IRI®, a fast-growing, innovative, global provider of technology, data, and predictive analytics for the consumer, retail, and media sectors, announced the appointment of Kirk Perry, Google’s president of global client & agency solutions, as president and CEO and a member of its board of directors, effective May 17, 2021. Perry succeeds Andrew Appel, who has successfully led a transformation of IRI for nearly a decade. Appel will remain an advisor to the company and member of the board of directors.
Although there may be a pandemic-related slowdown, there’s no stopping new product development targeted at the commercial and non-commercial foodservice sectors. To help readers with new product development strategy, Prepared Foods asked Jeff Miller, founder and CEO of Cutting Edge Innovation, to create a thought leadership series connecting R&D strategy to foodservice sales. Cutting Edge Innovation advises on foodservice strategy, sales, business development, and innovation. Miller also created an online course, “Turbocharge Your Foodservice Sales.”
The second annual international campaign educates consumers about walnuts' unique nutrient composition
March 3, 2021
The California Walnut Commission announced its second annual "Power of 3" global marketing campaign, which builds on the successful 2020 campaign. "Power of 3" launched on March 3 with a first-ever global event celebrated in the USA, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the Middle East to showcase how they like to get their daily handful of walnuts.
Heather Barbarino to become vice president of marketing; Gary Dempsey to take on role as vice president of sales & business development
February 23, 2021
Manus Bio Inc. (Manus Bio), announced the expansion of its sales and marketing team with the hires of Heather Barbarino as vice president of marketing and Gary Dempsey as vice president of sales & business development.
New retail brand of food products from Martha Stewart to have a limited offering of products in late 2020, full launch set for Spring 2021
December 11, 2020
Marquee Brands LLC and Mediacast Holdings announced the initial launch of Martha Stewart Kitchen (MSK), a new retail brand of frozen and prepared food products from Martha Stewart, which are being brought to the market by the newly formed MSK Foods LLC.
New location will focus primarily on the food and beverage industry
December 9, 2020
Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, announced its newest location in Chicago. This office will focus on connecting startups, corporations, and investors working on innovating the food and beverage industry. Since 2017, Plug and Play has run a food and beverage program out of their headquarters in Silicon Valley and has since expanded to Bangkok, Milan, São Paulo, and Shanghai.
The company joins forces with Pepper Teigen, designer Zipeng Zhu, and Asian food brand Omsom to replace outdated "No MSG" signs with new "KNOW MSG" symbol
December 2, 2020
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a producer of MSG committed to championing science and setting the record straight on the ingredient, announced a new campaign to address the heart of MSG's perception problem in the US: xenophobia-born misinformation.
Survey finds 2019 investments by food retailers paved the way for meeting 2020 consumer demands
October 14, 2020
The annual The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report, released by FMI—The Food Industry Association, finds that in 2019 the food retail industry saw strong operational performance, which helped the industry face challenges in 2020. At the same time, outside forces including trade, credit/debit card interchange fees and health care costs impacted food retailers and kept profit margins steady.
Widely recognized as the world’s premier independently-owned flavor house, Edlong debuted Everything Dairy Can Be™ - an inspirational mantra that is driven by Edlong’s industry-leading dairy, dairy-based, and dairy-free ingredient capabilities.