McCain Might Cut 230 Jobs in the UK

December 5, 2019

McCain UK has proposed to cut 230 jobs at its factory in Grantham, according to the Grantham Journal. If the proposal is accepted, the site will continue production with approximately 150 roles ongoing. A spokesperson for the company, who was cited by the report, said that the proposal has been made after an extensive review […]

Brew City

McCain’s Brew City Frozen Snack Brand Arrives the UK

September 13, 2019

McCain is bringing its frozen food brand – Brew City – to the UK, reports Morning Adviser. The lineup includes snacks like halloumi fries, potato pint pots, IPA last order fries, man ‘n’ jack kegs, as well as onion straws, arancini shots, cheese brew bites, and fiery jalapeno bottle caps and is targeted at pub […]


McCain Expands to Brazil

July 22, 2019

McCain Foods has revealed plans to invest approximately USD100m in its first French fry factory in Brazil. The intention is to build the new plant in Araxá, in Minas Gerais State. The news comes after McCain acquired a 70% stake in food company Sérya earlier this year. The company also purchased 49% of Forno de […]


Lutosa to Rebrand as Belviva by 2021

July 19, 2019

Frozen potato company Lutosa will be known as Belviva in the upcoming future, writes According to the report, the BEL in the name stands for Belgium, while VIVA references the optimistic character of the brand. Following the name change, the products themselves will remain unchanged, as will the packing in the colors of Belgium. […]


McCain Partners with Vegan Startup

July 17, 2019

Food giant McCain Foods has recently announced plans to invest in the plant-based chicken nugget start-up NUGGS, which just launched recently. Founded by 19-year-old entrepreneur Ben Pasternak, NUGGS has developed an advanced texturized pea protein technology that can create a nugget with better texture, crunch, and taste. Additionally, NUGGS are free from major allergens, including […]


McCain Rolls Out New Frozen Veggie Range in Australia

May 16, 2019

McCain Australia – in partnership with BrandOpus – has launched a new line of frozen vegetables side dishes called OhMyVeg!, writes AdNews. The range was developed to appeal to the growing urbanized segment who are increasingly looking for convenient options when it comes to mealtime. The new product comes in eleven different flavor combinations including: […]


McCain May Open New US Facility

June 27, 2018

McCain Foods USA, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of frozen potato products, is considering building a facility in Caldwell, Idaho, USA, and bringing as many as 544 jobs to the area. The company received approval Monday night for USD400k in grants from the Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency, according to McCain Foods is considering […]


McCain Foods Names New CEO

August 3, 2017

McCain Foods Limited’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Max Koeune to the role of President and CEO effective November 1st, 2017.  Koeune will succeed Dirk Van de Put, who is leaving the business after seven years in the role of President and CEO to continue his successful career as CEO of […]

Simplot Sues McCain

Simplot Sues McCain over French Fries Patent

November 10, 2016

Idaho potato giant J.R. Simplot Co. sues McCain Foods, claiming the company copied its idea for a twisty French fry it calls the Sidewinder, the Times-News reports. Simplot wants the court to award three times actual damages, with the amount to be decided through court, to compensate for “willful” patent infringement plus interest. It also […]


Frozen Potato Market: Foodservice Plays a Key Role in Eastern Europe

February 16, 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that the European production of potatoes in 2014 amounted to about 123 million tonnes. Eastern European countries were responsible for more than 60% of this total, with Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and Romania on the list of top 10 European producers. Nevertheless, only about 0.2% […]

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