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InHarvest Names Pete Linder VP of Foodservice Sales

InHarvest, Inc., announced the addition of Pete Linder to its executive team as vice president of foodservice sales. Most recently, Linder was vice president of sales for Watsonville, Calif.-based Superior Foods, a global supplier of frozen fruits, vegetables and grains for the foodservice, retail, industrial and club markets.

US Foods Buying SGA’s Food Group of Companies for $1.8B in Cash

US Foods announced July 30 it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire five operating companies collectively known as SGA’s Food Group of Companies for $1.8 billion in cash. Scottsdale, Arizona-based SGA’s Food Group of Companies generated combined 2017 net sales of $3.

Grateful Burger Launches Retail Line of Blended Burgers

Grateful Burger has launched a retail line of its blended burgers in select Massachusetts grocers. The company is excited to be offering both its Angus Beef Patties Blended with Portabella Mushrooms as well as ABF Chicken Patties with Kale and Roasted Garlic exclusively at all Roche Brothers Supermarkets, Donelan’s Supermarkets, Crosby’s Marketplace, Pemberton Farms, Kinnealey Meat Co.

Butterball Hires Allison Pugina as Foodservice Data Insights Manager

To further understand what foodservice operators need to drive sales and successfully serve turkey consumers, Butterball has hired Allison Pugina as Foodservice Data Insights Manager. She contributes to the company’s decision-making process by using sales results, primary research and other sources to identify trends; draw conclusions; and share fact-based action plans with Butterball’s sales, marketing and leadership teams.

Daily’s Bacon Rebrands for Retail

Daily’s has long been a beloved food service brand—it’s the bacon customers ask for by name. Based on hundreds of recent inquiries into Daily’s, 74 percent have been from consumers who have enjoyed Daily’s bacon and want to buy more.

Coffee Flour Announces New B Corp Certification

Coffee Flour—a sustainable global impact food—announced that it has earned its B Corp Certification.Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

Healthy Fats Coalition Welcomes New Supporters

Welcoming to its ranks a trio of ghee suppliers, the world’s only duck fat spray company, a leading provider of goose products and EPIC Provisions, among others, the Healthy Fats Coalition announced its latest group of supporters.

US Foods Introduces Clean Labels Across Exclusive Brands

US Foods Holding Corp. announced that its entire line of Metro Deli, Rykoff Sexton, Chef’s Line and Stock Yards Exclusive Brand products will be produced with clean label profiles as part of the company’s Unpronounceable List initiative.

Brakebush Chicken to Purchase Mocksville Poultry Facility

Brakebush Brothers, Inc., a 93-year-old family owned value-added processor of many traditional and innovative chicken products, finalized the asset purchase of the House of Raeford Farms, Inc. processing facility in Mocksville, North Carolina.

Art Institute Closing Campuses Around the Country

Dream Center Education Holdings, the company operating for-profit Art Institute, will no longer accept new students at 30 campuses nationwide. The News & Observer out of North Carolina first reported the news based on an internal memo that read: “Over the last several months, we have taken a strategic and comprehensive look at each of our three education systems and their respective campuses, evaluating them to be sure that they are meeting the needs of today's learners and providing the best student and graduate outcomes.