Lynch will take over the leadership position as the contract expires for the current president, Phil Kafarakis
May 22, 2020
Bill Lynch has been appointed the interim president of the Specialty Food Association by the SFA’s Board of Directors. Lynch, who has 20 years of experience with the Association, will take over the leadership position as the contract expires for the current president, Phil Kafarakis. Kafarakis will assist Lynch over the coming month to take over leadership duties.
Casey Bauer to take on role as executive vice president of product and operations
May 22, 2020
Kate Farms, a plant-based medical nutrition leader, announced Christopher (Casey) Bauer as executive vice president, product and operations. In this newly created position, Bauer will lead an outstanding team and oversee supply management, procurement, manufacturing, distribution and quality in addition to product development and innovation for Kate Farms' rapidly growing business. Bauer will be based at the company's headquarters in Santa Barbara.
Orgain engages community to vote for their favorite health and wellness start-up brands
May 18, 2020
Orgain, creator of the first ready-to-drink organic protein shake and innovator of high-quality and convenient clean nutrition products, announced the six finalists that are in the running to receive a total of $150,000 provided by Orgain's Grants for Greater Good program.
Emily Metz to take on role as president and chief executive officer
May 15, 2020
The American Egg Board (AEB) announced that, effective in June, Emily Metz will assume the role of president and chief executive officer, leading a strong staff and collaborating with the American egg industry to build demand for US eggs and egg products both domestically and abroad. An agriculture industry veteran and passionate strategist, Metz fills the role vacated by previous CEO Anne Alonzo last month.
Female-founded Stacy's Pita Chips commits to helping women rise across all industries
May 14, 2020
Stacy's Rise Project, the grant and mentorship program created by Stacy's Pita Chips to advance female founders, is back for 2020 and committed to helping even more women rise, in more ways than ever before.
Award-winning UK brand is now available on shelves at Whole Foods Market
May 14, 2020
Mr Lee’s Pure Foods, the UK based award-winning gourmet instant-noodles in a cup, announced its US launch nationwide with Whole Foods Market. This is a milestone expansion for the young brand and speaks to its consumers’ growing interest and demand, according to the company.
Check out the June 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on creating functional flavors with stocks, bases & sauces, consumers’ appetite for beef and other animal proteins, new dairy and dairy alternative offerings, and much more.