McCormick & Company, Inc. promoted Michael R. Smith to executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Hostess will be sold to Gores Holdings, becoming a publicly traded company.

Danone will acquire WhiteWave Foods Co. for $12.5 billion.

US Foods will acquire Freshway Foods.

Hormel Foods Corporation closed on the acquisition of Justin’s LLC. The company appointed Michael J. Guanella as chief operating officer.

Unilever is selling its Latin American soy beverage business to The Coca-Cola Company.

Teasdale Foods acquired Mesa Foods.

Dean Foods completed its acquisition of Friendly’s Ice Cream.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. Executive Vice President and CFO John Gehring will retire after 14 years of service with the company.

Hormel Foods Corporation announced Jody H. Feragen will retire as executive vice president, chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors. The board elected James N. Sheehan to be the company’s next senior vice president and CFO.

The Hershey Company named Michele Buck as executive vice president, chief operating officer.

Cargill signed an agreement to acquire Five Star Custom Foods Ltd.

Olam International Limited acquired the remaining 50 percent interest in Acacia Investments.

Dale Morton, previously senior director of global food safety for PepsiCo, Inc., received the 2016 Grocery Manufacturers Association Food Safety Award.

Country Pure Foods has acquired the assets of the Ridgefield’s Brand Corporation.

ConAgra Foods Inc. is selling its JM Swank business to Platinum Equity.

Kellogg Company elected Richard W. Dreiling to its board of directors.

Yum! Brands named Keith Siegner as vice president, investor relations and corporate strategy.

Ardent Mills opened an innovation center in Denver.

Honeywell will acquire Intelligrated for $1.5 billion.

Mérieux NutriSciences acquired Lactolab Ltd.

SAMBAZON has partnered with POKKA SAPPORO Food & Beverage Ltd.

NOVACAP sold Idaho Pacific to Arolon Group.

Dorner Holding Corp. acquired Geppert-Band.

The Coca-Cola Company announced Brian Smith, currently president of the company’s Latin America Group, will become president, EMEA Group.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. is expanding its Lamb Weston operations at its Richland, WA, facility by adding a French fry processing line.

MULTIVAC, Inc. hired Mark Turnham as technical training manager for the US.

Schneider Electric has been certified by exida for compliance with its Security Development Lifecycle certification based on IEC 62443-4-1.

Labworks LLC has acquired the LABWORKS LIMS product line from PerkinElmer Health Sciences.

Perfetti Van Melle, USA hired James Biro as vice president of supply chain.

Burt Fleischer was elected the 2016-17 chair of the California League of Food Processors.

Carl E. Wendell was promoted to president and COO of Middough Inc.