T. Marzetti Gets New Chief

A consumer-goods veteran executive has taken over as the new head of T. Marzetti, the specialty foods division of Lancaster Colony.

Carl Stealey, whose resume includes positions with Procter & Gamble and Conagra Brands, was hired to run T. Marzetti, whose 16 brands include Marzetti salad dressings, New York Bakery frozen breads and Romanoff caviar.

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Absolutely Gluten Free Takes on Energy Bar Category

Absolutely Gluten Free, maker of all-natural crackers, flatbreads and pizza, is taking on the energy bar category with the launch of TahiniBar, a grab-and-go sesame seed snack that weighs in at only 100 calories. The dairy-free, gluten-free bar complements many of today’s hottest food trends, according to the company.

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Stacy’s Snacks Introduces Cheese Petites Baked Cheese Snacks

The Stacy’s Snacks brand is introducing Cheese Petites, a snack that simplifies the beloved combination of real cheese and crackers. Designed to be enjoyed on-the-go or featured as the new centerpiece of any food spread, the crackers come in Parmesan with Rosemary and Romano with Garlic and Pepper flavors. With cheese as the first ingredient, one serving is a good source of calcium and delivers 6g of protein.

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Avocado Mash Added to Good Foods Product Line

High-pressure processing (HPP), being rebranded as cold pressure, is the driver of innovation for Good Foods LLC. The company relies on this heat-free technology to extend the shelf life of perishable food while also preserving its flavor and nutrition. The company most recently introduced Avocado Mash, a blend of ripened avocados and seasonings with no artificial ingredients or added sugar. The mash is sold in four-packs of single-serve containers and was developed in response to the trending avocado toast menu item.

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Welch’s Gets New CEO

Welch’s Foods has a new CEO, following the retirement of Brad Irwin after 10 years at the helm.

Trevor Bynum, formerly president of the foodservice division of Schwan Food Company, will take over at Welch’s on Oct. 1. He has previously held positions at the WhiteWave Foods division of Groupe Danone, where he was vice president for growth channels, and at General Mills, as a marketing manager.

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