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Stonewall Kitchen to Acquire Tillen Farms Brand of Premium Cocktail Garnishes

Stonewall.Tillen.board croppedStonewall Kitchen, a leading specialty food manufacturer, marketer and retailer, just announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Tillen Farms® brand of premium cocktail garnishes, including crisp pickled vegetables and Pacific Northwest cherries.

The transaction is anticipated to be completed in January 2018. 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.


 Alter Eco Changes Hands

NextWorld Evergreen, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused in the consumer and retail industry, has acquired Alter Eco Americas PBC. 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.


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).


United Fresh Winter Meeting to Transition to Fresh Start Foundation Annual Conference

The United Fresh Start Foundation will become the host event in January 2018 for both the association’s and foundation’s traditional winter leadership meetings.

The United Fresh Start Foundation Annual Conference January 16-18 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California, will feature a new half-day program focused on growing access to fresh fruits and vegetables; all of United’s traditional volunteer leadership board, council and committee meetings; the Foundation’s annual fundraising golf tournament, a new silent/live auction, and the organization’s annual gala dinner recognizing the recipient of United’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. —–> Read more.

 

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