Key Technology Wins USD9m Deal with Lutosa

April 28, 2017

Key Technology has been selected to equip a new production line at Lutosa, a subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited, with a complete solution of their optical inspection and material handling equipment that will prominently feature their new VERYX® digital sorters in a contract worth USD9m. Scheduled to start up in 2018, Lutosa’s new line in […]


Global Frozen Market to Reach USD156bn by 2020

April 28, 2017

The global frozen food market is projected to exceed USD156bn by 2020 and to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% each year, according to a new report by Persistence Market Research (PMR). Geography-wise, the report segments the global market into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World (RoW). Of these, the market […]


Lamb Weston/Mejier Buys Oerlemans’ Potato Division

April 27, 2017

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced today that its European joint venture, Lamb-Weston/Meijer v.o.f., has signed an agreement to acquire the potato division of Oerlemans Foods Nederland B.V. The acquisition includes a frozen potato processing facility in Broekhuizenvorst, Netherlands, and is expected to be completed later this year. “This strategic acquisition is consistent with […]


Key Technology Launches New Cleaning Line

April 27, 2017

Emblème Canneberge was started in 2016 by several Canadian growers to add value by offering frozen cranberries of exceptional quality. To equip their world-class production facility, they turned to Key Technology for a cranberry cleaning line. This integrated solution removes foreign material (FM) such as sticks, leaves, fines and stones, as well as berries that […]


Fruveco to Build Largest European Cold Store

April 27, 2017

Murcian company Fruveco, formerly known as Congelados Francisco Ramón, plans to open the largest cold store in Europe, with a capacity of 200,000 pallets. It has required an investment of EUR20m and is part of a larger project for the construction of new facilities in the Industrial Park of Alhama, with an investment totaling more […]


Global Cold Chain Expo Expanding in 2017

April 27, 2017

Global Cold Chain Expo, now in its second year, will share a single trade show floor with the International Floriculture Expo and United Fresh’s new FreshTEC and FreshMKT expos in 2017. All four shows will occupy the larger West Hall at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, June 13-15. “We’re excited to have our […]


Ashworth Introduces the PosiDrive Spiral™ System

April 27, 2017

Ashworth Bros., Inc., the industry pioneer and leading conveyor belt manufacturer, recently introduced the Ashworth PosiDrive Spiral™ System. The unique cage design maintains product orientation, lowers belt tension and increases production capacity. “The Ashworth PosiDrive Spiral is all about maintaining product orientation and preventing product movement without impacting downstream processes which in turn, saves you […]

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PLMA to Announce Show Winners in May

April 20, 2017

Which retailers are leading the way with innovative private label products? You can find out next month at PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show to be held here 16-17 May.  It’s there that the winners of PLMA’s 2017 International Salute to Excellence Awards honoring retailers for innovation in private label products and […]


Seafoodia Introduces the Cooked American Lobster

April 20, 2017

Seafoodia has introduced a new frozen product, named Cooked American Lobster in its portfolio. Cuisine & Ocean lobsters come exclusively from the clear and unpolluted waters of Prince Edward Island in Canada and benefit from label of origin, guaranteeing their traceability and quality – a lobster with a hard shell that protects its abundant and […]


Frozen Vegetables Go Gourmet

April 20, 2017

The innovative frozen offering follows the agro-food trends and is focused on bringing gourmet diversity, particularly for the fruit, vegetable, mushroom and fresh herbs category. Monotony kills pleasure and frozen food manufacturers create recipe variations in order to sophisticate their product offering. By Xavier Pilloy, XTC World Innovation The idea is to offer a gourmet […]

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