Hassia USA, which includes the sales and service support for the A+F AutomationandGastiproduct lines, has combined all of its sales and service organizations under the corporate nameIWKA Packaging USA.
McCain Foods Ltd.is acquiringJon-Lin, a privately owned California-based maker of roasted vegetables, onion rings and other appetizers.
Main Street Ingredients LLC, a La Crosse, WI, manufacturer of functional food ingredients, acquiredHilton House Foods, Wichita, KS. Hilton House Foods makes specialty products for the ice cream and bakery industries. Production in Wichita will continue for a period, but will eventually be transitioned to the La Crosse facility.
Nascent Wineplans to acquirePalermo Foods. Palermo, which is currently a member of theBellissimo Food Group, is an Italian food import and distribution company based in Miami, serving Miami, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Kraft Foodsis selling its Minute Rice brand and assets toEbro Puleva, S.A., a rice producer and distributor based in Spain for approximately $280 million.
Chuck Marblehas been named vice president ofWeetabix North America, a newly consolidated group includingBarbara's Bakery Inc., The Weetabix Co. and Weetabix of Canada. Previously, Marble was president and CEO of Triad Foods Group.
A manufacturer and marketer of premium Italian cheeses, Gorgonzola, blue and other specialty cheeses,Sartori FoodsacquiredAntigo Cheese Co., a maker of premium, specialty aged cheeses with operations in Antigo, WI, and Blackfoot, ID.