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Alto-Shaam Adds Directors to Retail Team

Alto-Shaam announced two new directors of national accounts on its retail team.Tami Olson previously served as National Account Manager and has been with the company since 2002.“Tami’s world-class skills in customer service and key account growth sales have been critical to Alto-Shaam’s chain account growth,” says Lucy McQuillan, executive vice president of global sales at Alto-Shaam.

Kraft Heinz Company Buys Primal Kitchen for $200M

The Kraft Heinz Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Primal Nutrition, LLC, makers of Primal Kitchen branded products for approximately $200 million.Founded by Mark Sisson and Morgan Buehler, Primal Kitchen is a young, vibrant, better-for-you brand primarily focused on Condiments, Sauces and Dressings including Mayonnaise, Salad Dressings and Avocado Oil, with growing product lines in Healthy Snacks and other categories.

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Continues Aggressive Growth

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions (Filta), a restaurant kitchen and hospitality leader in active fryer management and environmental sustainability, announced today strong growth since the beginning of 2018, opening 10 new franchised units and signing 11 new franchise agreements to date.

Dean & Peeler Premium Beef Taking Product to the Masses

Founded by veteran cattle pros Dustin Dean and Jason Peeler in July 2014, Dean & Peeler Premium Beef—an authentic cattle operation in the heart of South Texas—is taking its one-of-a-kind beef product to the restaurant masses.

Butterball Solves Packaging Issue

Butterball, the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S., has been a leader and innovator in the turkey industry for more than 60 years. Not only does Butterball set the standard for product quality and safety, they’re also dedicated to doing what’s best for the environment, their turkeys, their people and their customers.

Vulcan Versatile Chef Station Earns Innovation Award

Vulcan the food equipment manufacturer known for quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment, is the proud winner of the esteemed 2018 StarChefs International Chefs Congress Innovator Award for Heavy Equipment for the Versatile Chef Station (VCS).

Jon Taffer's Taffer Dynamics Acquires Mojo Group

Taffer Dynamics Inc., a  leading hospitality business consulting firm owned by Jon Taffer, has acquired Mojo Group Inc., one of Las Vegas’ premier hospitality consulting companies specializing in the development and management of restaurant and nightlife venuesThe acquisition will create Taffer Consulting, an expansion of parent company Taffer Dynamics Inc.

Welbilt Names William C. Johnson President and CEO

Welbilt, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment, announced today that its Board of Directors has elected William C. Johnson as President and Chief Executive Officer effective November 9.

Study: Healthy Options Fuel Customer Satisfaction with Food Brands

The food companies that take notice of consumers’ growing interest in fresh, natural, and organic products continue to reap the rewards. Customer satisfaction with grocery food—packaged food products ranging from chocolate, baked goods, and cereal to meat, cheese, and frozen foods—climbs 1.

Unified Office Receives Top Innovation Award

Unified Office Inc., a leading managed services provider offering reliable hybrid cloud-based virtual communications services and business analytics, announced today that its Total Connect Nowsm offering has received a 2018 Visionary Spotlight Award for Top Innovation presented by ChannelVision Magazine and Beka Business Media.

Crown Brands Acquires Tomlinson Industries

Crown Brands LLC of Lincolnshire, Illinois, has completed the acquisition of Tomlinson Industries of Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1911, Tomlinson Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer of No-Drip faucets and fittings for beverage and liquid dispensing.

Sheetz Appoints Stephanie Wilkes to Board of Directors

Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience chains, announced the appointment of Stephanie Wilkes to the Sheetz Board of Directors.With more than 25 years’ experience managing global brands such as Trident, Halls, Oreo and more at Mondelēz International, Stephanie has a proven track record of managing revenues in excess of $6 billion per year.