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AdvancePierre Foods has agreed to acquire the wholesale and manufacturing operations of Landshire, Inc.
Mars Drinks partnered with Peet’s Coffee & Tea to add the company’s beverages to the Mars portfolio.
The Hershey Company will acquire KRAVE Pure Foods, Inc.
Lundberg Family Farms appointed Lynn Conyers as Canadian sales manager.
AR Packaging acquired the European tobacco, chocolate confectionery and consumer apparel packaging operations of MeadWestvaco Corporation.
Asahi/America, Inc. named Daniel S. Anderson as president and CEO.
Flowers Foods announced the retirement of Michael Beaty, formerly executive vice president of supply chain.
Post Holdings will acquire MOM Brands in a $1.51 billion deal.
Reading Bakery Systems appointed Jim Warren as vice-president of exact mixing.
The ICL Food Specialties business unit has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire Prolactal GmbH and its subsidiary Rovita GmbH.
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. promoted Brian Hater to regional manager for the Great Lakes.
Columbia/Okura LLC announced an alliance with Fischbein Americas.
Norgren is now part of a new division of long-time parent company IMI plc. All of IMI’s fluid power businesses will be brought into a single division called IMI Precision Engineering.
The Krystal Company appointed Carl Jakaitis as CFO.
Performance Food Group, Inc. named Dave Flitman as president and CEO.
McDonald’s Corporation named Steve Easterbrook as president and CEO.
Bacardi Limited appointed Paolo Perego as president of its European region.
Sipp Eco Beverage Co. hired Josh Rosinsky as vice president of sales.
Boxwood Capital Partners, LLC acquired sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC.
The Darling Ingredients Inc. bakery foods group has acquired Custom Blenders for $18.75 million.
The J.M. Smucker Company will acquire Big Heart Pet Brands in a cash and stock transaction valued at $5.8 billion.
Diamond Foods, Inc.has acquired a 51 percent stake of Yellow Chips.
The American National Standards Institute elected Kevan Lawlor, president and CEO of global public health organization NSF International, as chair of its board of directors.
Valerie Oswalt was named president of US sales at Mondelez International.
Snyder’s Lance, Inc. introduced a new snack foods division known as Clearview Foods.