Brockmans Gin Announces New National Field Director

Brockmans Gin is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Panteleakos to the newly created position of National Field Director responsible for overseeing the growth of super-premium, new style Brockmans Gin in the U.S.

Taste Radio Ep. 79: Nourish Snacks’ Joy Bauer Has a Healthy Take on Indulgence; Remus and The Rye Whiskey Experts

In episode 78, we feature an interview with Joy Bauer, who's best known as the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s “Today” show and is the founder of granola bites brand Nourish Snacks. We also speak with Gus Griffin, the CEO of MGP, a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits that's played a key role in the emergence and development of the craft spirits segment. And in the latest edition of Elevator Talk, we chat it up with Marcel Gozali, the founder of avocado and coconut smoothie brand Avonut.

Shire City Herbals Hires New VP

Shire City Herbals, makers of the apple cider vinegar-based health tonic Fire Cider, recently announced the hiring of Kimberly Allardyce, a wellness executive with over a decade of experience in the yoga and wellness space as Vice President of Business Development.

Kerry Group Grabs Ganeden

At a presentation to investors yesterday, Kerry Group CEO Edmond Scalon announced that the Irish global nutrition and food conglomerate had acquired Ganeden, an ingredient company focused primarily on gut health and probiotics.

Distribution Roundup: Tio Gazpacho Hits California

Tio Gazpacho continues its expansion with California Whole Foods entry; Bizzy Coffee Shots expected to close year with 500 stores; Teatulia enters Midwest region via grocery channel; ARYA lands nationwide CVS partnership.

CAIF Expands Operations in the Americas

For botanical extracts, fruits & vegetable powders and flavors originating in Latin America, Concentrated Active Ingredients & Flavors (CAIF) works in the distribution and commercialization of raw materials for the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food and sports nutrition industries in countries including Brazil, United States, Germany, Canada, France, South Korea and United Kingdom.

Grant Thornton Taps Robert Allen to Lead Its Food and Beverage Sector

Grant Thornton LLP has named Robert Allen the new Food and Beverage sector leader in its Consumer and Industrial Products industry practice. In this role, Allen will oversee delivery of the firm’s audit, tax and advisory services to food and beverage clients.

Still Austin Whiskey Co. Launches in Texas

Helmed by CEO Chris Seals and distillery co-founders Sal and Joanna Salinas, Andrew and Lisa Braunberg and Cleveland and Carrol Seals, Still Austin Whiskey Co. mills, mashes, ferments, distills, barrels and bottles all of their spirits in-house at the distillery.