Winston-Salem / NC. (kkd) Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., member of the South Korean Lotte Group, announced that it has completed the repurchase of common shares authorized by its Board of Directors on March 27, 2012.
Louisville / KY. (yb) Yum! Restaurants International has appointed Andrea Rolim to the position of General Manager, Brazil overseeing the operations, marketing, training and overall leadership of the KFC and Pizza Hut business in the Brazilian market.
Dublin / IR. (gg) Irish Greencore Group has acquired H.C. Schau + Son, a fresh food manufacturer. The acquisition will form a critical part of the supply network for a significant new multi-regional contract gain in Food to Go with a national food service chain.
Fresno / CA. (rba) Despite an almost 30 percent reduction in U.S. rice plantings in the last two years, California rice growers have managed to keep their acreage steady and product demand strong. The findings come from a report released by Rabobank´s FAR group.
Minneapolis / MN. (gm) General Mills Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2012. Net sales grew twelve percent to 16,7 billion USD. The international Yoplait acquisition completed in July 2011 contributed seven points of net sales growth.
Carpinteria / CA. (cke) CKE Restaurants Inc. announced its first fiscal quarter financial results for the sixteen weeks ended May 21, 2012. The Company reported total revenue of 412,3 million USD for Q1/2013, an increase of 11,7 million USD or 2,9 percent compared to Q1/2012.
Hershey / PA. (thc) «Our marketplace and financial results over the last few years validate our consumer-driven approach to core brand investment in both U.S. and key international markets», said John P. Bilbrey, President and Chief Executive Officer …
Parma / IT. (bg) The Barilla Group has appointed Claudio Colzani as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will be effective starting from October. Colzani, a veteran of Unilever PLC, started his career as a sales trainee in Italy in 1984.
White Plains / NY. (bl) Bunge Limited announced that Kathleen Hyle has been appointed to its Board of Directors as an independent director, effective July 02. Hyle has served as SVP of Constellation Energy and COO of Constellation Energy Resources since 2008.
Washington / DC. (bcfn) The Barilla CFN appoints Ellen Gustafson to its external Global Advisory Board. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the 30 Project, an organization connecting global hunger and obesity and crowd-sourcing long-term food system change.