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Cholula Hot Sauce Has a New Owner

Cholula

The private equity firm L Catterton announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cholula, a leading producer and distributor of hot sauce. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As the hot sauce category continues to expand, and as a result of the brand’s particular resonance …

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Strongbow Presents Its New 100 Cal Slim Cans Hard Ciders

Slim Cans

Strongbow Hard Ciders, the #1 global cider brand, announces the January 2019 debut of 100 Cal Slim Cans, a 12-can variety pack with three 8.5 oz. easy-to-drink flavors containing just 100 calories each. Strongbow 100 Cal Slim Cans are positioned at the intersection of cider, canned wine and hard seltzer …

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C&S Wholesale Grocers to Acquire Olean Wholesale

C&S Wholesale Grocers Olean

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. announced it will acquire Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative, Inc. based in Olean, NY. The sale is expected to close in early 2019. Olean Wholesale, a New York cooperative corporation founded in 1922, is a full-service grocery wholesaler with a variety of food products as well as …

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Giant Food to Invest $175 Million in Expansion Plan

Giant Food

Giant Food plans to invest $175 million on store renovations, conversions, new locations, and anticipates the creation of approximately 500 new full and part-time jobs during the next two years. The regional grocery chain based in Landover, Maryland, said it will open a new store and another 24 will be …

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Kraft Heinz to Buy Primal Kitchen For $200 Million

Kraft Heinz Primal Kitchen

Kraft Heinz announced that it will acquire Primal Nutrition, LLC, makers of Primal Kitchen branded products for approximately $200 million. The acquisition gives Kraft Heinz, which also owns Miracle Whip and its branded dressings, a foothold with which it will look to fend off competition from upstart brands like Sir …

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Sysco Partners With Frieda’s to Offer Exotic Produce Items

Sysco Frieda's

Sysco Corporation announced that its e-Commerce platform, Supplies on the Fly, has partnered with Frieda’s Specialty Produce to offer next-day delivery of specialty and exotic produce items to customers across the United States. Exclusively for Sysco customers, Supplies on the Fly is an online ordering platform designed with convenience in …

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SpartanNash to Acquire Martin’s Super Markets

SpartanNash Martin Supermarkets

SpartanNash Company announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Martin’s Super Markets, Inc., a leading family-owned and operated Midwest independent supermarket chain, in a transaction that will expand its corporate retail footprint into the adjacent markets of northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Founded in 1947 and headquartered in South …

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Jennie-O Recalls Raw Turkey Due to Salmonella Outbreak

Jennie-O Ground Turkey Recall outbreak

Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, based in Barron, Wisconsin, is recalling approximately 147,276 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella Reading, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The raw ground turkey products items were produced …

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