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Tyson Foods Buys Keystone Foods for $2.16 Billion in Cash

Tyson Foods, Inc. announced it has reached a definitive agreement to buy the Keystone Foods business from Marfrig Global Foods for $2.16 billion in cash. The acquisition of Keystone, a major supplier to the growing global foodservice industry, is Tyson Foods' latest investment in furtherance of its growth strategy and expansion of its value-added protein capabilities.

Chowbotics Appoints Mara Behrens and Alison Acerra to Leadership Roles

Chowbotics’ mission is to offer nutritious food anytime, anywhere using the power of robotics. Its recent appointments of Mara Behrens as Vice President of Design and Alison Acerra MS, RD as Vice President of Nutrition will take the company one step further in achieving that goal.

Girl Scouts Add New Cookie: Caramel Chocolate Chip

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that a new cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, will join the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season lineup, as a gluten-free offering with limited availability in select areas.

Paper Straw Producer Sold to Hoffmaster Group

Hoffmaster Group, Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium disposable tableware, announces the acquisition of Aardvark Straws, the sole U.S. producer of paper straws. Hoffmaster will assume operations for Aardvark as part of its family of production facilities.

Welbilt Makes Senior Leadership Change

Welbilt, Inc. announced that Hubertus M. Mühlhäuser is resigning as a Director, President and CEO of Welbilt, effective August 31, to become the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of CNH Industrial N.

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.