DiGiorno Croissant Crust Pizza combines multiple layers of light, flaky, buttery crust with the savory, melt-in-your-mouth goodness of pizza, and is the only croissant-style pizza available nationally in the frozen aisle. The indulgent offerings features three flavors, all topped with 100% real cheese: Pepperoni, Four Cheese and Three Meat.
New Smart Crust frozen pizza from Foster Farms is available in three varieties that will satisfy any pizza craving: Four Cheese, Uncured Pepperoni and Uncured Bacon Club. Each Smart Crust pizza cuts carbs down to 4 grams per serving while providing 25 grams of protein, because the unique crust is crafted from Foster Farms chicken breast, egg whites and cheese instead of flour.
Initial rollout starts in the Midwest, followed by the rest of the country through August.
June 10, 2020
Urban Pie Pizza Co. is introducing a first of its kind pizza made with hemp seeds to the frozen pizza aisle. Urban Pie Pizza is one of the fastest growing brands in the mainstream and natural channels, and these hemp-infused crusts are a first in the frozen aisle. Their artisan crust made with hemp seeds brings functional ingredients to a well-loved household staple – frozen pizza.
Frozen meals include bowls, pizzas, egg bites and more for low-carb, high-protein, meatless and gluten free diets.
May 22, 2020
Nestlé introduces Life Cuisine, a new brand delivering meal solutions that match consumer approaches to eating well. Over the years, the definition of wellness has evolved from calorie-conscious eating to a more holistic approach that extends well beyond just what’s on the plate. Once-niche dietary trends like gluten-free and meatless meals have also become more mainstream. This new dynamic has inspired people to learn more about different foods, seek more specific product attributes and balance their lifestyles.
CAULIPOWER's contribution over the next eight weeks will deliver more than 100,000 meals of fresh produce to over 4,500 at-risk families impacted by COVID-19.
May 20, 2020
CAULIPOWER, makers of America's #1 better-for-you pizza, announced a $1 million donation over three years to the American Heart Association's food security and education programs. In the short-term funds will immediately provide over 100,000 meals to 4,500 high-risk families in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Birmingham for the next two months.
At one point in late March during the height of shelter-in-place, make-at-home pizza kit sales rose +243.3% compared to the same time in 2019. Even during normal times, Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or 350 slices per second. For those making pizza at home, sometimes it helps to have a head start.
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods catches up with Palermo Villa to see how the company has grown since it was named our 2016 Frozen Foods Processor of the Year, and learn more about its latest pizza innovations for the freezer aisle in 2020.
Dairy-free pizza is also kosher, halal, gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified and without eight common food allergens.
March 14, 2020
GOOD PLANeT Foods, a premium plant-based food company known for its environmentally-friendly, delicious and meltable cheeses, has introduced Plant-Based Frozen Pizza, featuring industry pioneer, Beyond Meat. This innovation speaks to the changing category, being plant-based, kosher, halal, gluten free and Non-GMO Project Verified, as well as free from the top eight most common allergens. Available soon at major retailers nationally at an SRP of $9.99, the frozen pizza will offer food-conscious shoppers a frozen pizza alternative they can trust, whether allergens are of concern or not.
Pi-based promotion triggers when the score is 3-14 at any time during the game.
January 23, 2020
Based on 2019 Nielsen data, fans buy more than five million DiGiorno pizzas leading up to their game day watch parties. This year, DiGiorno is raising the stakes of the Big Game on Feb. 2 with a giveaway: if the score is 3-14 (or 14-3) at any point during the game, DiGiorno will give away free (pizza) pi.
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.