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Former Disney Chairman and CEO Joins Gopuff as Investor and Advisor

Gopuff, the market-leading and fastest-growing platform for immediate delivery of consumers’ everyday needs, today announced that Bob Iger, former Disney CEO and Chairman, will become an advisor and investor. Mr. Iger will advise co-founders and co-CEOs Yakir Gola and Rafael Ilishayev, and the broader executive team, to help deepen Gopuff’s consumer engagement and growth globally.

“Bob Iger is one of the most important and visionary business leaders of this generation. He defined consumer engagement, product innovation, and organizational excellence,” said Gopuff co-founder and...

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May 19 8:00 AM, General News



Brinker International Inc. Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

Brinker International, Inc. announced today that Wyman Roberts will retire as Chief Executive Officer and President of the company, President of Chili's® Grill & Bar and as a member of the Board of Directors effective June 5, 2022. Roberts, 63, will continue to serve the company in an advisory role for 12 months as part of the company's succession plan.

The Board of Directors appointed Kevin Hochman, 48, as President and CEO of Brinker International, President of Chili's, and as a member of the Board of Directors effective June 6, 2022...

 

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May 18 8:17 AM, General News


West Liberty Foods Names Chief Executive Officer

West Liberty, Iowa-based West Liberty Foods is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Achen to President & Chief Executive Officer, effective May 31, 2022.

Achen is a 16-year industry veteran who started with West Liberty Foods as an intern and has since seen a long tenure in operations, supply chain management, and key customer relationship management for the organization. He was promoted to President in 2020. Throughout his time at West Liberty Foods, Achen has gained valuable experience in operations scheduling, engineering, and executive management while also taking on the...

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May 11 8:00 AM, General News


JBS Hires New Sustainability Officer in Brazil

Having worked for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington DC as Senior Director for the Beef and Leather Supply Chain, Maurício S. Bauer is taking up the position of Corporate Sustainability Officer of JBS Brazil with the aim of carrying out the sustainability strategy in Brazil in line with the Company's global targets.

Maurício has headed up projects in partnerships with the third sector, the private sector and universities, with the emphasis on strategies and solutions for the sustainable production of farm commodities, improvements to processes, innovation and technology. He will...

 

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May 6 9:32 AM, General News


Giant Food Welcomes Brian Wanner as New Vice President of Human Resources

Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, today announces that Brian Wanner will join the company as Vice President of Human Resources effective May 9, 2022. In his new role, Wanner will be responsible for leading end-to-end human resources functions, including spearheading the development and evolution of a human resources strategy that continues to foster a culture of inclusion, learning and engagement.

Previously Wanner served as the Director of Talent & Culture for The GIANT Company, another Ahold Delhaize brand. Wanner's two decades...

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May 6 9:26 AM, General News


Marlene Gordon Joins Panera Bread & Panera Brands 

Panera announced the appointment of Marlene M. Gordon as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary effective May 2.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Gordon joins Panera from Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., where she most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. During her tenure at Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc., the global food company, Marlene was a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team, where she led legal, corporate communications and people strategies to best support the company’s short and long-term business...

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May 2 9:06 AM, General News


Whataburger Hires New Chief People Officer

Whataburger has hired Peggy Rubenzer as its new Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Rubenzer is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years in the human resources industry, building people teams at True Food Kitchen, Shake Shack Enterprises, PF Chang's China Bistro Inc., Southwest Airlines and more.

During her time at True Food Kitchen as their Chief People Officer, Rubenzer oversaw all HR-related functions, from leadership development to compensation, benefits, performance management and training. Prior to joining True Food in 2019, Rubenzer held the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer...

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Apr 21 8:00 AM, General News


Papa Johns Appoints Joe Sieve as Chief Restaurant Officer

Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Joe Sieve as the Company’s new Chief Restaurant Officer. Mr. Sieve, who will begin his new position on May 2nd, will oversee the operations of Papa Johns corporate and franchise restaurants in North America, reporting to Max Wetzel, EVP, Chief Commercial Officer.

Mr. Sieve brings broad-based experienced as a strategic operator and development leader for major industry players, including Domino’s and Inspire Brands. He began his career out of college as a franchisee and later built a portfolio of 58 Domino's...

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Apr 20 8:27 AM, General News


Melissa Napier Named Senior Vice President of Investor Relations of Conagra Brands

Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) today announced the appointment of Melissa Napier as senior vice president of Investor Relations, effective April 25, 2022.

In this role, Napier will lead the development and execution of Conagra's investor relations program, including setting strategy in financial communications and quantitative benchmarking and analysis.

"Melissa has an exceptional background in Investor Relations and key areas of the Finance function," said Dave Marberger, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Conagra Brands. "We are excited to welcome Melissa to Conagra. Our leadership team...

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Apr 13 11:14 AM, General News


Walmart Names John Rainey New Chief Financial Officer

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that John Rainey has been named Walmart’s next Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Rainey will assume the responsibilities of CFO on June 6, 2022.

“John has a proven track record of leading change at scale in customer service organizations innovating in their fields,” said Walmart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon. “I’m confident that John’s mix of financial and digital acumen, coupled with his experience leading finance in complex, highly competitive industries, will help us deliver for our customers and shareholders as...

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Apr 13 8:34 AM, General News


Mark Irby Joins Publix Board of Directors

During Publix’s annual stockholders’ meeting today, Mark Irby, retired Publix vice president of marketing, was elected to the company’s board of directors.

“We congratulate Mark on his election to the board,” said Chairman Ed Crenshaw. “His extensive experience in helping build and promote our Publix brand will bring a valuable perspective.”

Irby began his Publix career in 1973 in the sign shop in Lakeland, Florida. After working in various capacities within that department, in 1983, he transferred into the advertising department as a marketing and research manager. In 1988, he...

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Apr 13 8:00 AM, General News


Cooks Venture Expands Executive Team

Today, Cooks Venture, a pasture-raised chicken and independent poultry breeding company, announces the appointments of Tim Singleton as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Bob Davenport as Chief Sales Officer (CSO).

“Tim and Bob’s deep experience leading poultry companies will aid Cooks Venture as we scale the business, expand our genetics program, increase our production capabilities and grow our retail presence,” states CEO and Founder Matthew Wadiak. “Their leadership will serve the company well as we enter into the next phase of growth.”

Singleton, an experienced senior executive...

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Apr 13 12:20 AM, General News


Blue Apron Names Josh Friedman Chief Product Officer

Blue Apron announced that Josh Friedman has been named Chief Product Officer, effective April 18, 2022. Friedman brings multi-decade, extensive experience in strategic, digital and product leadership roles to Blue Apron.

As Chief Product Officer, he will be responsible for Blue Apron’s product strategy, overseeing cross-functional efforts between fulfillment, culinary and digital product. Chief Product Officer is a recent addition to Blue Apron’s Executive Leadership Team. Friedman will be reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Linda Findley.

“Josh’s strengths in weaving digital experiences around unique physical products combined with..."

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Apr 12 8:59 AM, General News


Kroger Names New Director, Corporate Communications & Media Relations

The Kroger Co. announced today Erin Rolfes has been named as Director, Corporate Communications & Media Relations. She will be responsible for enhancing and protecting Kroger's corporate reputation, driving brand narrative across the company's many lines of business, and serving as the company's spokesperson.

"Erin is a strategic communicator who understands the importance of telling compelling and authentic stories that express our company's character," said Keith Dailey, Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Kroger. "We're excited Erin has accepted this role and look forward to her help to elevate our brand..."

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Apr 6 9:04 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Promotes Andrea Tucker to Plant Manager of its Tar Heel, NC Facility

Smithfield Foods, Inc. has promoted Andrea Tucker to plant manager of the company's Tar Heel facility in North Carolina, effective April 4. The company's largest facility, Smithfield's Tar Heel plant is also the largest pork processing operation in the world.

Tucker, who has more than 20 years of experience with the company, will oversee the complex's planning, organization, cost and continual improvements, focusing on employer of choice cultural enhancements and ensuring the location's continued leadership in product quality.

"Andrea is a true servant leader who has..."

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Apr 5 1:03 PM, General News


Pender Leads NPPC Public Policy Communications

Annemarie Pender has been hired by the National Pork Producers Council as assistant vice president for marketing and communications. She began her duties today, working out of NPPC’s Washington, DC, public policy office.

“Annemarie is a strategic thinker with 15-plus years of experience, developing and implementing integrated communications and marketing strategies,” said NPPC CEO Bryan Humphreys. “She’ll be a tremendous asset to NPPC as we look to create a more coordinated marketing and communications plan for the pork industry.”

A native of Florida, Pender received a bachelor’s degree in history from...

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Apr 5 10:06 AM, General News


Adams to be New NPPC Congressional Relations Manager

The National Pork Producers Council has hired Chase Adams as manager of congressional relations in its Washington, DC, public policy office. He joins Jack Frye on the organization’s lobbying team.

“Chase has a lot of experience in the livestock public policy field, so he’ll be a great asset to NPPC,” said NPPC CEO Bryan Humphreys. “He’s spent his career in agriculture, advocating on behalf of producers and telling their stories. We’re glad to have him on our team.”

A South Dakota native who grew up on the family ranch, Adams received...

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Apr 5 9:57 AM, General News


Shane Sampson Named Executive Chairman of The Save Mart Companies

The Save Mart Companies and Kingswood Capital Management, LP announced today that Shane Sampson has been named executive chairman of the California-based, regional grocery retailer.

Sampson is a fourth-generation grocer who brings nearly four decades of experience to The Save Mart Companies in building brands, implementing innovative marketing and merchandising programs, and leading strategic operations. He started his career in a local grocery store as a retail clerk and learned the grocery business from the ground up, which culminated in being named Albertsons Companies' Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer. He was instrumental in driving Albertsons' merchandising strategy during a period of monumental growth during which he oversaw significant development and innovation of digital and e-commerce strategies, rapidly scaled its private label brands and built customer and associate engagement across 2,300 stores. As a result, he was recognized as Mass Market Retailer's Merchant of the Year in 2017 and received the Retail TouchPoints' 2018 Innovator Award.

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Apr 5 8:50 AM, General News


NRF Names New Deputy General Counsel

The National Retail Federation today announced that it has hired veteran trade association attorney Ceara Flake as vice president and deputy general counsel.

“As a long-time counsel at a major trade association, Ceara Flake has been a trusted legal advisor to both internal clients and corporate stakeholders,” NRF Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Stephanie Martz said. “Beyond her legal skills, she has a proven record of collaborating cross-functionally to promote innovation. She brings broad experience and expertise that will be highly valuable to both NRF and our member companies...”

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Apr 1 8:24 AM, General News


CKE Restaurants Names Brandon Turner Chief Financial Officer

CKE Restaurants, Inc., owner, operator and franchisor of Carl's Jr.® and Hardee's®, announced today the appointment of Brandon Turner as chief financial officer. Turner's well rounded executive leadership expertise in finance, franchising, operations, supply chain and strategy will benefit CKE as it continues to execute its growth transformation.

"We are excited to welcome Brandon to our talented Leadership Team. His entrepreneurial spirit, strong finance focus and results orientation will be perfect complements to our team," said Chief Executive Officer Ned Lyerly. "Brandon's proven track record in dynamic, multi-unit food..."

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Mar 30 1:00 PM, General News


Kroger Issues Statement Regarding Carl Icahn's Intent to Nominate Two Director Candidates

The Kroger Co. today announced that Carl Icahn has submitted an intent to nominate two director candidates – Alexis C. Fox and Margarita Paláu-Hernández – to stand for election to the Kroger Board of Directors at the Company's 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The date for the Annual Meeting has not been announced. Kroger shareholders are not required to take any action at this time.

The Company issued the following statement:

The Kroger Board and management team maintain regular communications with shareholders and other stakeholders on a range of...

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Mar 30 8:12 AM, General News


US Foods Files Preliminary Proxy Statement and Appoints Two New Directors to Board

US Foods Holding Corp., one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, today announced that it has filed its preliminary proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with its upcoming 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2022 Annual Meeting”). The preliminary proxy statement is available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.usfoods.com.

In connection with the filing of the preliminary proxy materials, the Board disclosed its slate of director candidates for the 2022 Annual Meeting, which...

 

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Mar 29 9:41 AM, General News


Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Announces Nick Booras as Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop announces franchise veteran Nick Booras as Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales. The Texas-based restaurant group is recognized for their Baja-style fare with nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 17 states.

Most recently, Booras served as Senior Director of Franchise Development at FOCUS Brands, LLC., where he was responsible for selling all seven of the FOCUS Brands in the southwest region. Prior to that his role was dedicated to one brand in the FOCUS portfolio, McAlister’s Deli, where he sold...

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Mar 24 8:00 AM, General News


Campbell Appoints Kate Barrett to Lead Community Affairs

Campbell Soup Company today announced the appointment of Kate Barrett as Director, Community Affairs, effective May 6, 2022. Barrett will succeed Kim Fortunato who last year informed the company of her intent to retire. Fortunato will remain with Campbell until May 6, 2022 to ensure a smooth transition.

Barrett, who joined Campbell in 2017, will be responsible for setting the strategy and direction of Campbell’s community affairs work including employee volunteerism, philanthropy, sponsorships and the company’s Full Futures program, which focuses on advancing the school nutrition environment. Barrett will also serve as...

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Mar 18 8:56 AM, General News


Whataburger Hires New General Counsel from Walgreens

Whataburger has hired Elena Kraus as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Kraus is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of in-house legal experience at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the parent company of Walgreen Co. and the nation's second largest retail pharmacy chain. For the past six years, Kraus served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Walgreens.

During her tenure at Walgreens, Kraus oversaw the strategy and delivery of legal services to the organization during a time of innovation and record expansion. She built and led...

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Mar 14 9:33 AM, General News


NPPC Elects New Officers, Board Members

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) today installed new officers and elected members to its board of directors at its annual business meeting — the National Pork Industry Forum — held here.

Terry Wolters of Pipestone, Minnesota, was elevated to president of the organization for 2022-2023. Wolters owns Stoney Creek Farms, which consists of several sow farms, and is a partner in the Pipestone System. He also is a member of Wholestone Farms and is active in the Pipestone County Pork Producers Association, Minnesota Pork Producers Association, South Dakota Pork Producers Council and the Minnesota...

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Mar 14 8:15 AM, General News


Forseth New NPPC Director of Animal Health

The National Pork Producers Council has hired Dr. Anna Forseth for the newly created position of director of animal health. She will focus on foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness, as well as antibiotic use and resistance issues.

“We welcome Dr. Forseth to the NPPC team,” said NPPC CEO Bryan Humphreys. “She has a wealth of knowledge about hogs and swine diseases and a great background in swine research. We know she will be a great asset to and resource for the U.S. pork industry.”

A Montana native who grew...

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Mar 8 8:16 AM, General News


Domino's® Announces Executive Promotions

Domino's Pizza, Inc., the largest pizza company in the world, today announced the promotions of Joe Jordan to the role of President, U.S. & Global Services and Art D'Elia to the role of Executive Vice President – International, effective May 1, 2022. Jordan and D'Elia will both report to Russell Weiner, current Chief Operating Officer and President – Domino's U.S. and incoming Domino's CEO (effective May 1, 2022.)

"Joe and Art are extremely talented executives who have 15 years of Domino's experience between the two of them," said Mr. Weiner. "They are well known..."

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Mar 4 8:47 AM, General News


Parker to Serve as 2022 National Turkey Federation Chair 

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) announced the 2022 officer team and Executive Committee members recently elected by the Board of Directors at the 2022 NTF Annual Convention in Tampa.

Ronnie Parker of Circle S Ranch was elected 2022 NTF chairman. Steve Lykken of Jennie-O Turkey Store will serve as vice chairman and John Zimmerman of P&J Products Co. as secretary-treasurer. Phil Seger, representing Farbest Farms, Inc., will move into the role of immediate past chairman.

“I am humbled to serve as National Turkey Federation chairman and..." 

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Mar 2 8:09 AM, General News


Domino's® Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Domino's Pizza, Inc. today announced that Ritch Allison has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to retire from the Company. Mr. Allison will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer through April 30, 2022 and will remain on the Domino's Board of Directors until the Company's 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 26, 2022. The Board has appointed Russell Weiner, Domino's Chief Operating Officer and President – Domino's U.S., to succeed Mr. Allison as the Company's next CEO, effective May 1, 2022. Mr. Weiner will stand for election to the Board at...

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Mar 1 9:32 AM, General News


Four New Leaders Join Cargill's Executive Team

Four new leaders are joining Cargill's executive team. They were selected for their expertise aligned to evolving customer and employee needs and their potential to drive the company's innovation and sustainability strategies around the world.

"The food system is constantly and quickly changing. To continue delivering innovative ideas and solutions for our customers, we must change as well. These leaders are guided by values and purpose, committed to our customers and passionate about feeding a growing population in a safe, responsible and sustainable way," said Dave MacLennan, Cargill chairman and CEO...

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Feb 28 2:04 PM, General News


Church's Chicken® Values Culture and Expands Its Leadership with QSR Industry Expert and Marketer

Following a year of successful initiatives to revitalize their brand character, Texas heritage and unique bold flavors, Church's Chicken® announced it has promoted Claudia Lezcano to Senior Vice President U.S. Marketing. This move further expands its significant industry expertise to the Church's executive team which has continued to embrace diversity of thought across its entire corporate and restaurant network. In her newly updated role, Lezcano will oversee brand strategy, creative, media, and product R&D divisions across the U.S. and report directly to President...

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Feb 24 7:55 AM, General News


Kraft Heinz to Elevate CEO Miguel Patricio to Become Chair of the Board 

The Kraft Heinz Company announced today, that the Board of Directors intends to appoint Chief Executive Officer Miguel Patricio as Chair, subject to his re-election at the Kraft Heinz 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. After years of distinguished service, Chair of the Board of Directors Alexandre Behring will retire following the end of his term at the 2022 Annual Meeting.

“We are very pleased with the progress experienced by the Company in advancing its strategic plan during the past few years under Miguel’s leadership and see..."

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Feb 21 9:13 AM, General News


BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. Announces Catherine Park as Vice President, Investor Relations

BJ's Wholesale Club, a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, announced today that Catherine Park will join the company as vice president, investor relations, effective February 21, 2022.

“We remain committed to stakeholder engagement and enhancing our investor relations initiatives,” said Laura Felice, executive vice president, chief financial officer. “Catherine’s broad financial and investor management experience will help elevate our buy and sell-side relationships, while providing our executive leadership team with trusted counsel on a range of activities, including quarterly earnings...”

 

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Feb 21 8:54 AM, General News


Future Meat Technologies Appoints Nicole Johnson-Hoffman as New Chief Executive Officer

Future Meat Technologies (Future Meat), an industry-leading company developing innovative technology to produce cultivated meat, announced today it has appointed Nicole Johnson-Hoffman as Chief Executive Officer. Johnson-Hoffman brings more than 25 years of experience across the agriculture, food manufacturing, food service, and meat production industries. She assumes day-to-day leadership of the company and will also join Future Meat's Board of Directors.

"It's an honor to serve as the CEO of Future Meat Technologies," said Johnson-Hoffman. "Not only has the company made meaningful..."

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Feb 17 8:00 AM, General News


Ethnic E-Grocer Weee! Appoints Three Executives To Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Weee! (www.sayweee.com), the largest and fastest-growing ethnic e-grocer in North America, today announced three key executive appointments as the company expands to meet the growing demands of its customers nationwide. The announcement comes on the heels of the recent appointment of acclaimed filmmaker, Jon M. Chu, as Chief Creative Officer. New appointments to the leadership team include: Board Members James McCann and Vivek Subramanian, and Senior Vice President of Engineering Rudy Darmawan.

"Weee!'s recent appointments bring a depth of experience in..."

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Feb 16 3:53 PM, General News


Protein Association Taps Officers and Newly Appointed Board Members

The National Protein and Food Distributors Association Board of Directors met on Monday, January 24, 2022, in Atlanta, GA.

Jeff Paschall, VP of Sales at Fieldale Farms Corporate in Baldwin, GA succeeded Tammy Vige, Director Marketing of Pacific Agri-Products of South San Francisco, CA, as the chairperson of NPFDA. Judson “Jud” Guest moved into the Vice Chair role after serving as Treasurer. Newly elected to the NPFDA Executive Committee is Laure Pate as treasurer. She is President of Foodlinx in Brentwood, CA.

As chair, Paschall will lead the board of...

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Feb 15 8:07 AM, General News


US Foods Board of Directors Announces Corporate Governance Changes

US Foods Holding Corp., one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, today announced that, following a governance review by the Board of Directors (the “Board”)”, it has implemented a series of changes consistent with its commitment to best practices of corporate governance.

Effective immediately, the Board of Directors has determined to separate the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chair. Robert M. Dutkowsky, currently US Foods’ independent lead director, has been elected non-executive Chair. Pietro Satriano will continue as Chief Executive Officer and a director...

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Feb 14 8:00 AM, General News


Kroger Announces Leadership Changes

The Kroger Co. today announced the retirement of Mark Tuffin, senior vice president of retail divisions, after more than 26 years of distinguished service, effective April 1. Tuffin will be succeeded by Kenny Kimball, currently president of the Smith's division.

Kenny Kimball, President of Smith's Division, Named Senior Vice President
Kimball, currently president of the Smith's division, will succeed Tuffin, upon his retirement.

Kimball joined the organization in 1984 as a courtesy clerk in the Smith's division, followed by serving in several leadership roles in the years that followed, including store manager, district manager and bakery...

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Feb 9 8:16 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Announces Retirement of Fred Halvin, Vice President of Corporate Development

Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced that Fred Halvin, vice president of corporate development, will be retiring after a 37-year career with the company. Nathan Annis, director of investor relations, business planning and analysis, will succeed Halvin as vice president of corporate development.

"Fred has been a key leader for all of our transformational acquisitions over the past decade and has been instrumental in the Hormel Foods journey to become the global branded food company that we are..."

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Feb 4 1:06 PM, General News


NPB Announces New Staff Leadership Positions

The National Pork Board (NPB) today announced recent staff leadership changes to help ensure its ability to deliver on pork producer priorities for their Checkoff: to build trust in, and add value to, U.S. pork while also protecting the industry’s freedom to operate.

Dustin (Dusty) Oedekoven, DVM, will join NPB as the organization’s new chief veterinarian on Feb. 25, 2022. Dr. Oedekoven will lead a team of veterinarians and swine production experts in Pork Checkoff-funded work to deliver on the No. 1 concern for pork producers – foreign animal disease (FAD) preparedness and protecting...

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Jan 28 8:10 AM, General News


Vital Farms Appoints Kathryn McKeon as Chief Marketing Officer

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation that offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide, today announced the appointment of Kathryn McKeon to Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) effective January 27, 2022. McKeon has over 15 years of experience in brand marketing, with a specific focus on building global and emerging consumer food brands. As CMO, McKeon will oversee the Brand, Content, Community Management, Shopper Marketing, Consumer Insights, Communications and Creative Design marketing functions.

McKeon joined Vital Farms in 2016 as one of the first marketing leaders. In her more than five...

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Jan 27 8:41 AM, General News


Kraft Heinz Announces Leadership Team Transitions

The Kraft Heinz Company announced today the appointment of Andre Maciel as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer, effective March 2, 2022. Maciel will succeed Paulo Basilio, who will step down on March 1, 2022, as part of a planned transition and will remain with the Company as a strategic advisor through August 2022. Basilio remains a partner at 3G Capital. Additionally, Yang Xu will move to Senior Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Development. These transitions happen at a moment of strength for the Company, as Kraft Heinz enters the next...

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Jan 24 8:14 AM, General News


C3 Appoints Former Overstock CPO as Chief Product and Technology Officer to Accelerate Innovation

C3 (Creating Culinary Communities), the leading global food tech platform founded by visionary Sam Nazarian, has today announced the appointment of Vikram Raghavan as Chief Product and Technology Officer. Raghavan's extensive expertise will bolster C3's product and technology departments, forging an exciting new path ahead by accelerating the company's prowess in data science, digital marketing, and eCommerce.

Conceptualized in 2019, C3 experienced accelerated growth this past year as the hospitality industry saw massive digital adoption. Raghavan was driven to C3 after observing the pandemic's...

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Jan 21 7:50 AM, General News


Longtime 7-Eleven Executive Appointed 7-Eleven International LLC Co-CEO

Today, 7-Eleven, Inc. is proud to announce Ken Wakabayashi's new role as Co-CEO of 7-Eleven International LLC ("7IN"). Previously 7-Eleven, Inc.'s SVP, Head of International, Wakabayashi will now lead the 7-Eleven brand's global growth strategy alongside Co-CEO, Shinji Abe, from Seven-Eleven Japan.

"We are thrilled to offer our congratulations to Ken Wakabayashi on this exciting new role," said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. "With this move, Ken will help lead the 7IN team to..."

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Jan 13 8:26 AM, General News


Dafne Hefner Joins Kraft Heinz as North America Zone Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

The Kraft Heinz Company today announced the appointment of Dafne Hefner to the newly created role of Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer - North America Zone, effective Jan. 18, 2022. Hefner is being hired to help accelerate the strategic growth plan in the Company’s U.S. and Canada businesses, including the broader deployment of Agile teams and a North America Zone digital agenda.

Hefner joins Kraft Heinz from Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”), where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Insights. During her...

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Jan 13 8:00 AM, General News


Uber Eats' Head of Dark Kitchens Joins C3 as Chief Strategy Officer

Sam Nazarian, the innovative Founder and CEO of C3 (Creating Culinary Communities), continues to elevate the global food tech platform's talent roster by naming Pasha Mehran as Chief Strategy Officer. Mehran brings more than a decade of experience to C3's fast growing team where he will oversee joint ventures with celebrity chef-driven restaurants, top digital creators, culinary markets, and ghost kitchen partners, with the goal of expanding C3's footprint across Gen Z and millennial audiences, turning the brand into a household name...

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Jan 10 3:42 PM, General News


Adam Grogan, New President of Maple Leaf Foods Inc.'s Plant-Based Protein Subsidiary Greenleaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a leading North American producer of high-quality, sustainable protein, announced today that Adam Grogan will assume the role of President of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenleaf Foods, SPC ("Greenleaf"), effective January 31, 2022.

Mr. Grogan has been a key contributor within the Maple Leaf Foods organization for over twenty years, holding a number of critical positions, including being the company's Senior Vice President of Marketing, Innovation, Research and Development before transitioning to Chief Operating Officer of Greenleaf in...

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Jan 7 8:17 AM, General News


Campbell Appoints Daniel L. Poland Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Campbell Soup Company today announced the appointment of Daniel L. Poland as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective Jan. 10, 2022. Poland succeeds Bob Furbee who informed the company of his intent to retire after 38 years of service. Furbee will remain with Campbell until April 2022 and work with Poland to ensure a smooth transition.

Poland will lead Campbell’s end-to-end supply chain function including procurement, food safety and quality, occupational health and safety, engineering, planning and logistics, and all manufacturing sites...

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Jan 5 8:47 AM, General News


Friendly's Restaurants Mark 2021 with New Rewards Program, Menu Items and Executive Appointments

Friendly's Restaurants, known for iconic menu items such as the Fribble Milkshake, the Jim Dandy Sundae, and delectable burgers and melts, closes out the year on a sweet note. Under new ownership, the restaurant franchise rolled out a new loyalty program, delighted guests with new menu offerings while bringing back some of the Fan Favorites from years past, bolstered the executive team and hired a new agency of record, all setting the stage for transformative growth in 2022.

"It's been one year since Amici Partners Group took..."

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Jan 4 9:18 AM, General News


Portillo's Announces Appointment of Paulette Dodson to Board of Directors

Portillo's, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its menu of unrivaled Chicago street food, today announced the appointment of Paulette Dodson, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Alight Solutions, to the Portillo's Board of Directors, effective immediately.

"Paulette is a strategic leader and talented legal mind who brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for our iconic brand," said Mike Miles, Portillo's Chairman of the Board of Directors. "We're very excited to welcome her to the Portillo's board."

Ms. Dodson is an experienced legal executive...

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Dec 23 12:41 PM, General News


Publix Vice President of Marketing to Retire; New Vice President Announced

After 48 years of dedicated service, Publix Super Markets’ Vice President of Marketing Mark Irby has announced his decision to retire at the end of February 2022.

Irby, 66, began his Publix career in 1973 at the sign shop in Lakeland, Florida. After working in various capacities within that department, in 1983, he transferred into the advertising department as a marketing and research manager. In 1988, he was promoted to director of marketing and advertising and to his current role in 1989.

“Mark’s dedication to helping build, promote, protect..."

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Dec 21 8:07 AM, General News


Darden Restaurants CEO Eugene Lee Retiring; COO Rick Cardenas Named New CEO

Darden Restaurants is switching things up in 2022. Late last week the restaurant company announced that Eugene I. Lee Jr., who has served as the Chief Executive Officer for the past seven years, will be retiring. 

“It has been a privilege to serve as Darden’s CEO for the past seven years and to work with the most dedicated and talented team members and management team in the industry,” Lee said in a statement.

Lee’s retirement is effective May 29, 2022. The Board has already elected...

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Dec 20 11:43 AM, SeafoodNews


Sysco Announces Election of Three New Directors

Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced today that three new directors, Ali Dibadj, Jill M. Golder and Alison Kenney Paul, will join the company’s board of directors effective Jan. 1, 2022, expanding the size of the board to 13 members. These new directors were appointed in connection with the board’s ongoing refreshment efforts, and will stand for reelection at Sysco’s next Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Nov. 18, 2022.

Edward D. Shirley, Sysco's chairman of the board, said, "We are very pleased to welcome Ali, Jill and Alison to..."

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Dec 20 9:01 AM, General News


Eggland's Best CEO Charlie Lanktree Announces Retirement

Eggland's Best, the #1 branded egg in the U.S., announced today that CEO Charlie Lanktree plans to retire after having served the company for 32 years. As part of the final steps of a successful transition plan put in place several years ago, Kurt Misialek will be adding CEO to his current role as President of Eggland's Best, effective January 1, 2022.

"It has been a great pleasure and honor to have spent more than 30 years leading a fantastic team," Lanktree said. "I'm thankful for our consumers who enjoy our products..."

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Dec 17 1:03 PM, General News


North American Meat Institute Hires Bryan Burns of Bachoco OK Foods

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today announced Bryan Burns, currently of Bachoco OK Foods, will be joining the Meat Institute staff as Vice President and Associate General Counsel focusing on a variety of issues, including workforce and sustainability.

“Bryan has 20 years of experience in the industry and previously worked with the Meat Institute on meat and poultry regulation,” said Julie Anna Potts, Meat Institute President and CEO. “We are pleased to have his expertise as we assist members in addressing labor, environmental, and...”

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Dec 17 8:26 AM, General News


Wingstop Appoints First Chief People Officer

Wingstop today announced the appointment of Donnie Upshaw to Chief People Officer. Donnie joined Wingstop in 2018 and most recently served as Senior Vice President of People.

"After nearly 4 years of transformational leadership and growth, I'm thrilled to congratulate Donnie on this wonderful achievement," said Wingstop Chairman and CEO Charlie Morrison. "People are the foundation of our strategy and Donnie has made a tremendous impact on our talent framework and culture, which has propelled us forward with industry-leading growth."

Donnie has been instrumental in instilling The Wingstop Way...

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Dec 17 8:09 AM, General News


Thecla Sweeney to Join the Board of Directors of Restaurant Brands

The Board of Directors of Restaurant Brands International Inc. announced today that Thecla Sweeney is joining the RBI Board of Directors as an independent member effective January 1, 2022.

Ms. Sweeney is currently Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer for Motion LP, a privately-held provider of complex mobility and accessibility solutions in Canada, and Operating Partner for Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc., a private equity firm, both based in Toronto, Ontario. She has held the position with Motion LP since April 2018 and has been with...

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Dec 17 8:00 AM, General News


USAPEEC Appoints Greg Tyler to Succeed Jim Sumner as President & CEO

The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) Executive Committee has appointed current Chief Operating Officer Greg Tyler as the council’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jim Sumner who will be retiring from the position in June 2022 after 32 years leading the organization.

The announcement was made today at the 2021 USAPEEC Winter Meeting.

Under Sumner, the percentage of U.S. chicken production that is exported tripled to about 18 percent, and in 2020 U.S. broiler exports reached 3.6 million metric tons, up 589 percent from 1990...

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Dec 16 8:48 AM, General News


John Herath Joins USMEF as Communications Director

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is pleased to announce the addition of veteran journalist John Herath as communications director.

Herath brings extensive experience as an agricultural reporter, producer and news director, including many years as producer of the AgriTalk daily radio program for Farm Journal Media and Vance Media. Early in his career, Herath served as bureau chief at the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Office of Public Information.

“USMEF is very excited to have John Herath joining our communications team,” said President and CEO Dan Halstrom. “We serve many key..."

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Dec 15 8:38 AM, General News


Kroger Promotes Laura Gump to Houston Division President

The Kroger Co. announced today Laura Gump, formerly vice president of merchandising for the Houston division, has been promoted to president of the division. She succeeds Joe Kelley who was recently named president of King Soopers.

"Laura has tremendous experience in the grocery and retail industries," said Valerie Jabbar, Kroger's senior vice president of retail operations. "Her ability to build high-performing teams will ensure our Houston division continues to deliver the freshest foods and a friendly and welcoming experience for our customers, whether shopping in store or online..."

 

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Dec 15 8:03 AM, General News


UNFI Appoints Mark Bushway as Its New Chief Supply Chain Officer

United Natural Foods, Inc., today announced that it has appointed Mark Bushway as its new Chief Supply Chain Officer effective January 3, 2022. Bushway, who currently serves as President of UNFI’s Atlantic Region, will take on leadership of the Company’s fulfillment network across North America, consisting of 56 distributions centers serving more than 30,000 customer locations.

Bushway’s immediate focus will be on UNFI's existing fulfillment network strategy, while continuing to build out cross-selling capabilities, identifying distribution center expansions and accelerating network optimization & automation initiatives...

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Dec 10 1:04 PM, General News


REEF Hires Dylan Casey as Chief Product Officer

REEF, the largest operator of virtual restaurants, logistics, and proximity hubs in North America, announced today that Dylan Casey has joined the company as Chief Product Officer. In this newly created role, Dylan will work to enhance REEF’s vision as a product-led organization, enabling the company to scale more efficiently while maintaining a focus on end customers.

“We are very excited to welcome Dylan to REEF. He brings an unmatched expertise in product development and will help further instill a product-led ethos throughout our global operations,” said Ari Ojalvo...

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Dec 9 8:51 AM, General News


Beyond Meat Appoints Protein Industry Veterans to Top Executive Roles 

Beyond Meat, Inc., a leader in plant-based meat, today announced the appointment of two food industry veterans to its executive leadership team. Doug Ramsey joins as Chief Operating Officer following three decades at Tyson Foods where he oversaw the company’s poultry and McDonald’s businesses. Bernie Adcock joins in the newly created role of Chief Supply Chain Officer following more than three decades of experience in operations and supply chain management at Tyson Foods, and will report to Ramsey.

Ramsey and Adcock join as Beyond Meat, the #1 selling...

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Dec 9 8:00 AM, General News


Domino's Announces Senior Vice President Promotions

Domino's Pizza Inc. (NYSE:DPZ), the largest pizza company in the world, is announcing the promotions of Kate Trumbull, Christopher Thomas-Moore and Juan Joachin to senior vice president, effective immediately.

"These three individuals have been instrumental in bringing growth and innovation to Domino's in their respective areas," said Ritch Allison, Domino's CEO. "Their promotions are well-deserved, and I can't wait to see the positive impact they'll continue bringing to the brand."

In Trumbull's new role as senior vice president – brand and product innovation, she will oversee advertising, media, product innovation, and national sales...

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Dec 8 8:10 AM, General News


National Pork Producers Council Hires New Chief Executive Officer

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) announced Bryan Humphreys has been chosen as the organization’s new chief executive officer, effective Dec. 21, 2021, following the retirement of long-time leader Neil Dierks. Humphreys brings with him years of experience in the pork industry, including as a former NPPC employee, state association executive and National Pork Board senior vice president, as well as outside the industry as a campaign operative, lobbyist and business owner.

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead NPPC as its CEO and continue..."

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Dec 2 12:59 PM, General News


Walmart Announces CFO Transition Plan

Walmart Inc. announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs will begin transitioning from Walmart during this upcoming year, after 22 years with the company, to begin a new chapter of opportunities in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Biggs will remain in the CFO role until a successor is named next year and then support that transition, remaining as an associate until he leaves the company on Jan. 31, 2023. As part of the transition, he will also continue representing the company as a board member on Walmart’s FinTech startup joint venture with Ribbit Capital.

 

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Nov 29 8:37 AM, General News


JBS Announces New Global Presidents of Operations

As of January, the Global President of Operations position will be reinstated and jointly held by André Nogueira, who will lead the operations in North America, and Wesley Batista Filho, who will lead the operations in Latin America, and Oceania, and the global plant-based business. Tim Schellpeper, current CEO of JBS USA Fed Beef, will serve as CEO of JBS USA. Steve Cohron, current head of Pricing and Sales at JBS USA Fed Beef, will lead JBS USA Fed Beef.

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Nov 12 8:51 AM, General News


Publix Announces Two Officer Promotions

Today Publix CEO Todd Jones announced two officer promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2022, to support the company’s growth.

Chris Mesa, Director of Tax and Treasury, will be promoted to Vice President and Controller. Mesa, 51, began his career in 1986 in Tampa, Florida, as a front service clerk. In 1993, he transferred to support as a clerk in the treasury department. He worked in various positions within tax and treasury before being promoted to senior tax manager in 2004, director of tax in 2015 and to his current position in 2018...

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Nov 11 8:00 AM, General News


The Wendy's Company Announces Addition of Richard H. Gomez to Board of Directors

The Wendy's Company today announced that on November 4, 2021 the Board of Directors increased the size of the Board from 11 to 12 members and elected Richard (Rick) H. Gomez to serve as a director of the Company, effective immediately.

Gomez is Executive Vice President, Chief Food and Beverage Officer for Target Corporation. Gomez joined Target in 2013 and has held several key leadership positions at the company, including Chief Marketing, Digital & Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Brand and Category Marketing. Prior to his tenure...

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Nov 9 8:00 AM, General News


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Names Craig Pommells As Chief Financial Officer

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. today announced that Craig Pommells will join the Company to become its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with an anticipated start date of December 6. He will report to the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer Sandra B. Cochran.

"We are very excited to have Craig join the Cracker Barrel executive team," said Cochran. "I am confident that Craig's track record of outstanding financial leadership..."

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Nov 8 8:17 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Announces the Advancement of Wendy A. Watkins

Global branded food company Hormel Foods Corporation today announced the advancement of Wendy A. Watkins to the new post of senior vice president and chief communications officer for the company's worldwide operations.

"As more organizations focus on ESG initiatives, Hormel Foods is proud of the work we have done as one of world's top corporate citizens, leading with transparency, integrity and trust with our stakeholders in all that we do," Snee said. "Since joining Hormel Foods six years ago, Wendy has built a world-class communications team and elevated the global..."

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Nov 2 12:58 PM, General News


Hormel Foods Announces the Retirement of Luis Marconi; Names Jeff Frank Successor

Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, announced today that Luis Marconi will retire as group vice president, Grocery Products.

Jeff Frank, currently vice president of Grocery Products and the leader of the integration of the Planters® brand into Hormel Foods, will succeed Marconi as group vice president, Grocery Products.

The company's Grocery Products business includes many of the company's most well-known brands such as Planters®, SKIPPY®, Justin's®,Dinty Moore®, Hormel® chili, Corn Nuts®, Herdez® and...

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Nov 2 8:15 AM, General News


KFC U.S. Names Nick Chavez Chief Marketing Officer

KFC Corporation announced it has named Nick Chavez Chief Marketing Officer of KFC U.S., effective November 29, 2021. Chavez will lead marketing, advertising, public relations, media, and consumer insights, as well as the brand's digital initiatives. He will be responsible for developing and executing innovative marketing strategies to achieve the next chapter of growth for KFC U.S.

Chavez has spent more than 11 years with Nintendo of America (NOA), where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications, and held responsibility for retail and...

 

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Nov 1 7:59 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Announces the Retirement of Jim Sheehan, Executive Vice President and CFO

Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, announced today that Jim Sheehan plans to retire as executive vice president and chief financial officer after 43 years with the company. Jacinth Smiley, group vice president of corporate strategy, has been named his successor and will become the company’s next executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer.

Sheehan’s distinguished career at Hormel Foods spans more than four decades, including the last five years...

 

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Oct 29 8:35 AM, General News


Koch Foods’ Mark Kaminsky Installed as Chairman of the National Chicken Council

Mark Kaminsky, Chief Operating Officer at Koch Foods (Park Ridge, Illinois) was installed as 2021-2022 Chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s Annual Conference, held this week in Washington, D.C. It is Kaminsky’s second term as NCC Chairman, previously serving from 2018-2019.

Mark started his career at Arthur Andersen after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Accounting at DePaul University. He began his career with Koch Foods in 1990 on the financial side of the business but learned the operational side, including live processing through...

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Oct 29 8:00 AM, General News


Zaxby's Makes Two Executive Appointments

Zaxby's, the premium chicken QSR founded in Athens, Ga., announced today that CEO and Co-Founder Zach McLeroy will transition to Chairman of the Company effective January 2022, after more than 30 years leading the brand. Bernard Acoca has been appointed as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Acoca's experience leading some of the nation's top restaurant concepts will be instrumental in driving the company's growth, while McLeroy's continued involvement will ensure the culture and founder-led history of Zaxby's continue as a guiding principle.

"I am humbled by the success Zaxby's has experienced since..."

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Oct 29 8:00 AM, General News


BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. Announces Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc., a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, today announced that Rachael Vegas will join the Company as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, effective October 25, 2021. Vegas will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the Company’s merchandising and assortment planning and allocation functions, and will report to Paul Cichocki, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer.

“We remain committed to delivering unbeatable value with a best-in-class merchandising assortment that will exceed our members’ expectations," said...

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Oct 25 8:49 AM, General News


Publix Announces Three Officer Promotions

Today Publix CEO Todd Jones announced three officer promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2022, to support the company’s growth and expanding initiatives.

Kyle Davis, Director of Warehousing, will be promoted to Vice President of Distribution. Davis, 59, began his career in 1988 at the Miami warehouse. He worked in various positions before being promoted to Boynton Beach warehouse superintendent in 1994, Jacksonville produce warehouse superintendent and Jacksonville distribution manager in 1997 and Deerfield Beach distribution manager in 2004. He was promoted to his current position in 2007 overseeing various warehousing locations across Publix’s operating area...

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Oct 15 9:26 AM, General News


Freshly names former Amazon executive Anna Fabrega as Chief Executive Officer

Freshly Inc., the leading fresh-prepared meal delivery service in the U.S., today announced that Anna Fabrega, Freshly's Chief Commercialization Officer, has been named CEO effective today. The appointment comes as Mike Wystrach, Freshly Founder and CEO, has decided to step down from his position and transition to an advisory role to the Freshly Board.

"From small beginnings hand-delivering meals to consumers, to building standard-setting technology and a nationwide network that delivers more than one million meals per week and helps make eating..."

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Oct 13 8:00 AM, General News


NPPC Congratulates Rod Snyder on EPA Appointment

The National Pork Producers Council today applauds the political appointment of Rod Snyder as senior adviser for agriculture to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan. Snyder, a long-time friend of agriculture and the pork industry, has worked at the intersection of agriculture and environmental issues for nearly two decades, most recently serving as president of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture.

The following statement can be attributed to NPPC President Jen Sorenson...

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Oct 8 8:19 AM, General News


McCormick® Celebrates National Taco Day with Announcement of Director of Taco Relations & Free Tacos

In honor of National Taco Day, the McCormick® brand announced today the hiring of their first ever Director of Taco Relations, a position for which they received more than 5,000 applications. Storyteller, content creator, and taco connoisseur Jo Luna has officially been chosen for the highly sought-after role. Jo's love of tacos is rooted in her Hispanic heritage and upbringing in the border town of El Paso, Texas; but has only grown as she's traveled around the world, sharing her culture and...

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Oct 4 10:04 AM, General News


Cécilia Manget Joins The NPD Group as Head of Foodservice Europe

The NPD Group today announced that Cécilia Manget has joined the company as Head of Foodservice Europe. In her new role, Cecilia will oversee the continuing development of the company’s foodservice practice, and the expansion of NPD’s ongoing tracking of the foodservice markets throughout Europe. NPD offers its services in 19 countries worldwide, with operations spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining NPD, Cécilia spent 18 years at Nielsen, which included 15 years in the global fast-moving consumer goods industry. In her last...

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Sep 29 9:05 AM, General News


Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Announces New CMO and VP of Brand Marketing 

Leading fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced today that it has named Laura Rueckel as Chief Marketing Officer and Erin Walter as Vice President of Brand Marketing. Bringing decades of marketing and franchise industry experience, these appointments will further fuel Freddy's accelerated growth strategy as part of the brand's ongoing efforts to invest in its executive leadership and franchise development teams. Additionally, Freddy's has also promoted Jill Tinsley, who joined Freddy's in 2019 as Public Relations Manager, to Director of Communications. Under the leadership...

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Sep 28 1:19 PM, General News


JBT Corporation Appoints Robert Petrie as Executive Vice President and President, Protein

JBT Corporation, a global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, announced today the promotion of Robert "Bob" Petrie effective October 7th to the position of Executive Vice President and President, Protein. He succeeds Paul Sternlieb, who provided notice of his resignation from JBT in connection with his acceptance of the Chief Executive Officer position at an industrial public company, that is not competitive to JBT.

Since 2016, Bob has led JBT's Protein EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) business, and

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Sep 27 8:03 AM, General News


Sabir Sami Promoted to KFC Division CEO, Effective January 1, 2022

Yum! Brands, Inc. today announced the promotion of Sabir Sami, 54, to KFC Division Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs, effective January 1, 2022. Sami, a 12-year veteran of the Company, who currently serves as KFC Division Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of KFC Asia, will succeed Tony Lowings, who is stepping down as CEO at the end of 2021 in advance of his retirement in early 2022. In this role, Sami will assume global responsibility for driving the brand strategy...

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Sep 23 8:42 AM, General News


Andrew Truett Cathy Named Third Chief Executive Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Today, Sept. 16, 2021, Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced that Andrew Truett Cathy will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer on Nov. 1, 2021. Andrew, 43, will succeed his father Dan T. Cathy, 68, who has served as CEO since 2013. Following the CEO transition, Dan will remain Chairman of the Board, and Tim Tassopoulos will continue as President and Chief Operating Officer. Andrew has been Executive Vice President of Operations since 2019.

“The most successful CEO transitions are made when the next leader is..."

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Sep 17 9:44 AM, General News


Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. Adds Consumer Packaged Goods Executive Bill Ivany To Board

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Ivany to Zoglo's Board of Directors effective September 13, 2021.

Bill Ivany is a seasoned Food Industry executive with experience leading and overseeing sales, operations, and supply chain departments of international consumer packaged goods organizations and brands. Mr. Ivany has held multiple leadership roles with companies such as Melita Canada, Marsham International Food Brokers and Kehe subsidiary, Tree Of Life Canada, over his 35-year career.

"It is an honour to be serving on the..."

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Sep 15 8:33 AM, General News


NAMI Applauds the Nomination of Elaine Trevino to be Chief Ag Negotiator at USTR

The North American Meat Institute applauds President Joe Biden’s nomination of Elaine Trevino to serve as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

“As the president of the Almond Alliance of California, Elaine Trevino has experience fighting for trade policies and agreements that are also important to the meat and poultry industry. Recently Elaine has been outspoken on the need to address the crisis at our ports and has worked closely with the Meat Institute to develop..."

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Sep 15 8:31 AM, General News


UNFI Names Steve Dietz as its New Chief Customer Officer

United Natural Foods, Inc. today announced the promotion of Steve Dietz to the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer (CCO) effective October 1, 2021. In this new role, Dietz will be responsible for overseeing UNFI’s sales efforts throughout the United States and Canada.

Dietz currently serves as UNFI’s President, Pacific Region, a position he’s held since 2018. As CCO, Dietz will support the region teams, driving business growth and helping ensure UNFI delivers on its long-term vision to transform the future of food. The sales regions include UNFI’s...

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