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Greenyard Reopens Hungarian Site; Sells Horticulture Unit Greenyard Reopens Hungarian Site; Sells Horticulture Unit
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard on September 13 announced the reopening of its frozen vegetable processing factory in Baja, Hungary, after identifying the root cause of a

Whole Foods Northeast Stores List NY and NJ Frozen Fruit Whole Foods Northeast Stores List NY and NJ Frozen Fruit
Locally grown fruit from family farms in New York and New Jersey is now available in freezer cases 365 days a year in 24 Whole Foods Market stores in the northeastern United States. The retail

In Memoriam of Robert G. Mansour, Frozen Food Business Pioneer in Egypt In Memoriam of Robert G. Mansour, Frozen Food Business Pioneer in Egypt
Robert G. Mansour, founder of the Givrex vegetable and fruit processing company and a trailblazer in Egypt’s frozen food industry with the distinction of being the first to register a business

Frozen Fruit and Baby Sprouts Recalls in North America Frozen Fruit and Baby Sprouts Recalls in North America
Hain Celestial Canada is recalling Europe's Best Field Berry Mix and 4-Field Berry Mix frozen fruit from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. The 600-gram bags of Field Berry

Extreme Weather Conditions Hit European Vegetable Crops Extreme Weather Conditions Hit European Vegetable Crops
For the third year in a row, Europe is experiencing a very hot summer and prolonged drought conditions, reports the Brussels-based European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors (PROFEL).

Conagra Seals Sale of Del Monte in Canada to Bonduelle Conagra Seals Sale of Del Monte in Canada to Bonduelle
Conagra Brands, Inc. on July 4 announced that it has completed the divestiture of its Canadian Del Monte processed fruit and vegetable business to the Villeneuve d’Ascq, France-headquartered

Ardo Inaugurates Distribution Facility in Gourin, France Ardo Inaugurates Distribution Facility in Gourin, France
Fresh-frozen vegetable specialist Ardo has officially dedicated a state-of-the art distribution center at the company’s Gourin site in the Brittany region of France. Participating in the May 25

Modern Pop Turns Up the Cool on SoCal Frozen Fruit Bars Modern Pop Turns Up the Cool on SoCal Frozen Fruit Bars
Modern Pop, Inc., a Southern California-inspired foods brand committed to "Putting Fruit First," has rapidly expanded product distribution of its frozen fruit bar offerings to roughly 3,000

Bonduelle Gets Government Support for Ontario Expansion Bonduelle Gets Government Support for Ontario Expansion
Bonduelle Canada Inc. will receive up to $8.5 from taxpayers in Ontario to help finance upgrades to three vegetable processing plants in a $79.8 million expansion project in the southwestern part

Greenyard Names Geert Peeters Chief Financial Officer Greenyard Names Geert Peeters Chief Financial Officer
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard has announced that Geert Peeters will join the company as chief financial officer in September. As part of the leadership team, he will report

Greenyard Posts 4% Slide In FY REBITA of € 140 Million Greenyard Posts 4% Slide In FY REBITA of € 140 Million
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard on May 2 announced a 4% drop in REBITA for fiscal year results ending on March 31. While the top line performance of approximately €4,175

CCI Prize Goes to Ardo for Major Investments in France CCI Prize Goes to Ardo for Major Investments in France
Ardo was among three companies that were recently presented “Best Belgian Investor in France” awards. The Ardooie-headquartered producer of fresh-frozen vegetables, value-added preparations, fruit,

McCain Takes Stake in Indoor Smart Farming Tech Company McCain Takes Stake in Indoor Smart Farming Tech Company
McCain Foods Limited has completed a strategic investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture. The innovative Canadian agricultural technology enterprise has developed proprietary indoor vertical

Guillaume Debrosse to Assume Helm of Bonduelle in July Guillaume Debrosse to Assume Helm of Bonduelle in July
Guillaume Debrosse will become chief executive officer of the Villeneuve d’Ascq, France-headquartered Bonduelle Group on July 1. The announcement was made by Chairman Christophe Bonduelle during an

Birds Eye Vegetables Top Q4 Frozen Performer for Pinnacle Birds Eye Vegetables Top Q4 Frozen Performer for Pinnacle
Frozen and natural products contributed solidly to Pinnacle Foods’ 2.9% sales increase in the fourth quarter of 2017, as turnover reached $883.5 million. Net earnings for the Parsippany, New

Greenyard Posts Flat Sales Results for Third Quarter Greenyard Posts Flat Sales Results for Third Quarter
Sint-Katelijne, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard, a prepared vegetables and fruits, flowers and plants and growing media company, on February 23 reported sales of €995.6 million (-0.1% year on year)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

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...

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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.

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,

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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 +

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

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

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...

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

Crop Yields Short for Key Processing Vegetables in Europe Crop Yields Short for Key Processing Vegetables in Europe
On June 15, and again on July 8, the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industries (PROFEL) expressed concern about potential crop losses due to exceptionally heavy rainfall...

Shareholders Approve Greenyard Name; Board OKs Dividend Shareholders Approve Greenyard Name; Board OKs Dividend
Greenyard Foods officially shortened its name to Greenyard and announced the group’s first dividend payment during an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held on September 16. According

Greenyard Foods Doubles Frozen Capacity at Poland Plant Greenyard Foods Doubles Frozen Capacity at Poland Plant
Greenyard Foods announced the opening of its expanded factory in Lipno, Poland, on September 6. Encompassing more than 22,000 square meters of space, the state-of-the-art frozen vegetable and fruit

Producers Express Concern Over Weak Crop Prices in US Producers Express Concern Over Weak Crop Prices in US
After months of increases in producer sentiment toward the United States agricultural economy, the August reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer showed that falling commodity prices

Greenyard Foods Exits Veiling Haspengouw Joint Venture Greenyard Foods Exits Veiling Haspengouw Joint Venture
Greenyard Foods announced on September 2 that its equity stake in the Veiling Haspengouw fruit growing and sales cooperative is being divested. The Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered

Greenyard Foods Posts 8.4% Increase in First Quarter Greenyard Foods Posts 8.4% Increase in First Quarter
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods has reported sales of almost €1.120 billion for the first quarter of 2016, which ended on June 30. In comparison with the same period

Imperial Boosts Capacity at Georgia Fruit Packing Plant Imperial Boosts Capacity at Georgia Fruit Packing Plant
Imperial Frozen Foods has received a $2.6 million lease line of credit from CapX Partners to finance equipment for the frozen fruits and blends company’s new production facility in Savannah,

Expect to Pay Higher Price for Raspberries from Serbia Expect to Pay Higher Price for Raspberries from Serbia
It is early August and the raspberry crop in Serbia is almost finished. The Lummen, Belgium-headquartered Dirafrost team operating in that country is coping with difficult circumstances, as the

World’s Largest Blueberry Processing Plant Comes on Line World’s Largest Blueberry Processing Plant Comes on Line
Officials of the Acadian Wild Blueberry Co. and provincial representatives celebrated the grand opening of the Oxford Frozen Foods division’s state-of-the-art processing plant in Saint-Isidore, New

Greenyard Foods Appoints Carl Peeters as Incoming CFO Greenyard Foods Appoints Carl Peeters as Incoming CFO
Greenyard Foods announced on July 19 that Carl Peeters will join the Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered company as its chief financial officer in October. A seasoned senior executive with

CDC Closes Frozen Vegetable Listeriosis Investigation CDC Closes Frozen Vegetable Listeriosis Investigation
The DeKalb County, Georgia-headquartered Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 15 issued a final update on its probe into a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes...

Update on Extent of Vegetable Crop Losses in Europe Update on Extent of Vegetable Crop Losses in Europe
Processors and farmers face severe losses in the major European growing areas for peas, carrots and other crops, the Brussels-headquartered European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processing...

Heavy Rains in Europe Threaten Vegetable Yields Heavy Rains in Europe Threaten Vegetable Yields
Adverse weather conditions for growers in Europe have processors of frozen, canned and dehydrated vegetables in major producing countries very concerned about this year’s spring and summer crops,

Greenyard Foods Reports Stable Sales Despite Challenges Greenyard Foods Reports Stable Sales Despite Challenges
Greenyard Foods posted a “solid performance” in the fiscal year which ended on March 31, according to Marleen Vaesen, chief executive officer of the Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered

Agrokor and Ardo Ally in Croatia to Boost Vinka Output Agrokor and Ardo Ally in Croatia to Boost Vinka Output
The Croatian Agrokor Group and the Belgian Ardo Group have sealed a deal for mutual cooperation by inking a joint venture contract at the Vinka fruit and vegetable processing plant in Vinkovci. The

High-priced Fresh Produce Boosts Frozen Sales in Canada High-priced Fresh Produce Boosts Frozen Sales in Canada
Rising fresh fruit and vegetable prices have changed Canadians’ purchasing behaviors, from reducing consumption to product substitution to buying more frozen vegetables, according findings from a...

Blizzard Gets Job Done for Vegetable Packer in Finland Blizzard Gets Job Done for Vegetable Packer in Finland
Säkylä, Finland-based Apetit Plc, a grain trader and producer of vegetable, seafood and oilseed products, has reported that consolidated sales amounted to EUR 87.5 million for the period of January

New Headquarters for Antarctic Foodies and BE Delicious New Headquarters for Antarctic Foodies and BE Delicious
The grand opening of the Noordstraat 140 Business Center was a grand day for the Dejonghe family, as more than 300 friends, colleagues and customers attended the event in Roeselare, Belgium, on

Koen Sticker Departing Greenyard Foods to Join Aliaxis Koen Sticker Departing Greenyard Foods to Join Aliaxis
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods has announced that its chief financial officer, Koen Sticker, will leave step down on July 31. The search for a successor has been

Possible Frozen Fruit Tie to Hepatitis Cases in Canada Possible Frozen Fruit Tie to Hepatitis Cases in Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health officials to investigate an outbreak of Hepatitis A infections in three provinces thought to be linked

Ardo Seals UCR Deal, Now Owns 100% of Benimodo Business Ardo Seals UCR Deal, Now Owns 100% of Benimodo Business
On April 18 Ardo became the sole shareholder of the Ultracongelados de la Ribera (UCR) frozen vegetable production factory in Benimodo, Valencia, Spain. The facility, which was previously operated

Greenyard Foods Seals Deal for Lutèce Acquisition Greenyard Foods Seals Deal for Lutèce Acquisition
Greenyard Foods, the Belgium-headquartered producer of frozen and canned vegetables, fruits, soups, sauces, ready-to-use culinary preparations, substrates and other products, has finalized the

Double-digit Rise in Frozen Vegetable Sales for Bonduelle Double-digit Rise in Frozen Vegetable Sales for Bonduelle
The Bonduelle Group reported on March 1 that consolidated net profit rose by 0.5% to EUR 36.6 million (approximately US $3.9 million) during the July 1 – December 31, 2015 period, as it faced “an...

Oxford Frozen Foods to Boost Workforce in Nova Scotia Oxford Frozen Foods to Boost Workforce in Nova Scotia
Oxford Frozen Foods, the world’s largest grower and processor of frozen wild blueberries, and Canada’s biggest producer of frozen carrots, plans to expand home base operations in Oxford, Nova

ChemChina Makes Cash Offer to Purchase Syngenta ChemChina Makes Cash Offer to Purchase Syngenta
Basel, Switzerland-headquartered Syngenta announced on February 3 that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company for approximately US $43 billion, based on a fixed price of $465 per ordinary

Frozen Now 76% of Total Strawberry Production in Morocco Frozen Now 76% of Total Strawberry Production in Morocco
The importance of frozen strawberries to growers and packers in Morocco continues to increase, according to Herk-de-Stad, Belgium-based Dirafrost. It reported on January 12 that the fresh versus

AFFI Pleased all Fruits, Vegetables in Dietary Guidelines AFFI Pleased all Fruits, Vegetables in Dietary Guidelines
Joseph Clayton, interim president of the McLean, Virginia-based American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), on January 7 commended the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Department of Health and...

Greenyard Foods to Buy Dutch Mushroom Canner Lutèce Greenyard Foods to Buy Dutch Mushroom Canner Lutèce
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods, Europe’s second largest producer of frozen vegetables and a supplier of frozen fruits and ready meals, canned and fresh vegetables and

Greenyard Foods Half-Year Sales Up, But Not Profits Greenyard Foods Half-Year Sales Up, But Not Profits
Greenyard Foods, the Belgium-headquartered producer of vegetables, fruits, soups, sauces, ready-to-use culinary preparations, substrates and other products, has reported that sales for the first

‘Managed Exit’ from Frozen Berries Market for Patties ‘Managed Exit’ from Frozen Berries Market for Patties
Patties Foods is getting out of the frozen berries business, and probably none too soon as far as shareholders are concerned. The Australian company, based in Bairnsdale, Victoria, has reached an...

Further Recall of Fruzio Frozen Berries in New Zealand Further Recall of Fruzio Frozen Berries in New Zealand
FSL Foods is extending its recall of frozen berries sourced from Shandong Province, China, which are believed to be linked to four cases of Hepatitis A. In addition to 1-kilogram and 500-gram plastic...

Bonduelle Frozen Vegetables Sales Fare Well in Q1 Bonduelle Frozen Vegetables Sales Fare Well in Q1
Bonduelle's frozen operating segment achieved positive growth in the first quarter of FY 2015-16 (July 1-September 30), posting a 10.4% gain at current exchange rates. Turnover generated amounted to...

Bonduelle Stockholders to Receive Higher Dividend Bonduelle Stockholders to Receive Higher Dividend
The Villeneuve d’Ascq, France-headquartered Bonduelle Group, a producer of value-added vegetable products, announced on September 29 that it would recommend a dividend distribution of EUR 0.43 per...

Frozen Fruit, Vegetables Part of US ‘Snack Act’ Proposal Frozen Fruit, Vegetables Part of US ‘Snack Act’ Proposal
Kraig R. Naasz, president and ceo of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), on September 21 expressed support for bipartisan legislation introduced in the United States House of Representatives...

Food Executives Queue at Barclays Consumer Conference Food Executives Queue at Barclays Consumer Conference
Officers from frozen food companies listed on stock exchanges are gathering to make presentations to the global investment community during the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference at the...

B&G Enters Frozen Business with Green Giant Acquisition B&G Enters Frozen Business with Green Giant Acquisition
Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-headquartered B&G Foods, Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase the Green Giant and Le Sueur frozen and canned vegetables brands from General Mills, Inc....

Bonduelle Recalls Frozen Corn Due to Possible Health Risk Bonduelle Recalls Frozen Corn Due to Possible Health Risk
Bonduelle USA’s Brockport, New York production unit is recalling 9,335 cases of frozen corn because of its potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause...

SunOpta Invests in Stand-up Pouch Packaging Technology SunOpta Invests in Stand-up Pouch Packaging Technology
Brampton, Ontario, Canada-headquartered SunOpta Inc. has added new stand-up pouch packaging capabilities at its Buena Park, California-based frozen fruit operation, and in its Wahpeton, North Dakota...

Frozen Berry Recall Melts Down Patties Foods’ Profits Frozen Berry Recall Melts Down Patties Foods’ Profits
A costly recall of Nanna and Creative Gourmet brands frozen berry products prompted by a Hepatitis A viral infection scare in February has contributed greatly to an 88% plunge in profits for Patties...

Drought Worsens Situation for European Vegetable Crops Drought Worsens Situation for European Vegetable Crops
Vegetable freezers and canners in Europe are warning that the situation is critical for this year’s spring-sown, summer-harvested crops. The alert was issued by the Brussels-based European...

Consumer NZ Raises Country of Origin Labeling Issue Consumer NZ Raises Country of Origin Labeling Issue
Talley’s is the only frozen vegetable processor and distributor in New Zealand to source 100% of its ingredients domestically, according to a survey recently conducted by Consumer NZ. It also learned...

Bonduelle’s Fiscal Year Results Better than Expected Bonduelle’s Fiscal Year Results Better than Expected
The Villeneuve d’Ascq, France-headquartered Bonduelle Group, a producer of value-added vegetable products, has announced “strong turnover growth” in fiscal 2014-15 (July 1-June 30), as sales volume...

SunOpta to Buy Frozen Fruit Specialist Sunrise Growers SunOpta to Buy Frozen Fruit Specialist Sunrise Growers
Brampton, Ontario, Canada-headquartered SunOpta Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sunrise Holdings, Inc. from an investor group led by affiliates of Paine & Partners LLC. Its...

Dehydrofrozen Vegetable System on Line at Bonduelle Plant Dehydrofrozen Vegetable System on Line at Bonduelle Plant
EnWave Corporation has installed a 120kW quantaREV machine to produce dehydrofrozen vegetables at a Bonduelle processing facility in Quebec, Canada. Following a break-in period of testing and...

As Bonduelle Eyes Green Giant Vegetable Acquisition, It’s Morning in America for Pillsbury Frozen Breakfasts As Bonduelle Eyes Green Giant Vegetable Acquisition, It’s Morning in America for Pillsbury Frozen Breakfasts
Villeneuve d’Ascq, France-headquartered Bonduelle SCA is said to be preparing to make an offer to buy the Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business in the United States. According to a Reuters...

AFFI Debuts Fruit and Vegetable Regulations Database AFFI Debuts Fruit and Vegetable Regulations Database
The McLean, Virginia-headquartered American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) on July 14 launched the “AFFI Trade and Regulatory Database”, an online tool designed to help users navigate global regulatory...

European Vegetable Crops Affected by Hot, Dry Weather European Vegetable Crops Affected by Hot, Dry Weather
Industrial freezers and canners in the major vegetable producing regions of Europe are concerned about this year’s crops. After a relatively cool spring, the countries in the central production area...

Francis Kint Leaving Greenyard Foods to Take Helm at Vion Francis Kint Leaving Greenyard Foods to Take Helm at Vion
Francis Kint will step down as chief operating officer at Greenyard Foods to become chief executive officer of the Vion Food Group, a Dutch meat processing company with turnover of approximately EUR...

Greenyard Foods-Univeg-Peatinvest Merger Gets Final OK Greenyard Foods-Univeg-Peatinvest Merger Gets Final OK
The integration of Gent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods with Univeg and Peatinvest is now official. The merger was approved at an extraordinary meeting of shareholders on June 19, during which...

PROFEL Elects New Executive Leadership at Paris Meeting PROFEL Elects New Executive Leadership at Paris Meeting
Michael Mayntz was elected to a two-year term as president of the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors (PROFEL) during the organization’s recently held general assembly in Paris. He...

EC Clears Way for Greenyard Foods, Univeg, Peatinvest Union EC Clears Way for Greenyard Foods, Univeg, Peatinvest Union
Gent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods announced on May 26 that notice has been received that the European Commission has decided not to oppose Deprez Holding NV’s plans for the integration of...

Board Agrees to Greenyard Foods, Univeg, Peatinvest Merger Board Agrees to Greenyard Foods, Univeg, Peatinvest Merger
The board of directors of Gent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods has announced that a final agreement has been reached to consolidate its business activities with Univeg and Peatinvest to...

Three Deaths in Sweden Linked to Imported Raspberries Three Deaths in Sweden Linked to Imported Raspberries
Sweden’s national food agency, Livsmedelsverket, has confirmed that imported frozen raspberries were the source of a Norovirus food poisoning outbreak that recently caused the deaths of three persons...

Greenyard Foods Group Sales Up 2%, REBIDTA Soars 22% Greenyard Foods Group Sales Up 2%, REBIDTA Soars 22%
Gent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods, a producer of frozen and canned vegetable, fruit and ready-to-eat food products, has reported strong operational results for the fiscal year ending on...

PROFEL Summit Focuses on How Frozens Cut Food Waste PROFEL Summit Focuses on How Frozens Cut Food Waste
Delegates from Europe’s leading frozen and canned vegetable and fruit industry met in Brussels recently with opinion makers and government officials from global and EU institutions to hear how long...

Recalls of Frozen Vegetables, Fruits and Smoothies in USA Recalls of Frozen Vegetables, Fruits and Smoothies in USA
The flurry of recent recalls of frozen food products in the USA announced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended to the vegetable patch as Greystone Foods and Inventure Foods are now...

Supplying Pinguin Spinach Family Affair for Koen and Mieke Supplying Pinguin Spinach Family Affair for Koen and Mieke
Westrozebeke, Belgium-headquartered Pinguin Foods, a member of the Greenyard Foods Group and Europe’s second biggest producer of frozen vegetables, has updated and enhanced its website ...

Urge to Merge Gets Board Approval from Greenyard Foods Urge to Merge Gets Board Approval from Greenyard Foods
The board of directors of Gent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods announced on April 13 that a letter of intent has been signed to merge Greenyard Foods, Univeg and Peatinvest to create a global...

Oerlemans to Double Potato Processing Capacity Oerlemans to Double Potato Processing Capacity
Venlo, Holland-headquartered Oerlemans Foods, a manufacturer of frozen vegetable, fruit and potato products, has announced that its vegetable processing in the Netherlands will be done exclusively at...

Food Waste Solutions Focus of Brussels PROFEL Confab Food Waste Solutions Focus of Brussels PROFEL Confab
PROFEL, the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors, is gearing up for the 9th Conference dedicated to the frozen and canned sector in the EU, slated for April 23 at “The Hotel” in...

Greenyard Foods Reorganizing Polish Frozen Division Greenyard Foods Reorganizing Polish Frozen Division
Gent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods announced on March 16 that it will centralize its frozen food processing and packing operations in Poland from two manufacturing sites of Lipno and Elk...

Greenyard Foods, Univeg and Peatinvest Consider Merger Greenyard Foods, Univeg and Peatinvest Consider Merger
Greenyard Foods (Euronext Brussels: GRYFO) announced on February 4 that it would start preliminary discussions in relation to a possible business combination between itself, Univeg Group and...

Hepatitis Cases Shake Australian Food Safety Confidence Hepatitis Cases Shake Australian Food Safety Confidence
The outbreak of Hepatitis A viral infections in Australia, believed to be connected to consumption of frozen berries sourced from China, has led to a call for review of the nation’s system for...

Academics Say Berry Scare Unlikely to Slow PRC Exports Academics Say Berry Scare Unlikely to Slow PRC Exports
Weighing in on recent reports alleging that tainted frozen berries sourced from China have led to illnesses in Australia, academics Hans Hendrischke and Wei Li believe that it is not likely that the...

Vegetable Exports Impeded by West Coast Port Slowdown Vegetable Exports Impeded by West Coast Port Slowdown
Add frozen vegetables to the list of food product shipments negatively affected by the US West Coast port slowdown caused by an ongoing contract dispute between the International Longshore and...

Raspberry Prices Should Weaken; Blueberry Stocks Flat Raspberry Prices Should Weaken; Blueberry Stocks Flat
Peter Skolnick, president of Imperial Frozen Foods, has provided an update on the frozen berry and peach market. His Monterey, California-based company specializes in supplying frozen fruit to...

Next PROFEL Conference Set for April in Brussels Next PROFEL Conference Set for April in Brussels
PROFEL, the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors, has announced that its 9th Conference for the frozen and canned sector will take place on April 23 at “The Hotel” in Brussels,...

Greenyard Foods Board Co-Opts Hilde Laga as Director Greenyard Foods Board Co-Opts Hilde Laga as Director
The board of directors of Ghent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods NV announced on December 11 that it is bringing Hilde Laga on board as a fellow director. Her appointment will be submitted for...

Chief Operating Officer Dejonghe Leaves Greenyard Foods, Acquires Pinguin Aquitaine and Becomes Independent Agent Chief Operating Officer Dejonghe Leaves Greenyard Foods, Acquires Pinguin Aquitaine and Becomes Independent Agent
Herwig Dejonghe, chief operating officer of the Ghent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods group, resigned from that post as well as from his position as director of Greenyard Foods NV on November...

Greenyard Foods’ Half-Year Sales Exceed €297 Million Greenyard Foods’ Half-Year Sales Exceed €297 Million
Ghent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods, a major producer of frozen and canned vegetable products, has achieved sales growth of +0.7% to €297.6 million for the half-year ending on September 30,...

Pinnacle Buys Garden Protein International for $175 Million Pinnacle Buys Garden Protein International for $175 Million
Pinnacle Foods Inc. announced on November 14 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vancouver, Canada-based Garden Protein International Inc., manufacturer of the plant-based...

Frozen Vegetables, Fruits Often Superior to Fresh Produce Frozen Vegetables, Fruits Often Superior to Fresh Produce
Nearly 90% of Americans fail to consume the recommended amounts of vegetables and nearly 80% do not meet dietary recommendations for fruit, according to surveys. While they endeavor to add more...

Egyptian Food Exporters Target Russia for More Business Egyptian Food Exporters Target Russia for More Business
The Egyptian food processing sector was in high profile in Russia during the four-day World Food Moscow trade fair which concluded on September 18. Sixty-eight companies from across the nation were...

Ardo Merger with Dujardin Foods Officially Gets Green Light Ardo Merger with Dujardin Foods Officially Gets Green Light
Ardo and Dujardin Foods confirmed on September 10 that the merger of the two West Flanders, Belgium-headquartered companies has been approved by the competition authorities in all countries in which...

Frozen Berry Demand and Prices Generally on Rise in US Frozen Berry Demand and Prices Generally on Rise in US
Peter Skolnick, president of Imperial Frozen Foods, has provided an update on the frozen berry, cherry and peach market. The Monterey, California-based company specializes in supplying frozen fruit...

Birds Eye UK Debuts New Steamfresh Vegetable Products Birds Eye UK Debuts New Steamfresh Vegetable Products
The Birds Eye brand distributed in United Kingdom market has rolled out a number of new Steamfresh offerings featuring vegetables cooked in innovative steam bags. The category leader in Britain’s...

Bonduelle Canada Plant Back on Line after Warehouse Fire Bonduelle Canada Plant Back on Line after Warehouse Fire
Frozen vegetable production is returning to normal, after a fire on July 18 destroyed refrigerated warehouse operations at Bonduelle Canada’s processing plant in Tecumesh, east of Windsor, Ontario....

Q2 Frozen Sales Up 1% as Pinnacle Posts 9% Overall Growth Q2 Frozen Sales Up 1% as Pinnacle Posts 9% Overall Growth
Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-headquartered Pinnacle Foods Inc., a diversified food company with a retail brand portfolio that includes Birds Eye, Hungry-Man and Mrs. Paul’s frozen products, reported...

Frozen Vegetables on USDA Public Meeting Agenda Frozen Vegetables on USDA Public Meeting Agenda
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) are sponsoring a public meeting on August 12, 2014, in preparation for...

PROFEL Admits Two, Adds VP, Nominates 2015 President PROFEL Admits Two, Adds VP, Nominates 2015 President
The European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors (PROFEL) made a number of decisions, floated proposals and established dates for future meetings during its recent General Assembly held in...

Jamaica’s GraceKennedy Group Acquires La Fe Foods Jamaica’s GraceKennedy Group Acquires La Fe Foods
The Kingston, Jamaica-headquartered GraceKennedy Group announced on July 18 that it has purchased La Fe Foods Inc., a full-service distributor of more than 1,400 Hispanic and Caribbean cuisine...

Imperial Frozen Foods Issues Berry Market Update Imperial Frozen Foods Issues Berry Market Update
The dramatic rise in field pricing for California strawberries has shown that increased prices result in increased supply. This, of course, is an oversimplification because there are a lot of...

Oerlemans Commercial Director Will Depart in October Oerlemans Commercial Director Will Depart in October
Robert Ketelarij, commercial director of Venlo, Holland-headquartered Oerlemans Foods BV, will leave the frozen vegetable, fruit and potato manufacturing and marketing company on October 1. Pieter...

Greenyard Foods Secures Real Estate at UK Site Greenyard Foods Secures Real Estate at UK Site
Gent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods NV has acquired the real estate company of its frozen vegetable production and cold storage site in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. The facility, which...

United States and Korea Streamline Organic Trade United States and Korea Streamline Organic Trade
Organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country. The arrangement between the two nations took effect on July 1. "Korea is a...

Barfresh Makes Smoo Deal with Major Sizzler Franchise Barfresh Makes Smoo Deal with Major Sizzler Franchise
Barfresh Food Group, Inc., a Denver, Colorado-based developer and manufacturer of frozen, ready-to-blend fruit-based beverages for quick service and casual dining restaurants, has signed an exclusive...

Oxford Acquires Rainbow Farms Assets, Finalizes Land Swap Oxford Acquires Rainbow Farms Assets, Finalizes Land Swap
Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada-headquartered Oxford Frozen Foods has been advised by the receiver for Rainbow Farms that its bid for assets of the company has been successful. The transaction, which...

Strawberry Prices Rise as Deliveries to Freezers Fall Strawberry Prices Rise as Deliveries to Freezers Fall
The field price for California processing strawberries has shot up an unprecedented six cents per pound in response to anemic deliveries to processors, reported Peter Skolnick, president of Monterey,...

Scelta’s ‘Winnovation’ Makes for Mushrooming Business Scelta’s ‘Winnovation’ Makes for Mushrooming Business
On the job as managing director of Scelta Mushrooms BV since January, Martin Bolscher feels right at home at the Venlo-headquartered company in the northern Limburg region of Holland. Having...

Evangelizing the Gospel According to Frozen Vegetables Evangelizing the Gospel According to Frozen Vegetables
With recent surveys showing that frozen vegetable sales are relatively flat and purchases of canned vegetables are falling, the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors (PROFEL) knows...

PROFEL Briefs EU Fruit and Vegetable Processors PROFEL Briefs EU Fruit and Vegetable Processors
Food supply contamination issues, pesticides, product weights, mandatory origin labeling, promotion programs and additional timely subjects were covered in the PROFEL Newsletter issued on May 28 by...

‘Good Year of Transformation,´ Says Greenyard Foods CEO ‘Good Year of Transformation,´ Says Greenyard Foods CEO
Gent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods has reported that sales rose +1.8% (or +3.1% at stable exchange rates) to €623.1 million during the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2014. “It was a...

Freezer-bound California Strawberries Priced Higher Freezer-bound California Strawberries Priced Higher
California strawberry growers have been making steady deliveries to frozen processors during the last few weeks, according to the Processing Strawberry Advisory Board (PSAB). Volume through April 12,...

Dirafrost Gears Up to Meet Frozen Strawberry Demand Dirafrost Gears Up to Meet Frozen Strawberry Demand
Even though cold and dry weather conditions in Morocco during February delayed the start of the strawberry-growing season for the frozen market, Dirafrost NV anticipates that quantities not realized...

Scelta Fingerfoodballs Score Again, This Time in Barcelona Scelta Fingerfoodballs Score Again, This Time in Barcelona
Fingerfoodballs from Venlo, Holland-headquartered Scelta Mushrooms won the International Award for Best New Product at the Innoval 2014 competition held during the 20th edition of Alimentaria in...

Ardo and Dujardin Foods Sign Business Merger Agreement as Haspeslagh Families Unite to Grow Frozen Vegetable Business Ardo and Dujardin Foods Sign Business Merger Agreement as Haspeslagh Families Unite to Grow Frozen Vegetable Business
Ardo and Dujardin Foods on March 28 jointly announced the signing of a merger agreement that will result in a frozen vegetable, fruit and herb production and marketing company whose combined sales...

Birds Eye and Disney Promote Healthy Eating to Kids Birds Eye and Disney Promote Healthy Eating to Kids
Birds Eye frozen vegetables, a brand owned in the United States by Parsippany, New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods Inc., on March 11 announced that it will team up with Disney to work to increase the...

VION to Sell Oerlemans Foods, Shut Down Lingen Plant VION to Sell Oerlemans Foods, Shut Down Lingen Plant
VION Food has announced that it has entered into an agreement for the intended sale of Oerlemans Foods to the investment company H2 Equity Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. H2 Equity...

Upward Pressure Likely on California Strawberry Prices Upward Pressure Likely on California Strawberry Prices
The California Strawberry Commission has come out with the 2014 Acreage Survey for new planting, which makes for interesting reading for those in the fruit industry. “Some of you may not realize...

Bueno Foods Voluntarily Recalls Green Chile Products Bueno Foods Voluntarily Recalls Green Chile Products
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA-based Bueno Foods announced a voluntarily recall of its frozen green chile pepper range on February 11. The reason for the decision, according to a press release issued...

Frozen Fruit, Vegetable Snacks in US Schools Get OK Frozen Fruit, Vegetable Snacks in US Schools Get OK
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) has applauded final congressional approval of a new Farm Bill that expands a popular US Department of Agriculture (USDA) snack program to enable schools to...

Sobeys Recalls Stir-Fry Vegetables in Canada Sobeys Recalls Stir-Fry Vegetables in Canada
Canadian retailer Sobeys Inc. is recalling Compliments Stir-Fry Style Vegetables from the Ontario market due to possible Listeria contamination, reported the Ottawa-headquartered Canadian Food...

Exchange Rates Impact Greenyard Foods Sales Exchange Rates Impact Greenyard Foods Sales
Processed vegetable and fruits specialist Greenyard Foods rang up sales of EUR 462.5 million during the nine-month period ending on December 31, 2013, which was down a tad (-0.2%) over the same...

Ardo Boosting Cold Storage Capacity in UK Ardo Boosting Cold Storage Capacity in UK
Ardooie, Belgium-headquartered frozen vegetable and fruit specialist Ardo NV is expanding cold storage capacity by 20% at its United Kingdom factory complex in Charing, Kent. Approximately £4 million...

Fingerfoodballs Vegetable Snack Scores Award Fingerfoodballs Vegetable Snack Scores Award
Fingerfoodballs, a frozen vegetable snack developed and produced by Venlo, Holland-headquartered Scelta Mushrooms BV, was an incentive award winner in the Jaarprijs Goede Voeding 2013 competition...

Inventure Foods to Boost Berry Freezing Capacity Inventure Foods to Boost Berry Freezing Capacity
Phoenix, Arizona, USA-headquartered Inventure Foods, Inc. has announced plans to purchase two state-of-the-art IQF freezing tunnels for approximately $3.9 million. They will be installed during the...

Greenyard Foods Sales Up 3.1% Greenyard Foods Sales Up 3.1%
Gent, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard Foods has reported an increase in sales of 3.1% to EUR 295.6 million for the half of its 2013 accounting period, ending on September 30, compared to the same...

Bonduelle Thinks REV Technology Could be Game-Changer for Frozen Vegetable Business Bonduelle Thinks REV Technology Could be Game-Changer for Frozen Vegetable Business
Vancouver, BC, Canada-based EnWave Corporation announced on November 19 that it has signed a commercial royalty-bearing license with a division of Bonduelle, a leading processed vegetable producer...

Plenty of IQF Raspberries in US Coldstores, So Why are Serbian and Chilean Prices High? Plenty of IQF Raspberries in US Coldstores, So Why are Serbian and Chilean Prices High?
The recently reported supply of IQF raspberries in cold storage in the United “is an astonishing 51% more than 2012,” according to Peter Skolnick, president of Monterey, California-headquartered...

New Study Encourages Nutrition-minded Shoppers to  ‘Think Frozen’ When Buying Fruits and Vegetables New Study Encourages Nutrition-minded Shoppers to ‘Think Frozen’ When Buying Fruits and Vegetables
As consumers strive to eat healthier and add more fruits and vegetables to their diets, a recently concluded “market basket” study has a simple message for them: “Think frozen.” The McLean,...

‘Do it Well, Otherwise Don’t do it at All’ - That’s the Givrex Team’s Raison d’être ‘Do it Well, Otherwise Don’t do it at All’ - That’s the Givrex Team’s Raison d’être
The fertile green scene in the Nile Delta region of Egypt is where Alexandria-based Givrex Robert Mansour & Co. sources most of the vegetables and fruits it processes and freezes to export around...

Greenyard Foods Names Valerie Vanhoutte CFO; Agreement Signed with KTG Agrar in Germany Greenyard Foods Names Valerie Vanhoutte CFO; Agreement Signed with KTG Agrar in Germany
Valerie Vanhoutte is scheduled to take over as chief financial officer (cfo) of Greenyard Foods NV effective November 1. She will assume the position from Steven D’haene, who left the company in late...

Imperial Frozen Foods President Skolnick Analyzes Cold Storage Fruit Holdings in USA Imperial Frozen Foods President Skolnick Analyzes Cold Storage Fruit Holdings in USA
Peter Skolnick, president of Monterey, California-headquartered Imperial Frozen Foods, recently forwarded the July 31, 2012-July 31, 2013 cold storage report from the USDA to FrozenFoodsBiz.com for...

Pinguin and Noliko Flags Still Fly High As Operating Arms of Greenyard Foods Pinguin and Noliko Flags Still Fly High As Operating Arms of Greenyard Foods
While Pinguin NV officially changed its name to Greenyard Foods on Sept. 1, the Westrozebeke, Belgium-headquartered holding company’s operating units will continue to conduct frozen vegetable and...

AFFI Hails US House of Representatives for Expanding School Fruit and Vegetable Program to Include Frozen Fruits and Vegetables AFFI Hails US House of Representatives for Expanding School Fruit and Vegetable Program to Include Frozen Fruits and Vegetables
 American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz has commended the U.S. House of Representatives for approving legislation as part of the Farm Bill that enhances the ability of...

Pinguin Gets Greener and Leaner After Lutosa Carve-out, As Belgian-based Company Changes Name to Greenyard Foods Pinguin Gets Greener and Leaner After Lutosa Carve-out, As Belgian-based Company Changes Name to Greenyard Foods
Pinguin NV, which will become Greenyard Foods as of September 1, in June signed an agreement with the Union Fermière Morbihannaise SCA (UFM) with respect to the acquisition of four real estate...

California Strawberry Market Strengthening, Same Goes for Blueberrries in United States California Strawberry Market Strengthening, Same Goes for Blueberrries in United States
Peter Skolnick, president of Monterey, California, USA-Imperial Frozen Foods, has posted an update on conditions of fruit crops and markets in the Northwestern United States, as ...

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