Industry News

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


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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Vote for 2014 Best New Retail Products

April 15, 2014
Vote for your favorite new product. The Top 5 most voted products get named 2014 Best New Retail Products.
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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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Fortune Fish Acquires Premium Sausage Purveyor

April 14, 2014
Fortune Fish & Gourmet, Bensenville, Ill., completed the acquisition of Chef Martin’s Alpine Brand Sausages, a Chicago-based small batch, premium sausage purveyor.
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Study: AGV Industry Posts Record Sales in 2013

April 10, 2014
The automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and systems industry posted record sales of $140 million in 2013—a 39% increase over 2012, according to a study conducted by MHI, Charlotte, N.C.
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Hillshire Brands Closes Breakfast Cooking Facility

April 8, 2014
The Hillshire Brands Co., Chicago, announced plans to discontinue all production at its Florence, Ala., facility, located at 700 S. Wood Ave., by Dec. 30.
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Seneca Foods Acquires 50% of Truitt Bros.

April 2, 2014
Seneca Foods Corp., Marion, N.Y., and Truitt Bros., Inc., Salem, Ore., entered into a share purchase agreement whereas Seneca Foods acquired 50% ownership interest in the contract manufacturer, effective April 1.
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Americold Expands Temperature-Controlled Storage Facility for Perdue Foods

April 2, 2014
Americold, Atlanta, and Perdue Foods, Salisbury, Md., announced that the 96,000-square-foot temperature-controlled storage facility expansion underway in Leesport, Pa., will handle products for Perdue’s northeastern U.S. customers.
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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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