Pilgrim’s Pride announced it has executed an acquisition agreement to acquire the meats and meals business of Kerry Consumer Foods in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Following the acquisition, Pilgrim’s will be a leading food company, with a significant value-added protein and integrated prepared foods business anchored by a portfolio of strong brands.
Nestlé's recently acquired meal delivery company Freshly announced a new partnership with celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Kwame Onwuachi, Sean Brock and Kristen Kish. The partnerships include a limited-edition menu that offers ready-to-eat, restaurant-style dinners that showcase each chef’s unique style, taste and background, delivered directly to customers.
Fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavor has appointed industry veteran Peter Laport as president and CEO of Bakkavor USA. Joining the Charlotte, N.C.-based North American headquarters in late 2020, Peter brings a wealth of leadership experience to the position from previous roles in fresh food operations.
Hormel's Deli Solutions Group has rolled out its line of Perfect Plate products, making it easier for retailers to deliver what consumers are looking for in a touch-free and convenient meal while easing the back-of-house labor challenges that may come with prepared meal products in a store's deli section.
Kevin’s Natural Foods, the only natural and health-focused refrigerated entrée brand in the nation, announced the company has experienced exponential growth during its first year of business. Empowering people to eat clean without sacrificing flavor, Kevin’s Natural Foods launched in the fall of 2019 and recorded $4.5 million in sales during its first quarter. Since its inception, the Northern California-based wellness brand has expanded rapidly, adding 6,000 retail locations nationwide in only 12 months. Experiencing a 460% revenue increase in 2020, the company projects to close out the year with $48 million in sales—thanks in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic changing what, how and where consumers are eating.
Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces its new private-label Cook-in-Bag product line of convenient meal solutions that will be available at all 164 Giant stores. The new line includes fourteen different meat and seafood entrees that come pre-seasoned or marinated in an oven-ready bag, keeping preparation and clean up to a minimum.
Nutrisystem, a leading provider of health and wellness and weight management products, has announced the expansion of its menu with 25 new favorite foods to satisfy customer cravings for comfort food and to support sustainable, healthy weight loss. Menu additions, crafted from purposeful and nutritious ingredients, include harvest pizza bowls, delicious flatbreads and savory dinners as well as several ready-to-go options.
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods catches up with Reser’s Fine Foods to find out how the company has expanded and enhanced its product lines and processing facilities since being featured on our January, 2012 cover.
Tulip Ltd. is dubbed the largest pig producer in the UK.
August 30, 2019
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Greeley, Colo., announced plans to acquire Tulip Ltd., a UK-based integrated prepared foods supplier with 12 fresh and value-added operations in the United Kingdom, from Danish Crown, Denmark.