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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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New PFS Facility near Downtown LA has 95,000 Frozen Pallet Spaces

Chatham, N.J.-based Preferred Freezer Services (PFS) has opened its newest facility, Big Bear Los Angeles, with 95,000 frozen pallet spaces. It is the company’s seventh in the Los Angeles area and thirty-eighth in the United States. The state-of-the-art, BRC-certified warehouse is near Interstate 5 and minutes from downtown Los Angeles. Covering an entire city block, […]

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Sabra Dipping Company Welcomes Tomer Harpaz as CEO (PRNewsfoto/Sabra Dipping Company, LLC)

Harpaz is New CEO of Sabra

Tomer Harpaz is the new CEO of White Plains, N.Y.-based Sabra Dipping Company, replacing Shali Shalit-Shoval, who returned home to family overseas after five years with the company. Harpaz joins Sabra at a dynamic time for the hummus market leader, which recently introduced a refreshed look and is poised to benefit from growing consumer enthusiasm for freshly […]

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Acosta Research Shows Brands’ Importance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As the brick-and-mortar grocery industry faces increasing competition from all angles, an effective brand strategy can be the key to sustained success for retailers. Shoppers turn to different brands for different needs and seek a balance when it comes to retailers and brand offerings, according to Acosta – a leading full-service sales and […]

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Meijer Exec is First Woman to Chair NPTC

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Meijer Logistics Manager Carol Heinowski was recently named Board Chair of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC), an Arlington, Va.-based trade association that represents the private corporate trucking fleet. The 10-year Meijer team member is the first woman in the association’s 79-year history to take the helm. “We could not be prouder […]

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Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Phish Flavor

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with Phish for a third flavor to celebrate the 21st anniversary of The WaterWheel Foundation! It’s Ice… Cream features a caramel malt ice cream with almond toffee pieces, fudge fish and a caramel swirl and was one of the original flavor concepts in the running, back in 1997, to become Phish Food. […]

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Kenilworth Hosts ‘Hiring Heroes’ Transition Summit

SEATTLE, Wash., June 8, 2018 – Transitioning service members, contemplating their next career move after leaving the U.S. military, received an excellent chance to explore opportunities available in the trucking industry at a recent Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit held at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Seattle. Active duty soldiers, sailors and other members […]

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GMA Taps Freeman as President/CEO

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the leading representative of the $2.1 trillion food, beverage and consumer products industry, today announced that Geoff Freeman will become the organization’s new president and chief executive officer effective August 1. Freeman is president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), the trade […]

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