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QCD celebrates grand opening of 19th facility in Fontana | Friday, July 20, 2018

New distribution center one of the largest servicing Starbucks

Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a subsidiary of Golden State Foods (GSF), which is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant industry, recently celebrated the grand opening of its 19th facility, located in Fontana, Calif. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 19, 2018.
Lay's introduces 8 new regionally-inspired chip flavors | Friday, July 20, 2018

Lay's celebrates ‘Tastes of America’ program celebrating local cuisine across America

As part of Lay's new "Tastes of America" program, the brand is introducing eight regionally-inspired, new potato chip flavors that represent distinctive tastes from across the country. This marks the most chip flavors Lay’s has ever introduced at one time.
Bel Canada to build first Canadian plant in Sorel-Tracy | Friday, July 20, 2018

Quebec-based facility to produce mini Babybel cheese

The Bel Group announced it is building its first Canadian plant in Sorel-Tracy, Que., which will be fully dedicated to producing mini Babybel cheese. Operations are expected to begin in early 2020.
Century Snacks appoints new CEO | Friday, July 20, 2018

Valerie Oswalt brings more than 20 years of experience to the role

Century Snacks has appointed Valerie Oswalt as its new chief executive officer. Oswalt joins the company from Mondelēz International and brings with her more than 20 years of consumer package food experience.
Love Food Hate Waste campaign launched to reduce food waste in Canada | Thursday, July 19, 2018

2.2M tonnes of edible food thrown out annually

Walmart and Sobeys, two of Canada's largest food retailers, have joined with local and provincial governments and agencies to launch a national Love Food Hate Waste campaign, aimed at reducing the significant amount of food wasted across the country every day.
Pacific Ventures Group announces LOI to acquire East Coast food distribution company | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Pacific Ventures Group seeks national expansion

With a focus on expanding within the consumer products, food, beverage and alcohol-related industries and expanding operations of its current food, beverage and alcohol distribution business “SnöBar,” Pacific Ventures has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to purchase a food distribution company on the East Coast, with current annual revenues of approximately $30 million.
IDC announces new board member | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Former Coca-Cola executive, José Martinez, joins IDC’s board of directors

A former executive at The Coca-Cola Company recently joined International Dispensing Corporation’s (IDC’s) board of directors. José “Pepe” Martinez spent 17 years with The Coca-Cola Company, where he became a well-known and highly-respected global supply chain executive with a strong track record in end-to-end business solutions for the food and beverage and packaging industries.
Menasha Packaging Company announces new president | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Michael D. Riegsecker to succeed Michael K. Waite

Menasha Packaging Company, a leading provider of customized graphic consumer packaging, food packaging, and more, has appointed Michael D. Riegsecker as its new president, effective Sept. 1, 2018.
Government of Canada provides $475K to three Lac-Saint-Jean microbreweries | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Microbreweries to carry out capital projects of more than $1.4M

The Government of Canada is a big supporter of local craft beer brewers, and is providing $473,395 in financial assistance to three Lac-Saint-Jean microbreweries.
IHOP partners with DoorDash to launch delivery service | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Delivery available from more than 300 locations across U.S.

IHOP Restaurants is celebrating its 60th year by rolling out its first, and largest, national delivery program in partnership with DoorDash. The announcement is a critical step in expanding the brand's IHOP 'N GO (to-go) platform, which already includes a fully-integrated online ordering system through and the IHOP mobile app.
Mosa Meat to bring lab-grown meat to market in 2021 | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dutch start-up raises €7.5M to commercialise cultured meat

Mosa Meat, a spin off company from Maastricht University, has raised €7.5 million (approx. US$8.7 million) to bring cultured meat to market by 2021.
FreshDirect opens new state-of-the-art facility in South Bronx | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Environmentally-friendly FreshDirect Campus positions company to expand product offerings

FreshDirect, the Northeast’s leading online fresh food grocer, has opened a brand new state-of-the-art facility in New York City’s South Bronx community.
Food Freshness Card wins 2018 United Fresh Innovation Award | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Food Freshness Card honored for Best New Safety Solution at the 2018 United Fresh Show

The Food Freshness Card recently won the 2018 United Fresh Innovation Award for Best New Safety Solution at the 2018 United Fresh Show.
Farmstead Cheese Company to build new artisanal cheesemaking operation | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cheesemaker secures $7.8M in total project financing to purchase property in Petaluma

Farmstead Cheese Company, located in Point Reyes, Calif., recently secured $7.8 million in total project financing to purchase a property located in Petaluma, Calif., consisting of 1.92 acres of land and four buildings totaling 20,982-square-feet, where the company plans to build a new, state-of-the-art artisanal cheesemaking operation.
Selerant unveils new global identity | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Devex 3.6 to be showcased at IFT18 Food Expo

Selerant, a leading global provider of formula-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software, recently launched its new global identity, Devex PLM, and will showcase the new software at IFT18 Food Expo in Chicago, Ill.
Agri-Neo announces partnership with Red River Commodities | Monday, July 16, 2018

Partnership to utilize validated, organic, non-thermal food safety solution Neo-Pure

Food safety technology company Agri-Neo has partnered with Red River Commodities, which sources, trades and distributes natural food products and ingredients, to utilize its food safety solution Neo-Pure. Red River will commence operation of the Neo-Pure solution during the fourth quarter of 2018 on its seeds and grains, including its sunflower seeds.
Four major food companies launch Sustainable Food Policy Alliance | Monday, July 16, 2018

Alliance aims to drive progress in U.S. public policies that shape what people eat

Danone North America; Mars, Incorporated; Nestlé USA; and Unilever United States recently launched the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, a new organization focused on driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it impacts their health, communities, and the planet.
Fortis Solutions Group acquires Texas label manufacturer | Monday, July 16, 2018

Fortis Solutions Group has acquired Label Products Corporation

Fortis Solutions Group has acquired Texas-based Lewis Label Products Corporation, a custom manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging products for industries including food and beverage, wine and spirits, manufacturing, and more.
Stampede Meat invests $36M in New Mexico plant | Monday, July 16, 2018

Expansion to increase Stampede’s capacity by more than half and create 1,295 new jobs

Illinois-based Stampede Meat, Inc. is investing more than $36 million in the former Tyson Foods facility in Sunland Park, N.M., which will increase its existing 285,000 square footage and 190 million-pound capacity by more than half. This marks the first time Stampede Meat has expanded outside of Illinois in its 24-year history.
Sensient Technologies acquires Canadian botanical extraction technology provider | Friday, July 13, 2018

Acquisition to support Sensient’s ‘seed to shelf’ strategy

Sensient Technologies has acquired Vancouver-based botanical extraction technology provider, Mazza Innovation Limited, for an undisclosed amount.


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