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Stonewall Kitchen Completes Acquisition of Tillen Farms, Still Shopping

Stonewall Kitchen has completed its acquisition of the Tillen Farms brand of premium cocktail garnishes, including uniquely-crisp pickled vegetables and delicious Pacific Northwest cherries. Continue reading.


Hammond’s Brands to Close Old Dominion Peanut Company Plant

Old Dominion Peanut Company is closing its manufacturing facility in Norfolk, Virginia. As a result of a six-month analysis of the company’s current operations and future needs of its customers, the decision comes in the wake of the neighborhood in transition from manufacturing and warehousing, to retail and upscale residential apartments, higher operating costs, and the lack of efficiencies operating out of multiple buildings. Continue reading.


Walter Robb to Keynote Specialty Food Association 2018 Leadership Awards

Walter Robb will keynote the Specialty Food Association’s 2018 Leadership Awards, which honor food industry entrepreneurs in the categories of business leadership, citizenship, and vision. The choice of Robb as the keynote speaker is intended to be represent a celebration of positive social, economic and environmental impact. Continue reading.


Primizie Snacks Announces Two New Flatbread Flavors

As flatbreads continue to gain popularity, nearly doubling in sales from 2014 to 2016, according to Nielsen, Primizie Snacks has added two new flavors to its flatbread crisps lineup. In addition, the company has refreshed its snack packaging allowing consumers to more readily identify its flatbread products.

“The growing popularity of flatbreads has them appearing in most casual and many white table cloth restaurants creating an immediate and consistent consumer visibility and awareness,” said Primizie Snacks CEO Shawn Sweeney. “Since our launch, we’ve been a flatbread company first and foremost and now, we’ve refreshed our packaging to more clearly convey that to our consumers…. Flatbreads create a positive interruption in the space as an innovative point of differentiation from other items in the snack category.” Continue reading.


Register Now for the Winter Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) returns to San Francisco January 21-23, 2018, with its 43rd annual Winter Fancy Food Show. Held at Moscone Center, the largest specialty food and beverage trade show on the west coast will feature the latest in innovative specialty food products. Registration is now open.

More than 1,400 exhibitors will cover more than three and a half football fields of space and showcase 90,000 specialty food products. From the United States, California will have the largest show presence, with more than 351 companies represented, followed by New York (98) and New Jersey (52). Vendors from 23 countries will travel to the show, with Italy, Japan and France having the largest pavilions. Top names in retailing, foodservice, and hospitality flock to the show to discover new products, observe trends, and network. —–> Read more.


Massive Product Launch by Stonewall Kitchen

Award-winning specialty food manufacturer, Stonewall Kitchen, announces the launch of over 20 new products for January 2018, including a new Ghost Pepper Jelly, Ghost Pepper Aioli and Ghost Pepper Queso as a well as a new savory Bacon Bourbon Jam and Bacon Ketchup. —–> Continue reading.


New Trade Show Focuses on Better-For-You Food

The new SmartFood Expo™ is launching June 25-27 in the South Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place. Co-located with United FreshMKT Expo, the B2B event is focused entirely on better-for-you food, across all food and beverage categories. This new event will deliver to retailers and foodservice professionals exciting and exclusive access to new healthy trends in food and beverage.

For more information, or to reserve booth space, contact Nina Sader, SmartFood Expo Manager at 202.303.3401.


Bison Business Notches Record Strength, Growth in 2017

IMG_6422As a record year of profitability and stability came to a close at the end of December, bison producers were mapping out plans for continued growth in 2018. These plans include the expansion of efforts to connect with consumers. The National Bison Association will also be working to bring new producers into the fold, according to Dave Carter, the association’s Executive Director. Continue reading.


California Olive Ranch Secures $35 Million in Equity Funding

California Olive Ranch has received commitments for an equity investment of $35 million led by a major US-based institutional investor and existing investors. As the largest equity investment funding ever in the domestic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) industry, California Olive Ranch sets its sights on making U.S. olive oil a significant player on the global stage. Continue Reading.

 


Registration Open for Las Vegas Winter Market

Registration for the winter 2018 Las Vegas Market – the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture market in the western U.S. – is open at www.lasvegasmarket.com/register. More than 4,000 gift, furniture, bedding, lighting, flooring and home décor lines are available to buyers at Las Vegas Market, creating an extraordinary showcase of innovative, trending designs and a total home destination. The winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs January 28 – February 1, 2018 (Sunday to Thursday).

 

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