McLane Opens Innovation Kitchen

Temple, TX — McLane Co. Inc. recently opened an Innovation Kitchen at its headquarters in Temple, TX. Designed for customers as a full-scale replica of the complete c-store experience, the state-of-the-art space showcases how cutting-edge retail foodservice equipment and products…

M&M’s Selected As A Most Trusted Brand

Newark, NJ — Mars Wrigley’s M&M’s brand has been recognized in the 2024 Morning Consult Most Trusted Brand report. The annual report spotlights standout organizations that have earned the reputation of consumer trust. “It is an honor to have M&M’s…

It’Sugar Expands In Nashville, Adds McAllen, TX Store

Ft. Lauderdale, FL — It’Sugar has relocated its Opry Mills Mall location in Nashville, TN, expanding to 8,500 square feet. In addition, the retailer has opened a 2,800-square-foot store in the La Plaza Mall in McAllen, TX. Both locations offer…

Hi-Chew Dessert Mix Pop-Up Truck Comes To New York

Irvine, CA — Morinaga America, Inc. is kicking off summer with a Hi-Chew Dessert Mix dessert parlor-themed pop-up truck in New York city. The truck will roll into Williamsburg and Soho on Saturday, June 22. The one-day experience, inspired by…

Chocolove Appoints Losoya Natural Channel Sales Director

Boulder, CO — Creative Natural Products, Inc. has hired Sarah Losoya as sales director natural channel USA. With more than a decade of experience in natural and specialty foods sales, brand development, and market growth, the company says her addition…

Once Again Nut Butter Wins Mindful Awards

Nunda, NY — Once Again Nut Butter is the winner of the sixth annual Mindful Awards in the Nut Butter Product of the Year category. The independent recognition platform received more than 2,000 nominations from all over the world, which…

Jarocki Named Chief Customer Officer, Kind North America

New York — Beth Jarocki has been appointed chief customer officer at Kind North America and will report to CEO, Russell Stokes. Jarocki will lead the company’s sales organization and oversee strategic planning and growth opportunities across all sales channels….

Juicy Drop Returns To Kansas City Breakaway Festival

Kansas City — Bazooka Candy Brands is taking its Juicy Drop brand back to Kansas City for the Breakaway Music Festival on June 14 and 15. The brand will be featured in a larger-than-life Juicy Drop interactive experience including a…

Retail Sales Jumped In May After Slow April, NRF Reports

Washington — Retail sales jumped significantly in May, showing strong increases both month over month and year over year, according to CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions, released by the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Consumers have clearly retained their…