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Green Giant Sets World Record for Biggest Green Bean Casserole

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This morning, Green Giant set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the largest serving of green bean casserole at Stella 34 Trattoria, the modern Italian trattoria located inside Macy’s Herald Square. The 637 pound serving of the popular Thanksgiving side dish will be shared with nearly 2,000 older New Yorkers through Citymeals on Wheels, a […]

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Albertsons Invests in El Rancho Supermercado

 Albertsons Companies has invested in El Rancho Supermercado, a Texas-based retailer which focuses on stores for Latino customers. El Rancho will continue to operate as an independent company headquartered in Garland, TX. “El Rancho has built a great business with its 16 Texas stores, and we’re confident that we’ll be able to leverage our combined expertise […]

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Farmer Elected Chair of NFRA

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) elected its Association Officers and Members of the Board of Directors for 2017-2018 at its Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon held October 9, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. The membership meeting was held during the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention at the Orlando World […]

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Americold Building Facility for Ocean Spray

Atlanta-based Americold (www.americold.com has broken ground on a new facility in Middleborough, Mass., for its long-time partner Ocean Spray. The facility will support Ocean Spray’s production requirements for its northeast harvesting operations, specifically for Craisins® dried cranberries. Ocean Spray has been an Americold partner for nearly 40 years. As demand for the company’s array of […]

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Cole’s Debuts ‘Middles’ Stuffed Bread

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cole’s Quality Foods, Inc. debuts Middles™, a frozen stuffed bread that combines delicious, decadent, savory, salty and sweet flavors into one revolutionary snack concept. Middles become available later this month in the freezer section at grocery, club, supermarket and convenience stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of […]

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Califia Adds Seasonal Dairy-Free Creamers

Los Angeles, CA and Baltimore, MD – September 14, 2017 – Califia Farms launches two limited-time seasonal additions to its dairy-free creamer line up: Pumpkin Spice (made with real pumpkin puree) and Mint Cocoa (made with real cocoa powder and peppermint oil) both of which will be sampled for the first time today at Califia […]

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Blackstone Wants Americold for $3 Billion, But…

The Blackstone Group, the New York-based multinational, has made a $3 billion bid for Atlanta-based Americold and its 165 warehouses. Americold wants more, and some observers believe a public offering may be in the cards later this year. Americold, the world’s largest refrigerated warehouse company, has been on the block since May. It’s been through […]

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Nestlé to Acquire Sweet Earth

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nestlé USA today announced that it has agreed to acquire Sweet Earth, a plant-based foods manufacturer based in Moss Landing, Calif. The acquisition gives Nestlé immediate entry into the plant-based foods segment, which is growing by double digits and expected to become a $5 billion market by 2020. Sweet […]

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Americold Building in Rochelle, Ill.

Atlanta-based Americold (www.americold.com) has broken ground for a new facility at its Rochelle, Ill., campus, adding a 15.5 million cubic foot automated facility. Americold’s campus in Rochelle is already home to two conventional warehouse facilities.  This addition, set to open in December 2018, is being built on Americold-owned land. It will bring an additional 57,600 […]

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The Country Hen to Open State-of-the-Art Facility

The Country Hen (countryhen.com), Hubbardston, Mass., will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 26 for its new state-of-the-art cage-free barn, complete with heated floors to keep hens warm in the winter months. “This facility aids The Country Hen in producing the world’s best Organic, Omega-3 eggs that are healthier for humans in a manner that […]

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