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Dallas Market Center Announces Summer Fundraising Campaign In Support of World Central Kitchen
June 8, 2022 —Gift for Life today announced that Dallas Market Center, in conjunction with select showrooms, will be hosting a summer fundraising campaign, “This Showroom Feeds Families,” to support World Central Kitchen (WCK) and its efforts to provide crisis-related hunger relief in Ukraine, the United States, and other locations.   “I am inspired by the creativity and generosity of our Market Center partners,” said Cole Daugherty, Gift for Life Chair and Senior Vice President of Exhibitor Marketing at Dallas Market Center. “Our goal is to raise over $30,000 for World Central Kitchen this June. Between our Retailer Excellence Awards fundraiser ...
Regal Ware Welcomes Serena Petri as Omnichannel General Manager
Kewaskum, Wisconsin (June 14, 2022)– Regal Ware Inc.,welcomes Serena Petri as the Omnichannel General Manager for American Kitchen® cookware and ESPRO® brewing products.  Ms. Petri will be responsible for building and implementing Omnichannel strategic initiatives for both product lines. Ms. Petri previously worked for premier consumer driven organizations including Lands’ End, Nautilus, Johnson Health Tech, Johnson Outdoors, and American Girl. She brings to Regal Ware over 20 years of experience in durable goods maximizing sales, profits, and market share, leading brand strategy, developing consumer insights, and launching innovative products.  “Serena has the perfect combination of talents to help us grow our Omnichannel business ...
Stop & Shop Announces $140 Million Capital Investment in NYC Stores
NEW YORK, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stop & Shop today announced a $140 million capital investment in its New York City stores to improve the shopping experience for local customers with a focus on adding thousands of new items from around the globe to ensure the assortment at each store reflects the diversity of the neighborhood it serves. Store remodels will deliver a fresh new look and feel for customers and will also showcase value with deal bins and the addition of the Flashfood program which offers fresh foods at up to 50% off. Stop & Shop’s Bay Plaza ...
Las Vegas Market Showcases Full Range of Gift Product for Summer 2022
LAS VEGAS, N.V. – (June 8, 2022) – Las Vegas Market is the epicenter of West Coast gift sourcing this summer with a broad range of lifestyle product presented together on six floors in World Market Center Building C – including some seven new, expansions and relocations – July 24-28, 2022 at World Market Center Las Vegas.“Las Vegas Market is truly a ‘something-for-everyone’ gift sourcing destination with newcomers and expansions bringing even more cross-category resources to market this summer,” said Scott Eckman, International Market Centers (IMC), executive vice president, chief revenue officer. “Top corporate showrooms and top West Coast sales agencies have ...
Specialty Food Association Reveals Specialty Food Sales of $175 billion in State of the Specialty Food Industry Report
NEW YORK, NY (June 9, 2022)– The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has released its annual State of the Specialty Food Industry Report, revealing that the specialty food market reached total sales of $175 billion in 2021, up 7.4 percent versus 5.8 percent the year before, when foodservice’s steep decline offset outsized gains in brick-and-mortar retail and ecommerce. "The specialty food market has prospered amid two difficult years, with our latest research showing specialty continues to grow at a faster rate than all food," said Denise Purcell, Specialty Food Association's vice president, content & education. "Growth will continue, but at a slower pace ...
Simply Better Brands Corp. and Jones Soda Co. Announce Termination of Letter of Intent Due to Unfavorable Market Conditions 
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)-- Simply Better Brands Corp. ( “Simply Better Brands” or “SBBC”) (TSX Venture: SBBC) (OTCQB: PKANF) and Jones Soda Co. (“Jones”) (CSE: JSDA) (OTCQB: JSDA) announce that, due to current market conditions, SBBC and Jones have terminated the previously announced letter of intent (see news release dated April 21, 2022). “We are disappointed that due to current market conditions we are unable to move forward with our intended transaction at this time. The Jones Soda brand is one we felt confident would add tremendous value to our existing platform and ultimately be accretive ...
Olio Piro from Tuscany Wins Top Honor in Global Contest for Extra Virgin Olive Oil
MIAMI (June 7, 2022) – Olio Piro is on a winning streak. The premium extra virgin olive oil, made from the early harvest of a proprietary blend of Italy’s best olives including those from its own groves on the slopes of Mount Amiata in Southern Tuscany, has been crowned a winner in the 2022 New York International Olive Oil Competition.   This is the fourth year in a row the EVOO has been named best in its class in the important international olive oil contest.  Olio Piro, a new member of the Specialty Food Association, will be featured at a special ...
Mindful Awards Honors World's Most Conscious Companies and Products For Sustainability, Transparency, and Social Responsibility In 2022
LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/-- The 2022 Mindful Awards Program, an independent recognition platform highlighting conscious companies and products that mindfully make waves in the ever-expanding world of consumer-packaged goods, today announced the winners of the fourth annual awards program. This year's program attracted more than 1650 nominations from companies all over the world in the categories: Beverages, Snacks, Food and Supplements. The winners were selected by an independent panel of industry experts within the consumer-packaged goods industry. "Consumers are increasingly prioritizing the eco-profile of a product in their purchase decisions. As brands focus on the environment and sustainable lifestyles, we are ...
National Restaurant Association Show® 2022 Reunites Foodservice Industry After 3 Years with Renewed Energy, Innovation and Collaboration
CHICAGO (June 7, 2022)—The foodservice industry was reunited for the first time since May of 2019 at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, the largest industry event focused on foodservice technology innovations, unique ingredients, and emerging restaurant trends, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 21-24. The Show welcomed over 51,000 registered restaurant owners and operators, retail foodservice professionals, food and ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and many more for four days filled with innovation, ingredients, insights and thought leadership. Attendees represented over 110 countries and all 50 states and more than 1,800 exhibitors—including over 1,200 returning and more than 500 new ...
Specialty Food Association to Recognize Honorees with Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Awards, and Hall of Fame Induction, at 66th Summer Fancy Food Show
NEW YORK (June 6, 2022)– Eighteen leaders in the specialty world will be recognized by the Specialty Food Association at the upcoming 2022 Summer Fancy Food Show.  In recognition of their contributions to the $170.4 billion specialty food industry, the honorees will be ?celebrated on-site at the Show: Leadership Awards Business, Kathrine Gregory, The Entrepreneur Incubator Space LLC Citizenship, Joe Hanni, PS Seasoning & Spices Vision, Tom Simmons, The Supplant Company 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Sotiris Kitrilakis, Big Picture Foods Trish Pohanka, WaterBox LLC 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Mike Grazier, Busseto Foods Rex Howell-Smith, Central Market-Texas 2021 Hall of Fame Class Becky Renfro ...
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