Justin’s Expands Whole Planet Foundation Support

Boulder, CO — Peanut butter cup and nut butter manufacturer Justin’s is extending its commitment to the Whole Planet Foundation by supporting the organization’s Family Fund, which provides microloans to support entrepreneurial-minded women worldwide in creating or expanding home-based business in…

‘Eye Opener’ Sessions Added To Expo Education Offerings

Washington — NCA is launching 30-minute “Eye Opener” education sessions running prior to show hours during the Sweets & Snacks Expo, offering attendees actionable insights on a variety of category-specific topics. These sessions will take place on the first and…

Bell Named Northbrook Business Of The Year

Northbrook, IL — The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce & Industry has named Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. the Northbrook Business of the Year for 2016, the supplier reports. The award recognizes excellence in the business community based on three main factors:…

Fred’s Promotes Felice-Dooley, Adds To Senior Management

Memphis, TN — Fred’s Inc. has promoted Kimberley Felice-Dooley to senior vice-president, merchandising — consumables, the retailer reports. In addition, the company has appointed Gregory Froton to senior vice-president, merchandising — general merchandise, and has named Steve Wuebker senior vice-president,…

Herring, Dietz Honored By Distributor Association

Orlando — Sherwin Herring, chief executive officer of Southco Distributing Co., has been inducted into the Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) Hall of Fame and Kit Deitz, long time industry consultant was presented with the group’s Dean of the Industry Award. Herring, a former…

Dollar General Expands Into North Dakota

Hankinson, ND — Marking the 44th state it operates in, Dollar General Corp. has opened its first location in North Dakota, with six additional stores to debut in the state this year, the retailer reports. In addition, the company reports it…