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Thu. May 25, 2023

Morris to Lead USPoultry

Food and Ag Leader Kevin Burkum named CEO of U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kevin Burkum, a senior leader in food and agriculture, has been selected as CEO of USFRA. Burkum will assume the role on Monday, October 9.

USFRA board members unanimously selected Burkum to lead the organization as it charts a new path to collaboratively address critical issues facing U.S. agriculture and global food and renewable energy systems.

“With Kevin’s leadership, the board and I are very excited about the...

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Sep 21 2:10 PM, Urner Barry

Christensen Farms Announces Leadership Succession

Christensen Farms President and CEO, Glenn Stolt, a 13-year veteran of the company, announced his intention to retire from his position during the latter part of 2024 and is excited to announce the promotion of Greg Howard to President, effective immediately.

“At Christensen Farms, we continue to focus on building a development-oriented culture providing advancement opportunities for our team,” said Mr. Stolt. “This announcement, albeit at the senior level of the organization, demonstrates our commitment to proactive individual and organizational development and succession planning."...

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Sep 21 8:01 AM, Urner Barry

NPPC Welcomes Meghan Cline as Director of Policy Communications

Meghan ClineMeghan Cline has joined the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) as director of policy communications. In her role, she will focus on strategies for effectively communicating NPPC’s policy positions to a wide variety of audiences, including producers, lawmakers, the media, and consumers.

“Meghan is a welcome addition to the NPPC communications team,” said NPPC Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications Annemarie Pender. “Her unique blend of industry, federal government, and global corporate experience will be an asset to NPPC.”

Cline most recently served as the director of communications for...

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Sep 21 7:55 AM, Urner Barry

Golden State Foods Appoints Cameron G. Smith as Deputy General Counsel

Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cameron G. Smith as deputy general counsel, effective this week. Based in the company’s Irvine, California corporate headquarters and partnering with all GSF businesses across the globe, Cameron will help oversee the legal aspects of GSF’s business, ensuring that in-house clients conduct their activities in compliance with all federal, state and local laws, including tax, nonprofit, corporate, and regulatory.

Prior to joining GSF, Cameron served...

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Sep 14 2:34 PM, Urner Barry

Applebee’s Welcomes Back Chef Shannon Johnson as Vice President of Culinary

Applebee’s announced today that Chef Shannon Johnson has joined the leadership team as Vice President of Culinary. A classically trained chef, Johnson has served as Applebee’s Interim Head of Culinary since June. In his previous tenure with the brand, Johnson served as an executive chef on Applebee’s culinary team in various roles from 2003-2012, including menu development, innovation, and strategy.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome back Chef Shannon to Applebee’s! His institutional knowledge of the brand and its trajectory over the years, paired with a deep understanding...

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Sep 14 8:01 AM, Urner Barry

Tom Rose Named Del Taco Brand President

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) announced that Tom Rose will assume the role of Del Taco Brand President, effective immediately. He replaces Chad Gretzema, who has stepped down from the role to pursue a new opportunity.

Rose is a 30-plus-year veteran in the restaurant business with a proven track record in various corporate and franchise leadership roles. Most recently, he consulted Jack in the Box on the recent initiative to improve the company-owned Kansas City market.

Before supporting Jack in the Box, Rose spent a decade as...

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Sep 14 7:55 AM, Urner Barry

Papa Johns Announces Executive Appointments

Today, Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) (“Papa Johns” or “Company”) announced updates to its executive leadership team. Amanda Clark will transition from her role as Chief International and Development Officer to become Chief Operating Officer, International, focusing on the operations and development of the Papa Johns footprint in international markets. Chief Restaurant Officer Joe Sieve will assume North American development responsibilities. He will also continue to oversee corporate and franchise restaurant operations in North America.

“With operations in approximately 50 countries and territories, our continued international expansion is critical to the future...

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Sep 13 8:35 AM, Urner Barry

BJ’s Wholesale Club Names Anjana Harve Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

BJ's Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) (“BJ’s”), a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs, today announced that Anjana Harve has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, effective immediately.

Harve will be responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the company’s information technology organization to drive business outcomes, optimize revenue growth and improve operating efficiencies. Harve will report to Bob Eddy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and serve as a member of BJ’s executive leadership team.

“I’m pleased to have a leader of...

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Sep 11 2:35 PM, Urner Barry

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Appoints Michael Reinert as Vice President of Procurement

LFR Chicken LLC, parent company and owner of the iconic quick-serve restaurant Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken, is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Reinert as the new Vice President of Procurement. Reinert is a seasoned executive with a strong history in strategic supply chain management, procurement, and sourcing, making him a valuable addition to the executive leadership team at Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike Reinert as our new Vice President of Procurement,” said Ryan Weaver of Lee’s Famous...

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Sep 8 1:43 PM, Urner Barry

US Foods Appoints Martha Ha as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) – one of America’s leading foodservice distributors – announced today that Martha Ha will join the company as Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective Sept. 25, 2023. She will report to Dave Flitman, Chief Executive Officer, as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

“After an extensive and thoughtful search, I am thrilled to welcome Martha Ha to US Foods and our Executive Leadership Team,” said Flitman. “With more than 30 years of experience, Martha is a seasoned business advisor with exceptional...

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Sep 7 8:37 AM, Urner Barry

United Natural Foods Appoints Mario Maffie as Chief Information Officer

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (the “Company” or “UNFI”) today announced the appointment of Mario Maffie to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). Maffie will lead the Company’s Information Technology (IT) team, oversee critical network systems integration work, and help accelerate the use of data and insights in support of UNFI’s customers and suppliers. He begins in this new role on October 2, 2023, and will report to Erin Horvath, UNFI’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Maffie joins UNFI after having spent the past 24 years in roles of...

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Sep 7 8:33 AM, Urner Barry

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Hire New Marketing and Financial Chiefs

CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. (CKE), company of the brands Carl's Jr.® and Hardee's®, announced today the appointment of Jennifer Tate to the position of chief marketing officer and Mike Lenihan to chief financial officer effective immediately. Tate comes from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Lenihan comes from Yum! Brands®, most recently serving as vice president of planning and analysis and treasury. Both bring extensive restaurant experience and have proven performance delivering positive results...

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Sep 7 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Sean Leighton Assumes Role of Board President at Institute of Food Technologists

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific organization committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system, is proud to announce that Sean Leighton has officially assumed the role of Board President succeeding Christopher Downs, PhD. Leighton is the global vice president of food safety, quality and regulatory at Cargill.

A member of IFT since 1999 where he was a participant in the IFT Student Association (IFTSA) product development competition, Leighton has...

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Sep 6 10:17 AM, Urner Barry

Toast Announces Leadership Transition

Toast (NYSE: TOST), the all-in-one digital technology platform built for restaurants, today announced the appointment of Aman Narang as CEO, effective January 1, 2024. Narang has served as Toast’s Co-President since December 2012 and Chief Operating Officer since June 2021. He will take over as CEO from Chris Comparato, who has served as the company’s CEO since February 2015, leading Toast through a remarkable period of growth with a focus on profitability and operational excellence. Both Comparato and Narang will remain on the Board...

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Sep 6 8:03 AM, Urner Barry

TGI Fridays Names Brandon Coleman III As New Chief Executive Officer

TGI Fridays said today that Brandon Coleman III has been named Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was made by Rohit Manocha, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of TriArtisan Capital Advisors. TriArtisan, the lead investor in TGI Fridays with extensive holdings and deep experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, conducted an extensive search among internal and external candidates led by the global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Mr. Coleman will lead TGI Fridays into a transformative next phase revitalizing the brand to position it as a... 

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Aug 30 10:47 AM, Urner Barry

Bill Artman Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Giant Eagle, Inc.

Giant Eagle, Inc., one of the nation’s leading regional food, fuel, and pharmacy retailers, is pleased to announce that Bill Artman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer after having been named Interim CEO in March. During his nearly 40-year tenure with the company, Mr. Artman has served in various executive leadership roles, including President of Supermarkets, Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President Retail Operations. As a result, he has developed a deep and unique understanding of Giant Eagle’s multifaceted business and has built strong and trusting relationships with...

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Aug 29 2:06 PM, Urner Barry

Halstrom, Borror Named to Ag Trade Advisory Committees

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai recently announced the appointment of private-sector representatives to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees. More details are in this joint USDA/USTR press release.

USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom was reappointed to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee. A full list of committee members is available here.

USMEF Vice President of Economic Analysis Erin Borror was appointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products...

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Aug 29 8:21 AM, Urner Barry

Little Caesars Exceptional Growth Drives Promotion of Key Leaders

Little Caesars, the world's largest privately owned pizza chain, has experienced explosive sales and new unit growth over the last several years, in existing and new countries around the globe. To support this and ongoing growth, Little Caesars 18-year CEO Dave Scrivano is promoting Paula Vissing and Ed Gleich to more expansive posts. Vissing, formerly chief operating officer at the company, will now serve as president of Little Caesars global retail. Gleich, formerly chief innovation officer, will serve as president of global services for the brand...

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Aug 24 7:02 AM, Urner Barry

Subway Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments

After an exceptional 18-year tenure, Subway's President of North America Trevor Haynes has announced that he will leave the company at the end of the calendar year. Haynes, who joined Subway in 2006 as Territory Manager in Australia, has worked across several continents and held significant leadership positions during his time with the brand, including Chief Business Development Officer and interim CEO.

"Trevor has played a pivotal role in shaping the brand's vision, strengthening our position in the market, and enriching the lives of our guests, franchisees and employees," said John Chidsey...

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Aug 17 9:05 AM, Urner Barry

Subway Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments

Subway, one of the world's largest restaurant brands, has announced leadership transitions that continue to build on the brand's strong momentum and drive its transformation journey.

After an exceptional 18-year tenure, Subway's President of North America Trevor Haynes has announced that he will leave the company at the end of the calendar year. Haynes, who joined Subway in 2006 as Territory Manager in Australia, has worked across several continents and held significant leadership positions during his time with the brand, including Chief Business Development Officer and interim CEO.

"Trevor has played a pivotal...

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Aug 16 2:34 PM, Urner Barry

Kraft Heinz Names Carlos Abrams-Rivera as Next CEO

Carlos Abrams-Rivera, head of Kraft Heinz 's North American operations, becomes president immediately. PHOTO: Taylor Glascock for The Wall Street Journal

Kraft Heinz named Carlos Abrams-Rivera as its next chief executive, elevating the head of the food company's North American business.

The maker of sliced cheese and ketchup said Monday that Abrams-Rivera, who has served since December 2021 as the company's executive vice president and president of its biggest division by sales, would assume the CEO position on Jan. 1.

Kraft Heinz said Miguel Patricio, who has been...

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Aug 16 7:58 AM, Urner Barry

Lunchbox Introduces Erle Dardick as New Chief Strategy Officer 

Meeting growing demand for its Catering solution, Lunchbox, the preeminent enterprise restaurant catering technology provider, in a groundbreaking partnership, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Erle Dardick as its new Chief Strategy Officer. With a history of pioneering success in the world of takeout, delivery, and catering, Dardick will be spearheading all aspects of Lunchbox's vision, with a special focus targeting the growth of Lunchbox Catering.

Meeting growing demand for its Catering solution, Lunchbox, the preeminent enterprise restaurant catering technology provider, in a groundbreaking partnership, is thrilled to announce the...

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Aug 11 7:39 AM, Urner Barry

USPOULTRY Announces Staff Promotions

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) announces the promotion of Matt Spencer to vice president, HR & safety programs, and Kris Early to director, communications.

Spencer joined USPOULTRY in 2017 as director, HR & safety programs, where he was responsible for the strategic management of certain USPOULTRY technical services provided to, or on behalf of, Association members, including worker safety, human resources and employment law programs. In his new role, Spencer’s duties will be expanded to serve as the contact for procurement of employee benefit programs in addition to being responsible for the Association’s property and casualty...

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Aug 10 10:20 AM, Urner Barry

Jack in the Box Inc. Welcomes Brian Scott as New Chief Financial Officer

Jack in the Box Inc. announced today that Brian Scott will join the company as executive vice president, chief financial officer, effective August 14, 2023. Scott is a strategic and growth-oriented business leader with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has been instrumental in driving industry-leading financial and operational performance.

Most recently, Scott served as chief financial officer of ShiftKey, the leading marketplace platform designed to combat the national healthcare shortage by directly connecting clinical professionals with healthcare facilities...

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Aug 9 3:10 PM, Urner Barry

Pure Prairie Poultry Brings Key Executives on Board

This week, two highly experienced meat industry executives joined an already seasoned leadership team for Midwest premium chicken provider, Pure Prairie Poultry™. Now entering its second year of production, the company continues to invest in its people strategies, and to focus on operational excellence as foundations for its premium quality chicken offerings and customer experience. Karen Moody came-on to lead the company's people strategies as vice president of human resources and Mark Page to drive operational excellence as vice president of operations.

"As a company our vision is to make...

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Aug 9 9:08 AM, Urner Barry

C&S Wholesale Grocers Bob Palmer Retires October 2 and C&S Names Eric Winn as CEO

C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC, (C&S) a leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the United States is announcing the retirement of industry veteran, Bob Palmer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), at the end of the year. He will continue to provide his valued expertise as a member of the C&S Board of Directors. Long-time C&S leader Eric Winn, C&S's Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of CEO...

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Aug 7 9:54 AM, Urner Barry

P.F. Chang's Announces CEO Transition

P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (the "Company") today announced that Damola Adamolekun has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") effective August 1st, 2023. The Board has appointed Rohit Manocha, a shareholder representative and P.F. Chang's board member since 2019, to serve as interim CEO and is working with an independent recruitment firm to conduct a comprehensive search for a successor. Mr. Adamolekun will return to Paulson & Co. Inc. ("Paulson") as a Partner focusing on investments.

"On behalf of the Board and the entire P.F. Chang's team, I want to thank Damola for...

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Jul 31 9:11 AM, Urner Barry

SPB Hospitality Names Michael Casey New Chief Development Officer

SPB Hospitality, the renowned operator and franchisor of J. Alexander’s, Krystal, Logan’s Roadhouse, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, and a diverse collection of restaurant brands and breweries, is set to achieve new heights of growth with the appointment of Michael Casey as its new Chief Development Officer. In this crucial role, Casey will be overseeing real estate, licensing, franchising, and development for the company’s impressive portfolio of brands. This appointment comes in the wake of Josh Kern’s recent promotion as the permanent CEO of SPB Hospitality...


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Jul 24 3:12 PM, Urner Barry

Golden State Foods Promotes Four Senior Executives in Strategic Leadership Restructuring

Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce four leadership promotions of senior executives based in GSF’s Irvine, California corporate headquarters. As part of its strategic restructuring to support current and future business priorities, the company promoted Brian Dick to President and Chief Executive Officer; John Page to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer; Brad Tingey to Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Stephen Wetterau to Corporate Senior Vice President, Strategy, Technology and...

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Jul 24 9:58 AM, Urner Barry

Zaxby's Welcomes Donny Lau as New Chief Financial Officer

Saucy chicken chain Zaxby's® welcomes Donny Lau as chief financial officer effective July 25. With more than 20 years of experience, Lau comes to Zaxby's most recently from Dollar General, where he served as senior vice president, finance & chief strategy officer. Prior to his Dollar General tenure, Lau held numerous roles at Yum! Brands. At Zaxby's, Lau will lead the finance function, including financial strategy, planning and analytics, accounting and treasury.

"Donny's proven track record in driving financial growth in QSR and retail organizations, implementing effective strategies and navigating...

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Jul 24 9:22 AM, Urner Barry

Smokey Bones Names Javier Retamar Chief Financial Officer

Smokey Bones, the Masters of Meat, recently named Javier Retamar as the new Chief Financial Officer for the restaurant company headquartered in South Florida.

Retamar is a seasoned and accomplished executive who has had exceptional success in leading teams within cross-functional groups to achieve strategic goals.

“Javier has led an impressive finance career. His strategic and growth mindset will help drive our organization as we look to expand our presence and continue to evolve our brand,” said Hal Lawlor, President and Chief Operating Officer for Smokey...

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Jul 20 1:53 PM, Urner Barry

Yum! Brands Appoints Former Walmart CFO Brett Biggs and Boeing CIO Susan Doniz to Board

Yum! Brands, Inc., today announced the appointments of Brett Biggs, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Walmart Inc., and Susan Doniz, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics of The Boeing Company, to its Board of Directors, effective August 10, 2023.

“Brett and Susan bring deep leadership experience and proven track records driving performance and innovation for well-known customer-oriented and technology-centric companies, making them outstanding additions to the Yum! Brands Board,” said Brian Cornell...

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Jul 19 9:57 AM, Urner Barry

Hormel Foods Appoints Lynn Egner Vice President of Retail Sales

Egner will be responsible for the company’s retail sales strategy and execution with the company’s customers in the Western Region of the United States. Egner replaces Natosha Walsh, who was recently named vice president of marketing for Convenient Meals and Proteins in the company’s Retail business.

“Lynn has been instrumental in building valuable relationships with our customer partners across the Retail sales organization,” said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. “Lynn is a proven people leader who will continue to build a...

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Jul 14 9:00 AM, Urner Barry

Ashley Still Joins DoorDash Board of Directors

DoorDash, Inc. announced today that Ashley Still has been appointed to the company's board of directors, effective July 10, 2023.

Tony Xu, Co-Founder and CEO of DoorDash, Inc., said, “Ashley has an exceptional track record of leading and scaling businesses of all sizes while tackling complex operational challenges. She has the vision to anticipate solutions that customers need and the skillful strategy and execution to bring that vision to life. Throughout her long and multifaceted career at Adobe, she's led by example...

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Jul 14 8:33 AM, Urner Barry

USPOULTRY Promotes Venable to Executive Vice President

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) announces the promotion of Gwen Venable to executive vice president – expo & communication services. She will assume the position as Nath Morris transitions to president.

Venable has been on the USPOULTRY staff since December 2010. She leads USPOULTRY’s communications program, with her prior position being executive vice president of communications. Going forward, she will also be responsible for the Association’s International Poultry Expo and the overall management of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).

Venable holds a Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degree from the...

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Jul 14 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Hormel Foods Announces the Appointment of Scott Aakre as Group Vice President 

Hormel Foods Corporation , a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the appointment of Scott Aakre as group vice president and chief marketing officer of the Hormel Foods Retail business. The Retail business includes the company's portfolio of well-known and category-leading brands such as Planters®, Skippy®, Justin's®, Dinty Moore®, Hormel® chili, Corn Nuts®, Herdez® and Wholly®, as well as its iconic SPAM® brand, among others. Aakre will assume responsibility for continuing to evolve the company's brand...

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Jul 13 3:46 PM, Urner Barry

Hormel Foods Appoints Lisa Selk Senior Vice President of Brand Fuel

Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the appointment of Lisa Selk as senior vice president of Brand Fuel, the company's center of excellence focused on consumer insights and innovation for its portfolio of more than 30 leading brands. Selk replaces Scott Aakre, who was recently named group vice president and chief marketing officer for the Hormel Foods Retail business.

In this role, Selk will oversee the Brand Fuel center of excellence, which is the company's hub for innovation, consumer and shopper insights, brand...

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Jul 13 3:42 PM, Urner Barry

Hormel Foods Appoints Natosha Walsh Vice President of Marketing for Convenient Meals and Proteins

Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the appointment of Natosha Walsh as vice president of marketing for Convenient Meals and Proteins within the company's Retail business. Walsh will be responsible for the strategic marketing efforts for many of the company's leading brands, including SPAM®, Skippy®peanut butter and Justin's® nut butters. Most recently, Walsh served as vice president of Retail sales for national chains at Hormel Foods. Walsh replaces Lisa Selk, who was recently named senior vice...

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Jul 13 3:36 PM, Urner Barry

Kevin McAdams Succeeds Randy Day as CEO of Perdue Farms

Perdue Farms announced today that Kevin McAdams, COO and President, will transition to the role of Chief Executive Officer, as part of a planned succession announced in April 2023. McAdams brings 30 years of successful leadership in the food and beverage industry to the vertically integrated food and agriculture company and fourth-largest producer of chicken products in the United States.

Randy Day, who held the CEO position since April 2017, will be staying on as an advisor to Perdue through 2024. “After 43 years with Perdue...

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Jul 12 2:30 PM, Urner Barry

Marco's Pizza Appoints 20-year Marketing Veteran Denise Lauer as Chief Marketing Officer

Marco's Pizza, one of the nation's fastest-growing pizza brands, has appointed seasoned brand marketing leader Denise Lauer as Chief Marketing Officer. This appointment comes at a pivotal time as Marco's focuses on aggressive franchise development, product innovation, and accelerates unit level sales strategy.

Lauer holds an impressive 20-plus-year history of building brands and accelerating growth for companies domestically and internationally, including over a decade of experience specifically within the food industry. She has an extensive background developing high-performing, data-driven marketing and communications...

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Jul 12 8:01 AM, Urner Barry

Ryan Bartlett Named Chief Technology Officer at Food and Ag Gene Editing Leader

Pairwise, a health-focused food and agriculture company that applies cutting-edge gene editing technology to specialty produce and commodity crops, today announced the appointment of Ryan Bartlett as Chief Technology Officer. Bartlett holds a PhD in genetics and biochemistry from The University of Kansas and has extensive experience in agricultural R&D and product innovation. He brings 17 years of industry expertise to strengthen Pairwise’s growth in the wake of its first product launch, Conscious™ Greens, the first CRISPR food product to hit the U.S...

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Jul 11 2:08 PM, Urner Barry

Shake Shack Elects Chuck Chapman to its Board of Directors

Shake Shack Inc. today announced the appointment of Chuck Chapman to its Board of Directors, effective July 24, 2023.

“We are delighted to name Chuck to our Board of Directors," stated Randy Garutti, CEO of Shake Shack. "Chuck's proven track record of leadership and operations, spanning so many successful restaurant brands, will be invaluable to the Board and our team. We look forward to his guidance and fervor as we drive Shake Shack forward into the future."

“I am honored to join the Board of this industry-leading restaurant and...

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Jul 10 8:48 AM, Urner Barry

Golden Corral Announces Dawn Gillis as New CIO

In its mission to remain an industry leader and leverage cutting-edge technology systems and applications to further establish itself as an innovator in a constantly evolving industry, Golden Corral is proud to welcome Dawn Gillis as its new Chief Information Officer.

A savvy leader with more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant, hospitality and consumer goods industries, Gillis is a respected leader who has proven to be a forward thinker while consistently delivering results. As CIO, she is tasked with leading Golden Coral’s digital growth strategy while modernizing its...

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Jul 7 7:50 AM, Urner Barry

Northeast Grocery Promotes John Persons to Chief Operating Officer

Northeast Grocery, Inc. (NGI), the parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Friendly Markets, has named John Persons as Chief Operating Officer. Persons will oversee both the Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets operating companies, as well as the Northeast Shared Services (a subsidiary of NGI providing services to both operating companies) merchandising and marketing functions. He will report directly to Frank Curci, CEO of Northeast Grocery, Inc. Ron Ferri, a 34-year Tops veteran, will succeed Persons as Tops president...

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Jun 30 9:54 AM, Urner Barry

Dollar General Corporation Expands Board of Directors

Dollar General Corporation today announced the appointment of David Rowland, former Executive Chairman of Accenture plc, to its board of directors effective August 5, 2023.

“We are pleased to welcome David to our board of directors,” said Michael Calbert, Dollar General’s Chairman of the Board. “David brings a deep knowledge of the global marketplace and vast experience in finance, operations, strategy and risk management, which will be an asset to Dollar General as we focus on driving value to our customers, employees and shareholders.”

With Rowland’s election, Dollar General’s board of directors now...

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Jun 30 9:46 AM, Urner Barry

Sean Tresvant Promoted to Taco Bell Division CEO, Effective January 1, 2024

Yum! Brands, Inc., today announced the promotion of Sean Tresvant to Taco Bell Division Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs, effective January 1, 2024. Tresvant, who currently serves as Global Chief Brand and Strategy Officer of Taco Bell, will succeed Mark King, who has announced his decision to retire at the end of 2023. As CEO, Tresvant will assume global responsibility for driving Taco Bell’s growth strategies, franchise operations and overall performance.

“Sean is a visionary business leader and best...

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Jun 30 9:16 AM, Urner Barry

Papa Johns Appoints Ravi Thanawala As Chief Financial Officer

Papa John’s International, Inc., today announced the appointment of Ravi Thanawala to Chief Financial Officer, effective July 24, 2023. Mr. Thanawala brings financial leadership experience with global consumer brands to the role, including seven years at Nike where he most recently served as CFO of Nike North America, its largest division, with fiscal year 2022 revenue of approximately $18 billion.

“Ravi is a multi-faceted leader who brings a combination of strategic financial leadership experience, operational acumen and international expertise...

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Jun 26 9:07 AM, Urner Barry

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Announces Retirement of Board Chairman

Darden Restaurants, Inc.,  and Eugene I. Lee, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, today announced that Mr. Lee has decided not to stand for reelection at the Company's 2023 Annual Meeting. Following the annual meeting, the Board will be comprised of nine members.

"Serving as Darden's CEO and as a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors has been an honor," said Mr. Lee. "I am proud of what we have accomplished and believe that Darden is well-positioned to continue to grow and prosper for years...

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Jun 22 11:47 AM, Urner Barry

QSR Industry Titan, Bryon Stephens, Named Chief Development Officer for Savvy Sliders

Michigan based Savvy Sliders announced today that Bryon Stephens will be its Chief Development Officer. Stephens brings 35 years of industry knowledge to the Savvy Sliders brand. With 35 stores open today, and another 30 in development, Stephens will guide the three-year old brand to a growth trajectory of more than 500 stores over the next 48 months.

“We’ve created a concept that reimagines what a slider means to consumers by providing them with “More 2 Love” in our products and services... 

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Jun 20 2:27 PM, Urner Barry

BJ’s Wholesale Club Names Steven L. Ortega and C. Marie Robinson to Board of Directors

BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc., a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs, today announced that Steven L. Ortega and C. Marie Robinson have been named to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Ortega and Ms. Robinson will fill the recent vacancies in the company’s board.
“We are pleased to welcome Steve and Marie as they bring strong industry expertise and unique perspectives to our board,” said Bob Eddy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Steve is an accomplished executive with decades of retail and... 

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Jun 16 1:58 PM, Urner Barry

Impossible Foods Expands with New Chief Science Officer and Chief Supply Chain Officer 

Impossible Foods announced today the addition of two seasoned executives to its leadership team to oversee several critical business functions.

Veteran industrial biotechnology leader Sunil Chandran is joining Impossible Foods as its Chief Science Officer to oversee the company’s R&D and innovation departments, with a focus on improving Impossible’s existing products and introducing new innovations to its product portfolio. Chandran joins Impossible from Amyris Inc., where he spent more than 17 years bringing new fermentation-derived ingredients to market, most recently as its Chief Science Officer...

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Jun 16 12:01 PM, Urner Barry

GSF Promotes Stephen Wetterau to Corporate VP and Shane Blanchette to Group VP

Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce two leadership promotions. Based in GSF’s Irvine, California corporate headquarters, Stephen Wettera will serve as Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, while Shane Blanchette has earned a promotion to the Frisco, Texas-based role of Group Vice President, Operations, Quality Custom Distribution (QCD).

A GSF associate since 2009, Wetterau will broaden his exposure and interaction with all facets of the company’s global enterprises, partnering with the GSF...

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Jun 14 12:28 PM, Urner Barry

Baldor Specialty Foods Announced Retirement of Longtime President

Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic’s largest food distributors, announced today the upcoming retirement of Michael Muzyk, longtime President of the company and an icon in the food distribution industry. Muzyk’s retirement will commence at the end of 2023.

After a remarkable career spanning almost 30 years, Muzyk has been looking forward to enjoying more downtime with family and friends in retirement. Because of his dedication to the company, however, he didn’t want to leave until he felt Baldor was well-positioned for the...

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Jun 14 7:59 AM, Urner Barry

BurgerFi International Inc. Announces Chris Jones as CFO

BurgerFi International Inc., owner of leading fast-casual brand BurgerFi and the casual dining pizza brand Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, is announcing a change in senior leadership as Christopher Jones will be joining as Chief Financial Officer on July 10, 2023. Mr. Jones is replacing the current Chief Financial Officer Mike Rabinovitch, who is transitioning to Lionheart Capital as a Senior Advisor. Lionheart Capital along with its founder and the Company’s Executive Chairman Ophir Sternberg, is the Company’s largest shareholder. Mr. Rabinovitch will remain in his role as company Chief Financial... 

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Jun 13 10:58 AM, Urner Barry

John Patchoski Elected USAPEEC Chairman of the Board

John Patchoski, Director of International Sales at Koch Foods, was elected Chairman of the Board of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) for 2023-24 during the 2023 USAPEEC Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Tex.

Patchoski served as First Vice Chairman for the last year. He will head the board, which sets policy and provides direction to USAPEEC, an organization whose mission is to promote and increase exports of U.S. chicken, turkey, duck, and egg products worldwide. He succeeds Paul Sauder...

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Jun 12 9:25 AM, Urner Barry

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Appoints Diana Garcia-Lorenzana Vice President of Marketing

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery®, a leading family-dining restaurant for more than 60 years, has named industry veteran Diana Garcia-Lorenzana as Vice President of Marketing. She is a results-oriented marketer that will lead the Perkins marketing team in building loyalty with a younger consumer audience base, reaching consumers digitally and conveying the brand’s legacy story.

Garcia-Lorenzana joins Perkins Restaurant & Bakery® from Darden Restaurants, where she was VP of Digital Marketing and CRM. While at Darden...

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May 31 9:46 AM, Urner Barry

BurgerFi Names Carl Bachmann as CEO

BurgerFi International, Inc., owner of leading fast-casual brand BurgerFi and the casual dining pizza brand Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, recently attracted industry veteran Carl J. Bachmann from a larger burger chain and appointed him as CEO for their organization. Bachmann, who will start with the Company on July 10th, is a career restaurant professional with extensive experience in both the burger and pizza spaces. He has served in various leadership roles and has an established record of growing brands and helping them remain competitive.

“Carl brings a wealth of experience and knowledge...

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May 31 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Morris to Lead USPoultry

Nath Morris has been named the next president of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) by the board of directors. He will succeed John Starkey, who will retire in August. Starkey will remain as advisor through the end of the year.

Morris has been serving as executive vice president - expo at USPOULTRY. He managed the International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), and recognized by Trade Show Executive magazine as the 22nd largest U.S. trade show. He has been on the USPOULTRY staff since 2014.

Growing up in a poultry family in...

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May 25 1:44 PM, Urner Barry

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Reports Results for the Fiscal First Quarter Ended April 16, 2023

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. a full-service restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended April 16, 2023.

Highlights for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2023, Compared to the First Quarter of Fiscal 2022:

  • Total revenues are $418.0 million, an increase of $22.4 million compared to 2022.
     -Comparable restaurant revenue(1) increased 8.6%.
     -Ninth consecutive quarter of positive comparable restaurant revenue(1) growth...
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May 25 8:40 AM, Urner Barry

Dollar General Promotes Steve Deckard to Newly Created Executive Vice President

Dollar General Corporation  announced Steve Deckard has been named executive vice president, growth and emerging markets effective June 1, 2023. Deckard, who most recently served as senior vice president of emerging markets and led the company’s international expansion into Mexico, began his DG career in 2006 as a regional director.

“Over the past 17 years, Steve has played an important role in the expansion of our business, helping to further our mission of Serving Others both in the United States and now Mexico,” said Jeff Owen... 

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May 24 9:34 AM, Urner Barry

Panera Brands Prepares IPO with Next-Generation Leadership and Board Appointments

Panera Brands Inc., which includes the iconic fast casual and hospitality brand Panera Bread as well as Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee, today announced the establishment of its next generation of CEO leadership and Board governance in preparation for its eventual IPO. Current CEO Niren Chaudhary will become Chairman of Panera Brands, handing the CEO reins to José Alberto Dueñas, currently President and CEO of Einstein Bros. Bagels, effective July 1, 2023. Former Starbucks CFO and Independent Director Patrick Grismer will become Chairman of the Audit Committee...

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May 24 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Protein PACT Academic Advisory Council Launched 

The North American Meat Institute today announced the launch of the Protein PACT Academic Advisory Council, formed to advise on research priorities and the latest evidence related to meat production and consumption.

The seven members of the advisory council are renowned independent researchers from the United States’ top universities, with expertise encompassing environmental sustainability, human nutrition and development, combating hunger, and more.

Advisory Council members are:

  • Dr. Adegbola Adesogan, University of Florida . Dr. Adesogan’s research focuses on sustainably increasing animal-source food production and consumption, particularly with a focus on the role of animal...
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May 23 12:19 PM, Urner Barry

Kindness Takes the Lead: Sonny's BBQ Appoints Tara Boyle as Chief Kindness Officer

Sonny's BBQ, the industry-leading BBQ restaurant rooted in quality food and spreading kindness, today announced Tara Boyle as Chief Kindness Officer (CKO). Boyle will step into the role as the brand's second CKO, following the three-year tenure of Kennon Adkinson. As CKO, Boyle will support the evolution of initiatives under 'Q The Kindness, oversee the brand's Kindness Crew and develop monthly activities to reach Sonny's communities.

"Today's announcement marks a major milestone in our commitment to kindness and the endless potential of doing more in...


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May 23 9:57 AM, Urner Barry

Albertsons Companies Names Tom Moriarty Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Albertsons Companies, Inc. today announced that Tom Moriarty will join the Company as Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective June 5, 2023.

Moriarty brings more than 30 years of executive leadership experience to Albertsons Cos., including senior positions across legal, corporate strategy, policy and operations. He joins the Company from CVS Health, where he spent more than 10 years serving in roles of increasing responsibility, including Chief Strategy Officer, EVP Global Pharma, and, most recently, Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel...

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May 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

FAT Brands Strengthens Leadership Team with C-Suite Appointment and Two New Brand Presidents

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc . announces the elevation of Jenn Johnston to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. Since the acquisition of Global Franchise Group in July 2021, Ms. Johnston has held the role of President of the Quick-Service Division at FAT Brands, overseeing brands including Round Table Pizza, Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery, and Pretzelmaker. With Ms. Johnston’s promotion to Chief Marketing Officer, Allison Lauenstein and David Pear will assume Brand President roles.

Ms. Lauenstein will serve as Brand President of Great...

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May 19 1:42 PM, Urner Barry

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Appoints Southwest Airlines Veteran Chris Monroe Chief Financial Officer 

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. announced today that Chris Monroe has been hired as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 28, 2023. Mr. Monroe has over 34 years of financial experience, including the past 30 years at Southwest Airlines. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer.

As the Company’s principal financial officer, Mr. Monroe will be responsible for overseeing the Company’s accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, tax, treasury, internal audit, and financial analysis functions.

“We are excited to have Chris join our team. Chris brings valuable...

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May 19 9:29 AM, Urner Barry

TGI Fridays CEO Ray Blanchette to Step Down as the Company Continues Momentum 

TGI Fridays announced today that Ray Blanchette has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer. Rohit Manocha, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of TriArtisan Capital Advisors, will be assuming Mr. Blanchette's responsibilities in the interim. The TGI Fridays executive team will report directly to Mr. Manocha.

Mr. Blanchette led TGI Fridays for the past five years managing the company through a successful turnaround that included both national and global growth as well as through the turbulent impacts around the COVID-19 pandemic. TriArtisan is the...

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May 19 9:19 AM, Urner Barry

Shake Shack Enters Into Cooperation Agreement With Engaged Capital

Shake Shack Inc. today announced that it has entered a cooperation agreement (the “Cooperation Agreement”) with Engaged Capital, LLC (“Engaged Capital”). As part of the Cooperation Agreement, Shake Shack appointed Jeffrey D. Lawrence to its Board as an independent director, effective immediately. The Company will also work with Engaged Capital to identify an additional mutually agreed upon independent director to appoint to the Shake Shack Board with restaurant operations experience. The Company also agreed to take other actions that both the Company and Engaged Capital...

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May 17 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Arthur F. Starrs Joins the Board of Directors of Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Dine Brands Global, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar, IHOP and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop restaurants, announced today that Arthur (Artie) F. Starrs will be joining as a new independent member of its Board of Directors.

Starrs currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Topgolf and has served in such capacity since April 2021. He is responsible for Topgolf’s global businesses, which include domestic and international Topgolf venues, Toptracer, and Topgolf Media. “During the last 25 years of his career, Artie has gained...

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May 17 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Clever Carnivore Names Russell Thomas VP of Product Development

The Clever Bratwurst is one bite closer to your grocer’s meat department. Clever Carnivore, a Chicago-based biotech startup working to bring cultivated meat — pork, beef and chicken — to consumers, today announced Russell Thomas, MSc, has joined the team as vice president of product development. A triple-decade food scientist with expertise in food safety, product development and operations management, Thomas will accelerate the development of Clever Carnivore’s debut consumer product, the Clever Bratwurst.

“Russell’s experience as director of research and development at Tyson...

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May 16 2:45 PM, Urner Barry

Trader Joe's CEO Announces Retirement

Dan Bane, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trader Joe's, will retire effective July 2, 2023 (the company's Fiscal Year End). At that time, Bryan Palbaum will become the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Jon Basalone will be promoted to Vice CEO and President of Trader Joe's Company.

Dan Bane has been with the company for more than 25 years, the last 22 as the Chairman and CEO. During that period, the company has grown to be a national chain of 543 neighborhood grocery stores in 42 states, plus Washington, DC. Dan has championed...

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May 16 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Curtis Frank Appointed President and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods Inc today announced the appointment of Curtis Frank as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Frank, who has built an impressive career at Maple Leaf Foods over more than two decades, takes on the role as Michael McCain steps down as CEO after 25 years of leading the Company. This transition represents the final step in a detailed succession plan that was announced last year, which will also see McCain continuing as Executive Chair of the Board of Directors.

"I am incredibly proud and humbled to...

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May 15 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Urban Farmer Appoints Mark Fleming Chief Executive Officer

Urban Farmer, a Paine Schwartz Partners portfolio company and leading manufacturer of better-for-you, plant-based specialty dough products, today announced that Mark Fleming has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2023. Mr. Fleming succeeds Steve Jungmann, who is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jungmann will remain with the company as a strategic advisor to support a seamless transition.

Mr. Fleming brings a 25-year record of driving sales and profitable growth for branded, private label and food service businesses at leading CPG

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May 10 1:38 PM, Urner Barry

Amy Marentic Joins Circana as President, Global Solutions

Circana, the world’s leading advisor on the complexity of consumer behavior, today announced Amy Marentic has joined the company as president, Global Solutions. Marentic joins Circana from Google, where she was director of Global Client Agency Services. Marentic succeeds Nishat Mehta, who has decided to depart Circana following six transformational years leading and growing the company’s Media, Product, and Data Science teams.

“I am confident Amy is the ideal next leader for our Global Solutions business, with unique experience helping the world’s largest and most recognized advertisers grow their businesses through technology...

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May 10 7:46 AM, Urner Barry

Denny's Hires Restaurant Industry Veteran Alex Williams as Chief Operating Officer

Denny's Corporation today announced the appointment of Alex Williams as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), reporting to Denny's President John Dillon. Williams brings with him decades of experience in the restaurant industry, having served in key operations roles with Starbucks, McDonald's, Outback Steakhouse, Fleming's Steakhouse and Moe's Southwest Grill.
"Alex possesses an impressive blend of operations expertise and restaurant industry credentials. As importantly, he is a collaborative, purpose-driven leader and has true passion for the Denny's brand," said Dillon. "Alex's role will be pivotal...


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May 9 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe Appoints Philip Parsons as CEO

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe, the spirited casual eatery that spotlights the flavor, fun, and festivity of New Orleans, announced today that Co-Founder & CEO Jeff Powell, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors and has appointed Philip Parsons as the brand's Chief Executive Officer. Parsons has served as President since 2022 and previously served as CFO of the brand from 2019 to 2021.

“Over the past five years, Philip and I have worked to build a team to strengthen the business and set Razzoo’s up for accelerated growth. Philip...

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May 8 10:27 AM, Urner Barry

SpartanNash Welcomes Binu Varghese as Vice President, Applications and Data

Food solutions company SpartanNash (the "Company") (Nasdaq: SPTN) today announced the hiring of Binu Varghese as Vice President, Applications and Data, effective immediately. An experienced technology and product leader, Varghese joins SpartanNash from Carrier Corporation in Atlanta, where he served as Global Director of Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

"One of our core capabilities at SpartanNash is insights that drive solutions. Our IT applications and data play a critical role in our customer experience, enabling innovation and efficiency for the customers we serve," said SpartanNash Executive Vice President and Chief...

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May 2 2:47 PM, Urner Barry

Senior FAT Brands Executives Appointed to Lead Global Restaurant Franchising Company

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. announces Ken Kuick and Rob Rosen as Co-CEOs, effective May 5, 2023. As previously announced, Andy Wiederhorn will step down as CEO and continue in his role as Chairman of the Board, where he will focus on the strategic direction of the company, the allocation of capital, and ensuring the management team executes the Company’s business plan while maintaining quality restaurant operations.

Joining FAT Brands in 2021, Mr. Kuick, Chief Financial Officer, and Mr. Rosen, Executive...

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May 2 2:22 PM, Urner Barry

Papa Johns Announces Mark Shambura As Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Shambura will report to Mr. Lynch and serve on the Papa Johns Executive Leadership Team. He replaces Anne Fischer, who departed earlier in the year.

“Papa Johns is the most exciting brand in the pizza category, with high brand recognition, an innovation track record and tremendous opportunity for growth in the U.S. and globally,” Mr. Shambura said. “By delivering on its iconic brand promise of BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA, Papa Johns has consistently set itself apart with its premium positioning. In addition... 

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May 2 9:11 AM, Urner Barry

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Announces Executive Leadership Appointments

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a full-service restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, under its North Star growth plan, today announced a series of key appointments toward the completion of its Executive Leadership Team that will continue to position the Company for success and create long-term shareholder value. This includes the appointment of Kevin Mayer to Chief Marketing Officer and Mark Simpson as Interim Chief People Officer beginning May 1...

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May 1 9:36 AM, Urner Barry

USDA Announces New National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the appointment of Manjit K. Misra as the new Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The NIFA Director leads the agency’s work in advancing agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. Dr. Misra will start his new role on Monday, May 8, 2023.

“Dr. Misra is an esteemed scientist and educator whose devotion to studying and sharing his knowledge of seeds with the world will benefit  society and inspire...

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Apr 25 9:19 AM, Urner Barry

Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak Appointed Chief Executive Officer,International Food Information Council 

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) announced the appointment of Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN as its new Chief Executive Officer effective May 1.

A visionary leader with extensive experience in food, nutrition, and agriculture business strategies, Reinhardt Kapsak is uniquely poised to help IFIC deliver on its mission to effectively communicate science-based information about sustainable food systems, with a focus on food safety and nutrition.

“Wendy’s transformative and results-oriented leadership, coupled with her significant food and nutrition experience in various sectors, make her the ideal... 

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Apr 24 11:55 AM, Urner Barry

Wayne-Sanderson Farms Identifies New Senior Leadership

The nation’s third largest poultry producer, Wayne-Sanderson Farms, has announced changes to its senior leadership team, including the retirements of Bryan Miller, senior vice president of quality assurance and food safety, and David Malfitano, chief human resources officer, after over 35 years of collective service to the company. In April, Miller was succeeded by Dr. Juan “Juanfra” DeVillena, while Malfitano was succeeded by Pamela Roach.

Since joining the company in 2004, DeVillena has served in various roles with increasing levels of responsibility at the...

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Apr 21 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Meat Institute Hires Kelsey Carlson as Strategic Content & Programming Director

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) has hired Kelsey Carlson as a Strategic Content and Programming Director where she will be responsible for developing education and training for Meat Institute members and other stakeholders through live and digital channels. Kelsey well also be involved with implementation of the Protein PACT for the Meat Institute, an effort to strengthen animal protein’s contributions to healthy people, healthy animals, healthy communities, and a healthy environment.

“Kelsey’s experience at Tyson Foods and her...

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Apr 18 7:50 AM, Urner Barry

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