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Conagra Declares Stock Float on Eve of Pinnacle Add-on Conagra Declares Stock Float on Eve of Pinnacle Add-on
Conagra Brands announced on October 9 that it is offering to sell, subject to market and other conditions, 16,312,057 shares of its common stock priced at $32.25 each through an underwritten public...

CJ CheilJedang Buys US and German Frozen Food Producers CJ CheilJedang Buys US and German Frozen Food Producers
Seoul, Korea-headquartered CJ CheilJedang Corp. has expanded its production prowess and brand presence in North American and European frozen food markets with the acquisition of Gahanna, Ohio-based

Conagra-Pinnacle Union Creates Frozen Food Powerhouse Conagra-Pinnacle Union Creates Frozen Food Powerhouse
Chicago, Illinois-headquartered Conagra Brands has reached a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Parsippany, New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods in a cash and stock deal valued at

Jenny Craig Integrates DNA Testing into Nutrition Plans Jenny Craig Integrates DNA Testing into Nutrition Plans
Jenny Craig, Inc., a Carlsbad, California-headquartered weight management and counseling company that distributes frozen meals and other food products to clients in North America, Australia and New

Is Appetite for Pinnacle Foods Rising Among Investors? Is Appetite for Pinnacle Foods Rising Among Investors?
Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-headquartered Pinnacle Foods has reportedly engaged an investment banking advisory firm to look into strategic options for the company, which markets a wide range of

Nomad Foods Posts First Quarter Gains in Revenue, Profit Nomad Foods Posts First Quarter Gains in Revenue, Profit
Feltham, England-headquartered Nomad Foods reported a 1.5% increase in revenue to €539 million and a 37% hike in after-tax profit of €62 million during the first quarter of 2018, which ended on

Savola Group to Acquire 51% Ownership of Al Kabeer Savola Group to Acquire 51% Ownership of Al Kabeer
The Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-headquartered Savola Group has signed a binding agreement to buy 51% of Al Kabeer, a major producer and marketer of frozen food products in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab

Iglo Rings Up Double Digit Sales Growth in Germany Iglo Rings Up Double Digit Sales Growth in Germany
Iglo brand frozen food sales in Germany rose an impressive 15.3% in 2017. That equated to €466 million, according to recently released Nielsen figures. The company, a unit of Feltham,

Demand for Frozen Food, Including Rice, Hot in Korea Demand for Frozen Food, Including Rice, Hot in Korea
The market for frozen food in South Korea, spurred by convenient-to-prepare ready meals and side dishes, continues to grow steadily. CJ ChielJedang, the nation’s biggest producer of value-added

Al Islami Foods and Mitsubishi Forge Strategic Alliance Al Islami Foods and Mitsubishi Forge Strategic Alliance
Mitsubishi Corporation has acquired a minority stake in Dubai, UAE-based Al Islami Foods, a halal food manufacturer ranked as one of the leading frozen product distributors in the Emirates and GCC

FRoSTA Brand Products Again Score Double-digit Sales Gain FRoSTA Brand Products Again Score Double-digit Sales Gain
Bremerhaven, Germany-headquartered FRoSTA AG has reported that overall sales revenues increased by 7.5% to €501 million in 2017. Year-on-year net income after taxes rose by €1.8 million to €23.4

Nomad’s Solid Q4 Results Contribute to ‘Outstanding Year’ Nomad’s Solid Q4 Results Contribute to ‘Outstanding Year’
A 4.7% increase in sales during the fourth quarter assured a positive annual performance for Nomad Foods in 2017, as the Feltham, England-headquartered producer and marketer of Birds Eye, Iglo and

New Water Capital Supports Pegasus Foods Plant Expansion New Water Capital Supports Pegasus Foods Plant Expansion
New Water Capital L.P., a Boca Raton, Florida-headquartered private equity firm, has invested in Pegasus Foods, a co-packer and private label supplier of frozen appetizers and snacks. The Los

Tyson Sells Circle Foods to Ajinomoto Foods North America Tyson Sells Circle Foods to Ajinomoto Foods North America
Tyson Foods is getting out of the tortilla, burrito and Indian flatbread-making business, which is just a small part of the multinational chicken, beef, pork and ready meals supplier’s $38 billion

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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,

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Incoming CCO at Nomad Foods Europe Hails from Mondelez Incoming CCO at Nomad Foods Europe Hails from Mondelez
Albert Mathieu will join Nomad Foods Europe as chief commercial officer (CCO) in October. The Feltham, England-headquartered company is Europe’s largest frozen food producer and marketer,

Pinnacle Foods Names Allen to Head Boulder Business Pinnacle Foods Names Allen to Head Boulder Business
Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-headquartered Pinnacle Foods Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael E. Allen, a food industry veteran with significant experience leading health and wellness

Nomad Foods Puts Positive Spin on Results, Eyes More Buys Nomad Foods Puts Positive Spin on Results, Eyes More Buys
The disappointing news from Nomad Foods is that it posted a loss in the second quarter of 2016. However, while overall sales are down year-on-year, the rate of decline continues to be reduced and an...

Lean Cuisine Offers Limited-time Ethnic Flavors to Savor Lean Cuisine Offers Limited-time Ethnic Flavors to Savor
Nestlé USA’s Lean Cuisine brand has introduced four limited-time frozen entrées inspired by international culinary trends and regional flavors: Southwest-Style Potato Bake, Chicken Tikka Masala,...

As Nestlé SA Net Profit Cools, Frozens Still Hot in USA As Nestlé SA Net Profit Cools, Frozens Still Hot in USA
The frozen ready meals market in North America was a bright spot for Nestlé SA during the first half of 2016, a period in which net profit declined by 0.4 billion Swiss francs to 4.176 billion

Pinnacle Moving Evol Production from Colorado to Arkansas Pinnacle Moving Evol Production from Colorado to Arkansas
Pinnacle Foods has announced plans to shut down its Evol frozen foods manufacturing facility in Boulder, Colorado, and relocate production of the brand’s range of burritos, snacks, entrees and

Investigation and Delay in Hain Celestial Results Release Investigation and Delay in Hain Celestial Results Release
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a major organic and natural foods manufacturer and marketer with operations in North America, Europe and India, announced on August 15 that it will delay the release

P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Frozen Meals Recall Widens P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Frozen Meals Recall Widens
ConAgra Foods is expanding a voluntary recall of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu brand entrees due to the potential presence of small metal fragments (2-9mm) in sugar used in the sauce. No P.F. Chang’s...

Nestlé Names Schneider CEO to Succeed Bulcke in 2017 Nestlé Names Schneider CEO to Succeed Bulcke in 2017
Nestlé SA announced on June 27 that Ulf Mark Schneider will be its next chief executive officer. The 50-year-old US-German dual citizen, who currently heads up the Bad Homburg,

Kahiki Foods Boosts Asian Meals Production Capacity Kahiki Foods Boosts Asian Meals Production Capacity
Kahiki Foods, Inc., the Columbus, Ohio, USA-based producer of frozen Asian ready meals and side dishes, announced on June 13 that it has completed a significant round of investments in its

Nomad Foods Slows Sales Slide in Challenging Market Nomad Foods Slows Sales Slide in Challenging Market
Nomad Foods Limited has reported sales of €547.1 million for the first quarter of 2016, resulting in a €42.2 million profit after tax, which includes exceptional items of €23.1 million. Earnings per...

Lemon Grass Kitchen Serves Chef Mai Pham's Asian Meals Lemon Grass Kitchen Serves Chef Mai Pham's Asian Meals
With the nationwide launch of Lemon Grass Kitchen, shoppers in the USA can now find another selection of flavorful, better-for-you Southeast Asian and Korean cuisine in the frozen food aisles of...

J&J Snack Foods Debuts First Organic Whole Fruit Novelty J&J Snack Foods Debuts First Organic Whole Fruit Novelty
J&J Snack Foods Corp. has announced a new line extension to its Whole Fruit Frozen Juice range with the introduction of Whole Fruit Organic Juice Tubes. Distributed in four flavors – Apple...

Apetito Reports Solid Sales and Bright Prospects Ahead Apetito Reports Solid Sales and Bright Prospects Ahead
Turnover for the Rheine, Germany-headquartered Apetito Group grew again in 2015. Revenues increased by 8.5 percent to EUR 800 million, with both catering and retail divisions contributing to the

Lamb Weston Scores Big for ConAgra Foods Yet Again Lamb Weston Scores Big for ConAgra Foods Yet Again
Driven by strong demand for Lamb Weston frozen potato products, the Commercial Foods segment of ConAgra Foods saw sales rise by 6% to almost $1.1 billion during the fiscal third quarter of fiscal...

FRoSTA Sales Up as Both Brands and Private Labels Gain FRoSTA Sales Up as Both Brands and Private Labels Gain
Diversified frozen food producer FRoSTA AG posted solid results in 2015 despite strong price pressure, the Bremerhaven, Germany-headquartered company reported on April 6. Sales rose 7.9% to EUR 440

Nomad Foods to Close Findus Flagship Factory in Sweden Nomad Foods to Close Findus Flagship Factory in Sweden
Approximately 450 Nomad Foods employees engaged in producing Findus frozen ready meals and vegetables in Bjuv, Sweden, have been notified that the company intends to cease operations by the end of...

Pinnacle CEO Departing to Head Up Keurig Green Mountain Pinnacle CEO Departing to Head Up Keurig Green Mountain
Pinnacle Foods Inc. announced on March 23 that Robert J. Gamgort, its chief executive officer since July of 2009, will be leaving the company at the end of April to assume the role of ceo at Keurig

McCain to Acquire Iconic Mora Brand in Van Geloven Deal McCain to Acquire Iconic Mora Brand in Van Geloven Deal
McCain Foods Limited and TowerBrook Capital Partners LP have agreed to terms for the sale of a majority stake in Van Geloven BV to McCain. Upon consummation of the deal, TowerBrook, a

Stouffer’s Advertising Spotlights Ingredients, Heritage Stouffer’s Advertising Spotlights Ingredients, Heritage
A new advertising and marketing campaign has been launched to promote Nestlé USA’s Stouffer’s dinners and entrees in North America by showing consumers that the frozen food line is “made with love

Kellogg Declares Regular Dividend for 365th Time Kellogg Declares Regular Dividend for 365th Time
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA-headquartered Kellogg Company has announced that a dividend of $0.50 per share of common stock will be paid on March 15 to shareholders of record at the close of

Frozen Food Sector Shining Again for Nestlé in USA Frozen Food Sector Shining Again for Nestlé in USA
Reporting 4.2% organic growth for 2015, composed of 2.2% real internal growth and price increases averaging 2.0%, Paul Bulcke, chief executive officer of Vevey, Switzerland-headquartered Nestlé,

Nestlé to Buy Out Osem, Delist it from Stock Exchange Nestlé to Buy Out Osem, Delist it from Stock Exchange
Vevey, Switzerland-headquartered Nestlé SA announced on February 4 that it intends to acquire the 36.3% stake in Osem Investments Ltd. that it does not already own for approximately $840 million,

Bellisio to Pack EatingWell Healthy Frozen Food Products Bellisio to Pack EatingWell Healthy Frozen Food Products
Meredith Corporation, a Des Moines, Iowa-headquartered media and marketing company reaching 100 million American women monthly and more than 60 percent of the nation’s millennial women segment, has

Schwan’s Atlanta Plant Safety Improvements Please OSHA Schwan’s Atlanta Plant Safety Improvements Please OSHA
When US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors returned to a frozen food manufacturing facility in Atlanta, Georgia, and found previously cited hazards...

Schwan's Chef Collective Has Fresh Perspective on Frozen Schwan's Chef Collective Has Fresh Perspective on Frozen
The Schwan Food Company has announced formation of Schwan’s Chef Collective, a team of up-and-coming chefs from across the United States who will assist in developing the next generation of

Pinnacle Foods Seals Deal for Boulder Brands Purchase Pinnacle Foods Seals Deal for Boulder Brands Purchase
Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-based Pinnacle Foods on January 15 announced completion of a tender offer to purchase all outstanding stock of Boulder Brands at $11 per share. The transaction for

Ajinomoto Windsor Invests to Boost Output in Mississippi Ajinomoto Windsor Invests to Boost Output in Mississippi
Ajinomoto Windsor, a manufacturer of Asian and other ethnic-style frozen entrees, appetizers and snack foods, has announced plans to add a rice production line at its factory in Oakland,

Nomad Foods Cheers NYSE Listing by Ringing Opening Bell Nomad Foods Cheers NYSE Listing by Ringing Opening Bell
Nomad Foods Limited CEO Stéfan Descheemaeker and other members of the executive team inaugurated the January 13 trading session at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by ceremoniously ringing the

Dumplings Hottest Seller on Korean Frozen Scene Dumplings Hottest Seller on Korean Frozen Scene
Perhaps not surprisingly, dumplings are the most popular item in the South Korean frozen food market, accounting for 55.7% of $1.34 billion in retail sales during 2014. Ranking second were assorted

Rising Packaged Foods Demand in India Includes Frozens Rising Packaged Foods Demand in India Includes Frozens
The value of India’s packaged foods market is poised to jump to US $50 billion by 2017 from the present level of $32 billion, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 35 per cent on the wave

Bye London, Hi New York: Nomad Foods to List on NYSE Bye London, Hi New York: Nomad Foods to List on NYSE
Tortola, British Virgin Islands-headquartered Nomad Foods Limited (plans to transfer its listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on or around January 4,

No Plans for FRoSTA Sale, Says CEO Felix Ahlers No Plans for FRoSTA Sale, Says CEO Felix Ahlers
While speculation has been circulating in the trade that German frozen food packer FRoSTA AG may be a target of acquisition-hungry Nomad Foods, CEO Felix Ahlers has made it clear that majority...

IZICO to Purchase Asian-style Snacks Maker Daloon A/S IZICO to Purchase Asian-style Snacks Maker Daloon A/S
Dutch frozen snack company IZICO, backed by private equity fund Egeria, has entered into an agreement to acquire Danish frozen food company Daloon A/S, including its UK subsidiary, Daloon Foods (UK)...

Greencore to Expand Manufacturing, R&D in Washington Greencore to Expand Manufacturing, R&D in Washington
The Greencore Group plans to open a new manufacturing facility and innovation center on Port of Seattle parcel of land at the Des Moines Creek Business Park, south of Seattle-Tacoma International...

Pinnacle Foods to Buy Boulder Brands for $975 Million Pinnacle Foods to Buy Boulder Brands for $975 Million
Pinnacle Foods Inc. announced on November 24 that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Boulder Brands in a transaction aimed at enhancing the buyer’s presence in health...

Former Young’s Seafoods Managing Director to Head Birds Eye Former Young’s Seafoods Managing Director to Head Birds Eye
Wayne Hudson, former managing director of the frozen division of Young’s Seafoods, will take the helm of Birds Eye in the United Kingdom in January of 2016. He will replace Andy Weston-Webb, who will...

Nomad Foods Completes Acquisition of Findus Businesses Nomad Foods Completes Acquisition of Findus Businesses
Tortola, BVI-headquartered Nomad Foods Limited has completed its acquisition of London-based Findus Sverige AB and its subsidiaries from LionGem Sweden 1 AB, a company backed by a group of investors...

BRF Net Operating Revenue Up as Business Goes ‘Glocal’ BRF Net Operating Revenue Up as Business Goes ‘Glocal’
Net operating revenue generated by Sao Paulo, Brazil-headquartered BRF increased 14.4% to total R$8.3 billion in the third quarter of 2015. EBITDA followed the growth trend to reach R$1.52 billion, a...

Birds Eye Frozen Sales Boost Pinnacle Foods’ Q3 Results Birds Eye Frozen Sales Boost Pinnacle Foods’ Q3 Results
A strong performance from its Birds Eye Frozen division powered Pinnacle Foods’ third quarter growth performance, as the Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-headquartered company reported on October 29 that...

Schwan Announces Ingredient Simplicity Commitments Schwan Announces Ingredient Simplicity Commitments
The Schwan Food Company will phase out the use of artificial trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors and dyes over the next two years. This will...

Nestlé Sees Frozen Foods Sales Progress in North America Nestlé Sees Frozen Foods Sales Progress in North America
An upturn in its frozen food business in North America was among the high points in Nestlé’s sales results for the first nine months of the year, when total group revenue fell 2% to CHF 64.9 billion....

Marie Callender’s Frozen Sales Bring Warmth to US Troops Marie Callender’s Frozen Sales Bring Warmth to US Troops
Marie Callender's, a frozen food brand of Omaha, Nebraska-headquartered ConAgra Foods, has announced the return of the Comforts From Home Project, a partnership with the United Service Organizations...

Job Cuts, Move to Chicago Part of ConAgra Efficiency Plan Job Cuts, Move to Chicago Part of ConAgra Efficiency Plan
ConAgra Foods announced major restructuring plans on October 1 that include elimination of approximately 1,500 jobs, or approximately 30% of the company’s global office-based workforce, and...

Monde Nissin Acquiring Quorn Foods for £550 Million Monde Nissin Acquiring Quorn Foods for £550 Million
Philippines-based Monde Nissin is reportedly buying Quorn Foods for £550 million pounds (approximately US$ 831 million). The Stokesley, North Yorkshire, UK-headquartered acquisition is a frozen meat...

2 Sisters Invests £55 Million to Boost Ready Meals Output 2 Sisters Invests £55 Million to Boost Ready Meals Output
The 2 Sisters Food Group, one of the United Kingdom’s largest food producers, has announced that it is investing £55 million in its Meal Solutions Division to support further growth, create state of...

Lamb Weston Shines Brightly in ConAgra Quarterly Results Lamb Weston Shines Brightly in ConAgra Quarterly Results
The sales performance of ConAgra Foods’ Lamb Weston frozen potato products business was a bright spot in the Omaha, Nebraska, USA-headquartered company’s first quarter results posted for fiscal 2016...

Ajinomoto to Boost Frozen Rice Output in North America Ajinomoto to Boost Frozen Rice Output in North America
Tokyo, Japan-headquartered Ajinomoto Co., Inc. aims to increase production of frozen rice in the USA by 50%. It will do so by investing almost $20 million in a new production line at its Windsor...

French Competition Overseer Reviews Davigel Sale Impact French Competition Overseer Reviews Davigel Sale Impact
The European Commission has asked the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) to scrutinize details regarding the proposed sale of Nestlé’s Davigel SAS division to the Brakes Group....

Synear Food Buys Former Hot Pockets Plant in California Synear Food Buys Former Hot Pockets Plant in California
A Chinese frozen food company, Zhenzhou, Henan-headquartered Synear Food Holdings Ltd, has reportedly acquired the former Nestlé USA Hot Pockets factory in Chatsworth, California. The...

Are Nomad, McCain and CP Vying to Buy Quorn Foods? Are Nomad, McCain and CP Vying to Buy Quorn Foods?
Having recently acquired the iconic Birds Eye and Findus frozen food brands and associated assets in Europe, Nomad Foods is now said to be on the prowl for Quorn Foods. The Stokesley, North...

American Halal Company Buys Mediterranean Snack Foods American Halal Company Buys Mediterranean Snack Foods
American Halal Company, marketer of the Saffron Road range of frozen entrees, has purchased Mediterranean Snack Foods Company, a distributor of over 50 natural lentil/legume-based chips, crackers and...

CIG Hails Caesar’s Pasta with Purchase of Sicilian Chefs CIG Hails Caesar’s Pasta with Purchase of Sicilian Chefs
The Englewood, Colorado-headquartered Consolidated Investment Group (CIG) has acquired the assets of Sicilian Chefs, Inc. and announced it will continue to produce frozen Italian pastas such as...

Still Digesting Iglo Foods and About to Seal Findus Deal, Nomad is Now Hungry for Acquisitions in United States Still Digesting Iglo Foods and About to Seal Findus Deal, Nomad is Now Hungry for Acquisitions in United States
Nomad Foods Ltd has now set its sights on bargain buys in the United States, according to a Reuters dispatch. Having made a binding offer to acquire continental Europe frozen food operations of the...

‘Kids Have Fun for Free’ in Birds Eye-Merlin Promotion ‘Kids Have Fun for Free’ in Birds Eye-Merlin Promotion
Frozen food brand leader Birds Eye in the United Kingdom has launched a major PR push in partnership with Europe’s largest entertainment group, Merlin Entertainments. The “Kids Have Fun for Free”...

Vadilal Industries Posts Sweet First Quarter Results Vadilal Industries Posts Sweet First Quarter Results
Vadilal Industries Limited has announced a hefty 58.74% increase in net profit at Rs 21.36 crore for the first quarter of 2015, which ended on June 30. Net sales for the period were up 8.82% to Rs...

Darren Serrao New Chief Growth Officer at ConAgra Foods Darren Serrao New Chief Growth Officer at ConAgra Foods
Omaha, Nebraska, USA-headquartered ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced on August 17 that Darren Serrao has been appointed to the new position of chief growth officer. He will report to CEO Sean...

Nestlé Says North America Frozen Food Trends Improving Nestlé Says North America Frozen Food Trends Improving
Frozen food and ice cream product sales were generally on target for Nestlé in the USA and Canada during the first half of 2015 (H1), while “innovation and premiumization” continued to drive frozen...

Nomad Purchase of Findus Creates Frozen Food Powerhouse Nomad Purchase of Findus Creates Frozen Food Powerhouse
Nomad Foods’ appetite for frozen food companies continues to grow. After acquiring Iglo Foods Holdings Ltd. earlier this year for EUR 2.6 billion ($2.9 billion), the Tortola, British Virgin...

Super Swimmer Natalie Coughlin Champions Luvo Line Super Swimmer Natalie Coughlin Champions Luvo Line
Luvo Inc., a Vancouver, BC, Canada-headquartered frozen food maker that sells chef-inspired, nutritionist-approved meals, has signed World Champion and Olympic gold medalist swimmer Natalie Coughlin...

Boulder Brands’ Bad and Good News: Sales Down, Stock Up Boulder Brands’ Bad and Good News: Sales Down, Stock Up
For a food company reporting a second quarter loss of $3.3 million and no earnings on net sales of $117.7 million (down 10.4% from the equivalent period in 2014), shares of Boulder Brands Inc. stock...

Press Report Says Bellisio Foods is Seeking a Buyer Press Report Says Bellisio Foods is Seeking a Buyer
Bellisio Foods representatives have been in discussions with investment banks about naming a financial officer to organize a sale of the company, according to a Reuters dispatch published on July 29....

New Nestlé R&D Center Affirms Frozen Food Commitment New Nestlé R&D Center Affirms Frozen Food Commitment
The grand opening of the 144,000-square-foot Nestlé Research & Development Center took place in Solon, Ohio, USA on July 22, marking completion of a $50 million, two-year project to establish a...

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...

Food Industry Welcomes US-Switzerland Organic Trade Accord Food Industry Welcomes US-Switzerland Organic Trade Accord
The United States and Switzerland have agreed to recognize each country’s organic programs as equivalent for organic products and thereby streamline access to each other's markets, the US Department...

Two Jana Partners Nominees to Join ConAgra Foods Board Two Jana Partners Nominees to Join ConAgra Foods Board
Bradley A. Alford and Timothy R. McLevish will be appointed to the board of directors of ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), effective no later than July 22. Their additions, urged by hedge fund Jana...

Boulder Brands Streamlines Organizational Structure Boulder Brands Streamlines Organizational Structure
Having cut its salaried workforce by 15%, Boulder Brands announced on July 8 that the company’s organization has been restructured to “better align functional teams, improve operational effectiveness...

Monogram Foods Adds Frozen Appetizers to Portfolio Monogram Foods Adds Frozen Appetizers to Portfolio
Monogram Foods, a manufacturer and marketer of beef jerky, corn dogs, pre-cooked bacon and other value-added meat products, is getting into the frozen appetizer business. With a winning bid of $37.2...

Kraft Heinz Merger Complete; Eduardo Luz Heads US Frozen Kraft Heinz Merger Complete; Eduardo Luz Heads US Frozen
It’s official: the Kraft Heinz Company has been formed following the successful completion of the merger between Kraft and Heinz. The transaction creates the third largest food and beverage company...

BE Delicious Pedals and Peddles Shrimp Croquettes in NYC BE Delicious Pedals and Peddles Shrimp Croquettes in NYC
What’s the best way to make food deliveries efficiently in Manhattan? Why, by bicycle, of course – especially if you happen to be from the West Flanders region of Belgium, where cycling is a passion....

ConAgra to Exit Private Label Sector, Divest some Brands ConAgra to Exit Private Label Sector, Divest some Brands
Private label is out and a heightened emphasis on enhancing the profile and sale of name brand products is in at ConAgra Foods. The Omaha, Nebraska, USA-headquartered company announced during a June...

Speculation Rises as Jana Takes 7.2% ConAgra Stake Speculation Rises as Jana Takes 7.2% ConAgra Stake
With activist investor Jana Partners’ June 17 disclosure that it has accumulated more than 7.2% of ConAgra Foods stock (a $540 million stake of 31 million shares), the Omaha, Nebraska,...

Seahawks Quarterback Joins Luvo Team as Brand Ambassador Seahawks Quarterback Joins Luvo Team as Brand Ambassador
Luvo Inc., a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-headquartered frozen food company that sells chef-inspired, nutritionist-approved meals, entrees and side dishes on June 4 announced that Russell...

Findus Next Target on Nomad Holdings’ Acquisition List Findus Next Target on Nomad Holdings’ Acquisition List
Having just finalized a deal to purchase Feltham, England-based Iglo Foods for EUR 2.6 billion ($2.9 billion) from the Permira private equity concern, Nomad Holdings Ltd. is now on the prowl for the...

Charoen Pokphand Foods Profit Up 44% in First Quarter Charoen Pokphand Foods Profit Up 44% in First Quarter
Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) has reported sales of 96,224 million baht and a 44% increase in net profit to 2,956 million baht during the first quarter of 2015, compared with...

FRoSTA Frozen Food Sales Remain Upbeat through April 2015 FRoSTA Frozen Food Sales Remain Upbeat through April 2015
The good times continue to roll for FRoSTA AG, which logged a 7% increase in sales during the first four months of 2015 in comparison with the same period last year. The Bremerhaven,...

ConAgra Purchases Blake's All Natural Foods ConAgra Purchases Blake's All Natural Foods
ConAgra Foods, Inc. has acquired Blake’s All Natural Foods, a rapidly-growing, family-owned company which makes natural and organic frozen meals, including pot pies, casseroles, pasta dishes, lobster...

Descheemaeker to Replace Sceti as Iglo Group CEO Descheemaeker to Replace Sceti as Iglo Group CEO
Nomad Holdings Limited (LHL) has appointed Stéfan Descheemaeker as its chief executive officer effective upon closing of its recently-announced acquisition of Iglo Foods Holdings Limited, which is...

Frozens Hit Hard as Heinz Posts Double-Digit Sales Decline Frozens Hit Hard as Heinz Posts Double-Digit Sales Decline
H.J. Heinz Corporation has announced that sales during the first quarter of 2015 fell by 11.5% to $2.48 billion versus Q1 in 2014. Despite an organic net revenue decline of 4.5% and an unfavorable...

Brakes Group’s Purchase of Davigel from Nestlé Imminent? Brakes Group’s Purchase of Davigel from Nestlé Imminent?
The Ashford, Kent, UK-based Brakes Group, a leading foodservice supplier in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden, reports that it is engaged in exclusive discussions to acquire the Davigel SAS unit...

New Owner for Birds Eye, as Nomad Foods Buys Iglo Group New Owner for Birds Eye, as Nomad Foods Buys Iglo Group
Nomad Foods has purchased Iglo, owner of the iconic Birds Eye frozen food brand marketed in the European Union, from the private equity firm Permira for EUR 2.6 billion (£1.9 billion). Not part of...

Soft Sales in UK and Germany Impact Iglo’s Annual Results Soft Sales in UK and Germany Impact Iglo’s Annual Results
The Iglo Group, headquartered in Feltham, England, on February 26 reported a 1.9% drop in net sales during 2014. This was mainly due to declines in two major markets, the United Kingdom and Germany....

Pinnacle Foods Flies High as Frozen Product Sales Rise Pinnacle Foods Flies High as Frozen Product Sales Rise
Getting strong performances from its Birds Eye frozen vegetables brand, as well from Voila! skillet meals, Hungry-Man entrees, Aunt Jemima breakfasts and several non-frozen lines, Pinnacle Foods saw...

Nestlé Sharpens ‘Fresh Focus’ on Frozen Food Products; Addresses Slowdown in China and E-Commerce Impact Nestlé Sharpens ‘Fresh Focus’ on Frozen Food Products; Addresses Slowdown in China and E-Commerce Impact
Describing 2014 as “indeed not an easy year,” Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke was nonetheless pleased to report that the Vevey, Switzerland-headquartered multinational company’s net profit amounted to $15.3...

ConAgra Foods Names Connolly New CEO, Revises EPS Outlook ConAgra Foods Names Connolly New CEO, Revises EPS Outlook
Omaha, Nebraska, USA-headquartered ConAgra Foods announced on February 12 that 49-year-old Sean M. Connolly will replace Gary M. Rodkin as its chief executive officer effective April 6. Connolly was...

Iconic Cajun Food Maker Celebrates 60 Years in Business Iconic Cajun Food Maker Celebrates 60 Years in Business
It began in Opelousas, Louisiana, with a country store and a hog farm. In 1955, Eula Savoie had a problem: what to do with all the hogs she was raising but couldn’t sell. Ever entrepreneurial, she...

Super Bowl Festivities to Inflate USA Frozen Food Sales Super Bowl Festivities to Inflate USA Frozen Food Sales
The big game and big parties are about to begin. As the clock ticks down for the February 1 Super Bowl XLIX football extravaganza in Arizona between the defending champion Seattle Seahawks and the...

RHOBH Reality TV’s Kyle Richards Stars for Artisan Bistro RHOBH Reality TV’s Kyle Richards Stars for Artisan Bistro
Kyle Richards, actress and star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) television show popular in the USA, has cast herself in a major role for Artisan Bistro Foods, Inc. The Irvine,...

CP Group, Itochu to Invest $10 Billion in China’s CITIC CP Group, Itochu to Invest $10 Billion in China’s CITIC
The Bangkok-headquartered Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) and Osaka and Tokyo-based Itochu Corp. announced on January 20 that they will jointly invest US $10 billion in CITIC, China’s largest...

Birds Eye UK ‘Mixes it Up’ in £3 Million Marketing Drive Birds Eye UK ‘Mixes it Up’ in £3 Million Marketing Drive
Birds Eye has teamed up with food blogger Katie Bryson in the United Kingdom to promote its frozen food range in a year-long, £3 million campaign featuring television commercials, online digital...

Nestlé to Sell La Cocinera Unit in Spain to Findus Nestlé to Sell La Cocinera Unit in Spain to Findus
Nestlé España announced on January 8 that it has signed an agreement to sell its La Cocinera frozen food business to Findus Spain. Terms of the transaction, which is subject to the approval of...

Innovative Foods Seeks Rs 60 Crore to Expand Sumeru Innovative Foods Seeks Rs 60 Crore to Expand Sumeru
Kerala, Kochi-based Innovative Foods Ltd (IFL), a unit of India Equity Partners (IEP), aims to raise up to Rs 60 crore (approximately US $1.029 billion) to finance major expansion, technology...

Higher Risk Prompts Fitch to Drop Findus Rating a Notch Higher Risk Prompts Fitch to Drop Findus Rating a Notch
London, England-based Fitch Ratings Limited has assigned an issuer default rating (IDR) of “CCC” for Findus Group senior payment in kind (PIK) notes amounting to €200 million at 8.25%/9%, and a final...

Iglo Net Sales Up; Will Take €9.9M Restructuring Charge And End Marketing Efforts in Turkey, Romania, Slovakia Iglo Net Sales Up; Will Take €9.9M Restructuring Charge And End Marketing Efforts in Turkey, Romania, Slovakia
The Feltham, UK headquartered Iglo Group, the leading marketer of branded frozen food products in Europe’s retail market through its Iglo, Birds Eye and Findus labels, has announced that net sales...

BRF Seals Alyasra Foods Acquisition Deal in Kuwait BRF Seals Alyasra Foods Acquisition Deal in Kuwait
BRF, a major producer of frozen and refrigerated poultry products headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has now officially acquired 75% of Alyasra Foods' frozen food distribution business in Kuwait....

Bob Helland New Vice President of Sales at Kahiki Foods Bob Helland New Vice President of Sales at Kahiki Foods
Kahiki Foods Inc., a Columbus, Ohio, USA-based supplier of frozen Asian meals and appetizers, has named Bob Helland as its new vice president of sales. He brings more than 28 years of experience in...

Frozen Pretzel Hot Dogs Recall by USDA Affects Six Brands Frozen Pretzel Hot Dogs Recall by USDA Affects Six Brands
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on November 15 that Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based City Line Foods Manufacturing Co., a division of Auntie...

£4.2 Million Expansion for KK Fine Foods Plant in Wales £4.2 Million Expansion for KK Fine Foods Plant in Wales
A £4.2 million investment at the KK Fine Foods factory on the Deeside Enterprise Zone in Flintshire, North East Wales, is expected to create 90 new jobs and significantly boost capacity for...

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...

Nestlé Explores Options for Davigel Subsidiary in France Nestlé Explores Options for Davigel Subsidiary in France
Nestlé announced on November 14 that it is “exploring strategic options for the development of its subsidiary Davigel SAS” as part of an ongoing portfolio review. According to a statement posted on...

New BRF Executive Team on the Job in Europe and Eurasia New BRF Executive Team on the Job in Europe and Eurasia
Sao Paulo, Brazil-headquartered BRF, has been ranked as the seventh largest food company in the world following the merger of Sadia and Perdigao in 2009, has appointed a new slate of managers for...

Frozen Sales Flat as Pinnacle Reports Strong Earnings; Double-Digit Growth for Birds Eye Viola! Skillet Meals Frozen Sales Flat as Pinnacle Reports Strong Earnings; Double-Digit Growth for Birds Eye Viola! Skillet Meals
Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-headquartered Pinnacle Foods Inc. on November 12 reported that net sales during the third quarter rose 9% to $624.0 million, compared to net sales of $572.5 million in the...

Spotlight on Eggo Breakfast Sandwiches at NFRA Reception Spotlight on Eggo Breakfast Sandwiches at NFRA Reception
Kellogg’s Eggo Breakfast Sandwiches were in high profile along with a raft of other new products and established lines from other producers during the Taste of Excellence Grand Opening Reception at...

Kahiki Expands Range with Steam & Serve in Bag Asian Meals Kahiki Expands Range with Steam & Serve in Bag Asian Meals
Kahiki Foods, Inc., a supplier of natural frozen Asian meals and appetizers to the retail market in the United States, unveiled three new products on October 12 at the National Frozen and...

Kontos Foods Focuses Expansion Efforts in Caribbean Kontos Foods Focuses Expansion Efforts in Caribbean
Kontos Foods, Inc., the Patterson, New Jersey, USA-based manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, much of it frozen, has increased expansion efforts in Bermuda, the...

Marie Callender’s Partners with USO to Support US Troops Marie Callender’s Partners with USO to Support US Troops
Marie Callender’s, a frozen food brand of Omaha, Nebraska, USA-headquartered ConAgra Foods, has launched the Comforts from Home Project, a program described as "dedicated to bringing the heartwarming...

As Sales Rise for Lamb Weston and Some Frozen Meals, ConAgra Scores Better than Expected Quarterly Results As Sales Rise for Lamb Weston and Some Frozen Meals, ConAgra Scores Better than Expected Quarterly Results
ConAgra Foods, Inc., a leading diversified food company in North America and major producer and marketer of frozen products, surprised analysts with better than anticipated results for the first...

New Kahiki President Aims to Grow Asian Food Brand’s Sales New Kahiki President Aims to Grow Asian Food Brand’s Sales
Kahiki Foods, Inc., a producer of frozen Asian meals and appetizers, announced on September 16 that Martin Kelly as has been named president of the Columbus, Ohio, USA-headquartered company. The new...

Ajinomoto to Buy Windsor Frozen Foods Business for $800M Ajinomoto to Buy Windsor Frozen Foods Business for $800M
Fort Lee, New Jersey-based Ajinomoto North America, Inc. (AJINA), a consolidated subsidiary of Tokyo-headquartered Ajinomoto Co., Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Houston, Texas-based...

Marks & Spencer Ready to Roll Out Frozen Dinners Range Marks & Spencer Ready to Roll Out Frozen Dinners Range
After two years of research and development, multi-channel retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) will introduce a new line of frozen ready meals at its stores in the United Kingdom on September 30....

Eyeing Expansion, Rhodes Food Group Goes to Stock Market Eyeing Expansion, Rhodes Food Group Goes to Stock Market
Rhodes Food Group Holdings Ltd. (RFG), a South African producer of frozen ready meals, baked goods, canned vegetables and fruit, purees, concentrates, jams and other products, on September 1...

Banquet Takes a Spin on ‘Meal of Fortune’ Sweepstakes Banquet Takes a Spin on ‘Meal of Fortune’ Sweepstakes
Banquet, a brand of ConAgra Foods, and Wheel of Fortune, America’s most-watched television game show, have announced a nationwide “watch, match and win sweepstakes” that will award cash and other...

New Birds Eye Logo and Packaging Enter UK Stores New Birds Eye Logo and Packaging Enter UK Stores
Birds Eye frozen food products in the United Kingdom are now being distributed in revamped packaging sporting a subtly redesigned logo described as “paired back with a clean and advanced style” that...

Weak Frozen Sales Lead to Disappointing Tofutti Results Weak Frozen Sales Lead to Disappointing Tofutti Results
Tofutti Brands reported net sales of $3,498,000 for the 13 weeks ended June 28, 2014, a decrease of $764,000, or 18%, compared to net sales of $4,262,000 for the same period the year before. The...

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...

ConAgra CEO Gary Rodkin Plans to Step Down Next May ConAgra CEO Gary Rodkin Plans to Step Down Next May
Omaha, Nebraska, USA-headquartered ConAgra Foods, Inc. confirmed on August 11 that Gary M. Rodkin, its chief executive officer since 2005, intends to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year,...

Jail Time for Food Poisoner Who Wreaked Havoc in Japan Jail Time for Food Poisoner Who Wreaked Havoc in Japan
A former worker at a frozen food factory in Japan will spend three years and six months in prison for injecting a pesticide last year into products made at a factory in Gunma Prefecture. Judge...

Nestlé to Make all Hot Pockets Sandwiches in Kentucky Nestlé to Make all Hot Pockets Sandwiches in Kentucky
Nestlé USA informed employees on August 1 that it will no longer manufacture its line of frozen Hot Pockets hand-held sandwiches at the Chatsworth, California, factory that has made them s...

Good Times Keep on Rolling for FRoSTA Frozen Food Sales Good Times Keep on Rolling for FRoSTA Frozen Food Sales
Bremerhaven, Germany-headquartered FRoSTA AG on August 1 reported impressive sales and profits during the first half of 2014. The company, which produces and markets frozen fish and seafood,...

Farm Rich, Kroger & Ragan’s #34 Off to Races in Atlanta Farm Rich, Kroger & Ragan’s #34 Off to Races in Atlanta
Georgia (…the road leads back to you…) is most definitely on their minds! Farm Rich will go NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing once again, returning to David Ragan’s No. 34 Ford in the company’s and the...

Major Upgrade at Heinz Frozen Food Factory in Ohio Major Upgrade at Heinz Frozen Food Factory in Ohio
A $28 million expansion and upgrading of the Heinz Frozen Food Co. factory in Massillon, Ohio, USA, is expected to be complete in September. The facility reportedly began running Ore-Ida Fries on a...

Prison Time Looms for Frozen Food Poisoner in Japan Prison Time Looms for Frozen Food Poisoner in Japan
Prosecutors in Maebashi, Japan, on July 25 asked that the former Aqlifoods Co. worker who admitted to lacing frozen food with pesticide at a factory in Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture (northwest of Tokyo)...

Findus Ratings Reports Overall Stability for Findus Findus Ratings Reports Overall Stability for Findus
London-based Fitch Ratings has issued a relatively positive financial assessment of Findus, the Bjuv, Sweden-headquartered frozen food company. Regarded as one of Europe’s leaders in the category,...

Windsor Foods to Close Oklahoma Frozen Food Plant Windsor Foods to Close Oklahoma Frozen Food Plant
Windsor Foods has announced plans to shut down its factory in Tulsa, Oklahoma, eliminating approximately 70 jobs. The Houston, Texas, USA-headquartered company manufactures a wide range frozen ethnic...

Telegraph Says Birds Eye and UB Mull Stock Flotation Telegraph Says Birds Eye and UB Mull Stock Flotation
The Sunday Telegraph newspaper in the UK reported over the weekend that the private equity owners of Birds Eye and United Biscuits (UB) are considering listing the companies on the London Stock...

Lamb Weston Shines in Otherwise Dull ConAgra Results Dragged Down, in part, by Unhealthy Healthy Choice Sales Lamb Weston Shines in Otherwise Dull ConAgra Results Dragged Down, in part, by Unhealthy Healthy Choice Sales
First the good news: the Lamb Weston potato products unit of ConAgra Foods posted volume and profit growth, as well as productivity initiatives, that helped offset crop quality challenges....

Recall for Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai Entrées Recall for Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai Entrées
Bellisio Foods, Inc. is recalling approximately 12,180 pounds of its Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai frozen entrées due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the US Department of...

MDC Foods Wins BFFF Retail Product of Year Award MDC Foods Wins BFFF Retail Product of Year Award
It continues to be an especially rewarding year for Lutton, Bedforshire, UK-based MDC Foods Ltd., which is celebrating its 25th year in business during 2014. On June 12 the Aldi Asia Specialties...

Ruiz Foods Expanding Production in Texas, South Carolina Ruiz Foods Expanding Production in Texas, South Carolina
Dinuba, California-headquartered Ruiz Foods has announced the second phase of expansion at its Denison, Texas, manufacturing facility. When complete, it is expected that 150 to 175 new jobs will be...

Grill Workers of America Need Not Ignite with Smokehouse BBQ Grill Workers of America Need Not Ignite with Smokehouse BBQ
While May Day is a holiday with ancient roots traced to spring festivals held in the Northern Hemisphere, and for more than a century has been co-opted by labor organizers to coincide with...

Iglo Sales Suffer as Private Label and Deep Discounters Gain Iglo Sales Suffer as Private Label and Deep Discounters Gain
The Iglo Group may be down, but it’s not out – far from it. Europe’s leading branded frozen food marketer saw net sales fall overall by 2.8% in 2013, as its businesses in Italy and Belgium were...

Growing Appetite for Frozen Hand-held Breakfast Items in USA Growing Appetite for Frozen Hand-held Breakfast Items in USA
Breakfast in America is blazing new trails, with protein, portability and ethnic flavors in the forefront. Restaurant breakfast menu trends – which often preview what will eventually reach...

Smile and Say ‘Cheese’ on Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day Smile and Say ‘Cheese’ on Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
Grilled cheese sandwiches rank as one of the most popular comfort foods in the Western world, but perhaps only in America is there a “National Grilled Cheese Day,” which is celebrated every A...

Garden Spot to Expand Beetnik Frozen Entree Distribution Garden Spot to Expand Beetnik Frozen Entree Distribution
Austin, Texas, USA-based Beetnik Foods has entered into an agreement with New Holland, Pennsylvania-headquartered Garden Spot Distributors to supply its line of gluten-free and paleo-friendly (high...

Iceland Contract Secures Government Grant for Laila’s Iceland Contract Secures Government Grant for Laila’s
Laila’s Fine Foods, a Blackpool, Lancashire, England-based maker of frozen ready meals, received a £58,000 government grant to expand operations and hire new personnel after winning a contract to...

Kidfresh Joins Disney to Promote Frozen Blu-ray Combo Pack Release During Frozen Food Month Kidfresh Joins Disney to Promote Frozen Blu-ray Combo Pack Release During Frozen Food Month
Just in time for Frozen Food Month in the United States, Kidfresh, the healthy frozen kid's meal brand, has collaborated with Disney to promote the release of the Frozen Blu-ray Combo Pack at leading...

Saffron Road Korean Frozens Roll into Whole Foods Stores Saffron Road Korean Frozens Roll into Whole Foods Stores
Stamford, Connecticut-based American Halal Company, Inc. has introduced a new line of frozen meals and tacos inspired by traditional Korean cuisine. Sold under the Saffron Road retail brand, the...

ConAgra Foods Lowers Near-term Earnings Outlook ConAgra Foods Lowers Near-term Earnings Outlook
ConAgra Foods, Inc. on February 11 issued a revised financial outlook for fiscal 2014, based in part on realization that it will take longer than anticipated to achieve profitability in the private...

Is Davigel Next in Line for Divestment from Nestlé? Is Davigel Next in Line for Divestment from Nestlé?
Vevey, Switzerland-headquartered Nestlé SA is contemplating the sale of Davigel SAS, according to a report published by Reuters on February 3. Davigel, based in France, employs more than 3,000 people...

Jane Nielsen to Join Pinnacle Foods Board of Directors Jane Nielsen to Join Pinnacle Foods Board of Directors
Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-headquartered Pinnacle Foods Inc. on January 29 announced the appointment of Jane H. Nielsen, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Coach, Inc., to its...

Factory Worker Nabbed for Food Poisoning in Japan Factory Worker Nabbed for Food Poisoning in Japan
Police in Japan have arrested a 49-year-old man for allegedly lacing frozen food products with malathion at a factory northwest of Tokyo last year, which allegedly sickened nearly 3,000...

Life Sentence Verdict for Dumpling Poisoning Life Sentence Verdict for Dumpling Poisoning
A Chinese court in Shijiazhuang has sentenced former factory worker Lu Yueting to life imprisonment for maliciously injecting methamidophos into dumplings at a Tianyang Food processing plant in Hebei...

Brynwood Buys Joseph's Pasta Company from Nestlé Brynwood Buys Joseph's Pasta Company from Nestlé
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA-headquartered Brynwood Partners announced on January 6 that its newly formed portfolio company, JPC Acquisition Co., has acquired Joseph's Pasta Company from Nestlé...

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