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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...
Coca-Cola president and CEO James Quincey was named the company’s new chairman, assuming the role from his predecessor as chief executive, Muhtar Kent. Kent, a 40-year veteran of the company, will remain as chairman until April when he will formally retire following...
The CEO of Unilever is stepping down after 10 years at the helm. Paul Polman’s tenure was marked by a 290% return on investment and a successful defense against a takeover bid by Kraft Heinz. On the other hand, his attempt to move the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate’s...
Frozen food manufacturer Bellisio Foods has entered into an agreement to buy Frozen Specialties Inc. (FSI), a processor of frozen pizza and related products primarily for private label. Bellisio made a deal to buy FSI, based in Perrysburg, Ohio, from Swander Pace...
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