People & Industry News: September 2016
Kettle Cuisine acquired Del Monaco Foods.
Molson Coors Brewing Company announced leadership appointments to take effect upon close of the MillerCoors acquisition. Kandy Anand will be named chief growth officer; Michelle Nettles will be appointed chief people and diversity officer; Stewart Glendinning will take over as president and CEO of Molson Coors International; and Frederic Landtmeters will assume the role of president and CEO of Molson Coors Canada.
Forrest E. Mars Jr., the businessman who together with his siblings shaped and grew Mars, Inc. into the multinational confectionery giant, died at the age of 84.
SafetyChain Software has acquired Vigilistics, Inc.
SPX FLOW Inc. named Sam Glover global product manager.
Del Monte Foods promoted Paul Miller to senior vice president and chief financial officer. Robert Long was appointed vice president and chief information officer.
Dean Foods Company hired Russell F. Coleman as executive vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and government affairs.
Gold Star Foods Inc. achieved SQF Level II certification.
Flowers Foods Inc. named JT Rieck vice president of investor relations.
Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group acquired Nutricafes.
ConAgra Foods Inc. completed the sale of its JM Swank business to Platinum Equity and the sale of its Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings business to Givaudan.
Bizerba and CMS Technology have partnered to provide antimicrobial solutions to the protein industry.
OSI Group has acquired a controlling stake in Baho Food.
George Weston Limited appointed Robert Sawyer as director of the company.
Bevolution Group has acquired Dr. Smoothie Brands.
Giuseppe Soccio was appointed director of food and beverage, Kempinski Al Khobar.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association honored McCormick & Company and Pinnacle Foods with the 2016 CPG Awards for Innovation and Creativity. The Hall of Achievement Award was presented to Ed Crenshaw of Publix.
Cargill agreed to sell two oilseed processing plants and businesses in the Netherlands and France to Bunge Limited.
McCormick & Company, Inc. finalized an agreement to relocate its headquarters to Hunt Valley, MD.
Diageo has changed the name of its American beer business to Diageo Beer Company USA.
Christopher D. Silva was elected president of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. announced Dennis F. Riordan, executive vice president, chief financial officer and interim president of private brands, will retire.
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. signed a letter of intent to acquire Foodonics International, Inc. and its related entities doing business as Dixie Egg Company.
O’Neill Vintners & Distillers has purchased Robert Hall Winery.
Group LALA appointed Alberto A. Arellano Garcia as chief financial officer.
Hearthside Food Solutions acquired Oak State Products.
McDonald’s Corporation announced the retirement of Chief Administrative Officer Pete Pensen.