New Dole Meal Kit Line Taps Into at-Home Culinary Trend of Sheet Pan Dinners

December 3, 2021 Dole Plc

Starting this week, Dole introduces its new DOLE® Sheet Pan Meal Starter Kits, shipping to retail in select markets across the eastern and southeast United States. The kits represent the industry’s first new fresh vegetable product line catering to the growing sheet pan meal trend and fulfill growing consumer need for easy, single-pan meal options within the value-added vegetable category.

Packaged Facts Analyst Comments on Home Chef Hitting the $1B Mark as the Meal Kit Industry Continues to Benefit from Pandemic Eating Trends

October 27, 2021 Packaged Facts

The U.S. food and beverage industry has been impacted heavily by COVID-19 as consumers continue to spend more time at home. In 2020, more consumers than ever before were deciding to order meal kits and other food and beverage items online to avoid grocery shopping in crowded stores, where they might be exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

Kroger’s Home Chef Surpasses $1 Billion in Annual Sales

October 25, 2021 Kroger

The Kroger Co. and Home Chef announced the meal solutions brand reached $1 billion in annual sales. Founded in 2013 by Pat Vihtelic, Home Chef merged with Kroger, America’s largest grocery retailer, in 2018. Since then, Kroger and Home Chef have advanced the availability of mealtime shortcuts and solutions, offered new product innovations, and continued to transform how customers approach preparing meals. 

HelloFresh Continues Its Fight Against Hunger During Hunger Action Month

September 29, 2021 HelloFresh

As part of a nationwide initiative created by Feeding America, Hunger Action Month takes place during the month of September to raise awareness about food insecurity in America. In honor of Hunger Action Month, HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, has continued its commitment to combat hunger and provide fresh food to food insecure communities through various initiatives, including surplus food donations, expansion of its Meals With Meaning free meal-kit program, and an uptick in customer donations.

FreshRealm Expands Operational Facilities to Produce More Than 100 Million Fresh Meals Annually to Address Growing Consumer and Retail Demand

August 20, 2021 FreshRealm

FreshRealm, a leading fresh meals solution provider, announced today the expansion of its operational facilities nationally as part of the company’s continued strategy to optimize its position in the high growth fresh meals category at retail. The facilities, which are slated to be fully operational from fall 2021 through mid 2022, will allow the company to generate more than 100 million meals per year across the company’s complete range: ready-to-cook, ready-to-heat, and meal kits.