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Frozen Food Europe Launches Digital Magazine

July 16, 2015

Frozen Food Europe magazine, the only pan-European magazine dedicated to the frozen food industry has launched its digital format magazine. Frozen Food Digital is available for download free of charge on www.frozenfoodeurope.com and targets the worldwide frozen food market with the latest trends, market research, interviews and up-to-date information on the frozen food segment. “I […]

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Premium Stands Out in Own Brand Ice Cream & Desserts

July 16, 2015

Dairy-based ice cream products made up the largest proportion of launches in the ice cream and desserts market in the past 12 months, in both private label (48% of launches) and across the market as a whole (51% of launches), according to new research by Gama Compass™ In general, water-based ice cream accounted for significantly […]

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Frozen Foods Lead the Way in Convenience Claims

July 15, 2015

The latest study by Gama Compass™ concerning product claims in global FMCG launches has revealed that food remains a hotspot for convenience-oriented claims, with 7.9% of food products reported in the last 12 months bearing one or more convenience claims, compared to a cross-industry average of 5.8%. From a shelving perspective, the conventional link between […]

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UK Kitwave Wholesale Group Buys Hulleys Frozen Foods

July 15, 2015

Kitwave Wholesale Group has added an eleventh company to its group, following the acquisition of Angelbell Limited (Hulleys Frozen Foods). The acquisition complements last year’s takeover of another Frozen Food wholesaler, Eden Farm. David Brind,group finance director of Kitwave Group, said: “The acquisition of Hulleys Frozen provides an exciting opportunity for the Kitwave Group, which […]

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US Meat Producer Enters Frozen Food Market

July 15, 2015

Monogram Foods, a leading manufacturer and marketer of meat products, has acquired frozen appetizer business Golden County Foods in Wisconsin, with approximately USD100m annual sales, 550 employees, and two production facilities. The transaction is expected to close this month. “This acquisition helps to strengthen our position and commitment to the frozen foods category. The acceptance […]

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Cardiologists Encourage EU Lawmakers to Ban Trans Fats

July 10, 2015

The European Society of Cardiology has welcomed the FDA decision “to remove artificial trans fat from the food supply” and has called upon European policy makers to urgently bring forward EU-wide regulation to address this important health issue. “TFAs are widely recognized as the most harmful fat with regard to causing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Partially […]

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Francis Kint to be appointed CEO of Vion Food

July 10, 2015

Vion Food has appointed the Belgian Francis Kint (53) as CEO with effect from 1 September. He takes over the management from Interim CEO Tom Heidman who is re-appointed as member of the Supervisory Board, also with effect from 1 September. Kint has been CEO of UNIVEG, a worldwide supplier of vegetable and fruit products […]

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Ingredion to Acquire Kerr Concentrates, Inc.

July 10, 2015

Ingredion Incorporated, a global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, including frozen food, announced that it has agreed to acquire Kerr Concentrates, Inc., a privately held producer of natural fruit and vegetable concentrates, purees and essences. The transaction includes a takeover of two production facilities with state-of-the-art capabilities, which ensure consistent quality, efficiency, and […]

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Nordic Organic Food Fair to Feature Frozen Food

July 8, 2015

The next edition of Nordic Organic Food Fair will play host to several companies that will exhibit organic frozen food, the organizers have confirmed for Frozen Food Europe. The trade fair will take place November 1-2 in Malmö, Sweden and will focus on innovations from across the organic food and drink sector, attracting thousands of […]

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JBS to Buy Cargill’s Pork Business

July 7, 2015

JBS USA Pork has entered into an agreement with Cargill to acquire the company’s U.S.-based pork business for USD1.45 bn, pending regulatory review and approval. The announced transaction will enhance JBS USA Pork’s ability to meet increasing global demand for high-quality, innovative fresh and frozen pork products. “Today’s announcement of our agreement to purchase the […]

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