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ARYZTA Canada launches new foodservice website ARYZTA Canada launches new foodservice website | Monday, February 24, 2020

“Aryztafoodservice.ca is an excellent introduction to our company and clearly reflects our commitment to customers”

Mississauga, Ontario – ARYZTA Canada has announced the launch of its new food service website, aryztafoodservice.ca. The new website is available in both French and English languages and showcases Canadian brands that ARYZTA offers to food service customers, providing detailed information on its baked goods portfolio.
Dang Foods launches new products, changes branding Dang Foods launches new products, changes branding | Monday, February 24, 2020

Three new products feature new logo and packaging

Berkeley, California – Dang Foods, an Asian-American snacking brand known for its Dang Bars, Sticky-Rice Chips and Original Coconut Chip, has announced the launch of three new products, as well as new packaging and a new logo. According to the company, marketing initiatives moving forward will be focused on labeling the brand as the first Asian-American snacking brand in the United States.
Else Nutrition receives investment from NewH2 Limited Else Nutrition receives investment from NewH2 Limited | Friday, February 21, 2020

$5.75M invested as part of aggregate placement offering of up to $8M

Vancouver, British Columbia – Else Nutrition Holdings, creator of plant-based infant nutrition products, has announced that it has received an investment from NewH2 Limited, a subsidiary of Health and Happiness (H&H) based in Hong Kong.
B&G Foods acquires Farmwise B&G Foods acquires Farmwise | Friday, February 21, 2020

Veggie Fries, Veggie Tots and Veggie Rings changes hands

Parsippany, New Jersey – B&G Foods, manufacturer and distributor of frozen foods across the United States, has announced the acquisition of Farmwise, creators of Veggie Fries, Veggie Tots and Veggie Rings. Farmwise products are Non-G.M.O. Project Verified, vegan, and are free from wheat, soy, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts and dairy.
Barilla Group transitions to 100% plant-based ingredients for Protein+ Barilla Group transitions to 100% plant-based ingredients for Protein+ | Friday, February 21, 2020

Pasta now made with semolina durum wheat mixed with plant-based proteins

Northbrook, Illinois – Barilla Group has transitioned to 100 percent plant-based ingredients for its Protein+ line of pastas. According to the company, the pasta line is now being made with semolina durum wheat mixed with protein from peas, lentils, chickpeas and egg whites.
brekki sold to executives from Cedars Foods brekki sold to executives from Cedars Foods | Friday, February 21, 2020

“We can take brekki to a new level and make it a product that can satisfy consumers from breakfast to lunch to dinner to anytime in between”

Haverhill, Massachusetts – brekki, creator of ready-to-eat, dairy-free Overnight Oats, has been acquired by Cedar’s Foods’ executive team. Cedar’s Foods is a global leader in Mediterranean Foods and the executives that purchased brekki have 155+ years of combined food industry experience.
Mazola Canada Heart of Gold campaign raises funds for Heart & Stroke Mazola Canada Heart of Gold campaign raises funds for Heart & Stroke | Thursday, February 20, 2020

$1 for every #mazolaheartofgold post donated to Heart & Stroke

Toronto, Ontario – Mazola Canada, manufacturer of cooking oils, cooking sprays and bouillon, has partnered with the Heart & Stroke Foundation on Heart Month to raise awareness and funds through its Heart of Gold campaign. For every #mazolaheartofgold post on social media, Mazola will donate $1 to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Papa Johns welcomes new Chief Development Officer Papa Johns welcomes new Chief Development Officer | Thursday, February 20, 2020

Amanda Clark joins the team

Louisville, Kentucky – Papa John’s has announced the appointment of Amanda Clark as new Chief Development Officer. Clark joins the team from Taco Bell and will be responsible for leading Papa John’s initiatives to expand its reach throughout North America and across the globe, including franchise development and sales, programs that provide support to existing restaurants, and building design and new concepts.
Dairy Farmers of America purchases large portion of Dean Foods assets Dairy Farmers of America purchases large portion of Dean Foods assets | Thursday, February 20, 2020

Transaction valued at $425M

Kansas City, Kansas – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has entered into an agreement with Dean Foods to acquire a large portion of the company’s assets and business. As part of the agreement, DFA will pay $425 million, and in return, will acquire 44 of Dean Foods’ facilities and associated direct store delivery system, as well as other assets and functions.
Back to Nature converts to plant-based products Back to Nature converts to plant-based products | Thursday, February 20, 2020

Relaunching with new packaging, logo and website

Parsippany, New Jersey – Back to Nature has announced a major relaunch of its brand by moving to plant-based snacking and redesigning its packaging, logo and website. Other than the use of real honey, the company doesn’t use any ingredients sourced from animals but instead uses high quality ingredients like whole grains, nuts, wheat flour and seeds.
Koios Beverage Corporation partners with Creative Sales & Marketing Koios Beverage Corporation partners with Creative Sales & Marketing | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Adding products in new storefronts in southwestern United States

Vancouver, British Columbia – Koios Beverage Corporation has announced that it will be working with San Antonia, Texas-based Creative Sales & Marketing to place its products in new storefronts in the southwestern United States. Creative Sales & Marketing (CSM) will be releasing all of Koios’ beverage and supplement products to prospective retailers.
New Chair named at American Bakers Political Action Committee New Chair named at American Bakers Political Action Committee | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Stephanie Tillman assumes the role

Washington, D.C. – The American Bakers Association has announced that Stephanie Tillman has been appointed as Chair of the American Bakers Political Action Committee (PAC), succeeding Stephan Avera, who served in the role from 2002-2019.
The Cheesecake Factory expands At Home product lineup The Cheesecake Factory expands At Home product lineup | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Premium cheesecake ice cream available in seven flavors

Calabasas Hills, California – The Cheesecake Factory has announced it will be expanding it’s the Cheesecake Factory At Home product lineup by launching a collection of premium cheesecake ice cream varieties available in seven flavors.
Leadership shuffle takes place at DuPont Leadership shuffle takes place at DuPont | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ed Breen named Chief Executive Officer, Lori Koch Chief Financial Officer

Wilmington, Delaware – DuPont’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Ed Breen, current Executive Chairman, to the expanded role of Chief Executive Officer. Alongside Breen, Lori Koch, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
New National Board of Directors named at CAIA New National Board of Directors named at CAIA | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

CAIA members generate over $6B in economic activity

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) has elected its new executive committee and board of directors. The CAIA represents a wide-range of farm-raised seafood production across Canada.
Welchs promotes new Chief Financial Officer Welchs promotes new Chief Financial Officer | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Chris Caswell brings 20 years of finance and operations experience

Concord, Massachusetts – Welch’s has announced that Chris Caswell has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of the company. Caswell has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2019, and according to Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Bynum, “has become an integral part of our leadership team.”
New Chief Financial Officer appointed at TreeHouse Foods New Chief Financial Officer appointed at TreeHouse Foods | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

William Kelley Jr. promoted to the position

Oak Brook, Illinois – TreeHouse Foods has announced that William Kelley Jr. has been elected by the Board of Directors as new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Kelley has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since November 2019.
General Mills names new Chief Digital and Technology Officer General Mills names new Chief Digital and Technology Officer | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Jaime Montemayor assumes the newly created role

Minneapolis, Minnesota – General Mills has announced the appointment of Jaime Montemayor to the newly created role of Chief Digital and Technology Officer. Effective February 24, 2020, Montemayor will report directly to Jeff Harmening, Chief Executive Officer.
Sabra launched new dark chocolate dip Sabra launched new dark chocolate dip | Friday, February 14, 2020

New chick-pea based dark chocolate dip

Sabra launches new chick-pea chocolate dip in time for valentines day
Unilever ice cream business to lead change in policy for marketing foods and beverages to children Unilever ice cream business to lead change in policy for marketing foods and beverages to children | Friday, February 14, 2020

Unilever to stop marketing foods and beverages to children under 12

Unilever’s Wall’s brand ice cream to be at the forefront of changes to their marketing and advertising policy