The American food and beverage industry continues to be an economic powerhouse, accounting for $500 billion in US gross output, according to Grant Thornton LLP's new white paper "Appetite for Change: Trends and transitions in the US food and beverage industry."
Hassia USA, which includes the sales and service support for the A+F Automation and Gasti product lines, has combined all of its sales and service organizations under the corporate name IWKA Packaging USA.
General Mills announced a new organizational structure for its senior management team. Ken Powell was elected president and chief operating officer and became a member of the company's board of directors. Jim Lawrence was named vice chairman of General Mills and continues to serve as the company's chief financial officer.