Frozen food executives off to Nashville to face the music at Opryland meeting.Leaders of the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. frozen food industry are retreating to the country Oct. 3-5 to attend their annual national convention. And there will be plenty of country music and Southern hospitality in the air, as the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee “Nashville” redirects here. For other uses, see Nashville (disambiguation).
Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee, after Memphis. , is serving as headquarters for the meetings and supplier exhibits.
A reception will officially kick off the social agenda on Sunday night Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, was an NBC late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists. . In addition to cocktails, a menu consisting of frozen food products supplied by American companies will be available to sample.
On Monday morning, Dr. Anthony J.F. O'Reilly, who heads up H.J. Heinz Co., will serve as breakfast speaker. His remarks will be followed by a 9:30-11 AM general session that will address "Future Directions in Frozen Foods." Presenting the retail view of trends that are shaping business will be Glen Terbeek of Andersen Consulting See Accenture. . Nancy Kruse Nancy Kruse is an animation director on The Simpsons. Simpsons Episodes
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Tuesday's schedule will begin with a breakfast speech delivered by Jack Kemp The neutrality and factual accuracy of this article are disputed.
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Evening activities will be centered around a Grand Awards Banquet during which Finast Supermarkets and Apollo Ship Chandlers Inc. are to be feted for being respectively named Supermarket Merchandiser and Foodservice Innovator of the Year.
Healthy Choice Breaks Billion, Helps ConAgra Bottom Line
Sales of Healthy Choice frozen entrees and other products surged nearly 50% last year, and by the fourth quarter the line had become a billion-dollar brand for ConAgra, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska.
Net income for the food processing conglomerate increased eight percent to $401.4 million, on sales that were up 1.4% to $21.5 billion, in face of what Chairman and CEO Philip B. Fletcher said were "generally difficult conditions in the food industry."
Frozen chicken and turkey products earnings were adversely affected by intense industry competition, especially during the fourth quarter. But the Lamb-Weston frozen potato products and Golden Valley microwave foods operations showed excellent earnings growth, as did ConAgra's Australian beef processing business (U.S.-based beef and pork processing, by contrast, was hit hard by weather-related high raw material costs).