Frozen Food News

Recent industry report about Frozen Food company news, including latest market trends and industry updates in 2024. This sector news is compiled by Mordor Intelligence™ Frozen Food Market industry experts.

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Frozen Food News

  • April 2022: Prasuma, an Indian company offering chilled meat and frozen foods, announced the addition of new snacks to its frozen food offerings. As part of its frozen food portfolio, the company launched frozen chicken nuggets, frozen veg and chicken spring rolls, frozen veg and chicken mini samosas, mutton and chicken shammi kababs, mutton, chicken seekh kababs, and bacon.
  • February 2022: Tyson Foods Inc. announced its plans to build a new facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to expand the production of bacon with an investment of USD 355 million. The facility started producing products for the Wright Brand and Jimmy Dean brands offering a range of frozen and refrigerated products in the market.
  • December 2021: Strong Roots, a leading plant-based frozen food company, and McCain Foods, the family-owned world leader in frozen potato specialties and appetizers, announced a strategic partnership, with McCain Foods investing USD 55 million in Strong Roots to take a minority stake in the business.

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  • October 2023: Meat snack brand, Country Archer Provisions, launched two new meat snack products including Rosemary Turkey Mini Sticks and Original Beef Jerky Snack Packs. As per the company, the portioned protein snacks offer clean-label ingredients for health-conscious consumers. Furthermore, the company claims that the Rosemary Turkey Mini Sticks are fortified with herbs and spices like rosemary, basil, thyme, garlic, and onion, and the original Beef Jerky Snack Packs are made from grass-fed beef combined with spices like garlic and onion powder.
  • September 2023: A United States-based company Volpi Foods expanded its presence in the meat snacks category with a new line of Salami Stix. The company claims the products to be high-quality, all-natural with the best ingredients. Furthermore, the company asserts the products are available in 2-oz packages, in two flavors, Spicy and Original.
  • April 2023: Doki Foods, a New Delhi-based startup launched chicken chips and buffalo jerky in the country. As per the company, the products are available in flavors like Korean Gochujang, Tokyo Teriyaki, and Telicherry pepper.
  • March 2021: Nomad Foods announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Fortenova Group's Frozen Food Business Group (FFBG). FFBG is a European frozen food company that operates in Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovenia, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. FFBG has two anchor brands Ledo and Frikom which offer frozen foods, such as ready meals, fish, fruits, vegetables, pastry, and ice cream.
  • January 2021: Beginning in January 2021, all Mamma burgers, sandwiches, and wraps had new labels. The company harmonized the appearance of products. It also introduced innovative paper-film packaging for some products, with the help of which it reduces the share of plastic in the packaging material by about 20%.
  • January 2021: Nomad Foods acquired Findus Switzerland from Froneri International Ltd. Findus offers frozen food brands in Switzerland across categories, like fish, vegetables, and ready meals. The acquisition would help Nomad expand its geographic reach into Switzerland with ownership of the Findus brand across Europe.
  • In July 2023, Kraft Heinz Company invested USD 400 million to build a distribution center in North America. This distribution center is spread over a 775,000-square-foot area in Illinois. It supports Kraft Heinz in its supply chain, working effectively.
  • In May 2022, Aspall Cyder, a Molson Coors-owned apple cider brand, invested USD 16 million in upgrading its 300-year-old factory in the United Kingdom. The investment has increased production by about 60% to approximately 70 million pints of cider each year.
  • In January 2022, Swander Pace Capital LLC's Bragg Live Food Products Inc. launched a new Bragg True Energy Apple Cider Vinegar supplement. The supplement contains apple cider vinegar in addition to six essential B vitamins to help with energy at the cellular level. Bragg True Energy has 750 mg of acetic acid per dose, comparable to one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
  • April 2022: A platform for open innovation was launched by Nomad Foods in partnership with the international innovation network Innoget. It will be accessible to academics, subject matter experts, start-ups, and SMEs looking to form new collaborations from the ideation phase to product development and the eventual launch of new products in the market.
  • February 2022: Nestle SA acquired a majority stake in Orgain, a plant-based nutrition expert that manufactures powders, snacks, etc. The main strategy behind Nestle SA's acquisition can be expanding its business by involving major nutrition-based food products that are organic in nature so that the company can meet the consumer's evolving preference for organic products. All the products in the portfolio are to be initially retailed across local Tesco stores in the United Kingdom.
  • July 2021: Riviana Foods Inc., a business unit of Madrid, Spain-based Ebro Foods, launched Success Garden & Grains Blends, the first boil-in-bag product to combine rice with simple ingredients. Success Garden & Grains Blends are available in two varieties: white rice, black beans, corn, and bell peppers, and white rice, peas, carrot, and red bell peppers.
  • February 2023: Saudi Arabian dairy company Almarai acquired full ownership of International Dairy and Juice Limited by purchasing the remaining share of its joint venture with PepsiCo for SAR 255 million (USD 68 million).
  • March 2022: Arla Foods, the dairy company behind brands like Puck, Lurpak, The Three Cows, Starbucks ready-to-drink, and Kraft in Saudi Arabia, expanded its local production capacity, leading to a 40% increase in local production throughout the Kingdom.
  • March 2022: Rabwi Al Rawabi signed a lease agreement with Kizad, part of AD Ports Group, to establish a production unit worth AED 650 million (USD 177 million) in Abu Dhabi. This initiative, featuring a dairy farm with 10,000 cows, aims to meet rising consumer demand and enhance Al Rawabi's export endeavors across the broader Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
  • December 2021: Hilltop launched an original beeswax lip balm containing natural emulsifiers that hydrate, replenish, and protect against UV rays. It caters to the demand for natural products recently created by consumers.
  • November 2021: Bacofoil launched new beeswax wraps made with organic beeswax, expanding their product portfolio of sustainable food wraps with high-quality product performance.
  • May 2021: Charlotte Tilbury launched magic lip scrub with natural products like shea butter and beeswax to buff away dead skin cells, creating a massive market for organic products.
  • February 2023: NEX-XOS introduced OBAR by OMEALS, a versatile daily bar that can serve as a meal replacement or nutrition bar. NEX-XOS specializes in producing shelf-stable foods and providing contract packaging, assembly, and distribution services. The OBAR daily bars offered by NEX-XOS are nutrient-dense, plant-based, allergen-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
  • January 2023: The Good Flour Corp. planned to develop "Patty Cakes" which are claimed to be gluten- and allergen-free protein pancake mixes designed especially for children.
  • January 2022: Schar, a German company, has recently introduced three new gluten-free options for customers that can be conveniently stored on shelves. These products include a vegan pizza crust with ready-to-add toppings and baked lactose-free baguettes that are ready-to-eat and chocolate-coated crispy twin bars. These offerings were made available in Canada through both online and offline channels.
  • December 2021: Queen Street Bakery, a gluten-free bakery, and wholesaler, launched new gluten-free bagels in Canada. These bagels were made available in two flavors: sweet cinnamon raisin bagel and savory chia and flax bagel.
  • April 2023: Swiss food giant Nestlé announced the launch of its two new vegan chocolate chips under its Toll House brand. These chips are claimed to be dairy-free and were launched to meet the demand for plant-based products.
  • February 2023: Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) announced the launch of its new chocolate flavor Millet Horlicks in Tamil Nadu. The company claims that Millet Horlicks in chocolate flavor is HUL's first product with super-grain which contains multi-millets like Finger Millet (Ragi), Sorghum (Jowar), Foxtail Millet (Kanngani) and Pearl Millet (Bajra) and these multi-millets are claimed to be a natural source of calcium, iron, protein, and fiber.
  • January 2023: Cocos Organic announced the launch of a series of new products, including the United Kingdom's first Organic Coconut Milk Yog Tubes and a brand-new Light Organic Natural Yoghurt. Further, the company claims that Organic Coconut Milk Yog Tubes are dairy-free, gluten-free, free from nuts and refined sugar, and designed for kids over six months old. While their Cocos Organic range is claimed to be organic, all-natural, made from whole ingredients, and free from dairy, lactose, gluten, and soya.
  • April 2023: Atkins announced the launch of its new bar flavors. Atkins' new bar product launch includes Atkins Endulge Almond Craze Bar, Atkins Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Snack Bar, and Atkins Crunchalicious Bar.
  • February 2023: Nature Foodtech, a Brazilian company, announced the launch of its innovative product, "Date Bar with Collagen" at Gulfood, the biggest food and beverage show in the Middle East, Dubai. The company claims that the dates used in the bars are imported from the United Arab Emirates, from the brand Al Foah. Further, the product is made available in three flavors, including semi-sweet chocolate, cookies and cream, and strawberry.
  • January 2023: Grenade and Oreo announced the launch of their co-branded protein bar. The company asserts that the newly developed product contains 21 g of protein and only 1 g of sugar. It has been made available for purchase on Grenade's website.
  • December 2022: Snickers, which is part of Mars, Inc., announced the launch of its Snickers Hi Protein bars, a brand-new performance nutrition bar. The company claims that the product features the same satisfying chocolate, caramel, and peanut ingredients identical to Snickers, but this new product is packed with 20 g of protein, offering the nutritional profile that consumers expect.
  • April 2022: Quest announced the launch of mini versions of its flagship protein bars. The product offering under this category includes new flavors such as chocolate chip cookie dough and cookies & cream flavors. Further, Quest protein bar products are made available through online retail channels in UAE.
  • October 2021: TNF, a New Zealand-based snack bar company, launched its fruit bar in the United Arab Emirates. The fruit bar contains 100% fresh pulp instead of concentrate. TNF Fruit Bars are vegan and vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free, and contain no preservatives, additives, or colorants. TNF Fruit Bars are available in three variants: strawberry, apricot, and raspberry.
  • August 2021: Emirates Snack Foods (ESF) and Hershey have formed a partnership to expand Hershey's portfolio and develop products to expand the snacking market in the region.
  • July 2022: Rice noodle brand Foodle Noodle launched its first clean-label instant cup noodles range in Thailand with all organic ingredients.
  • May 2022: Symington's instant noodle brand Naked added a vegetarian and vegan pot trio in Asian flavours.
  • August 2021: Momofuku launched its own brand of "cleaner" instant noodles. The move comes as the renowned Japanese restaurant group transformed its business model post-pandemic.

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