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Jackson & Partners Innovative Food Products Scoring Big with Retailers, Consumers and Inves

Jackson & Partners, a U.S.-based multinational food and beverage manufacturing and marketing company with nine distinct brands that include beef, seafood, appetizers and plant-based products, announced today that sales for 4th Quarter 2021 are expected to exceed forecasts by 40% due to a large influx in retail and food service contracts, according to Alexander Cook, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Founded by former MLB and NFL superstar and longtime food entrepreneur Vincent “Bo” Jackson in July 2020, Jackson & Partners’ explosive growth during the pandemic, when...

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Nov 18 7:56 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 Honey Baked Ham Company® Has You Covered this Thanksgiving (and Friendsgiving)

Calling all out-of-practice hosts, The Honey Baked Ham Company® has you covered for all your holiday gatherings with simple ways to serve, gift and shop during the festive season. From delicious holiday meals with convenient ordering options to unique host gifts, HoneyBaked® is dedicated to helping everyone spend less time in the kitchen and more time reuniting with their loved ones this Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving.

HoneyBaked's holiday meals, complete with a brand-new brunch option, are fully-cooked and undeniably delicious. They include...

 

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Nov 10 8:00 AM, General News


Sonny Perdue to be Guest Speaker at the NPFDA’S Member Breakfast

The National Protein and Food Distributors Association (NPFDA), a non-profit trade association comprised of protein and food suppliers, retailers, processors, transportation companies and marketers, has confirmed that The Honorable Sonny Perdue, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and former Georgia Governor will speak at the NPFDA’s Member Breakfast on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

“We are so honored to have Sonny Perdue for NPFDA’s breakfast speaker. You will definitely want to gain Sonny’s insight on the protein industries volatile business climate,” remarked Tammy Vige...

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Oct 27 8:00 AM, General News


New Korean BBQ Chicken Taquito Rolls Into 7-Eleven® Stores

New this fall: bold flavors to a roller grill near you—because that's how 7-Eleven, Inc. rolls. Inspired by the awesome flavors of Korean BBQ, America's largest convenience retailer is putting a new, Asian fusion spin on its popular taquitos. The Korean BBQ Taquito features crispy flour tortillas filled with a juicy, all-white meat chicken tossed in a sweet but tangy Korean BBQ sauce and is wrapped in the crispy shell customers know and love.

Great for a quick lunch on the run or as a snack...

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Oct 21 8:00 AM, General News


Albertsons Sees More Inflation

Albertsons Cos. projected higher inflation for the rest of the year, driven by higher supply-chain and labor costs across the food industry.

The Boise, Idaho-based supermarket chain is passing through some price increases to shoppers but said it is also offering cheaper alternatives. Executives said consumers are still spending heavily on groceries as they stay at home and cook more than they did before the pandemic.

"We have not seen material change in customer behavior," Chief Executive Officer Vivek Sankaran said Monday during a call with analysts.

Food companies say they have been...

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Oct 19 9:02 AM, General News


Walmart Selects Spartanburg County for New High-Tech Grocery Distribution Center

Today, Walmart announced plans to build a new, high-tech distribution center for fresh and frozen groceries in Spartanburg County, set to open in 2024. The new 720,000+ square-foot facility will create more than 400 full-time regional jobs and will rely on the combination of Walmart associates, automation technology, robotics and machine learning to process grocery perishables – such as produce, eggs, dairy, flowers and frozen goods – and deliver them to nearby stores. The high-tech facility marks Walmart’s largest grocery distribution center to date and...

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Oct 19 8:31 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


Asia’s Leading Plant-Based Pork Brand OmniFoods Launch at Sainsbury’s

OmniFoods announced that its 100% plant-based pork-style proteins are now on store shelves in the chilled aisles at Sainsbury’s Stores. Great Taste Award-winning OmniPork Mince and newly available OmniPork Strips are now available at 119 Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

OmniPork Mince is made using a proprietary blend of plant-based protein from non-GMO soy, peas, shiitake mushrooms, and rice, OmniPork’s products contain less saturated fat, less calories, and zero cholesterol compared to animal-based pork products.

The innovative OmniFoods has brought its highly versatile 100%...

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Oct 13 8:32 AM, General News


The Kroger Family of Companies to Hire 20,000 Associates

The Kroger Co. today announced its Family of Companies' second nationwide hybrid hiring event, including virtual and on-site interviews, will take place from 2-5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 13. The organization's mission is to hire 20,000 associates by finding talent for retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, supply chain, merchandising, logistics, corporate, and pharmacy and healthcare roles.

"The Kroger Family of Companies is eager to welcome 20,000 associates to our organization as we prepare for an incredible holiday season where customers are planning to return to larger family gatherings and..."

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Oct 6 8:36 AM, General News


Do Good Foods Launches Infrastructure Platform That Combats Climate Change 

The Kamine Family, an established pioneer with a 40-year history of building large-scale infrastructure projects nationwide, today announced the launch of Do Good Foods. Backed by a $169M investment from Nuveen, Do Good Foods is the first scalable solution to eliminating the 48 billion pounds of food waste generated by grocery stores each year. The company’s closed loop system collects foods such as fruits, vegetables, and meats after human donations can occur, and upcycles them into a nutrient-dense animal feed to create sustainable animal protein...

 

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Oct 6 7:54 AM, General News


Publix to Hire 30,000 Associates in Fourth Quarter of 2021

Publix plans to hire approximately 30,000 associates across the company’s seven-state operating area through the remainder of the year. The company will hire associates to work in stores, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities for nonseasonal positions.

“As we continue to grow, having a dedicated team ready to meet our needs is vitally important,” said Publix Vice President of Human Resources Marcy Benton. “Whether associates are new to the workforce or making a career change, Publix provides great benefits and a strong culture in which its associates build long..."

 

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Oct 5 7:58 AM, General News


Hofmann Sausage Company Launches Oktoberfest Limited Edition Beer Bratwurst

Hofmann Sausage Company announces the production release of a special infused seasonal sausage for the month of October. The Hofmann Oktoberfest Beer Bratwurst is a limited-edition product made with a New York created lager.

"This beer brat is just the start of Hofmann making seasonal items that consumers will love," said Pat Favalo, National Sales Manager for Hofmann. "It is handcrafted, full of flavor, and has the texture of a traditional bratwurst. Many generations have boiled bratwurst in beer which started in Germany, but our brats are infused with..."

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Oct 4 8:04 AM, General News


Giant Eagle Partners with RangeMe to Boost Online Product Assortment

Giant Eagle, Inc. announced the launch of a new initiative to grow its Giant Eagle Marketplace eCommerce channel with a greater assortment of new and emerging products. As one of the nation's largest retailers, Giant Eagle will look to accelerate and scale product sourcing for this initiative by partnering with RangeMe, the industry standard online product discovery platform for retailers and suppliers.

"Giant Eagle Marketplace allows us to extend our aisles and assortments in our established online platform to offer brands and products that previously may not have been..."

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Sep 23 7:56 AM, General News







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