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Foodservice Operators Rely Heavily on Frozen Food Category, Study Finds

March 31, 2020

New research by Datassential shows that while frozen foods are an essential ingredient for the nation’s foodservice operators, they appear to be hungry for innovation. The study, conducted on behalf of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and based on a survey of 426 commercial and non-commercial operators, reveals operator attitudes and perceptions regarding frozen […]

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Yum Brands Closes 7.000 Restaurants, Cites COVID-19 Impact

March 31, 2020

Yum Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company, has temporarily closed 7,000 restaurants around the globe and issued guidance about the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on same-stores sales, saying it will grow progressively worse through mid-summer. The parent company of Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and The Habit Burger Grill owns more than 50.000 outlets and […]

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Hobart’s Two-Level-Washer Recognized as Best of Market and Innovation of the Year

March 31, 2020

The highly praised Two-Level-Washer by Offenburg manufacturer Hobart has received two new awards. The first was the reader’s choice award Best of Market from B&L Mediengesellschaft in the “process optimization” category. The machine also won the second award from Callwey Verlag, whose panel of expert judges voted the Two-Level-Washer as the “hospitality innovation of the […]

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New Board Elected for American Frozen Food Institute

March 31, 2020

Attendees from the frozen food and beverage supply chain took part at the 2020 AFFI Frozen Food Convention, where the USD57bn industry elected new AFFI officers as follows: Meghan Swan of J.R. Simplot Company as chair; Julia Sabin of The J.M. Smucker Company as chair-elect; and Mike McEvoy of Sargento Foods as immediate past chair. […]

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GCCA Partners with Distillery Association to Help Food Supply Chain

March 30, 2020

To help solve the national shortage created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has partnered with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), which launched an online portal to assist hundreds of distillers who are producing hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is an important component in keeping food supply chain […]

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No Supply Issues with Frozen Food in Germany, dti Says

March 30, 2020

dti, the German Frozen Food Institute, sent out a press release informing there are no supply bottlenecks in Germany, as far as frozen products are concerned. Frozen food producers are working hard to make sure customers can make their purchases, and even if an article is temporarily out of stock it will return to the […]

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Blue Bell Launches Three Cookie Dough Flavors Ice Cream

March 26, 2020

US company Blue Bell showcased its newest ice cream, Cookie Dough Overload, containing three cookie dough flavors. Cookie Dough Overload is a vanilla ice cream with hints of brown sugar, filled with chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter cookie dough, and fudge cookie dough pieces. It is available in the half gallon and pint sizes […]

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Kraft Heinz Commits USD12m Relief Package for Communities Hit by COVID-19

March 26, 2020

The Kraft Heinz Company will donate USD12mn globally in cash&food, including frozen meals, to ensure supplies are provided to those in need. The company is donating USD1.9m in cash to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States, to help support food banks located in and near places where the company has […]

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Yum! Brands Completes Acquisition of The Habit Restaurants

March 26, 2020

Yum! Brands announced the completion of its acquisition of The Habit Restaurants (“The Habit Burger Grill”), following the approval by the latter’s stockholders. It is the first fast-casual concept brought into Yum! Brands’ portfolio. The world’s largest restaurant company paid in cash a total of USD375m, or USD14 per share, acquiring all of the issued […]

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