Highlights

Mergers & Acquisitions

McCain Foods Increases Investment Stake in Ireland Frozen Veggie Company Strong Roots

April 16, 2024
Strong Roots and McCain first entered into a partnership in 2021, and McCain plans to expand the vegetable-forward frozen products into additional global markets.
Frozen Foods

Conagra to Close Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Birds Eye Facility

April 10, 2024
Frozen foods plant will shut down in June, resulting in the layoff of more than 250 employees.
Courtesy of Rich Products
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Plant Expansion

Second Phase of Rich Products’ Brownsville, Texas, Expansion Under Way

April 1, 2024
$117 million expansion project will add production capacity for branded appetizer business and bring more than 130 jobs to the community.
Courtesy of Unilever
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Business Strategies

Unilever Spinning Off Ice Cream Business, Cutting 7,500 Jobs

March 19, 2024
The diversified CPG will cut nearly 6% of its global workforce and embark on a cost-savings program over the next three years.
Courtesy of Ruiz Food Products Inc.
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Business Strategies

Ruiz Foods Makes its HQ Move to Frisco, Texas, Official

March 6, 2024
The frozen Mexican foods manufacturer cut the ribbon on its new, centrally located headquarters office.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Twin City Foods, Smith Frozen Foods Sign Merger Agreement

Feb. 26, 2024
Pacific Northwest frozen vegetable processors expect to complete merger in second quarter of this year.
Courtesy of Ruiz Food Products Inc.
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Worker Safety

Ruiz Foods Opens On-Site Health Center at Dinuba, California, Plant

Feb. 22, 2024
The new health center is the third such facility the company has opened over the last several months at its plants across the country.
Animal Proteins

Tyson Foods Q1 Earnings Show Progress, But Beef Business Still Hurting

Feb. 5, 2024
Meat and poultry processing giant says strategies have helped after a troubling 2023, but also warns that plenty of work remains to be done.
Courtesy of Conagra Brands
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Business Strategies

Conagra Brands, Dolly Parton Expand Partnership Beyond Duncan Hines

Jan. 23, 2024
Under new partnership, Conagra and Parton will develop frozen, refrigerated, grocery and snack products to add to Duncan Hines mixes line.
Courtesy of Villa Dolce Artisan Desserts
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Capital Spending

Villa Dolce Artisan Desserts Builds New Gelato Plant in Glendale, Arizona

Oct. 17, 2023
New, 76,000-square-foot green-field facility can pump out more than 1 million 3-gallon tubs of gelato on four brand new lines.
Courtesy of Nature's Touch
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Nature’s Touch Acquires Frozen Fruit Operations From SunOpta

Oct. 13, 2023
Transaction includes Sunrise Growers frozen fruit operations in Edwardsville, Kan., and Jacona, Mexico.
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Capital Spending

Mexican Foods Processor Juanita’s Foods Selects North Las Vegas for New Plant

Sept. 13, 2023
Manufacturer of canned and frozen Mexican foods will relocate to Nevada from California, mayor says.
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Plant Expansion

General Mills Expanding Frozen Dough Plant in Joplin, Missouri

Aug. 31, 2023
Expected to be completed in early 2024, the facility addition will allow for nearly 1 billion pounds of frozen dough products to be produced annually.