Schwan’s Food Service announced it has joined forces with fellow CJ CheilJedang (CJCJ) subsidiary, TMI Trading, to offer a wide array of 100-plus authentic Asian food menu solutions for foodservice operators in the United States. Together, CJCJ, Schwan’s and TMI are bringing their complementary Asian food heritages, expertise and capabilities to market as a single portfolio to drive Asian category growth for foodservice distributors and operators nationwide.
Hitchcock Farms of Salinas, California, a premier and innovative grower/shipper has acquired Pfyffer Associates, a grower, packer and shipper of premium Brussels sprouts in Santa Cruz, California. Pfyffer has been a leading supplier of Brussels sprouts for over 45 years with their well-known Ernie’s Pride and Pfyffer labels.
The transaction marks Lineage’s entrance into the Canadian cold storage market.
July 25, 2020
Lineage Logistics, (“Lineage” or the “Company”), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ontario Refrigerated Services, Inc. (“ORS”), a leading family-operated cold storage company offering temperature-controlled space in the Greater Toronto market, marking Lineage’s entrance into the Canadian market. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Dutch cheesemaker Vandersterre has recently partnered with Willicroft, a plant-based cheese company located in the Netherlands. Partnering with Willicroft will allow Vandersterre to explore the plant-based cheese market and the opportunities that come with it.
New venture provides cold storage companies with entrepreneur-led platform.
July 22, 2020
RLS Logistics, a third-generation cold chain solutions provider in the U.S., recently created a joint venture that will offer customers the ability to work with regional family-run cold storage providers on a national basis. The cornerstone of the plan is to partner with existing best-in-class operators in ten to twelve mega-regions of the U.S., as well as Eastern and Western Canada.
The company is offering their iconic stadium-style condiment dispensers and free hot dogs to 200 ketchup-loving baseball fans
July 20, 2020
This year, when the baseball season looks a little different, HEINZ is bringing you the next best thing to sitting in the stands and cheering on your favorite team: the HEINZ Stadium Ketchup Kit. Each HEINZ Stadium Ketchup Kit has everything fans need to bring the ballpark home, including an iconic HEINZ stadium-style ketchup dispenser filled with delicious HEINZ Tomato Ketchup. Fans will also receive a coupon for a free package of OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs, hot dog trays to serve up the perfect stadium hot dog, napkins, and a HEINZ red foam finger to help them cheer on their favorite team.
Individual departments created to focus on innovation, cake and snacking segments.
July 20, 2020
Flowers Foods, producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, has announced organizational structure changes designed to increase focus on brand growth, product innovation, and improving cake business operations.
Refrigerated Solutions Group (“RSG”), an industry leader in refrigerated equipment, recently announced several executive changes. Kevin Fink will be transitioning out of his CEO role effective July 31st, as part of a planned transition following the sale of RSG from Standex to Ten Oaks Group.
Elmhurst 1925, maker of plant-based beverages, has expanded retail distribution of its Unsweetened Milked Almonds, Unsweetened Milked Oats and Unsweetened Milked Cashews. The three varieties can now be found in 1,855 new select Kroger banners across the U.S. including Ralphs, Roundy’s, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Smith’s Food and Drug, QFC and Fry’s Food Stores, for a total of 5,732 new points of distribution.
HumanCo, a company focused on healthier living and sustainability, announced today the acquisition of a majority stake in organic, plant-based ice cream company Coconut Bliss. The companies will work together with the goal of growing the Oregon-based ice cream producer into a globally recognized brand.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.