To better help its readers with initial new product evaluation and development Prepared Foods asked Nancy Jo Seaton, owner and president of Seaton Food Consultants, to create a thought leadership series. Seaton has more than 30 years of food industry experience and most recently led global product evaluation for the Subway restaurants.
Pecan Deluxe set to become fully operational manufacturer of Popping Boba in the United States
April 15, 2021
These inclusions are featured in nearly every yogurt chain and bubble tea shop and have recently found their way into a variety of desserts and beverages, providing a fresh new aesthetic and fun experience that consumers are craving.
Phase 1 of the project involves the acquisition of a 118,000 square foot plant in Indianapolis
January 12, 2021
Maple Leaf Foods announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenleaf Foods, SPC, a leader in plant protein products, is advancing plans to increase tempeh production capacity through the acquisition and planned build-out of a food processing plant in Indianapolis.
Expanded facility allows for increased efficiencies in order fulfillment, food safety and quality
December 16, 2020
With the opening of Burke Corporation’s expanded, 210,000-square-foot enterprise-wide manufacturing plant, the experts at Hormel Ingredient Solutions, an industry leader in protein-based ingredients for prepared foods manufacturers, can continue to efficiently fulfill orders of fully cooked meats and uphold their commitment to the highest levels of food safety and quality.
Hugh Roth, chief customer and business officer at PepsiCo Foodservice, is the incoming chair of the board
December 16, 2020
Incoming chair of the board, Hugh Roth, is chief customer and business officer at PepsiCo Foodservice. During his tenure on the IFMA Board, Roth has served as the chair of the IFMA Education Foundation for two years, promoting the vast career opportunities in foodservice manufacturing to the next generation of leaders.
The three-story state-of-the-art center will feature two pilot plants, an analytical laboratory, a customer experience kitchen, and a sensory suite
December 9, 2020
AAK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, recently shared news a Plant-based Foods Global Center of Excellence will be established on the company’s premises in Zaandijk, the Netherlands.
Great Kitchens will continue to operate a 165,000 sq. ft. crust manufacturing facility in Chicago Heights, Ill.
December 7, 2020
Brynwood Partners VIII L.P. announced that its newly-formed portfolio company, Great Kitchens Food Company Inc., has acquired ARYZTA North America's take-and-bake pizza business.Terms and conditions of the deal are not being disclosed.
Pretzilla is a pioneer in fresh soft pretzel bread and is a leading manufacturer in the category
November 10, 2020
Benestar Brands, LLC, a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, L.P., announced the acquisition of Miller Baking Company, the manufacturer of Pretzilla branded soft pretzel bites and buns. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Pretzilla is a pioneer in fresh soft pretzel bread and is a leading brand and manufacturer in the growing category.
The purchase sets off multi-million dollar expansion into refrigerated, premium plant-based meal solutions
November 4, 2020
Fresh From Texas, LLC (dba Fresh Texas) a San Antonio-based business in partnership with Texas Next Capital has acquired the manufacturing plant of Austin-based Veggie Noodle Company (dba CeCe’s Veggie Noodles), located in Austin.