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Lisa Chang has been named chief people officer for The Coca-Cola Co., effective March 1. In this role, Ms. Chang will oversee the company’s global human resources operations. Ms. Chang joins Coca-Cola from AMB Group, L.L.C., where she was senior vice-president and...
Conagra Brands, Inc. has announced plans to lay off approximately 100 employees at its Pinnacle Foods, Inc. office in Boulder as part of a planned shutdown of the facility. “In October, Conagra Brands acquired Pinnacle Foods and, as a part of that transaction,...
Dan Huber has been promoted to chief executive officer of Foster Farms. He succeeds Laura Flanagan, who has resigned after a little more than two years in the position to pursue other opportunities. Read full post...
Kelly J. Prior has been promoted to president of Litehouse, Inc., a maker of refrigerated salad dressings, dips and cheeses. Mr. Prior has been interim president since November 2018, when Jim Frank, president and chief executive officer, announced his plans to retire....
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....
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