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Torie & Howard Names Chris Lockwood Inside Sales Manager

Torie & Howard, a producer of organic, Non GMO and kosher hard candy, has named Chris Lockwood as the company’s inside sales manager effective immediately.

Lockwood is responsible for in-house sales management, assisting National Sales Manager Rod Bambach, and handling independent accounts and Torie & Howard’s marketing and advertising programs, said Torie Burke, company Co-founder.  “His experience with food and supply sales, catering, hospitality, and foodservice along with his training as a chef give him an in-depth understanding of the needs of the specialty food and foodservice industries,” Burke said.  “We’re happy to have him on board as we continue to grow in those areas.”

Lockwood most recently was a territory manager for U.S. Foods of Norwich, Conn., for three years with responsibilities for managing customer accounts and new business development.  Previously, he was director of purchasing and handled accounts receivable for Embassy Suites Hotel for two years and also served as assistant purchasing manager for Myriad Restaurant Group, both in New York City.  Lockwood also has a Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts from the French Culinary Institute of New York and has worked as a chef for Riverbank Farm in Roxbury, Conn., as a cook for Match Catering & Event Styles in New York City, and completed an internship with Gramercy Tavern in New York City.  Lockwood has a master’s degree in food systems from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Torie & Howard organic hard candy is available in four flavors: California Pomegranate and Sweet Freestone Nectarine, Italian Tarocco Blood Orange & Wildflower Honey, D’Anjou Pear & Ceylon Cinnamon, and Pink Grapefruit & Tupelo Honey.  The candy is USDA organic and kosher certified and contains no GMOs, preservatives, artificial dyes, casein, soy or gluten, Burke said.  The 2-ounce recyclable steel tins have a suggested retail price of $3.99 to $4.99 and the handbag gift package is $7.99 to $8.99.  A new 10-ounce Halloween package of assorted, individually wrapped candy has a suggested retail price of $7.99 to $8.99.  The candy also is sold in bulk.  More information is available by calling 1-888-826-9554 or online at www.TorieAndHoward.com.

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