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Country Archer Jerky Co. Raises Follow-On Round to Fuel Rapid Growth
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Country Archer Jerky Co., the Natural grocery channel's #1 top-selling and fastest-growing jerky brand, announced the closing of a significant second round capital raise with Monogram Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on consumer and retail investments. The deal is a follow-on from Monogram's initial capital investment in March 2016. Country Archer's "More meat. Less bull. No Junk." product formulations have proven to be a winning recipe for the emerging brand known for its better-for-you jerky, meat-based Frontier Bars, and new Paleo Certified meat sticks—all made with 100% grass-fed beef ...
Emmi Roth Awarded First Place Ribbons at 2017 American Cheese Society Competition
DENVER, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmi Roth took home two first place and one third place awards at the 2017 American Cheese Society's Competition in Denver, Colorado. First place in the American Originals Category went to Roth's Private Reserve, a raw milk, washed rind alpine-style cheese handcrafted using copper vats and aged for more than 6 months on spruce boards in the Roth cellars. The result is a complex flavor with undertones unique to the seasonal milk that is used. Roth Organic Grand Cru® Reserve also took home first place in the Washed Rind Cheeses category. Organic Grand Cru ...
Toosum Healthy Foods, LLC Acquires Socially-Conscious Snack Brand KUTOA
Toosum Healthy Foods, LLC is expanding their platform of all-natural snack foods with the acquisition of the health bar brand KUTOA. Since 2014, Toosum has offered their 100-calorie, gluten-free, non-GMO, Vegan oatmeal bars to a growing audience, and are now ready to expand. “We are committed to only providing top quality products made with wholesome ingredients,” explains Toosum founder Peter Guyer. “By working with KUTOA, we’re able to meet these standards while gaining access to more sales channels, lowering the cost of goods, and increasing profits of both brands.” KUTOA is a health bar brand whose nutrient-packed creations are making an impact ...
Laurie Burns Leaving Forty One Madison Position
(NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 8, 2017)-- Laurie Burns, director of the New York Merchandise Mart at Forty One Madison and senior vice president of Rudin Management Co., Inc., is stepping down from the position she has held the past nine years. In announcing her departure, Eric Rudin, president of Rudin Management, said Burns will remain through the next New York Tabletop Market, October 17 to October 20, her final day. The search firm Korn Ferry has been hired to find her successor. Joining the Merchandise Mart just as the economy was headed into a recession deeply impacting the tabletop ...
National Non-Profit, Icing Smiles, Partners with PreGel America
CONCORD, N.C., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Icing Smiles, a national non-profit, is creating a lot of smiles with the help of caring local bakeries all over the country and supportive corporate partners like PreGel America. It is through their generosity that over 13,580 custom cakes have been delivered to critically ill kids and their siblings.  Delivering their first cake in 2010 to Violet, a beautiful 6-year-old battling brain cancer, Icing Smiles has since provided cakes to thousands of children across the country. "We understand that the simple things, like a birthday cake, are luxuries for a family battling illness," ...
Contemporary Design Drives Innovation At NY NOW Summer 2017
WHITE PLAINS, NY. — July 20, 2017 — NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will once again be at the forefront of the design community by bringing together a curated collection of brands for its exclusive Accent on Design® section at the upcoming summer 2017 market. As part of NY NOW’s HOME Collection, Accent on Design is the industry’s leading resource for innovative, design-led merchandise for more than 30 years. It presents established and emerging design brands that continually push the creative envelope and change the way we look at every day. This section will be open ...
Homer Laughlin China Company Represents West Virginia During White House “Made in America Week”
July 19, 2017—Newell, WV — As the White House turns its focus to American-made products with a weeklong program showcasing homegrown goods and companies, HLC Inc. is proud to have been chosen to represent West Virginia in the “Made in America Product Showcase” as part of “Made in America Week.” Only one company from each of the 50 states was selected to be highlighted in the celebration. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a whirlwind adventure, really,” said Katie Bricker, director of foodservice marketing, HLC Inc. “I found out about this, like the rest of the country, late last week and ...
JAB Completes Acquisition of Panera Bread Company
ST. LOUIS, MO, July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Panera Bread Company ("Panera" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:PNRA) and JAB today announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Panera by an investment vehicle of JAB Consumer Fund and JAB Holding Company. The acquisition was announced on April 5, 2017, and the transaction closed and became effective today. Under the terms of the transaction, Company shareholders will receive $315 per share in cash for each share they own.   As a result of the completion of the acquisition, Panera’s common stock will cease trading as of today on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.  About Panera Thirty years ...
Sysco Announces CEO Succession Plan
HOUSTON, July 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) (the “company”) today announced that chief executive officer, Bill DeLaney, will be succeeded as CEO by Tom Bené, currently president and chief operating officer. Bené will become president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018, and will join Sysco’s board of directors. DeLaney will serve as an advisor to Bené through December 31, 2018. Jackie Ward, chairman of Sysco’s board, said, “Today’s announcement represents the successful culmination of the board’s long-range leadership succession planning process and will result in an orderly transition. The board is confident that our plan ...
Las Vegas Market Adds More New Temporary Exhibitors
LAS VEGAS, NV – (July 13, 2017) – Las Vegas Market announced today that brisk sales activity continues to swell the number of new gift and home décor temporary exhibitors to be featured in the Pavilions at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, July 30 to August 3, 2017. More than 20% of the record 500+ temporary exhibitors will be first time participants at Las Vegas Market, making the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market an important first stop for buyers seeking the Market’s newest and most innovative offerings.   “Las Vegas Market is seeing unprecedented demand for temporary exhibition space, ...
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