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JK Adams Announces Management Changes
Dorset, VT - August 28, 2019 --  JK Adams Owner and Chairman Malcom Cooper, Jr. has announced the appointment of Bill Eyre as Interim President to lead the company, effective July 26, 2019.  Mr. Eyre has served as JK Adams’ Chief Marketing Officer since March 2018 and was a consultant to the business since early 2017.  He is also a candidate in the company’s current search for a new Chief Executive Officer to replace former CEO Jon Blatchford. Mr. Blatchford departed the company at the end of July to pursue a new career opportunity.  “Jon [Blatchford] served with distinction for ...
Spice Leader Schiff Acquires Golombeck in Major Expansion of Capacity
SEPT 3, 2019, Totowa NJ – In a significant step toward expanding its industry-leading business, Schiff Foods, a full-line purveyor of whole spices, ground spices, and seasonings, recently acquired Morris J. Golombeck, an internationally-recognized importer and exporter of high-quality spices and herbs.  Founded in 1949, Schiff began selling food condiments in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and slowly evolved into grinding spices. The company left Brooklyn for New Jersey in 1998 and eventually expanded into seeds, herbs, allied products, dehydrated vegetables, onion and garlic, and seasoning blends. Known for its relationship with only the best sources, Schiff has emerged as expert in the sourcing ...
Bono Expands Production to Spain and Tunisia, Invests at Home
FAIRFIELD, N.J. – Sept. 4, 2019 – To meet growing demand for its award-winning extra virgin olive oil across the U.S. and in international markets, Bono is expanding beyond its home base of Sicily for the first time while also doubling down on its investments at home. The family-owned business, founded in 1934, is adding production facilities in Spain and Tunisia, countries both known for excellent climates for growing top-quality olives and for their strong olive oil industries.  Bono has rolled out a 16.9 oz Spanish oil made with Arbequina and Arbosana olives and a 16.9 oz Tunisian oil made with Chetoui and Chemali ...
Hershey Announces Expansion of Snack Bar Portfolio
HERSHEY, Pa. and BOULDER, Colo. and CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) strengthened its position as a snacking leader today, announcing that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ONE Brands, LLC, the maker of a line of low-sugar, high-protein nutrition bars. “ONE’s portfolio of great tasting nutrition bars, with indulgent flavors such as Birthday Cake, Maple Glazed Doughnut and Peanut Butter Pie, will be a strong strategic fit within our overall innovative snacking powerhouse vision,” said Mary Beth West, Hershey’s Chief Growth Officer.  “Our beloved confection brands will continue to be ...
Arlee Home Fashions Signs Licensing Deal with Lenox Corporation
New York, NY – _August 21, 2019 – _ Lenox, America’s Leading tableware, giftware and home entertaining company, announced today a licensing deal with Arlee Home Fashions, Inc. In collaboration with Lenox, Arlee Home Fashions will design and market new table linen, kitchen textile and bath collections set to debut in early 2020.  The collections will be licensed under the Lenox brand name and comprise both kitchen textile and linen products, including table cloths, napkins, place mats, wine holders, tree skirts, decorative pillows, and throw blankets, kitchen towels, pot holders, and aprons. The bath products include bath and hand towels, ...
Three organic stand-outs selected to receive Organic Trade Association’s Leadership Award
Washington D.C., July 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Three outstanding individuals in organic agriculture who will receive Organic Trade Association’s Leadership Awards this coming September have much in common: they are passionate about organic farming, visionary in their advocacy for strong organic standards, and active in passing on their excitement and knowledge to foster further growth in the sector.  This year’s award honorees are: Israel Morales Sr., JV Farms Organic, Organic Farmer of the Year Award Lynn Coody, Organic Agsystems Consulting, Growing the Organic Community Award Nate Powell-Palm, Cold Spring Organics, Rising Star Award Organic Farmer of the Year AwardIsrael Morales Sr. is ...
Coffee Roasters Guild and Diedrich Roasters Offer Scholarships at Retreat in the USA and Camp in France
August 13, 2019— The Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG) and Diedrich Roasters have announced the recipients of the 2019 Diedrich Roasters Scholarship for CRG Retreat in the USA as well as the launch of the Diedrich Scholarship at CRG Camp in Europe. CRG Retreat will take place August 15-18 in Buford, Georgia, USA, and CRG Camp will take place in Annecy, France, from September 30 to October 3. Retreat and Camp are annual events where professional coffee roasters from around the world gather to share knowledge, learn new skills, and build and renew friendships. 2019 Diedrich Scholars at CRG Retreat (USA) The ...
Eleven Themes Set The Trend at Anuga 2019
What is coming, what is staying and what is new? The entire diversity of the world of food and beverages will be on display again from 5 to 9 October 2019 in Cologne. Whether vegetarian and vegan, gluten and lactose-free, superfoods or ready-to-go products - there is something for all needs. Around 7,400 exhibitors from 100 countries are using the world's most important industry meeting for the food and beverage industry to present their latest trends and innovations. The trend themes reflect the current developments within the industry. Beyond this, Anuga places a consistent focus on the industry trends of ...
Summer Las Vegas Market Reports Brisk Order Writing
LAS VEGAS, N.V. – (August 2, 2019) – Strong order writing, buzzworthy programming and industry-exclusive special events highlighted the recently-concluded Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market. Summer Market presented 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources – more than 130 of which were new to the campus’ permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits. “Buyers at Summer Las Vegas Market were here to buy and exhibitors reported steady order writing,” said Bob Maricich, CEO for International Market Centers. “Marketgoers attended exclusive industry-leading events and experienced dynamic, top-notch sourcing offered only at Las Vegas Market this summer.” Exhibitors Report Steady Order Writing & Increased Showroom ...
Lodge® Cast Iron acquires FINEX® Cast Iron Cookware
SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN.—Lodge Cast Iron acquires Portland-based cast iron cookware manufacturer, FINEX.  “Lodge has built the great tradition of American cast iron cookware and kept it alive—in our hearts and in our kitchens—when no one else could,” said Ron Khormaei, co-founder of FINEX. “We wouldn’t be here without Lodge’s great heritage and we’re incredibly excited to expand cast iron cooking to new fans, new regions and new generations together.” The business will continue to function out of Portland and their employees will join the Lodge team. The FINEX brand will stand alone, just as it is today, with its own ...
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