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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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Lineage Logistics Makes Key Acquisitions

Novi, MI – June 5, 2018 – Lineage Logistics has acquired Wisconsin-based cold storage provider, Service Cold Storage (“SCS”) as well as a portfolio of four leased cold storage warehouses in strategic markets across the Southeast. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed. The acquisition of SCS establishes a flagship operation in the state […]

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Fancy Food Show Is June 30-July 2 in NYC

Register for the Summer Fancy Food Show, running Saturday, June 30 to Monday, July 2, at Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Six football fields worth of specialty foods, including chocolate, cheese, olive oil, snacks, and more! Here’s a link: https://www.specialtyfood.com/shows-events/summer-fancy-food-show Hot industry product innovations Live analysis of the State of the Specialty Food Industry 2018: Trends, […]

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Keith McLoughlin (Photo: Business Wire)

Morrison Steps Down at Campbell; Loughlin Named Interim CEO

CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2018– Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced that Denise M. Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Director, has chosen to retire effective today. Keith R. McLoughlin, 61, a Campbell Board member since 2016, has been named interim CEO and will also remain a member of the Board to facilitate an orderly transition […]

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Lassonde Inks Deal to Buy Old Orchard

ROUGEMONT, QC, April 26, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Lassonde Industries Inc. (TSX: LAS.A) (“Lassonde”) has reached an agreement to acquire Old Orchard Brands, LLC, a family-owned juice and beverage company based in Sparta, Michigan, for a total cash consideration of US$146.0 million (subject to working capital and other adjustments) payable upon closing of the transaction. By way of additional consideration, a […]

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