Team Horiz
Product Development

2023 R&D Teams of the Year: Ripple Foods

Sept. 3, 2023
Our third and final R&D Team of the Year created a great product, then overcame wartime shortages to keep it on grocers’ shelves during a critical point for the company.
2 million+ views. Humbled and thanks!
"Bacardi fun..."

Bacardi Taps Former Kraft Heinz Exec to Bolster Marketing Leadership Team

April 12, 2024
Irina Rodina will become the spirits company’s senior vice president for marketing strategy and operations after spending two years leading Kraft Heinz’s northern European marketing...
People on the Move

Godiva Integrated Into Pladis, Names Steve Lesnard CEO

April 10, 2024
Godiva has been owned by Yildiz Holding since 2008, and Yildiz created Pladis, home of United Biscuits and DeMets.
Frozen Foods

Conagra to Close Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Birds Eye Facility

April 10, 2024
Frozen foods plant will shut down in June, resulting in the layoff of more than 250 employees.
Capital Spending

K-12, Foodservice Waffle Processor Opens New Plant in Missouri

April 10, 2024
Carson City, Nev.-based Marson Foods invested $35 million to build the facility in Hazelwood, Mo.
Courtesy of Evolved
People on the Move

Evolved Chocolate Brand Appoints New CEO, Refreshes Brand

April 9, 2024
Joe Serventi, credited with successful brand scaling projects over the years, joins the company, bringing more than two decades of food and beverage industry experience with him...
Courtesy of J&J Snack Foods Corp.
Mergers & Acquisitions

J&J Snack Foods Acquires Thinsters Cookies from Hain Celestial Group

April 9, 2024
Divestiture follows “Hain Reimagined” transformation plan set forth in September 2023.
"Quaker BIG Chewy Granola Bar"
Business Strategies

Quaker Recall Fallout? Company to Close Danville, Illinois, Processing Plant

April 5, 2024
After massive Quaker granola bar and cereal recall for potential Salmonella contamination, production at Danville plant was paused, and now the facility will shut down permanently...
Mergers & Acquisitions

Custom Made Meals Buys Hearthside Food Solutions’ Jacksonville, Fla., Facility

April 4, 2024
The processing plant manufactures refrigerated kits, raw proteins, ready-to-cook and ready-to-heat meals, and gives Custom Made Meals a boost in those product segments.
Calgary Reviews
"Cheetos - Flamin' Hot Crunch"

California Goes After Seven More Food Additives in Latest Proposal

March 14, 2024
Assembly bill would ban seven food dyes — again including titanium dioxide — from use in foods offered in California’s public schools.
Jing a Ling
"red wintery wine at Osteria Marco"
People on the Move

Constellation Brands Names New EVP, President of Wine & Spirits Division

March 14, 2024
Sam Glaetzer, previously senior vice president of global operations and international sales for the company, moves into the new role effective March 11.
New York Chips
Product Development

Co-Branding Brings Recognition, Expands Market

March 13, 2024
In some cases, two brands are clearly complementary and in others, they unite for a little shock value.
"Dave’s Killer Bread, Bagels"
Business Strategies

Flowers Foods Continues to Explore New Opportunites to Expand Dave’s Killer Bread

March 13, 2024
During the company’s Bank of America 2024 Consumer & Retail Conference discussion, Flowers Foods talked about the growth and potential of Dave’s Killer Bread among other topics...