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NFRA BESTOWS 25 GOLDEN PENGUIN AWARDS

They’re for the best merchandising and marketing events in the industry during the March Frozen Food Month promotion. Another 37 silver awards will go to regional winners. The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Harrisburg, Pa., will present 25 Golden Penguin Awards to the national winners of its 2020 March Frozen Food Month promotion. Presentations […]

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VITAL FARMS IS GOING PUBLIC

Leading producer of pasture-raised eggs and butter has posted 33% CAGR in net revenue between 2015 and 2019.   Austin, Tex.-based Vital Farms, billed as the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs and butter and the second largest U.S. egg brand by retail dollar sales, filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and […]

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DOCKERY ELECTED TO CHAIR PLMA BOARD

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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NELLIE’S FREE RANGE DEBUTS 3 NEW PRODUCTS

Butter, sous vide egg bites and eggnog are added to the mix. Nellie’s Free Range Eggs (nelliesfreerange.com), 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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NFRA CONVENTION WILL BE VIRTUAL

This year’s convention of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (nfraweb.org) 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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