Who we are
Nomad Foods is a leading frozen foods company building a global portfolio of best-in-class food companies and brands within the frozen category and across the broader food sector. Nomad produces, markets and distributes brands in 15 countries and has the leading market share in Western Europe. The Company’s portfolio of leading frozen food brands includes Birdseye, Iglo, and Findus.
We’re pioneers of frozen food. We were founded by General Foods, which in 1929 bought the rights to use a fast-freezing process, patented by Clarence Birdseye.
Nomad Foods was set up by Martin Franklin and Noam Gottesman, our Executive Chairmen in 2014. They have spent a significant part of their careers building and investing in consumer branded companies, focusing on creating growth, both organically and through acquisition. And they have coined an expression ‘owners, not renters’. As owners, the decisions they make are about the long-term future of the company and not about creating a company that is an attractive acquisition target in a few years’ time. Their ambition over time is to build Nomad Foods into a global food company of market leading brands and they believe that the frozen food category is rich in opportunities and the best category from which to build a strong foundation. In June 2015 Nomad Foods acquired the former Iglo Foods Group Companies (Birds Eye UK, Iglo for European Markets) and in November 2015
Nomad Foods completed the acquisition of the Southern European and Nordics businesses of the Findus Group. This coming together of key brands has created a leading packaged foods company that is seeking to further expand through building a global portfolio of best-in-class food companies and brands within the frozen category and across the broader food sector.
Nomad has brought together an iconic set of European Food Brands which are loved by consumers across many countries, substantiated through great levels of spontaneous brand awareness.
What has become clear since all the brands have come together is that there is much in common between the brands. They all have a rich history, stretching back to the early days of frozen food. Birdseye, Iglo & Findus were pioneer brands back in the 1940’s and 1950’s and created the frozen food category that we have today.
Our Pioneering Brands