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Company Overview of Bellisio Foods, Inc.

Company Overview

Bellisio Foods, Inc. manufactures and markets frozen food products. It makes its products available in restaurants and retailers worldwide. Bellisio Foods, Inc. was formerly known as Michelina’s, Inc. and changed its name to Bellisio Foods, Inc. in April 2008. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota with production facilities in Jackson, Ohio; Austin, Minnesota; and Vernon, California. As of December 22, 2016, Bellisio Foods, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Co. Ltd.

1201 Harmon Place

Suite 302

Minneapolis, MN 55403

United States

Founded in 1990

1,144 Employees

Phone:

612-758-8400

Fax:

612-337-8427

Key Executives for Bellisio Foods, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 65
President and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 51
Senior Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Age: 57
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Bellisio Foods, Inc. Key Developments

Bellisio Foods Eyes Acquisitions

Bellisio Foods, Inc. is looking for acquisition opportunities. Joel Conner, Chief Executive Officer of Bellisio Foods, said, however, the majority of its growth will be through acquiring other frozen-food businesses.

Bellisio Foods Introduces Six New EatingWell Frozen Entrées

Bellisio Foods is adding six new EatingWell frozen meals to its popular single-serve entrée line. EatingWell frozen entrées range from classic comfort food to adventurous world flavors, with lots of vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. The six new entrées are: Chicken & Fingerling Potatoes - Roasted white chicken with fingerling potatoes and vegetables in a whole grain mustard sauce; gluten-free; Gnocchi with Garden Vegetables - Whole wheat gnocchi with peppers, broccoli, and kale in a creamy tomato vodka sauce, vegetarian; Steak Carne Asada - Grilled beef steak and brown rice in a roja sauce with corn, red peppers, and black beans, gluten-free; French Inspired Chicken - Roasted white chicken with vegetables and potatoes in a rich Chardonnay sauce, gluten-free; Thai Style Peanut Chicken - Roasted white chicken in a creamy peanut sauce with vegetables on multigrain pasta; Butter Chicken Masala - Roasted white chicken and brown basmati rice in a rich curry sauce with spinach and carrots, gluten free. The new flavors complement current consumer favorites Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Cherry Port Pork, Korean Inspired Beef, Chicken & Wild Rice Stroganoff, Spicy Asian Inspired Chicken, and Creamy Pesto Chicken.

Bellisio Foods Reportedly Attracts Bidders

Bellisio Foods, Inc. has attracted interest from suitors including Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE:NOMD). In addition, Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE:PF) and private equity firms may also make first-round bids, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. Bellisio Foods is working with investment banks Morgan Stanley and Moelis & Co. on a sale process, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Bellisio Foods is owned by Centre Partners Management LLC. Spokesmen for Centre Partners, Moelis and Morgan Stanley declined to comment. Spokesmen for Nomad, Pinnacle and Bellisio didn’t respond to e-mail requests for comment.

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