Supervalu Names Dament SVP For Retail, Merchandising, Marketing

Minneapolis — Anne Dament has been appointed senior vice-president of retail, merchandising and marketing for Supervalu, Inc. In her new role, Dament will lead retail banner operations, and oversee merchandising and marketing, according to the company. Beginning her career at…

Target Promotes Gomez To CMO

Minneapolis — Target Corp. has promoted Rick Gomez to executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, effective January 29. In his new role, Gomez will be responsible for brand positioning and leading integration of all marketing programs. In addition, he will…

Mondelez Promotes Thins With Giant Cookie Jar

New York — To highlight its latest additions to the Chips Ahoy Thins line, Mondelez International, Inc. has setup a 10-foot tall jar filled with cookies at Time Warner Center in New York City. As part of the campaign, consumers can…

O’Brien Heads Up Blommer Signature Line

Chicago — Jan O’Brien is joining Blommer Chocolate Co. as its Signature Line chocolate brand manager. O’Brien will lead strategy to grow the brand in the North American premium and retail confectionery chocolate segments working with key customers. She brings to the position…

Annie B’s/B.T. McElrath Move Production, Change Name

Mahtomedi, MN — Following the merger of Annie B’s and B.T. McElrath, the company is being rebranded as Henke Foods, LLC and is consolidating production to one facility. Justin Henke, owner, explains after the McElrath acquisition, the company needed a…

Euromonitor Reveals Global Trends For 2017

London — This past year was defined by uncertainty, with global consumer expenditure hitting its lowest rate of growth since the financial crisis, according to Euromonitor International Ltd. “Consumers are now more demanding of products, services and brands than ever…

NCA Names Future Leadership Program Class Of 2017

Washington, DC – Five young professionals have been selected for NCA’s 2017 Future Leadership Program, including an emerging entrepreneur, several individuals who work for storied confectionery manufacturers, and a rising confectionery broker. The 2017 Future Leadership Program class is: Becca Mandru, Carlin Group; Kate McAleer, Bixby…