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Schwan's Co. owner CJ CheilJedang to build Asian food facility in US

13 Jan 2021

South Korea's CJ CheilJedang, which owns Schwan's Co. and CJ Foods, is planning to increase the size of its US manufacturing footprint.

Schwan's to expand "world's largest pizza plant"

11 Aug 2020

Schwan's Company, the US frozen foods business majority-owned by South Korea group CJ CheilJedang, is to expand one of its facilities.

Schwan's names PepsiCo exec Roberto Rios as marketing chief

12 Dec 2019

Schwan's, the US frozen-foods business majority-owned by South Korea group CJ CheilJedang, has hired a new chief marketing officer.

South Korea's CJ Cheiljedang 'sells stake in US arm to PE firm Bain Capital'

24 May 2019

South Korean food manufacturer CJ Cheiljedang has reportedly sold a stake in its US unit to private-equity fund Bain Capital.

CJ CheilJedang rebuts report of Schwan’s funding talks

12 Mar 2019

CJ CheilJedang has rebuffed a report claiming the South Korea-based food manufacturer is in talks over funding its acquisition of assets from US frozen-food business Schwan's.

November M&A deal volumes dip but still fuel 2018 growth - data

6 Dec 2018

As strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on the competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the packaged food sector monitors activity each month.

South Korea's CJ CheilJedang to buy US food group Schwan's

15 Nov 2018

CJ CheilJedang, the South Korea-based food manufacturer, has made another acquisition in the US, the company announced today (15 November).

Welch's names ex-Schwan's exec Trevor Bynum as next CEO

21 Sep 2018

US food and beverage group Welch's has appointed a new president and CEO.

'Several bidders' in for US group Schwan's

2 Aug 2018

Schwan's has reportedly attracted interest from several bidders, including CJ Cheiljedang, the South Korea-based food manufacturer said earlier this summer to be eyeing the US frozen-foods group.

Schwan's hires 50 workers at pizza factory in Kentucky after $34m investment

2 Jul 2018

US food group Schwan's Co. is hiring 50 workers at its pizza production site in Florence, Kentucky, after investing US$34m last year to upgrade the facility.

South Korea's CJ Cheiljedang eyes US market amid speculation Schwan's a target

8 Jun 2018

CJ CheilJedang, a leading South Korean processed food manufacturer, is seeking to make acquisitions in the US frozen category to expands its presence in overseas markets.

Pinnacle Foods 'hires investment bank to mull options'

21 May 2018

A report in the US suggests Pinnacle Foods has hired investment bank Evercore Partners to explore strategic alternatives.

Schwan's names Jeff Erickson chairman

7 Dec 2017

US group Schwan's has promoted director Jeff Erickson to the role of chairman.

US group Schwan's 'eyeing potential sale'

4 Dec 2017

US food company Schwan's is said to be eyeing a potential sale that could value the firm at more than US$2.5bn.

Schwan's creates private-label, contract-packaging business

30 Nov 2017

US food business Schwan's Company is setting up a new venture focused on growing its private-label and contract-packaging business with 'select' retailers and food manufacturers.

Schwan's invests US$5m in baby food delivery firm Raised Real

14 Sep 2017

US baby meal delivery startup Raised Real has received a US$5m cash injection from Schwan's Company and will use the funds to boost growth and expand national distribution by the end of the year.

Schwan's invests in shrimp supplier Tru Shrimp

18 Aug 2017

US food giant Schwan's Company has invested in local business Tru Shrimp in a bid to grow in-land shrimp production.

Schwan's deals add to its pizza market presence

27 Jul 2017

US frozen food manufacturer Schwan's has expanded its presence in the pizza market with the acquisition of Better Baked Foods and Drayton Foods from NE Foods.

Schwan's Company agrees to acquire Mama Rosa's

2 Jun 2017

US frozen foods business Schwan's Company has agreed to terms for the acquisition of local firm MaMa Rosa's Pizza from California-based private-equity house HGGC for an undisclosed sum.

Schwan rolls out new pizza line to meet "demand" for wholegrain offerings

19 May 2016

Schwan Consumer Brands is targeting the better-for-you space with the launch of a new line of Freschetta pizza whose crust is made of preservative-free whole grains. 

Schwan Food Co. latest to make cage-free egg pledge

1 Mar 2016

The Schwan Food Co. plans to source only cage-free eggs by the end of 2020. 

Food industry quotes of the week: PepsiCo, Campbell Soup Co., CSM Bakery Solutions

23 Oct 2015

The UK debate over sugar intensified this week with Public Health England calling for a series of measures to reduce consumption. In the US, Campbell Soup Co. and The Schwan Food Co. both made pledges to simplify the ingredient panels in some of their products. In China, PepsiCo announced the opening of the first Quaker Oats plant in the country. Here is the week in quotes.

What US companies might Nomad Foods buy?

26 Aug 2015

Within a year of being established, Nomad Foods has made waves in Europe's frozen food sector, snapping up Iglo Group and agreeing a deal for much of Findus Group's assets. The UK-listed company is eyeing opportunities in the US. Stefan Kirk, just-food's M&A columnist and advisor at M&A consultants Glenboden, puts forward some possible targets for Nomad.

Schwan names Galloway CFO

14 Jan 2015

The Schwan Food Co has appointed Robin Galloway to the post of EVP and chief financial officer.

Focus: Oetker wants bigger slice of North American pizza

5 Sep 2014

Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to come by, has the German food giant made the right move? Hannah Abdulla explores.

US: Schwan's launches Freschetta gluten-free pizza

18 Mar 2014

Schwan's Consumer Brands has introduced two varieties of Freschetta frozen gluten-free pizza: four cheese medley and signature pepperoni.

US: Former PepsiCo, Nestle exec joins Schwan as CEO

8 Oct 2013

US frozen food group The Schwan Food Co. has named former PepsiCo and Nestle executive Dimitrios Smyrnios as its new CEO.

US: Schwan CEO Flack to step down

26 Sep 2013

Schwan Food Co. has announced CEO, president and COO Greg Flack is to leave the US frozen food giant.

US: Schwan Food Co upgrades facility, creates 65 jobs

29 Nov 2011

Schwan Food Co., the US frozen foods firm, has upgraded one of its facilities to meet growing demand, creating 65 jobs.

UK: Macphie names sales and marketing director

26 Aug 2011

Food ingredients manufacturer, Macphie of Glenbervie has appointed Andrew Underwood to lead its sales and marketing operations.



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