News from the frozen food industry in Europe: recent products and sales figures, consumption habits, product innovations from all major markets and sectors.

Summit
Events

EU Food Plastic Packaging Summit Coming to Brussels Next Month

January 20, 2020

The European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit is expected to take place between February 26-27 in Brussels, Belgium. Returning for its 5th edition this year, the focus will be on the industry’s increasing challenge for innovation toward a sustainable future, looking at the best strategies for sustainable packaging including recyclability and packaging performance. Brands […]

Syntegon Technologies
News

Bosch Packaging Technology Is Now Syntegon Technologies

January 20, 2020

Bosch Packaging Technology has rebranded as Syntegon Technology, which will activate as an independent enterprise. The company’s business focus is on intelligent and sustainable technology for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Syngenton Technologies employs 6,1000 people at more than 30 locations worldwide. It posted EUR1.3bn in sales in 2019. Bosch disclosed its plans to sell […]

Nestlé
News

Nestlé Dives Deeper into Plant-Based Territory

January 20, 2020

Nestlé is launching plant-based sausages in Europe and the United States that look, taste and cook like a sausage should, revealed a recent press release. In Europe, the soy-based Garden Gourmet Incredible Sausage will be available in Bratwurst and Chorizo styles. It will launch for retail starting in March in 11 European markets, including Austria, […]

General Mills
News

General Mills’ Venture Arm Invests in Plant-based Seafood Startup

January 17, 2020

General Mills’ venture arm 301 INC has invested in Gathered Foods, the makers of a line of plant-based frozen seafood products called Good Catch. New York-based Good Catch raised USD31m in an oversubscribed Series B funding round, which also included investment from another industry investor Greenleaf Foods. Good Catch’s round was led by Stray Dog […]

Aviko
News

Aviko Acquires Chinese French Fry Maker

January 17, 2020

Royal Cosun has announced Aviko has reached an agreement with Hongyuan Agriculture to acquire 90% of its shares in Hongyuan Louis. Hongyuan Louis is a relatively young producer of frozen French fries located in Xilinhot, North of Bashang in China. The deal includes a factory with an annual capacity of 50,000 tons, potato storages, a […]

KK Fine Foods
News

KK Fine Foods to Invest in Plant Expansion

January 16, 2020

Frozen food manufacturer KK Fine Foods, which is based in Deeside, the UK, will expand and diversify its production facility to supply frozen ready meals in the retail sector. The expansion plans include upskilling the current workforce and creating 40 new jobs, as well as accommodating a research and development center with the potential of […]

Tomra
News

Going Digital to Fight Food Waste

January 15, 2020

The scale of the global food waste problem is staggering. With one-third of the total amount of food produced globally being misused, the industry needs to look towards innovation and digitalization to combat this ever-growing trend, writes dr. Felix Flemming of Tomra Food in a recent article. According to reports, 1.6 billion tons of foods […]

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery
News

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery to Invest USD19.8m in North Carolina Facility

January 15, 2020

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, a provider of baked desserts, treats, and snacks, is set to expand its food manufacturing center in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, the state’s Department of Commerce has announced. The company will invest an additional USD19.8m in the bakery located in Tarboro and will create 108 jobs. “Food manufacturers like Sara Lee […]

Ruby
News

Magnum Launches Ruby Mini Ice Cream in the US

January 14, 2020

Kicking off 2020, Magnum has unveiled the new Ruby Mini ice cream. According to the company, in doing so it has become the first national ice cream brand in the US to launch an ice cream featuring the new chocolate variant, Ruby. “As the chocolatiers of ice cream, we are uniquely positioned to launch the […]

Aryzta
News

Aryzta North America Announces New CEO

January 14, 2020

Aryzta AG has announced, as part of a planned organizational evolution, that Tyson Yu has been appointed at CEO of Aryzta North America effective February 1 and a member of the Group Executive Committee, reporting to Kevin Toland, Group CEO.  Dave Johnson – the current CEO – assumes the role of non-executive chairman of Aryzta […]

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