US-based Hormel Foods Corporation has announced the appointment of Jeff Baker to the newly created role of group vice-president of deli.
Peanut butter and jelly maker JM Smucker Co. prepares for the departure of the head of its food and beverage for the US at a delicate time when it is navigating shifting consumer preferences away from “big food” and rising supply costs for some of its...
President and ceo of Amick Farms Ben Harrison had been named as the 2017-2018 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during its 63nd Annual Conference.
Hormel Foods Corporation has acquired Brazilian value-added meats brand Ceratti for $104 million.
As industry leaders gathered in Anaheim for the Expo West show, Talking Rain (Sparkling ICE) CEO and president Kevin Klock made a sudden, surprise, exit from the business he helped turn into one of the biggest success stories in the beverage aisle over...
Hershey’s incoming president and CEO Michelle Buck has named her executive team.
Massachusetts-based Tribe Mediterranean Foods, a subsidiary of Nestlé SA and the OSEM Group, has appointed John McGuckin as Chief Executive Officer of its U.S. operations. He will join the company on December 5.
Financial brokers have challenged Tyson Foods on the timing of its announcement that its chief executive officer (CEO) Donnie Smith would be replaced by its president Tom Hayes on 31 December.
Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli has recruited a new CEO, while US giant Hershey has named its chief operating officer.
A new chairman of the US National Chicken Council has been appointed. Todd Simmons, chief executive of Arkansas-based poultry producer Simmons Foods, was installed as 2015-2016 chairman of the NCC during its 61st annual conference held in Washington DC.
PepsiCo has announced a series of appointments, including one to address the importance of digitally connected consumers and e-commerce distribution channel.
Unilever’s chief financial officer Jean-Marc Huët is to leave the company on October 1 and will be replaced by Graeme Pitkethly, executive vice president of Unilever’s business in the UK and Ireland.
Jerry Lane has been installed as the 2014-2015 chairman of the US’ National Chicken Council (NCC), at its annual conference in Washington, DC.
The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has named Don Hutchens as 2014 recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.
National Beef to close Californian site
The National Beef Packing Company is to close its Californian processing facility in April.
Dean Foods is eyeing further growth to close 2012, after strong third quarter performances from its Fresh Dairy Direct and WhiteWave-Alpro business segments.
Food giant Kraft Foods has appointed Gerhard "Gerd" W. Pleuhs to lead its global legal team after its current head plans to leave in April.
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David J. West has resigned from the top job at Hershey’s to take on the role of CEO at Del Monte – and John P. Bilbrey has been appointed as interim president and CEO at The Hershey Company.
Sara Lee to split into two separate companies
Sara Lee Corp. announced its decision on Friday to split into two separate companies and to reject unsolicited buyout offers, ending months of speculation over the company’s future.
Snyder’s-Lance merger creates no. 2 US salty snack company
Salty snack makers Snyder’s of Hanover and Lance, Inc. have signed a merger deal that creates the second largest salty snack company in the United States after Frito-Lay.
FEMA elects new president
The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) has elected president and CEO of AM Todd Group Raymond Hughes as the organization’s new president.
GMA appoints Kraft exec to management role
The Grocery Manufacturers Association has appointed Danny Belcastro as executive vice president of industry affairs and membership services, the GMA has said.
Unilever is “delivering on its promises” and can no longer be described as a “supertanker” or “resistant to change”, according to a new report from Investec Securities.
Sara Lee plans 20 percent salt reduction
Sara Lee intends to reduce the salt content in a range of products by an average of 20 percent over the next five years, the company has announced.
IFF chairman and CEO resigns
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has announced that its chairman and chief executive officer Robert Amen has resigned, effective September 30.
Monsanto CFO to retire after 32 years
Monsanto’s executive vice president and chief financial officer Terry Crews has announced his retirement at the age of 53, after 32 years with what is now the world’s largest seed company.
Research alliance to reveal shifts in American purchasing decisions
Market researchers The Hartman Group and GfK Custom Research North America have teamed together to conduct a survey on consumer spending habits during the recession.
New MGPI officer to drive ingredients business
MGPI has appointed Don Coffey as an officer of the company, taking on the leadership of the ingredients business.
New industry group aims to safeguard bottom line success
A new forum has been set up to help food, beverage and consumer products companies adapt to market changes and share ideas to ensure continued financial success amid economic challenges.
ADM, Cargill announce leadership shifts
The two leading US agricultural processors, Archer Daniels Midland
(ADM) and Cargill, yesterday announced new appointments and
ADM restructures business to improve efficiency
Ingredient giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is to reorganize its
entire business operations, in a move the company says will help it
to enhance its efficiency and pave the path for long-term success.
Chiquita struggles to face up to challenges
Banana supplier Chiquita has reported a widened loss in its fourth
quarter and full year, but the firm said it expects a number of
strategic initiatives it has put in place will help it gain
momentum in 2007.
Cargill appoints new CEO
Leading US ingredient firm Cargill has announced the appointment of
a new chief executive officer, a move that comes in the same week
as a leadership reshuffle in competitor ADM.
Bunge reorganizes to promote growth plans
Oilseed processor Bunge has appointed new leaders to a number of
its business units as part of a general reorganization strategy
designed to support the company's growth plans.
Monsanto raises outlook on strong corn seed performance
Biotech giant Monsanto has increased its outlook for fiscal 2006
earnings on the back of a strong performance from its corn seed and
People on the move
The FDA commissioner has resigned, Cargill has a new vice president
and Solvay Chemicals has a new chief executive.
Ingredients industry appointments roundup
New appointments this week in the ingredients industry include a
new director of marketing at Galaxy and a number of new department
of agriculture positions.
Wheat experts push biotech need
Biotechnology is the key to the future of a competitive wheat
industry, said experts at a conference this weekend, according to a
report by Reuters.
MGPI suffers from lack of interest in low-carb
MGP Ingredients noted on Monday that a continued lack of demand for
low-carb products has led it to reduce its fiscal earnings guidance
for the year.