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Frozen Foods Processor of the Year
For many seafood processors, pumping out a host of seafood fare can be a bit rudimentary. Frozen seafood comes in; frozen seafood ships out. But, for companies like High Liner Foods, all it takes is a bit of seasonings, sauces and different shapes to transform an ordinary product into something extraordinary.
It used to be that seafood was only eaten in a sit-down restaurant, on the weekends, for special occasions. But, the economic downturn in 2008 forced consumers to reduce their expenditures and transform their spending habits. As a result, many Americans traded in their white tablecloth restaurant outings for ready-made meals eaten in the comfort of their own homes.
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods is now accepting nominations for our 2013 Frozen Foods Processor of the Year.
Innovation, strategic positioning and a newly expanded plant make McCain Foods the biggest company many U.S. consumers have never heard of.
McCain Foods’ Plover, Wis., facility underwent a $34 million renovation to increase throughput and quality and keep up with consumers’ ever-changing demands.
Before he left, you could say Bruce Rohde introduced a “new math” at ConAgra Foods Inc.