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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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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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