Calavo Growers Names Helen Kurtz to Lead Prepared Segment

August 10, 2022 Calavo Growers, Inc.

Calavo Growers, Inc. announced that Helen Kurtz has been named Senior Vice President & General Manager of Calavo Prepared, the company’s prepared foods segment.

Chilled & Deli Foods Market Trends/Analysis Report 2022: A Global $350+ Billion Industry by 2030 – Shifting Consumer Preference Towards Prepared Meals

Rising preference of consumers for chilled & deli products along with consumer focus in gaining knowledge & desire to understand various nutritional contents is one of the key trends driving the market. A busy lifestyle coupled with shifting consumer preference towards prepared meals, owing to the convenience offered by them, is poised to remain one of the key trends stoking market growth in the forecast period.

FreshRealm Closes $200M Investment

July 21, 2022 FreshRealm

FreshRealm, a leading provider of fresh meals for retailers nationwide, announced today that the company has closed on a $200 million capital raise, led by a premier global cornerstone institutional investor. This latest raise will accelerate the company’s growth strategy within the meal industry. FreshRealm is the only fresh meals provider to deliver a national platform that simplifies how fresh ready to cook, ready to heat and low-prep meal kits are brought to the table. The investment capital will allow FreshRealm to continue to drive the future of the $30 billion1 market opportunity with retail partners.

Albertsons Companies Voluntarily Recalls Select ReadyMeals Seafood Products Due to Undeclared Allergens

July 20, 2022 Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies has voluntarily recalled three ReadyMeals seafood items prepared in store due to allergens not listed on the ingredient labels. The recall was initiated after an internal technical review identified missing ingredients containing allergens.

MamaMancini’s Acquires Minority Interest in Chef Inspirational Foods

June 30, 2022 MamaMancini’s

MamaMancini’s Holdings announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 24 percent minority interest in Chef Inspirational Foods, Inc. (“CIF”), a leading developer, innovator, marketer and sales company selling fresh and frozen prepared foods, for an investment of $1.2 million, at an implied enterprise value for CIF of $5 million.