COLUMBIA/OKURA announced a strategic alliance with UNIVERSAL ROBOTS, which will allow Columbia/Okura to deliver a more extensive range of robotic and cobot palletizing solutions.
INDEPENDENT MARKETING ALLIANCE
INDEPENDENT MARKETING ALLIANCE announced that Hawaii-based, independent foodservice distributor, Y. HATA & COMPANY, has joined the group.
BERLIN PACKAGING has acquired VINCAP and ADOLFSE PACKAGING in the Netherlands.
SCHIFF FOODS acquired MORRIS J. GOLOMBECK, a supplier of spices and herbs since 1931.
ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES INC.
ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES INC. announced an agreement with ARISTA CEREAL TECHNOLOGIES and BAY STATE MILLING COMPANY for commercialization of its high fiber resistant starch wheat.
HAWK MEASUREMENT AMERICA LLC
HAWK MEASUREMENT AMERICA and FLO-CORP announced they are merging.
ARLA FOODS INGREDIENTS
ARLA FOODS INGREDIENTS has obtained GRAS approval from FDA relating to its use of alpha-lactalbumin in infant formula.
AGRICULTURE CAPITAL announces its entry into frozen fruit processing with an investment in Firestone Pacific Foods in the Pacific Northwest.
MILLERCOORS recognized CROWN BEVERAGE PACKAGING MEXICO, a business unit of Crown Holdings Inc., as its 2018 Packaging Materials Supplier of the Year and Packaging Materials Most Valuable Plant.
MÉRIEUX NUTRISCIENCES received official approval from the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit with a mission to preserve and build sources of non-GMO products, as part of the Non-GMO Project Approved Laboratory Program.
CONTROL TECHNIQUES, a global supplier of AC, DC and servo drives, announced an enhanced distribution agreement with KAMAN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES to supply general purpose AC drives in the U.S.
SOMIC AMERICA appointed TIM HOWELL as its new East Coast sales manager. Howell has worked in end-of-line packaging systems for last 17 years.
TREEHOUSE FOODS INC.
TREEHOUSE FOODS INC. hired AMIT PHILIP as senior vice president, chief strategy officer. Philip was vice president of analytics and insights at the Hershey Co.
CARPIGIANI NORTH AMERICA
CARPIGIANI GROUP named PENNY KLINGLER president of Carpigiani North America. Klingler has served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Carpigiani North America since 2017.
KRAFT HEINZ announced changes in leadership roles. PAULO BASILIO will be global CFO, and DAVID KNOPF, current executive VP and global CFO, is leaving, while NINA BARTON, president of the Canada zone and of digital growth, will assume the role of chief growth officer.
BECKHOFF AUTOMATION hired WAYNE SCHMEICHEL as director of operations.
INTERROLL says DANIEL BÄTTIG, Group CFO and member of Interroll Group Management, is leaving the company.