Alexander to Leave Campbell Soup

Mark Alexander, president of Americas Simple Meals and Beverages at Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., will leave the company, effective April 2 to pursue other opportunities, the company announced March 19.

The Simple Meals and Beverage business division includes retail and foodservice businesses in the U.S. and Canada, and products like Campbell’s, Swanson, Prego, Pace, Plum, V8 and Pacific Foods, which Campbell acquired in 2017.

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TreeHouse Hires Steve Oakland as CEO

TreeHouse Foods Inc. will have only its second CEO on March 26, when Steven Oakland joins as CEO and president. At the end of January, J.M. Smucker Co. had just announced the June 29 expected “retirement” of Oakland, who is just 56. At TreeHouse, Oakland succeeds Sam Reed, who will remain chairman but only until his retirement on July 1.

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Hershey’s Chairman Bilbrey to Retire

Hershey Co. chairman John P. Bilbrey will retire from the company’s board this spring, with lead independent director Charles Davis taking over the role. Bilbrey, 61, previously served as president and CEO of the company and was elected to the Hershey board of directors in 2011. He will continue to serve as chairman of the board for the remainder of his term.

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Hormel elevates leader of Refrigerated Foods

Thomas R. Day has been promoted to executive vice-president of Refrigerated Foods at Hormel Foods Corp. from his current role as group vice-president of Refrigerated Foods. In his new role, Mr. Day will be responsible for the management of Hormel’s largest business unit.

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Constellation Brands COO Bill Newlands takes over president title from CEO Rob Sands

Sands will continue to serve as CEO, a press release noted. “Bill is a dynamic leader who has demonstrated an ability to advance our strategic priorities and strengthen our innovation capabilities in ways that further bolster our position as a leading total beverage alcohol company,” Sands said via the press release. In the expanded president role, Newlands, who was named first named COO last January, will “have oversight and accountability for all operating aspects of the company,” Constellation said via a press release.

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