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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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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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