People on the Move

General Mills Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Dec. 6, 2023
With Sean Walker, group president, International, heading into retirement, General Mills is shifting responsibilities and announcing promotions.
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.
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.
Ben Schumin from Montgomery Village, Maryland, USA
"Frozen food aisle at Giant Food in Wheaton, Maryland"
Frozen Foods

Nestlé USA to Lay Off 77 Workers at Solon, Ohio, Plant

Nov. 7, 2023
Nestlé, which employs nearly 3,000 workers in Solon, offered few details on reasoning other than attempting to stay ahead of market and consumer demands.
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Business Strategies

Unilever Will Freeze CEO Salary to Try to Appease Frustrated Shareholders

Oct. 31, 2023
Hein Schumacher took over CEO post in July and has had to juggle investor unease regarding social purpose strategies versus performance, as well as company’s involvement in Russia...
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Frozen Foods

Study: Frozen Foods Consumers Hold Steady, Looking for Better-For-You Options

Oct. 26, 2023
The third edition of the Power of Frozen in Retail report shows a bright future for frozen foods.
"Tornados Sausage and Egg Taquito"
Capital Spending

Ruiz Foods Expands, Adding Two New Future Processing Facilities in Vernon, Calif.

Oct. 18, 2023
Maker of El Monterey and Tornados frozen Mexican brands expects first processing line to become operational in the first half of its fiscal year 2025.
"Sweet Pea, Mint and Ricotta Cheese Ravioli"
Mergers & Acquisitions

Frozen Pasta Processor Seviroli Foods Acquires Mama Rosie’s

July 19, 2023
Acquisition will add scale, a larger portfolio and additional customer base to drive further growth for the NYC-area processor.
Courtesy of Mars Inc.
Frozen Foods

Mars Ice Cream Details $1 Billion by 2030 Goal, Announces Additional Plant Upgrades

June 27, 2023
Burr Ridge, Ill., processing facility will get an additional $20 million investment after already seeing $50 million in upgrades, according to a report.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Unilever to Add Yasso Brand, Boost Premium Ice Cream Portfolio

June 15, 2023
Frozen Greek yogurt brand joins Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum and Talenti to give Unilever another premium item in the frozen treats space.
Capital Spending

Shuttered South Carolina Bakery to Be Renovated, Reopened by Gaffney Bakery LLC

June 9, 2023
Gaffney Bakery will invest $96 million into former Ace Bakery plant in Cherokee County, S.C., expecting to ramp up operations by the middle of next year.