Supplier News

  • IRVINE, Calif. (February 3, 2023) – The California Avocado Commission announced its marketing plans for 2023 along with the early season California crop forecast for its fiscal year 2022-23. The harvest estimate is 257 million pounds of avocados, which is a slight decrease compared to the 2021-22 season crop volume of 276 million pounds. “The recent California rainfall has been welcomed by our growers throughout all districts,” said Jeff Oberman, president of CAC. “Growers have related increased sizing and crucial replenishing of water sources during my recent visits to all production... Read More

  • TILLAMOOK, Ore. (February 1, 2023) – Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) proudly announces the release of Tillamook® Maker’s Reserve 2013 and 2020 vintages into the brand’s storied Maker’s Reserve program. Every year, TCCA introduces a 10-year (2013) and a three-year (2020) aged extra sharp white cheddar into its specialty line of Tillamook® Maker’s Reserve cheeses. These vintages join the 2012, 2017, 2018, and 2019 varieties in the Maker’s Reserve portfolio. Jill Allen, Director of Product Excellence, TCCA, has been involved with the Maker’s Reserve program since... Read More

  • ROSEMONT, Ill. – US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD), announced today that the company has completed the expansion of its distribution center in Marrero, La. The facility has nearly tripled in size and houses a full assortment of broadline items. It also includes a full-service demonstration kitchen and training center to support culinary innovation, as well as an interactive technology center where US Foods customers can learn about the company’s industry-leading, web-based business solutions. US Foods... Read More

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 22, 2022) – The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management (SHFM), the only association focused on Workplace Hospitality and Amenities in the Foodservice Industry, is pleased to announce its 2022-23 Rising Stars. SHFM recognizes the importance of Young Professionals and the role they play in an organization’s success and longevity. The SHFM Rising Stars Program has been established to recognize and reward individuals for their outstanding work. SHFM values the Rising Stars’ insight into potential growth solutions for years to come. In order to be eligible... Read More

  • ROSEVILLE, CALIF. – August 11, 2022 – The California Prune Board (CPB) has officially seated its 22-member board and 16 alternates for the 2022-2024 term.  Following certification of the election by the California Secretary of Food and Agriculture, the new board approved the 2022/23 fiscal year programs and budget at its June board meeting. The CPB officers are: Chair: George Sousa Jr., President of Mariani Packing Co., Inc., Vacaville, Calif. (re- elected) Vice Chair: Mike Vereschagin, Vereschagin Farms, Orland, Calif. (newly elected)  Secretary:... Read More

  • (Green Bay, Wis.) – Wisconsin based BelGioioso Cheese won four prestigious medals at the American Cheese Society’s 2022 Judging & Competition ceremony on July 21st, held during the annual “Blazing the Trail for Cheese” conference in Portland, Oregon.  The contest was competitive with 1,386 entries in 120 different categories, the largest event of its kind for American-made cheeses. BelGioioso Cheesemakers took home top honors in the Burrata, Crescenza, Mascarpone and Hard Grating Cheese categories. First-place gold medals were awarded to BelGioioso Burrata in the Burrata category... Read More

  • TROY, Ohio (May 5, 2022) – To celebrate its 125th anniversary and the loyal customers who support the brand, Hobart is pleased to announce it is hosting an equipment giveaway. The Hobart 125th Anniversary Celebration Contest includes prize packages of equipment, along with installation and up to one year of preventive maintenance for two lucky winners: one independent restaurant owner and one independent food retail store owner. Hobart will award the winners based on their local philanthropy and community outreach, as well as how the equipment will impact those initiatives. Contestants... Read More

  • (Green Bay, Wis.) – Wisconsin based BelGioioso Cheese won a total of four prestigious medals at the World Championship Cheese Contest held March 3-5, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. BelGioioso Cheesemakers succeeded in four different categories, including a Top 20 finish for CreamyGorg®, their signature Gorgonzola Dolce cheese crafted by Master Cheesemaker Jeff Allen. The competition was highly competitive with a total of 2,978 entries from 29 nations. A 1st Place Gold medal was awarded to BelGioioso CreamyGorg® in the Gorgonzola category, BelGioioso Sharp Provolone Mandarini in the Aged... Read More

  • Why pay more for a can when Red Gold® now offers its Redpack® brand Marinara and Spaghetti Sauce in affordable 105oz. pouches? The same exceptional quality sauce made with Italian spices, pieces of tomatoes and oil … without the can. Available in 6/105oz. cases.  Find out more at Ask your distributor for Redpack Marinara and Spaghetti Pouches today. # # # Media Contact: Tony Treadway T: (423) 676-3040  E:

  • Brasilia, BR (January 12, 2022) – Bill Bien, the CEO of Forever Oceans, a leading innovator in sustainable seafood, met today with Jorge Seif Junior, Secretary of Aquaculture and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply to sign a concession agreement that puts Brazil on track to be an emerging leader in sustainable seafood production. The initial 20-year agreement authorizes Forever Oceans to ocean-raise fish within automated enclosures in two zones, located 7-15km (4.3-9.3 miles) off the Brazilian coast of the state of Bahia. Together, they represent the largest... Read More