Fruits and Vegetables


Mergers & Acquisitions

Mushroom Processor South Mill Champs Expands Through Acquisition of World Fresh Produce

Nov. 28, 2023
Acquisition will enhance vertically integrated mushroom company’s position in global produce marketplace.
People on the Move

Frozen Foods Co-Packer, Supplier Harvest Food Group Names New President and CEO

Nov. 28, 2023
Former Popchips CEO Amit Pandhi takes the reins of the Naperville, Ill.-based co-packer, supplier of frozen foods.
"Lay's potato chips bag"
Snack Foods

PepsiCo Sets New Sodium Reduction Targets for Convenient Foods Portfolio

Nov. 15, 2023
New nutrition initiatives will also focus on adding diverse ingredients to the portfolio, all in the name of improving consumer health.
Courtesy of Flagship Food Group
505 product lineup
People on the Move

Ex-Kraft Heinz Canada CEO to Lead Hispanic Foods Processor Flagship Food Group

Nov. 15, 2023
Adam Butler, who spent 17 years with Kraft Heinz, joins the Denver-based processor of 505 Southwestern, Young Guns and La Tortilla Factory branded Hispanic foods.
Courtesy of Sandridge Crafted Foods
New Oxford
Mergers & Acquisitions

Sandridge Crafted Foods Acquires Winter Gardens Quality Foods in New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Nov. 10, 2023
Addition of the New Oxford facility expected to increase production capacity and capabilities for Ohio-based food processor Sandridge.
Photo by Andy Hanacek
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Mergers & Acquisitions

B&G Foods Sells Green Giant Canned Vegetables Line to Seneca Foods

Nov. 10, 2023
B&G will retain the brand trademarks, the Green Giant frozen and Canadian businesses, and the Le Sueur product line.
"Sweet corn"
People on the Move

U.S. Sugar Names New President and CEO

Oct. 27, 2023
Kenneth W. McDuffie takes the reins of the Florida-based sugar cane, citrus and sweet corn producer.
Courtesy of The Ugly Company
Capital Spending

Upcycled Dried Fruit Snacks Processor The Ugly Co. Opens New Plant

June 7, 2023
New Farmersville, Calif., fruit processing plant will help The Ugly Co. stop approximately three million pounds of food from going to waste this year.
Brian Riedel
Llf Openhouse
Plant Expansion

Little Leaf Farms Plans New Greenhouse, Boosting Capacity to 20 Million Pounds

June 1, 2023
Fast-growing packaged lettuce grower and processor will operate five greenhouses, growing lettuce using controlled environment agriculture (CEA) methods.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Pickle Power: Patriot Pickle Purchases Processing Peer

May 24, 2023
Second acquisition in the last 14 months adds capacity to New Jersey pickle processor’s capabilities.
Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos
"Lily's Organic Produce"
Industry Outlook

Annual Organic Food Sales Surpass $60 Billion for First Time in 2022

May 17, 2023
Organic produce and beverages lead growth in organic sales despite challenges, according to an Organic Trade Association survey.