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Top 25 Refrigerated Foods Processors

January 16, 2018

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

Innovation in refrigerated foods and beverage continue to keep brick-and-mortar retailers alive.

Innovation in refrigerated foods and beverage continue to keep brick-and-mortar retailers alive, as shoppers flock to the perimeter of stores for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, refrigerated meats and more. Innovation is also why the overall refrigerated foods and beverage industry is experiencing an uptick in sales.

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods compiled a list of Top 25 refrigerated foods processors, broken down by category (prepared foods/entrées/side dishes, meat/poultry, dairy, fruits/vegetables, beverages and dips/spreads)…

Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., acquired Cidade do Sol, a Brazil-based provider of value-added meats, and expanded its foodservice portfolio with the acquisition of Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages, a McCook, Ill.-based branded foodservice business. Hormel also announced that its specialty foods segment merged into the company’s grocery products segment …

MegaMex Foods, the Austin, Minn.-based joint venture between Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., and Herdez Del Fuerte, S.A. de C.V. and the maker of Wholly Guacamole refrigerated guacamole, opened what is said to be the nation’s first-ever guacamole-themed lounge—The Guac Stop—at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing. Meanwhile, Hormel Foods announced that its specialty foods segment merged into its grocery products segment.