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Mark L. Schiller, the new president and chief executive officer of the Hain Celestial Group, Inc., envisions a “fundamentally different approach” for the business. Going forward, he said, Hain Celestial will become a smaller, more focused company with higher margins...
Ben & Jerry’s has expanded its line of dairy-free frozen desserts with a vegan version of its popular chocolate chip cookie dough variety. Another dairy-free option, chocolate caramel cluster, also joins the lineup. “Ever since we introduced non-dairy in 2016, our...
Conagra Brands Inc. has agreed to sell its Wesson cooking-oil brand to a Canadian agribusiness firm, a move that comes as the company refocuses its business on frozen meals and foods. Read full post...
LONDON — Unilever P.L.C. has acquired the snack company Graze, which does business in the United Kingdom and the United States. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Accelerating our presence in healthy foods and out of home this is an excellent strategic fit...
The Kraft Heinz Co. has finalized its acquisition of Primal Nutrition, L.L.C., the maker of Primal Kitchen branded products, for approximately $200 million. Founded in 2015 by Mark Sisson and Morgan Buehler, Primal Kitchen offers a range of better-for-you condiments,...
Christopher J. Boever and Robert Gulliver have been named to new positions at the Hain Celestial Group, Inc., while Gary W. Tickle, chief executive officer of Hain Celestial North America, will step aside. Mr. Boever has been hired as chief customer officer and Mr....
Chris Finck has been appointed senior vice-president and chief sales officer of Dean Foods Co. In his new role, Mr. Finck will lead the company’s national sales team to drive its brand and optimize its go-to-market strategies. Read full post...
Michael J. Barkley has been named president and chief operating officer of Kind Healthy Snacks. He succeeds John D. Leahy, who will assume a strategic adviser role in retirement. Mr. Barkley most recently was with Pinnacle Foods, where he was president of Boulder...
David Zucker has been named to the newly created position of senior vice-president of e-commerce and new ventures at Perdue Foods. Mr. Zucker joins Perdue from Omaha Steaks International, where he was general manager and chief marketing officer since 2013. Before...
Former Chef’s Cut Real Jerky CEO Bart Silvestro has joined low calorie sports drink maker ROAR Organic as president and COO, the company announced this week. Speaking with BevNET, Silvestro said he was attracted to the brand by its flavor quality and its strategy of...
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