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Cargill Plans to Buy Chocolate Supplier Smet

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business and Smet, a leading Belgium-based supplier of chocolate and sweets decorations to the food service and confectionery markets, announce their intent to bring together their global gourmet chocolate activities.

S&D Coffee & Tea Names Tracy Ging Executive VP and Chief Business Officer

S&D Coffee & Tea announced Chief Commercial Officer Tracy Ging has been promoted to Executive VP and Chief Business Officer. In her new expanded role, Tracy will be involved in all critical business activities working closely with Ron Hinson, the company’s President and CEO, to help steer the organization as it continues to expand.

Red Bull Launches Peach Edition and Sugarfree Option

Red Bull is answering the question to “You’re a peach, who’s your pear?” in advance of Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day, with the launch of the perfect “pearing”— The Red Bull Peach Edition offering the Wings of Red Bull with the taste of peach-nectarine and The Red Bull Pear Edition Sugarfree offering the taste of sugarfree crisp pear.

Troon Acquires RealFood Consulting

Troon, a leader in club management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce the company's acquisition of RealFood, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based food service consulting firm.“Troon currently delivers a wide gamut of food and beverages services at our managed facilities,” says Tim Schantz, president, Troon.

Culinary Institute of America Introduces Master's Program in Wine Management

The business of wine—from vineyard all the way to the table—is at the core of the newest graduate-level degree program from The Culinary Institute of America. Based in America's wine capital, California's Napa Valley, the just-announced Master of Professional Studies in Wine Management will prepare graduates to innovate, inspire, and succeed at the highest levels of the dynamic wine profession.

Component Hardware Group Names Partha Biswas CEO

Partha Biswas as president and Chief Executive Officer of CHG. Partha succeeded, in September 2018, interim CEO Greg Tucholski, who continues to serve on the company’s board of directors. “I am excited and honored to have the privilege of leading CHG, a company with a rich history and tremendous potential for growth,” said Biswas, who brings more than 25 years of general management, global supply chain, strategic planning, engineering and technology leadership experience to the role.

US Foods Breaks Ground on F. Christiana Facility Expansion

US Foods Holding Corp., one of the nation’s leading foodservice companies, broke ground on the expansion of the company’s F. Christiana facility in Marrero, Louisiana. The investment will nearly triple the size of the current facility to support the company’s continued growth in Louisiana, parts of Mississippi and Alabama.

Crown Brands Acquires The Oneida Group’s Foodservice Operations

Crown Brands, LLC announced it has acquired the Foodservice Dinnerware, Flatware and Crystal Glass operations of The Oneida Group, effective immediately.“We are extremely pleased to welcome the Foodservice Dinnerware, Flatware and Crystal Glass units of The Oneida Group to Crown Brands, LLC.

Restaurant Depot to Open in Wilkes-Barre

Restaurant Depot, the nation’s premiere cash and carry food wholesaler is set to open its latest store in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, January 30. On the site of what was an empty lot, Restaurant Depot has built a brand-new state-of-the-art facility.

Robots to Deliver Food at George Mason University

Sodexo, Inc. and Starship Technologies announced the launch of robot food delivery services at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Beginning Tuesday, George Mason’s 40,000 students, faculty and staff can access the Starship Deliveries app (iOS and Android) to order food and drinks to be delivered anywhere on campus, within minutes.