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Ralcorp Acquires Italian Food Company Gelit

Ralcorp continues to build its private label portfolio with an acquisition of Gelit, an Italian manufacturer of store brands meals.The St. Louis-based maker of private label foods completed the acquisition but did not disclose terms. The deal adds frozen ready-to-eat meals and pastas to Ralcorp&rsqu Read More...

J & J Snack Foods Acquires ConAgra PL and Branded Frozen Foods

J & J Snack Foods Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire the frozen handheld business of ConAgra Foods for an undisclosed price.The business sells dough-enrobed products sold under the Patio, Hand Fulls, Holly Ridge Bakery, Villa Italiano, Top Picks and private label brands with manufact Read More...

Fresh & Easy Imports New Frozen Gourmet Italian Pizzas

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market introduced a new line of handcrafted frozen artisan pizzas from Italy under the Gourmet brand, which was  introduced last month.Retailing for $3.99. the pizzas are handcrafted in Visso, an Italian village outside Rome known for its extremely pure water from Read More...

Spartan Stores Introduces Locally Made Premium Brand Ice Cream

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spartan Stores introduced Indulgent Creations premium ice cream made in its home state.Four Indulgent Creations flavors -- Double Vanilla, Toasted Butter Pecan, Mint Chip, and Double Dark Chocolate -- will be available year round through Spartan Stores D&W Fresh Market, Read More...

Kroger and Walmart Store Brands Affected by Frozen Vegetable Recall

Private label frozen vegetable blends containing peas at both Kroger and Walmart stores are being pulled from store shelves due to a voluntary recall instigated by manufacturer Pictsweet Co., due to the possibility of the products containing glass fragments.The recall affects certain codes of Walmar Read More...

Arbor Investments Acquires Fieldbrook Foods Corp.

Chicago -- Arbor Investments, based here, has completed the acquisition of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation. Fieldbrook, headquartered in Dunkirk, New York, is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of private label frozen novelty and ice cream products. Arbor partnered with Herman “Bing” Gra Read More...

Aldi Embraces Flexible Packaging for Store Brand Frozen Entrees

Aldi's new Bremer Select store brand entrees are using a combination of flexible packaging and a thermal processing technique that reportedly delivers restaurant quality results. Previously available to cook frozen vegetables, the packaging and cooking technology is now expanding into foods that fe Read More...

Wegmans Launches 'Special Blends'

Wegmans introduced a new line of store brand frozen mixed vegetables, called Special Blends, which are flash-frozen with less than two hours between harvest and processing, according to the company's web site. The varieties include Broccoli, Cauliflower and Pine Nuts in an olive oil, garlic and her Read More...

Store Brands Gain Share in Significant Categories

Store brands tallied significant gains in several categories this year, including baby food, frozen pizza, salad dressings and mayonnaise, snacks, and candles and incense, according to Nielsen data. Private label baby food was the lead share winner with unit sales growth of 22.3 percent for the 52 Read More...

7-Eleven Private Label Summit Focuses on Supplier Education

At its first Private Label Summit in Dallas last week, 7-Eleven executives said the company plans to expand the 7-Select private label portfolio in U.S. stores to 300 items in 2010, adding frozen foods such as pizza and mozzarella cheese sticks next month. As the company increases its commitment to Read More...

Store Brands Gain Frozen Food Sales

Although national brands command 80 percent of frozen food sales, store brands are gaining share in several frozen categories including ice cream, desserts/fruits/toppings, juices, ice and, in particular, vegetables, according to Nielsen data. Of total frozen food sales of $29.4 billion in 2008, st Read More...