Industry News

Rundown of breaking news pertaining to the refrigerated and frozen foods industry.


Indiana Packers Builds Second Indiana Pork Plant

April 23, 2014
Indiana Packers Corp., Delphi, Ind., announced plans to build a pork processing facility in Frankfort, Ind., creating up to 98 new jobs by 2016.
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WhiteWave Locates Operations in PA

April 22, 2014
Consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer WhiteWave Foods Co. will locate operations in Clearfield County, Pa., creating at least 100 new jobs.
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Vote for 2014 Best New Retail Products

April 21, 2014
Vote for your favorite new product. The Top 5 most voted products get named 2014 Best New Retail Products.
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Hillshire Brands Acquires Van’s Natural Foods

April 21, 2014
Chicago-based The Hillshire Brands Co. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Van’s Natural Foods from private equity firm Catterton Partners, Greenwich, Conn.
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Maple Leaf Foods Closes Wiener Production Facility

April 18, 2014
Canada-based Maple Leaf Foods Inc. closed its wiener production facility on Brockley Road in Hamilton, Canada, and transferred production to its new prepared meats facility, also in Hamilton.
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Post Holdings Acquires Michael Foods

April 17, 2014
Michael Foods, Inc., Minnetonka, Minn., announced that Post Holdings, Inc., St. Louis, intends to acquire the company and its related entities for $2.45 billion.
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Private Equity Firm Acquires Nutritional Food Distributor

April 16, 2014
Castle Harlan, Inc., a New York-based middle-market private equity firm, acquired Gold Star Foods, Inc., an Ontario, Calif.-based nutritional food distributor to K-12 schools in California, Arizona and Nevada.
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Chobani Expands Distribution to Asia and Latin America

April 16, 2014
Chobani, LLC, New Berlin, N.Y., announced plans to begin exporting to markets in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, beginning with Singapore, Malaysia and Panama.
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Frulact Builds First U.S. Fruit Processing Facility

April 15, 2014
Frulact, an international fruit processor based in Portugal, announced plans to build its first U.S. fruit processing facility in Rupert, Idaho.
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Save-A-Lot Opens New Distribution Center in Colorado

April 15, 2014
Save-A-Lot, a St. Louis, Mo.-based subsidiary of SUPERVALU, developed a new 140,000-square-foot food distribution center in Aurora, Colo.
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International Workshop on Halal Meat

United Arab Emirates

(Lahore) Halal meat market is growing rapidly throughout the world and its demand is increasing day by day and its volume has reached at $ 300 billion, Pakistan is ranked 18th in the production of Halal Meat Market and its volume is only 2.9 % of the global Halal meat production which is very low.

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Reliable Asset World

Clearwater Beach, FL
United States

A new conference designed to enhance and forward the knowledge of plant reliability and maintenance professionals, "Reliable Asset World," will bring together reliability professionals from around the world to Clearwater Beach, Florida, from May 13-16, 2014.

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IDFA Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference

Omni Severin Hotel
Indianapolis, IN
United States

IDFA’s Milk & Cultured Dairy Conference is a dynamic and information-rich conference focusing entirely on milk, flavored milk, milk products and cultured dairy products.

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Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
United States

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s™ (IDDBA) 50th annual seminar and expo, Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014, will be held in Denver, CO, at the Colorado Convention Center, June 1-3. The theme for the show is Camp Foodie.

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United Fresh 2014

Chicago, IL
United States
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) are pleased to announce a three-year agreement to co-locate the organizations’ respective trade shows: United Fresh 2014 and FMI Connect, the Global Food Retail Experience. Registration opens today for the June 10-13, 2014 events in Chicago. Read More


Chicago, IL
United States

NürnbergMesse North America (NMNA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today announced the co-location of InterBev Beverage 2014 with FMI Connect: The Global Food Retail Experience.

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AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum

DoubleTree O’Hare
Chicago, IL
United States

The American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) has announced the dates and speakers for the third annual AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum, to be held June 23-24, in Chicago at the DoubleTree O’Hare.

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Busan International Seafood and Fisheries EXPO 2014

Bexco Exhibition Center II
South Korea

Come check out some seminars and events on Seafood and Fisheries.

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2014 Asian Seafood Exposition

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hall 5BC
Hong Kong

The Asian Seafood Exposition is the premiere seafood trade event in Hong Kong and connects buyers with seafood suppliers from around the world.

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National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention

Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, FL
United States

A “working” convention that connects over 1,300 top executives for the purpose of conducting one-on-one business meetings with their trading partners.

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