Agriculture Capital

Frozen Fruit Processor Secures Agriculture Capital Investment

October 4, 2019

Firestone Pacific Foods – a premier frozen fruit processor from the Pacific Northwest – has recently received an investment from Agriculture Capital. Included in the funding are Firestone Pacific Foods’ state-of-the-art frozen processing, packing, and cold storage facilities, with high standards in food safety and traceability. Family-owned and operated in Vancouver, Washington since 1896, Firestone […]

Frozen food

Exclusive: Europe Continues to Dominate the Frozen Food Market

March 21, 2019

The value market for frozen food is estimated to be largely concentrated in Europe, followed by North America and Asia Pacific. Europe acquired the largest share of the global frozen food market in 2017, according to research company MarketsandMarkets which also revealed that the European frozen food market was valued at USD68,951.3m in 2017 and […]


SunOpta Has a New Interim CEO

March 6, 2019

SunOpta, a company which manufacturers food and beverage products including organic frozen vegetables and fruit, announced it has appointed an interim CEO in the person of Katrina L. Houde, who has been a SunOpta director since 2000. Houde replaces former chief executive officer, David J. Colo. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would […]

frozen fruit

Exclusive Interview: Making Local Produce Available All Year-Round

January 31, 2019

In a world that has become globally linked, a search for a regional and local identity is on the rise – especially when it comes to food. The desire for traceable products is increasing, and it comes alongside a health-driven outlook that embraces organic food producing. A company responding to this growing need is North […]


Fact: Research Confirms Frozen Veggie Benefits

April 19, 2018

Research, recently published in Elsevier’s Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, reveals that the nutritional value of certain frozen fruits and vegetables are generally equal to fresh produce. In fact, the amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and folates of some frozen fruits and vegetables were greater than fresh-stored produce. By Dan Orehov Conducted by […]

fruit & vegetables

Frozen Fruit & Vegetables: From Simple to Sophisticated

October 5, 2017

NPD in the frozen fruit & vegetable space is marked by increasing sophistication in flavors, formats and cooking methods, as well as greater targeting of specific needstates and usage occasions, Gama’s latest research reveals. By Tom Warden, editorial director, Gama Venturing beyond their role as a simple convenient staple, frozen fruit and vegetables are now […]


BFFF Exclusive: Frozen Vegetables on the Rise

September 28, 2017

Since my last column, frozen food has continued to perform well with value growth seen across almost every category. The latest Kantar Worldpanel statistics value the retail frozen food market as a whole at over GBP5.9bn following impressive value growth of 3% year on year (YOY) and volume growth of 1.2%. By John Hyman, chief executive […]


Frozen Processor Increases Yield with Digital Sorter

August 24, 2017

Emblème Canneberge was established by three families of experienced growers last year to add value to the supply chain by offering frozen cranberries of superior quality. To maximize quality while maintaining the highest process yield, they needed the best digital sorter for their application. They selected the VERYX® sorter from Key Technology. Key tailors every […]


Frozen Fruits Will Continue to Grow

July 13, 2017

The global health and wellness trend will continue to influence the demand for IQF fruits, with global revenues closing at USD8bn in 2016. “Rising awareness on the potential impact of artificial additives and ingredients is playing a key role in shaping up consumer behavior, with uptake of natural and organic products witnessing an upsurge. Demand […]


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 […]

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