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VITTORIO PROMOTED AT BLOUNT

David Vittorio has been promoted to senior director of marketing at Blount Fine Foods, the Fall River, Mass.-based manufacturer of premium, handcrafted soups, entrees and side dishes for retail and foodservice. In this role, he supports Blount-branded products, well-known consumer food brands licensed by Blount, as well as the many private label brands for which […]

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NFRA Names 62 Penguin Winners

NFRA will present Gold and Silver Penguin awards during October convention in San Diego. HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2018 March Frozen Food Month promotion. The March promotion helped the industry drive traffic in the frozen food aisles […]

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Tippmann Building Again in Sioux Falls

Company breaks ground on 126,000-square-foot addition to a newly designed cold storage. SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tippmann Innovation recently completed the construction of a 205,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art cold storage facility for Win Chill Cold Storage. The new warehouse includes over 30,000 pallet positions and 1,100 positions of Tippmann Innovation’s QF+ […]

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UNFI Acquiring SUPERVALU for $2.9 Billion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. and MINNEAPOLIS, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI) and SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which UNFI will acquire SUPERVALU for $32.50 per share in cash, or approximately $2.9 billion, including the assumption of outstanding debt and liabilities. “This […]

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Acosta Appoints Alejandro Rodriguez Bas as President and CEO (PRNewsfoto/Acosta)

Acosta Names Bas as President & CEO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, announced the appointment of Alejandro Rodriguez Bas as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. With deep experience at both consumer packaged goods companies and retailers, Rodriguez Bas brings a unique blend of strong strategic and operational expertise, having […]

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Dean Foods Acquires Majority Stake in Good Karma

DALLAS and BOULDER, Colo. This is not to say that Dean Foods didn’t have good karma already. Surely they did. But, lest there be any confusion, they’ve acquired the majority of the company by that name.  We now return you to the regular press release… Dean Foods Company has increased its ownership percentage and taken a majority stake in Good […]

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CAULIPOWER LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER FROZEN PALEO CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST (PRNewsfoto/CAULIPOWER)

Caulipower Debuts Frozen Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust

LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CAULIPOWER®, the fastest-growing frozen pizza brand and #1 gluten-free pizza in the U.S., will be launching the first-ever, ready-to-use Frozen Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust. The new crust will join CAULIPOWER’s family of great-tasting, better-for-you pizzas and pizza crusts, alongside Margherita, Three Cheese, Veggie, All Natural Uncured Pepperoni, and Original Plain Crust. […]

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Conagra Inks $10.9 Billion Deal to Acquire Pinnacle Foods

In a transaction expected to close late this year, Chicago-based Conagra Brands will acquire Pinnacle Foods, Parsippany, N.J., for $10.9 billion, according to a joint release by the companies today. The transaction will enhance Conagra Brands’ multi-year transformation plan and expand its presence and capabilities in its most strategic categories, including frozen foods and snacks. […]

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Yoplait Debuts YQ Yogurt with Less Sugar, Lots of Protein

MINNEAPOLIS, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Smarter, not sweeter. That’s the philosophy behind YQ by Yoplait™, a new yogurt made with ultra-filtered milk that delivers big on protein with an intentionally less sweet taste. YQ by Yoplait™ Plain brings the yogurt category a new 1-gram-sugar-per-serving option, while packing 17 grams of protein in each 5.3 oz. serving. The flavored […]

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