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HelloFresh Buys Meal-Kit Company Green Chef

HelloFresh SE announced it has acquired Green Chef, the USDA-certified organic meal kit company. HelloFresh will now offer the largest selection of meal plans for consumers, adding Green Chef’s popular organic vegan and gluten-free menus, including those plans compliant with Paleo and Keto diets.

Real Good Enchiladas Launch Nationwide at Kroger

The Real Good Food Company, LLC announced the retail launch of Real Good Enchiladas, the second brand extension of their high protein chicken crust product line, which will be available nationwide at more than 1,200 Kroger & Kroger Family Stores including Kroger, Ralph’s, Fred Meyer, King Sooper, Smith’s, Dillon’s, QFC, and Baker’s from March 16th.

Taylor Freezer Sales Company Announces Lainox Cooking Solutions-Mid Atlantic

Taylor Freezer Sales Company announced its newest division in the foodservice program industry; Lainox Cooking Solutions-Mid Atlantic. The declaration is in tune with the revolutionary Naboo Combi Ovens, to be unveiled at a specially organized event "Technology That Cooks", at the American Culinary Federation Coastal Virginia Chapter Meeting to be held at the Culinary Institute of Virginia, 2428 Almeda Avenue, Norfolk, Va.

Coca-Cola Executive Roy Jackson Joins National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association announced the appointment of Roy Jackson as Executive Vice President of Development and Industry Relations. Jackson, a longtime industry executive with deep expertise in strategic account management, operations, and enterprise sales recently retired after more than 20 years in various leadership positions at the Coca-Cola Company.

Passport Food Group Names Michael Axelrod New CEO

Passport Food Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of internationally flavored foods to foodservice and retail channels across North America, today announced that longtime strategic operations executive Michael Axelrod has been named the company’s new CEO.

Welbilt to Acquire Crem International for $224M

Welbilt, Inc., a leading global provider of commercial foodservice equipment, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Avaj International Holding AB (“Crem International” or “Crem”), which is majority owned by private equity firms Priveq Investment Fund IV L.

Rational North America Reports Strong Growth in 2017

Rational North America, a leading manufacturer of combi technology, has announced its full-year 2017 results after a year of record growth and product launches.  The company continued its successful performance, generating a 26 percent increase in year over year growth and capturing 45 percent market share within the combi oven category.

Barton Seaver Partners with Regal Springs to Promote Aquaculture

Regal Springs announced its partnership with Barton Seaver, seafood advocate, chef and Director of Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.“There is much marketplace confusion regarding seafood, and because of that fact, foodservice operators often lack the confidence to promote and actively encourage increased seafood consumption,” says Barton Seaver.

Family-Run Asian Supermarket Chain Hmart Debuts in Austin

Today marks the debut of Hmart, a family-run supermarket chain specializing in Asian foods and products, in Austin, Texas. The store occupies a 68,670 square foot space near the Lakeline Mall in north Austin, about 20 minutes from downtown.