Supplier News

  • CONCORD, N.C.—April 23, 2019—S&D Coffee & Tea announces a new line of sustainably sourced coffees as a part of its Raíz Sustainability® sourcing platform. These products are the first 100% sustainably sourced coffees to be produced and branded with both the S&D Coffee & Tea and Raíz branding. Working with clusters of farmers in multiple origins, this limited-time release signifies the continued success and impact of the Raíz platform. According to Conservation International, 150% more coffee is needed by 2050 in order to meet future demand. Raíz Sustainability® is S&D’s... Read More

  • San Francisco, Calif. - At a glance, Restaurant Depot, a decades-old, multi-billion-dollar cash-and-carry chain, and Cheetah, a three-year-old startup, make unlikely allies. On closer inspection, however, their collaboration is both pragmatic and based on natural affinity. Restaurant Depot has succeeded by selling on a cash and carry basis almost exclusively to small, independent restaurants and other professional kitchens. Their model is members only, but there are no membership fees or minimum orders. By focusing on independent restaurants and servicing all orders in-store, overhead is... Read More

  • CONCORD, NC—April 3, 2019—S&D Coffee & Tea, the largest custom coffee roaster in the U.S., introduces a new line of Cold Brew Coffee—flavored and ready to serve—making the growing cold brew trend accessible to restaurants and operators everywhere. The new line will be available in a convenient bag-in-box (BIB) format to provide a turnkey solution for operators looking to satisfy demand without the added labor or costs often associated with scratch-made cold brew coffee. The Cold Brew Coffee line will be available in five delicious flavors to wake up beverage menus and energize sales... Read More

  • CAMDEN, N.J. – April 2, 2019 – Continuing its mission to provide operators with nutritious foods that delight guests, Campbell’s Foodservice is recrafting its entire line of canned soups. The company, as part of its purpose to serve real food, has spent two years evolving more than 60 products. Available in condensed and ready-to-serve formats starting the summer of 2019, these Campbell’s® Classic soups feature nutritional benefits that meet guests’ needs today and for the future, without unnecessary ingredients. These new recipes feature carefully selected ingredients: What’s in... Read More

  • BOSTON, MA – April 2, 2019 – ezCater®, the world’s largest online catering marketplace, today announced that it has raised a $150 million Series D-1 investment round co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and GIC. ezCater will use the funds to continue its global expansion and widen its lead as the #1 catering marketplace and software platform for restaurant operators. The funding round brings ezCater’s total funding to $320 million. “Most people don’t realize that catering is much deeper than the traditional market definition," said Brad Twohig, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. "... Read More

  • Smithfield, VA – April 1, 2019 – Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced the introduction of Smithfield Culinary, a new branding of the company’s foodservice portfolio. Smithfield Culinary – historically recognized as Smithfield Farmland – leverages the corporation’s position as the world’s largest pork processor and industry leader in sustainability, and highlights the involvement and leadership that it has within the culinary community.  Throughout the last several years, Smithfield has experienced significant growth of the company’s foodservice business, prompting the decision to... Read More

  • Company Reintroduces Glass-focused Foodservice Business Following Divestiture of Oneida Foodservice Lines   Columbus, Ohio – March 21, 2019 – The Oneida Group has named Frank Biller, a 25-year veteran of the foodservice industry, as National Sales Manager for its Anchor Hocking foodservice business. The move comes as the company reintroduces and seeks to grow its glass-focused foodservice business following the divestiture of the Oneida foodservice lines earlier this year. Having previously served from 2004-2014 in various foodservice leadership roles for Anchor Hocking, Biller... Read More

  • Sustainable Shrimp Partnership Launches Premium Shrimp Products –  ASC-certified, Zero Antibiotics, Fully Traceable   Boston, USA: March 15, 2019: The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) has today signed off its first batch of SSP-approved premium quality farmed shrimp. Working closely with ICONTEC, SSP has finalized its methodology for product verification, and is now offering premium farmed shrimp to the market. SSP’s high quality shrimp is Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified, farmed without the use of antibiotics, has neutral impact on the environment, and... Read More

  • Corona, Calif. (March 11, 2019) – Sterno Products, the name synonymous with quality and performance in portable food warming for over 100 years, today announced the deployment of its Executive Chef, Thad Smith, to Panama City this week to assist the Mercy Chefs team in serving hot, chef-prepared meals to volunteer rebuilding crews as they clean up debris and help rebuild homes from Hurricane Michael’s destruction. This is the second time Sterno has deployed Smith to Florida as part of its partnership with the non-profit relief organization, which also includes providing food warming resources... Read More

  • Company Highlights 24 Items from Growing Portfolio of Products That Serve Good, Now and Tomorrow ROSEMONT, Ill. – Feb. 25, 2019 – US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) announced today the launch of Spring Scoop 2019 (Spring Scoop), which focuses on the continued expansion of US Foods’ award-winning Serve Good program. Serve Good products meet rigorous criteria for responsible sourcing or waste reduction, including packaging standards that are designed to reduce waste, prioritize the use of recycled materials and help reduce US Foods’ environmental footprint. As part of US Foods’ “Great... Read More