Danone has signed an agreement to acquire YoCream, a major frozen yogurt producer, for $103 million, enabling Danone to move into a fast growing category while also gaining access to an away-from-home distribution network, in addition to its existing channels.
Duro Bag Manufacturing has named Bob Leblanc vice president of foodservice sales. A 28-year industry veteran, Leblanc most recently served as vice president of foodservice sales for Solo Cup Co. Earlier, he spent 20 years with Kraft Foods.
Richelieu Foods, a frozen pizza and pourable products manufacturer based in Randolph, MA, has been acquired by the Centerview Partners private equity group. Richelieu has annual sales of $250 million and supplies private label frozen pizza and private label/proprietary brand dressings and sauces to the retail and foodservice channels.
Robot Coupe USA has promoted David Mouck to president/general manager effective immediately. He has been with the company for four and a half years as sales/marketing manager and vice president of sales/marketing.
Refrigerated display case maker Structural Concepts has appointed Wayne Martin foodservice regional sales manager.
Neil Jones Food Co. has introduced six new organic tomato products that have been Food Alliance Certified, the first tomato products to bear the Food Alliance seal, according to the company.
McIlhenny Co. has added Judson McLester as its new executive chef and manager of ingredient sales.
Tyson Foods, Inc., has launched its new tysondeli.com website, containing proprietary consumer research and observational data, merchandising strategies, new products and promo programs for deli professionals.
Frozen seafood supplier High Liner Foods has acquired Viking Seafoods, Inc., in a move to increase market share in the foodservice value-added seafood products category.
The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has named David Moore and Matt Nolan regional marketing managers for the Southwest and North Atlantic regions, respectively.
Bunge North America has completed the purchase of the rice milling business of Pacific International Rice Mills LLC, in Woodland, CA.
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