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JK Adams Names New Wholesale Sales Manager
JK Adams Company announces that it has expanded its core wholesale sales team by hiring a new wholesale sales manager, Dorothy Downey. This is a new position.  Ms. Downey will report to VP of Sales, Sharon Rishell. She will round out the wholesales sales department, which includes Donna Cross, Wholesale Assistant Sales Manager. Dorothy comes to the team with a thirty-five plus years in retail sales, divisional buying, and product development. For the past twenty years, she has supervised product development for a number iconic Northeast and West Coast brands. “Her specific understanding of supply chains, product sourcing, and organizational ...
Sweets & Snacks Expo Announces Most Innovative New Product Winners
The Sweets & Snacks Expo unveiled this year's winners of the coveted Most Innovative New Product Awards. These highly competitive awards recognize the most innovative candy and snack products and companies for their achievements during the past year:  Chocolate: The Hershey Company – Reese’s Big Cup with Pretzels Non-Chocolate: Mederer U.S.A., Inc. – efrutti Bakery Shoppe Bag Gum & Mints: Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc. – Mentos Gum Paperboard Bottle Salty Snacks: Wonderful Pistachios – Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Sea Salt & Vinegar Sweet Snacks: TruFru LLC – Nature’s Strawberries Hyper-Chilled Frozen Fresh in White Chocolate & Milk Chocolate Meat Snacks: Pure Jerky Co – Tripi’s Sweet Spicy Original Savory Snacks: Indiana Import ...
Webinar with New Juniper CEO Addresses E-Commerce Trends
ATLANTA / LAS VEGAS / HIGH POINT, N.C. – (June 29, 2021)– Veteran digital innovator and Juniper CEO, Bill Furlong, will explore expanding business and engaging customers through e-commerce in a free webinar, Leadership Perspective: A One-on-One with Bill Furlong, CEO of Juniper by IMC, on Thursday, July 8."Omnichannel is undoubtedly the future for the gift, apparel and home furnishings industries,” said Furlong. “While many software and e-commerce platforms are focused solely on digital interactions, our mission is to support commerce wherever our customers choose to transact, whether that be online, on the road or at a physical market.”During the webinar, Furlong ...
Atlanta Market Fetes In-Person Market Rebound With Celebrations, Live Events and New Amenities
ATLANTA – June 23, 2021– Adding to the excitement surrounding the summer Atlanta Market, International Market Centers (IMC) today announced the much anticipated return of in-person events and celebrations with a schedule of industry parties, culinary demonstrations and expanded amenities set for the July 13-19, 2021 staging at AmericasMart Atlanta. “With market attendance and activity returning to more ‘normal’ conditions, we are delighted to resume the live education, networking and industry celebrations that are a hallmark of the market experience,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief marketing and customer officer. “We will celebrate industry reconnection in Atlanta Market style with ...
Sweets & Snacks Expo Releases Top Trends for 2021
WASHINGTON (June 10, 2021)—The 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo on June 22-25 in Indianapolis is where the confectionery and snack industries will find more than two years’ worth of products on the show floor, and the excitement for the show continues to grow. Today, the Sweets & Snacks Expo released the top trends for the 2021 confectionery and snack categories, and these explosive trends will be seen on the show floor in Indianapolis. “The Sweets & Snacks Expo is where the top candy and snack companies showcase their newest products, and this year is even more important as we get back to ...
Old Amsterdam Names Norseland Inc. as Canadian Distribution Partner
Darien CT - June 2021—Old Amsterdam Cheese, the market leader in Branded Aged Gouda in Holland and a product of the third generation 100% family owned and run Westland Cheese Company names Norseland Inc as the Old Amsterdam distribution partner in Canada.  Norseland, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of TINE SA, a cooperative of more than 13,000 dairy farmers in Norway. Norseland Inc is best known for producing and importing of the iconic Jarlsberg cheese, but the family of brands is very diverse, including the top specialty brands that span Europe and combine traditional recipes, passed down through family generations, with modern cheesemaking techniques.    “We at Old Amsterdam are ...
Koelnmesse Names Catja Caspary Vice President Marketing Communications
Catja Caspary (41), who currently serves as Vice President Trade Fair Management, has been named Vice President Marketing Communications with immediate effect and will thus assume responsibility for Koelnmesse's event- related customer and media relations. Her predecessor Jochen Dosch is leaving the company after 22 years to pursue new professional challenges. Catja Caspary, who has been with the company since 2012, already worked as a manager in Marketing Communications before her current position in Trade Fair Management and is therefore well familiarised with the requirements of the job. In addition to her new responsibility, she will initially maintain her role as ...
Atlanta Market Offers Virtual Cooking Demonstration with “Top Chef” Kevin Gillespie
ATLANTA – June 3, 2021– Atlanta Market, in partnership with Atlanta Magazine, is presenting a virtual gourmet cooking class with all-star Atlanta chef and restaurateur Kevin Gillespie as an extension of its popular Demonstration Kitchen programming in the lead up to the July 13-19, 2021 market.   "The Demonstration Kitchen is the heart of the gourmet collection at Atlanta Market, so we are bringing back its excitement and exploration opportunities with a local twist," said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer for International Market Centers (IMC). "Buyers can find out what's trending in gourmet food and housewares pre-market, learn ...
Lenox Corporation Announces Acquisition of Oneida Consumer LLC
Bristol, PA, June 3, 2021- Lenox Corporation, a leading supplier of tabletop, giftware and home entertaining products, today announced that it has acquired Oneida Consumer LLC.  The deal includes all existing Oneida Consumer LLC branded tabletop products including flatware, dinnerware and cutlery. With its recent acquisition of Hampton Forge and now the Oneida tabletop brand, Lenox has a market leading portfolio of brands and innovative products with unparalleled consumer recognition across the spectrum of retail channels. “All of these great brands have served as industry leaders in their respective categories, reaching a broad consumer base,” said Bob Burbank, CEO of Lenox ...
NY NOW® to be the first major event to run at reopened Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this August
WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 17, 2021) – NY NOW®, the modern wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, today announced that NY NOW® will be the first major event to run at the reopened Javits Center this August 8-11, 2021. The event will be operated in accordance with capacity and safety protocols established by the NY State Department of Health. “The NY NOW team is delighted to be back in-person at the Javits Center this August, on the traditional dates of the NYC gift and home market. Our role has always been to support our community of small businesses, ...
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