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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.

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.

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.

US Foods Announces Scholarship Recipients

US Foods Holding Corp. announced the company’s newest US Foods Scholars scholarship recipients. Seven students from four cities across the U.S. were selected to receive up to $20,000 each to support their continued culinary education, in addition to hands-on training opportunities with US Foods culinary professionals.

General Mills Foodservice Launches New Foodservice Recipe Website

General Mills Foodservice is making it easier to find recipes and menu inspiration with a new, spiced-up version of its foodservice recipe website. Offering more than 1,400 recipes, the new online resource helps users quickly find recipes and also shares mouthwatering photography and information on the latest trends, plus tips, techniques and tutorials to give culinary professionals the tools they need for greater success in their own operations.