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Mud Pie Announces Retirement of Longtime President, Fred Pannek, and Appoints Zander Brekke as Successor
ATLANTA – July 18, 2023 – Mud Pie, leading gift manufacturer, announces the retirement of the company’s president, Fred Pannek, after nearly 20 years of service. Pannek has made the decision to retire after the summer markets have concluded, and will stay on in an advisory capacity. During his tenure, Pannek has played a pivotal role in the success and growth of the company, contributing significantly to its achievements and establishing a solid foundation for future endeavors. Under Pannek's leadership, Mud Pie has experienced remarkable milestones, including tenfold sales growth, the introduction of sourcing and manufacturing in India, creation of ...
Private Brand Sales Rose 8.2% in First Half of the Year 
NEW YORK (July 10, 2023) - For the first half of 2023, store brands continued to post record sales and share as they have for the past 18 months. The success of store brands at the checkout includes outdistancing national brands in two key metrics. Store brand dollar sales across all U.S. retail outlets increased 8.2%, vs. a gain of 5.1% for national brands, according to Circana data from the six-month period ending June 18, compared to the same six-month period in 2022. That extends store brands' powerful two-year run. Measured against the first six months of 2021, dollar sales ...
Ahold Delhaize USA Names John Ruane as President, The GIANT Company
SALISBURY, N.C., July 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ahold Delhaize USA today announced that John Ruane has been named president of The GIANT Company. “We have been fortunate to have John lead The GIANT Company as interim president during a time of transition, and we are excited about this next step in his career,” said JJ Fleeman, chief executive officer, Ahold Delhaize USA. “He has led the team during a very important time in the company’s history as it celebrates its 100-year anniversary this fall. John is a leader who cares deeply about his team and serving customers. He will ...
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