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Clay Dockery, vp of corporate brands, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Private Label Manufacturers’ Association during its June 29 annual meeting. John Schaefer, vp, sales, Aspen Products, Inc. was elected first vice chairman, and Doug Bausch, vp sales and marketing, LNK International, Inc., was elected second […]

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NFR-new items


Butter, sous vide egg bites and eggnog are added to the mix. Nellie’s Free Range Eggs (, Monroe, N.H., has launched three new products: Free Range Butter; Free Range Sous Vide Egg Bites; and Limited Edition Free Range Traditional Eggnog. Nellie’s Free Range Butter contains 84% butterfat and is made with cream from grass-fed, free […]

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Peggy Davies Named Acting President of PLMA

The board of directors of the Private Label Manufacturers Association, New York, has named Peggy Davies acting president of the Association. Her appointment follows the death of Brian Sharoff, president, who passed away last month after a brief illness. Since 2016, Davies served as PLMA vp of association relations. Davies joined PLMA as vp in […]

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This year’s convention of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association ( is still set for Oct. 19-20, but it will be a virtual event because of ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made June 1 by Skip Shaw, president and CEO of the Harrisburg, Pa.-based association. “With more flexibility, lower registration […]

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Brian Sharoff, President of PLMA, Dies at 77

Brian Sharoff, president of the Private Label Manufacturers Association, died on Saturday, May 23, after a brief illness. He was 77. A private service for Brian will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM at Mount Hebron Cemetery, 130-04 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, New York 11367. Fond memories and expressions […]

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Smithfield Hit with False Advertising Suit

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Organic Consumers Association today announced that it has sued Smithfield Foods for falsely advertising Smithfield pork products as the “safest” U.S. pork products. The complaint was filed on behalf of OCA by Richman Law Group in D.C. Superior Court, under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act. “Consumers are unlikely to know that the USDA […]

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TWIX® Cookies & Creme Ice Cream Bars are packed with creamy vanilla ice cream mixed with chocolate cookie pieces, topped with crunchy chocolate cookies.

Twix Rolls Out Cookies & Creme Ice Cream Bar

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mars has rolled out TWIX® Cookies & Creme Ice Cream Bar, inspired by the TWIX Cookies & Creme Chocolate Candy Bar. It features creamy vanilla ice cream mixed with chocolate cookie pieces, topped with crunchy chocolate cookies. The ice cream bars are available nationwide at mass, grocery and […]

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COVID Impact Cited in Closing of RSG Plant in Miss.

NEW ALBANY, MS (May 19, 2020) – Refrigerated Solutions Group (“RSG”) today announced that after a full review of its business opportunities, market conditions and other options, it reached the difficult but necessary decision to begin the process of permanently closing its manufacturing facility located in New Albany, Mississippi. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused […]

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