Berner Food & Beverage LLC (Berner), a private label and contract manufacturing supplier of quality food and beverage products, announced Robert Carpino has joined the company as national account manager.

“Please join us in welcoming Robert to our team,” said Kurt Seagrist, chief executive officer, Berner. “His tenure in the industry and extensive relationships with retailers will aid our efforts as we continue to identify marketplace opportunities as a leading supplier of food and beverages. Our goal is to provide our private label customer-partners with a one-stop shop for best-in-class, flexible, tailored solutions.”

As national account manager for Berner’s Private Label segment, Carpino will be responsible for building strategic relationships with new and existing customer-partners. He will help retailers grow market share, differentiate from their competition and widen profitability with private label brands in a variety of tiers from entry level to super premium. Carpino has over twenty years of sales and business management experience with Nestle Nutrition. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Business Marketing from North Adams State College.

Berner has more than twenty years of experience with retort processing and can be a single source partner for retailers who want to provide consumers with safe, delicious, consistent food and beverages. Today, Berner is one of the largest, most successful producers of shelf stable RTD coffee and tea beverages. Their facilities are USDA approved, SQF2000 Level III, HACCP certified, and meet the demanding standards of virtually every major retailer in North America.

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