In Spirit of Christmas, Kontos Donates Food to Needy
Kontos Foods, a Paterson, New Jersey, USA-based manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, announced on December 20 that during this holiday season it has donated

Yuengling’s Ice Cream Corp. Begins Accepting Investment Yuengling’s Ice Cream Corp. Begins Accepting Investment
Yuengling’s Ice Cream Corporation has launched a private placement offer to raise up to $5 million in capital. The Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania-based company intends to use the proceeds to fund growth

Marine Harvest to Purchase Bankrupt Gray Aqua Group Marine Harvest to Purchase Bankrupt Gray Aqua Group
Bergen, Norway headquartered Marine Harvest has been nominated by the receiver of the bankrupt Gray Aqua Group to purchase the Northampton, New Brunswick, Canada-headquartered company’s assets. The

Thai Shrimp Association Forecasts Higher Output in 2017 Thai Shrimp Association Forecasts Higher Output in 2017
Somsak Paneetatyasai, president of the Thai Shrimp Association (TSA), expects aquaculture production of the popular shellfish to reach 300,000 tons this year, and increase to as much as 350,000

Thai Union Group Commits to 100% Sustainable Tuna Thai Union Group Commits to 100% Sustainable Tuna
The Samut Sakhon, Thailand-headquartered Thai Union Group PCL, a major producer of frozen and canned seafood products, has announced an ambitious strategy to ensure that 100% of its branded tuna is

Golden Fry Contest Winner Farm Frites Donates to UNICEF Golden Fry Contest Winner Farm Frites Donates to UNICEF
Farm Frites, a Dutch family business specializing in producing frozen and chilled french fries and other value-added potato products, was presented a charity voucher worth €2,000 after winning the

UK Food Sector Seeks Action to Restore Labor Confidence UK Food Sector Seeks Action to Restore Labor Confidence
Concerned that the United Kingdom food industry will suffer from ramifications of the Brexit referendum if the free movement of EU workers is not available to fill jobs and maintain positions at

United States Cold Storage Expands Again in Dallas United States Cold Storage Expands Again in Dallas
Voorhees, New Jersey-headquartered United States Cold Storage (USCS) recently completed a 5.3 million-cubic-foot, third phase addition at its public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Dallas,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Zerocrats Tap Three New Frozen Food Hall of Fame Members Zerocrats Tap Three New Frozen Food Hall of Fame Members
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) have jointly announced that the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats will welcome three

Ted Twardzik, Sr., Mrs. T’s Pierogies Founder, Passes Away Ted Twardzik, Sr., Mrs. T’s Pierogies Founder, Passes Away
Theodore F. “Ted” Twardzik, Sr., founder of Mrs. T’s Pierogies, died on November 10, 2016, with his loving family by his side. He was 89 years old. Mr. Twardzik founded the Shenandoah, Pennsylvania,...

Marie Callender’s Campaign Benefits Habitat for Humanity Marie Callender’s Campaign Benefits Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone deserves a decent and affordable place to live, and this year's Comforts From Home Project with Marie Callender's and Habitat will help further that

ConAgra Completes Lamb Weston Spin-off and Changes Name ConAgra Completes Lamb Weston Spin-off and Changes Name
Conagra Brands, Inc., formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc., has completed the previously announced separation of its Lamb Weston frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products

Soft Sales of Breaded, Battered Seafood Impact High Liner Soft Sales of Breaded, Battered Seafood Impact High Liner
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada-headquartered High Liner Foods logged a 3.9% decrease in third quarter sales of $230.8 million, as volume slipped by 4.4% to 64.4 million pounds. This was mainly due

After Trump’s Triumph, What’s Ahead for Food Industry? After Trump’s Triumph, What’s Ahead for Food Industry?
In the wake of political outsider and underdog Donald J. Trump’s stunning upset victory over Washington insider and establishment favorite Hillary Clinton in being elected the 45th President of the

UK Ice Cream Purveyor Wants VAT Cut on Reduced Sugar Food UK Ice Cream Purveyor Wants VAT Cut on Reduced Sugar Food
The entrepreneurial founders of healthy-eating ice cream marketer Oppo Brothers Ltd. are pushing a petition in the United Kingdom that calls on the government to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on

PLMA Store Brands Jamboree Extends Chicago Celebration PLMA Store Brands Jamboree Extends Chicago Celebration
The Chicago Cubs’ World Series Victory Parade, which attracted an estimated five million fans cheering their champion baseball team last Friday, is over. But the band will soon play on in the Windy

Private Label Growth Continues in US, Says 2016 Yearbook Private Label Growth Continues in US, Says 2016 Yearbook
Store brands sales reached $118.4 billion in the United States during 2015, an all-time record and an increase of $2.2 billion over the previous year. In the past two years alone, annual sales are

Sysco Reports First Quarter Double Digit Earnings Growth Sysco Reports First Quarter Double Digit Earnings Growth
Houston, Texas-headquartered Sysco Corporation, North America’s largest distributor of foodservice products, on November 7 announced financial details for its 13-week first fiscal quarter 2017,

Record Sales Rise for Thai Union in Q3; Net Income Slips Record Sales Rise for Thai Union in Q3; Net Income Slips
Thai Union Group PCL reported a 7.7% increase in third quarter 2016 consolidated sales to a record THB 35,128 million (approximately US $1 billion). This is the second consecutive quarter of record

Birds Eye Seeks Retail Price Rise for Fish Fingers in UK Birds Eye Seeks Retail Price Rise for Fish Fingers in UK
The maker of Birds Eye frozen fish fingers has joined the supplier of Walkers crisps in following the lead of Typhoo brand tea and Marmite toast spread producers in asking supermarket operators in

Froozer Teams with Food Bank to Give Kids Healthy Snacks Froozer Teams with Food Bank to Give Kids Healthy Snacks
Boulder, Colorado-based Froozer, a provider of nutritious frozen snacks, has formed a partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies to help eradicate childhood hunger and malnutrition. The company has

High Liner to Boost Operations, Add Jobs in Nova Scotia High Liner to Boost Operations, Add Jobs in Nova Scotia
High Liner Foods is investing $13 million to upgrade its plant in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, as production is shifted from two idle facilities in Massachusetts to the flagship factory. The move

Lamb Weston Reports Pricing of Private Note Offering Lamb Weston Reports Pricing of Private Note Offering
Eagle, Idaho, USA-headquartered Lamb Weston announced on November 1 that it, along with certain selling note holders, has priced the previously announced offering of the $833 million aggregate

Unilever Names USCS Hazleton Warehouse Facility of Year Unilever Names USCS Hazleton Warehouse Facility of Year
The Hazleton, Pennsylvania warehouse of United States Cold Storage (USCS) has been designated the 2015 facility of the year by Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based Unilever United States Inc. For

2 Sisters Food Group CEO Calls Q4 Results ‘Encouraging’ 2 Sisters Food Group CEO Calls Q4 Results ‘Encouraging’
Birmingham, England-heaquartered Boparan Holdings, parent company of the 2 Sisters Food Group, on November 3 reported sales were up 2.4% to £775 million in the fourth quarter that ended on July 30.

Richard Harrow to Address European Pizza and Pasta Show Richard Harrow to Address European Pizza and Pasta Show
The two-day European Pizza and Pasta Show will kick off on at 9:30 AM on November 9 at London’s Olympia exhibition center. Two hours into the event, the launch of the 2016 Pizza Report will be made

Simplot Files Sidewinder Infringement Suit Against McCain Simplot Files Sidewinder Infringement Suit Against McCain
The US armed forces pack an arsenal of Sidewinder air-to-air missiles to take down hostile adversaries. On another battlefield, J.R. Simplot has deployed a squadron of attorneys to defend its

MPEDA Urges Shrimp Farmers to Curb Use of Antibiotics MPEDA Urges Shrimp Farmers to Curb Use of Antibiotics
India’s Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has called for a major clampdown on the use of antibiotics by shrimp farmers. This is in response to heightened inspection of imports in

PMMI’s Pack Expo International Opens Sunday in Chicago PMMI’s Pack Expo International Opens Sunday in Chicago
Many of the 45,000-plus people attending Pack Expo International November 6-9, with the exception of Cleveland fans, will have something extra to celebrate in the Windy City. The Chicago Cubs won

Louis Borders Keynote Speaker at IACSC Conference & Expo Louis Borders Keynote Speaker at IACSC Conference & Expo
Louis Borders, founder and chief executive officer of Home Delivery Service, will make a keynote presentation unveiling a new food home delivery service on November 12 at the 36th IACSC Conference

NFRA Names Officers, Packers Pitch Retail Products in DC NFRA Names Officers, Packers Pitch Retail Products in DC
The National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) concluded its convention in Washington, DC, on October 25 with the installation of a new chairman and slate of officers to lead the USA

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