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Our history

Our history

Our portfolio of iconic brands have storied histories dating back to the invention of frozen food by Clarence Birdseye in the early 20th century.

Review our timeline to learn more about the evolution of our brands and the formation of Nomad Foods.

1905

Aug 15

The Findus brand is used for the first time on fruit concentrate

1922

Aug 16

Clarence Birdseye sets up Birdseye Seafoods

1930

Aug 16

The Birds Eye brand is launched in America

1938

Jul 8

Birds Eye Frosted Foods launches in the UK

1941

Aug 16

Findus begins to manufacture frozen foods in Sweden

1946

Aug 16

Birds Eye launches frozen peas in the UK

1955

Aug 16

Fishfingers launch in the UK

1956

Aug 16

iglo brand launches in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany

1961

Aug 16

Nestlé acquire the Findus brand

1962

Aug 16

The Findus brand launches in France

1963

Aug 16

Nestlé and Unilever form a joint venture to launch the Findus brand in Italy

1966

Aug 17

Quattro Salti launches in Italy

1967

Aug 16

Captain Birds Eye appears in his first advert

1975

Aug 16

Soffcino launches in Italy

1981

Aug 16

Potato Waffles launch in the UK

1992

Aug 16

Croustibat is born

1996

Aug 16

Quattro Salti launched in Italy

2000

Aug 16

Nestlé sells Findus to private equity firm EQT

2006

Aug 16

iglo Group is formed following Unilever's sale of iglo and Birds Eye to private equity firm Primera

2010

Aug 16

iglo Group acquires Findus Italy from Unilever

2014

Oct 18

Nomad Holdings is founded by Noam Gottesman and Martin Franklin

2015

Jun 16

Nomad Holdings acquires iglo Group and is renamed to Nomad Foods

2015

Nov 17

Nomad Foods acquires Findus Group's continental European businesses

2016

Oct 6

Nomad Foods is listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol ``NOMD``

2018

Apr 23

Nomad Foods acquires Goodfella's

2018

Jul 2

Nomad Foods acquires Aunt Bessie's

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