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St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings initiates a strategic restructuring of its business to boost organizational effectiveness and reduce costs. The company will consolidate its cereal, pasta and snacks, sauces and spreads businesses into a single center-store, private-brand food company.
Nestle USA says that its U.S. operations will soon be led by its current head of business in the U.K. and Ireland, Paul Grimwood. Grimwood becomes CEO and chairman of Nestle USA in October. In September, Tracey Belcourt will join Kraft Foods as executive vice president, strategy, leading mergers and acquisitions activities for the global snacks company, Mondelez International Inc., and evolving and implementing the company's growth strategy.
The Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) announces Undersecretary of Agriculture, the Honorable Judith Canales, as its keynote speaker for its 23rd annual Convention & Trade Exposition, Sept. 10-11 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) releases its 2012 report on industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. The information also examines materials and processes, end uses, structure and consolidation, imports, trends and more.
The Long Co. has a new address in Chicago. Phone, fax and extension numbers remain the same.
Blue Diamond Almonds Global Ingredients Division, Sacramento, Calif., agrees with the president of the China Chamber of Commerce to sell $50 million of Blue Diamond almonds.
Harpak-ULMA Packaging, a Taunton, Mass., builder of packaging machinery, including skin-pack equipment and flowrappers, appoints Mark Hyde Southeast regional manager.
The Londonderry, N.H., manufacturer of specialty lubricants appoints Toby Porter food market manager and Ben Bryant marine market manager. The appointments represent an effort to strengthen Klüber’s support of the food/beverage and marine businesses.
Joe Schwebel, president of Schwebel Baking Co., Youngstown, Ohio, died on July 23 at 73. Schwebel was one of nine Schwebel family members who continued to work for the family business daily.
The Robesonia, Pa.-based manufacturer of baking and process systems welcomes Joseph Pocevicius as engineering project manager for Eastern Europe.
February’s story visit was with John B. Sanfilippo & Son at its massive corporate headquarters in Elgin, Ill. We viewed the processing of nuts and snacks on what comprises 85 production lines.
The Food Safety Summit offers the opportunity to attend and participate in these selected sessions remotely by registering and joining in LIVE from your computer.
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Written by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery editors, our Operations Weekly weekly enewsletter provides bakers and snack food manufacturers with up-to-the-minute news, ideas and industry trends.