Acosta Group Completes Acquisition Of Crossmark, Product Connections

Jacksonville, FL — Acosta Group has completed its acquisition of Crossmark, including its headquarter sales agency and retail solutions businesses, and Product Connections, a specialized marketing services business, from WIS International. The agreement to acquire these agencies was announced in…

RCI Adds Three To Board Of Directors

Springfield, MO — Three executives have joined Retail Confectioners International’s (RCI) 2024-2025 board of directors: Kathy Bomboy-Casteel, Bomboy’s Home Made Candy, Inc.; Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut U.S.A., Inc.; and Joe Sofia, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Lititz, PA In addition to…

Schubert NA Earns 2024 Ruby Award For Supplier Innovation

Washington — Schubert North America received the 2024 Ruby Award for Supplier Innovation at the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo. The award recognizes development of the company’s Cobot tog.519, a collaborative robot designed to work alongside humans, rather than replace…

Haribo Appoints Ulrich Senior VP Of Sales

Rosemont, IL — Haribo of America, Inc. has named Shirley Ulrich senior vice-president of sales. She will lead the company’s sales strategy across all channels. Before joining Haribo, Ulrich worked with Ball Corp., where she served as vice-president of commercial…

Brandgenuity To Rep Brownie Brittle For Licensing

New York — Licensing agency Brandgenuity has been selected as exclusive agency of record for Brownie Brittle, by Second Nature Brands. The company plans to extend the thin, crispy, crunchy, and brand into food categories including sweet and salty snacks,…

Burke Receives RCI’s 2024 Bornhofft Award

Buffalo, NY — Tim Burke of Burke Candy & Ingredients is the 2024 recipient of Retail Confectioners International’s (RCI) Henry J. Bornhofft Memorial Award. Burke was recognized for his nearly 55 years in the confectionery industry, “leaving an indelible mark…