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Schuman Cheese Posts Prominent Showing At Trio of Summer Competitions
(Fairfield, New Jersey) Classic recipes tuned to perfection and innovative specialty varieties alike earned Schuman Cheese the attention of judges at contests this summer, adding 17 new awards to the artisan cheesemaker’s already heavy trophy shelf. Schuman Cheese’s award-winning showing spanned the International Cheese and Dairy Awards (ICDA), American Cheese Society Judging & Competition (ACS) and Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Contest (WI Fair). Cello Organic Copper Kettle led the Open Hard Cheeses category at this year’s WI Fair, with Cello Romano taking second and Cello Copper Kettle finishing third. Organic Copper Kettle went on to nab a silver medal in ...
A Showcase of Specialty Coffee Innovation and Community at HostMilano 2019
July 30, 2019— The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and Fiera Milano have announced a joint project to feature the best of the specialty coffee industry at HostMilano 2019, taking place in the Italian city this October 18-22. HostMilano is the world’s leading trade fair dedicated to the catering and hospitality industries. The partnership between the SCA and Fiera Milano will focus on HostMilano’s vast coffee and tea area where the SCA will design an interactive space for visitors to network and take part in a showcase of innovation in specialty coffee.    The SCA’s space at HostMilano will feature a fully-equipped coffee ...
American Cheese Society Announces 2019 Judging & Competition Winning Cheeses
RICHMOND, Va. (August 2, 2019) — “Stockinghall,” from Murray’s Cheese in New York, was named “Best of Show” among 1,742 entries at the American Cheese Society’s (ACS) 2019 Judging & Competition. The results were announced tonight at the 36th Annual ACS Conference: Virginia Is For Cheese Lovers™, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, Virginia. Second place “Best of Show” went to “Professor’s Brie” from Wegmans Food Markets in New York. Third place “Best of Show” was awarded to “Aries” from Shooting Star Creamery in California. This year’s “Best of Show” cheeses indicate that the traditional European practice of producers working in collaboration with affineurs is ...
Georg J Riedel Honored By Wine Spectator Magazine
 (JULY 2019 – KUFSTEIN, AUSTRIA) – Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has announced that Georg J Riedel, the 10th-generation glassmaker and businessman who catapulted his family glassware business into the global market, will be the 38th recipient of its annual “Distinguished Service Award.” Presented during the New York Wine Experience, the magazine’s annual gala in October 2019, the award acknowledges those who have made “significant and long-lasting contributions to the wine industry.” Writing in Wine Spectator, News Editor Mitch Frank notes how Georg Riedel “revolutionized how we drink wine by spreading the gospel of his family’s wineglasses,” educating tens of thousands of wine drinkers on ...
Stonewall Kitchen Announces Investment From Audax Private Equity to Further Accelerate Growth 
YORK, Maine, Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading specialty food producer Stonewall Kitchen announced today that Audax Private Equity ("Audax"), a leading alternative investment manager for North American middle market companies, has invested in the company alongside the management team.  Working together, Audax and Stonewall Kitchen intend to accelerate the company's plans to become one of the leading specialty food platforms in North America. The company will continue to be led by existing management, with John Stiker remaining as the Chief Executive Officer, Lori King as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer, and Natalie King as Executive Vice President. In 2014, Stonewall Kitchen initially partnered with private investment firm Centre Partners to achieve ...
Ambiente Expands Its Range By Adding A Dedicated Hall For The HoReCa Segment
As announced at Ambiente 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for consumer goods is now set to expand its range by adding a dedicated hall for the HoReCa segment. The focus of Hall 6.0 will be on products and topics associated with front-of-house business, i.e. everything that concerns the work and customer’s experience within the hospitality space. “We are proud that our exhibitors and visitors see Ambiente as the international HoReCa trading platform. Hall 6.0 is our answer to the increasing dynamics of this market segment. Even at the current stage of our planning, its focus on the interface between ...
GC Buying Group Celebrates 10 years of Summer School in Atlanta
DALLAS- July 16, 2019— GC Buying Group’s Summer School in Atlanta celebrates new traditions, vendor and stores creativity, and a key anniversary. July 2019 marks the 10th year of GC Buying Group's Summer School at the Atlanta Gift & Home Market. The big change this year was GC’s Summer School starting Thursday, so stores had more time Wednesday to shop rep and vendor showrooms. Wednesday night, GC’S exclusive Party in the Kitchen and Showroom Crawl created a space for store members to network, meet with vendors in showrooms and participate in door prizes.  Thursday morning, Summer School opened with stores ...
Schuman Cheese Executive Named USDA Trade Advisor
(Fairfield, New Jersey) Ralph Hoffman, a member of the executive leadership team at Schuman Cheese, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Processed Foods. Hoffman, who is Executive Vice President of Risk Management and leads the Food Service and Food Ingredients Business Unit at Schuman Cheese, is among the private-sector appointees announced by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer earlier this summer. The Advisory Committee appointees will serve until June 2023. “This appointment is a testament to Ralph’s expertise and knowledge of the cheese and dairy ...
Steady Sales and Big News At July 2019 Atlanta Market
ATLANTA – July 17, 2019 – Exhibitors reported strong order writing at the close of the summer 2019 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market®. The market drew buyers from all 50 states and nearly 60 countries sourcing from 8,000 brands across all categories of home décor and gift showcased in 1,400 permanent showrooms and 3,000 temporary exhibits according to International Market Centers (IMC). “Serious business was in evidence in Atlanta this week,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “Buyers from across the retail and design spectrum came to AmericasMart with a purpose: to find new products and resources to differentiate their ...
Portmeirion Group acquires Nambe’
New York, NY – _July 16, 2019 – _Portmeirion Group is delighted to announce the purchase of Nambe’ LLC, a premium branded US homewares business.  The acquisition provides the Group with additional scale in key US markets and strategically complements the existing US subsidiary while continuing to diversify business into new homeware product categories.  Lawrence Bryan, Chef Executive said: Nambe’´ is synonymous with market leading design in homewares and we are hugely excited to take the brand on the next part of its journey. Portmeirion has a great track record of adding value through acquiring quality brands that can then ...
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