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BlueCart Acquires BinWise

BlueCart, Inc., a pioneer and industry leader in online and mobile procurement and fulfillment for the food industry, announced its acquisition of BinWise Inc. Dick Kramlich, Co-founder of NEA and Green Bay Ventures will be joining BlueCart’s Advisory Board.

Former Coca Cola Execs Join SPRiZZi Drink-Co.

SPRiZZi Drink-Co., the world’s leading eco-friendly beverage system, announced the appointment of former Coca Cola Enterprises, Inc. executives, Tim Goff as President and Bob Relf, as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Fresh n’ Lean Introduces Beyond Mean to Menu

Fresh n’ Lean, a ready-to-eat plant-based meal delivery service, is introducing Beyond Meat to their menu. Beyond Meat is part of Fresh n’ Lean’s A La Carte section. There a customer can order Beyond Meat patties in bulk (4 patties/container) or they can order the special plant-based performance meal.

US Foods Names Timothy Connolly Chief Supply Chain Officer

US Foods Holding Corp announced that Timothy Connolly will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective May 13. Connolly will oversee the US Foods supply chain organization, including safety, warehousing, transportation, supply chain strategy, operations, continuous improvement, and labor relations.

School Zone Partners with Just 4 Fun LLC

School Zone, a leader in both print and digital learning tools for children ages 3-8, has announced a promotion and manufacturing partnership with Just 4 Fun LLC, a leading Kids & Family Marketing company that works with major restaurant chains, amusement, redemption, travel/lodging chains, and others, both in the U.

Edward Don & Company Acquires Myers Restaurant Supply

Edward Don & Company, a nationwide distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies, announced the acquisition of Myers Restaurant Supply, located in Santa Rosa, California. Since 1951, Myers has been a leading provider of foodservice equipment and design-build services to a diverse group of clients in California and across the United States.

SPRiZZi Drink-Co. Secures $100M Investment

SPRiZZi Drink-Co., a leading eco-friendly beverage system, announced a $100 million investment initiative from the government of Rugao, China, attributed to its environmentally friendly products. This investment will not only increase the production and efficiency of SPRiZZi Drink-Co.

Quikserv Corp. Acquires Easi-Serv Products

Quikserv Corp. a leading North American manufacturer of transaction windows, drawer systems, and window security solutions based in Houston, Texas, announced the acquisition and integration of Easi-Serv Products, based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Pilot Flying J Hopes to Hire 5,000 People on May 2

Pilot Flying J, the largest travel center network in North America, announced its first-ever National Hiring Day on May 2 – the largest in-person and virtual hiring event in the company’s history. Gearing up for the influx of travelers this summer, the company aims to hire more than 5,000 new team members across its network of more than 750 travel centers in the U.

Ocean Spray Cranberries Announces 2020 Commitment to Sustainable Farming

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. announced its commitment to advance sustainable agriculture practices across the entirety of its farmland by 2020.  The farmer-owned cooperative has committed to sustainably farming all of its cranberries, making Ocean Spray Cranberries the first fruit cooperative in North America to verify 100 percent of its crop as sustainably grown.

Winston Industries Founder Winston Shelton Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart that the Winston Industries family announces the passing of its founder, Winston Shelton on April 15. Winston was 96, just 18 days shy of his 97th birthday.Winston was a brilliant innovator whose inventions included revolutionary restaurant equipment such as the Collectramatic, a pressurefryer he designed at the request of Col.

Esrock Partners Names Kevin Wilson CEO

Chicago area-based foodservice agency Esrock Partners announced that Kevin Wilson, President and Lead Strategist with the foodservice agency since 2012, will assume additional responsibilities as CEO and owner of the company.

Cookware Company Made In Closes $5M Funding Round

Made In, the fastest-growing direct-to-consumer cookware company delivering quality, thoughtfully constructed kitchen tools at an approachable price point, announced the close of its $5M Seed funding round.

The Manischewitz Company Unveils New Look

The Manischewitz Company, the largest marketer of Kosher foods in North America, has unveiled a fresh new look for its iconic brand. For over 130 years, The Manischewitz Company’s mission has been to bring families to the table and reconnect with tradition through food.

Smithfield Renames Foodservice Business Smithfield Culinary

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced the introduction of Smithfield Culinary, a new branding of the company’s foodservice portfolio. Smithfield Culinary—historically recognized as Smithfield Farmland—leverages the corporation’s position as the world’s largest pork processor and industry leader in sustainability, and highlights the involvement and leadership that it has within the culinary community.