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What Does Smucker-Hostess Deal Mean for Both Companies — and Food and Beverage M&A at Large?

Sept. 27, 2023
In our latest "Food For Thought" episode, Andy Hanacek sits down with Geoff Coltman, vice president at Catena Solutions, to discuss the J.M. Smucker acquisition of Hostess Brands and what it means for both companies and the industry at large.

Geoff Coltman is a vice president at Catena Solutions, a supply chain-focused consultancy with deep ties to the food and beverage space. In today's episode of the Food For Thought podcast, Geoff gives his insights on the recently announced acquisition of Hostess Brands by J. M. Smucker, analyzing what it means for each company, its customers and the industry at large. In addition, Geoff offers his thoughts on the mergers and acquisitions landscape in the food and beverage industry today and in the near future.

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Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.