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Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Further Expands Chicagoland Footprint 

Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced today the brand's plans to accelerate its growth in Northeast Illinois with the signing of a multi-unit development agreement to bring six new Freddy's restaurants to the region. Leading the new development in Chicagoland is veteran franchisee, Asif Poonja of JAM Equities. The announcement builds on the development success Freddy's had in Chicagoland earlier this year, adding 13 new locations to its pipeline for the market in Q1.

"The development success we've been able to achieve in Chicagoland is a testament..."

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Aug 23 1:00 PM, General News



Minneapolis Star Tribune Covers Hormel Foods Evolution

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Aug 11 8:00 AM, General News


Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers partners with UMI Marketing Solutions

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has selected UMI Marketing Solutions as their marketing operations partner. Freddy's is a leading fast-casual restaurant with huge growth potential as they expand across the United States. Bringing their decades of marketing and franchise industry experience to the table, UMI will further fuel Freddy's efforts to double its footprint within the next four years.

"Freddy's is a unique, rapidly-growing brand, and we believe UMI's turn-key nature and dedication to the success of their clients through innovative marketing solutions make them the perfect partner to..."

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Aug 9 1:00 PM, General News


UNFI Announces New Leadership Structure to Drive Strategic Priorities, Accelerated Growth and More

United Natural Foods, Inc. today announced a new leadership and organizational structure to sharpen the Company’s focus on key operational priorities designed to better support its customers, suppliers, associates, and the planet as it continues to build the team, capabilities, and technology that are key to its Fuel the Future strategy.

“We are on an aggressive path to drive shareholder value by helping to create sustainable, profitable growth with and for our customers and suppliers,” said UNFI CEO Sandy Douglas. “With positive momentum and a..."

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Jul 13 9:04 AM, General News


Smokey Mo's TX BBQ Announces Expansion Plans Through Franchise Growth, Company Rebrand

Smokey Mo's TX BBQ, the authentic Texas barbeque chain with 16 locations throughout Central Texas, begins expansion in major Texas cities with a rebranded look as the company primes for franchise growth.

Smokey Mo's is executing a bold growth strategy, opening more corporate stores and franchise opportunities with the goal of adding 32 locations to the company by 2025. The company is focusing on expansion in Austin and San Antonio, followed by Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth and the Waco-Temple-Bryan area.

"We are committed to growing our..."

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Apr 20 8:49 AM, General News


Perdue Foods Selects Colle McVoy As Creative Agency of Record

Colle McVoy has been selected as creative agency of record for Perdue Foods after a competitive review. The agency will lead creative strategy aligning with Perdue's overall business strategy, creative, digital, and production for all Perdue Foods Consumer Business including PERDUE®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® and PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® brands.

"We believe our chicken is the best tasting and highest quality available. It's imperative that we find meaningful, modern ways to communicate our points of difference to consumers, and that they remember these points when deciding what..."

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Apr 7 8:00 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


Church's Chicken's® Chief People Officer Positions Brand for Category Leadership

Since 2018, Church'sChicken® has been re-establishing its presence as a dominant player in the QSR space, especially within the chicken category. The brand has yielded substantial positive results, with year-over-year growth in sales and profitability continually increasing over the past four years. Now, in the fifth year of its turnaround, Church's raised the bar again with a people-centric approach that extends throughout all aspects of the organization and its global network – beginning first and foremost with employees.

"Essentially, we want people..."

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Dec 10 3:09 PM, General News


Kraft Heinz Announces Intention to Combine U.S. and Canada Businesses to Form the North America Zone

The Kraft Heinz Company announced today that it will combine its U.S. and Canada businesses to create the North America Zone, which is expected to be effective in the second fiscal quarter of 2022. The move is meant to advance the global food and beverage leader’s long-term, sustainable growth plans—which were first outlined at its Investor Day event in September 2020—by bringing increased agility to its innovation agenda, operations, and go-to-market approach. The Company’s U.S. and Canada businesses...

 

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Dec 9 8:19 AM, General News


Sanderson Farms Recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Most Responsible Companies for 2022

Sanderson Farms, Inc. has been recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of America's Most Responsible Companies for 2022. This prestigious list is presented by Newsweek and Statista, Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The complete list of the top 500 most responsible companies in the United States across 14 different industry subcategories can be viewed on Newsweek's website.

"We are honored to be recognized as a leading company in corporate responsibility, not only by Newsweek, but also by consumers nationwide," said...

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Dec 3 8:00 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.

JBS S.A. hereby communicates to its shareholders and to the market...

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Nov 12 8:51 AM, General News


Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Announces $23.0 Million Capital Project to Expand Cage-Free Production

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $23.0 million capital project to expand the Company’s cage-free egg production at its Okeechobee, Florida, production facility. The project will include the construction of two cage-free layer houses and one cage-free pullet house with capacity for approximately 400,000 cage-free hens and 210,000 pullets, respectively. Construction will commence immediately with first pullet placements planned by mid-May 2022 and the first layer house finished by...

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Oct 26 8:47 AM, General News


Sanderson Farms Increases Pay Rates for Hourly Employees

Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced today that it has increased pay rates for the company's hourly employees as of Sunday, September 26. The decision marks the third consecutive year the company has given an across-the-board pay increase to hourly employees as part of their ongoing effort to recruit and retain employees in today's competitive business environment.

With the pay increase, hourly line operators at Sanderson Farms will earn at least $16.70 an hour. The new pay scale for hourly line operator positions provides for additional rate increases after reaching...

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Oct 7 8:05 AM, General News







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