Supplier News

  • 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

  •  Green Bay, Wis. – In an effort to support restaurant owners, BelGioioso has recently renewed and enhanced their Restaurant Rewards Program.  With the industry still experiencing staff limitations and other cost-related difficulties, the program is designed to offer savings based on qualifying purchases of BelGioioso Cheeses. For the first time since its launch in 2019, La Bottega BelGioioso will also be included in the program with a dedicated bonus to promote the company’s premium selection of artisan cheeses.  Also included in the program is Burrata, a popular and... Read More

  • Gainesville, VA – October 22, 2021 – One of the nation’s most-followed chefs on social media has joined a celebrity panel of chefs and food experts for the Forever Oceans Kahala KlashTM. The competition pits eight student finalists from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) against one another in a cook-off to earn scholarships. The event will be held at the CIA’s Hyde Park, NY campus and will be live streamed for viewing on November 7th at 3 p.m. EST. Chef Nick DiGiovanni will join Chef Andrew Zimmern, Chef Brendan Walsh, Dean of Culinary Arts at the CIA, Chefs Rick Moonen (a CIA... Read More