France Names Dennis Bergman, President of the Village of Lena, Illinois Knight in the Order of Agricultural Merit

December 2, 2019 Savencia Cheese USA

On Thursday, December 5th, 2019, in collaboration with Savencia Cheese USA, Consul General of France Guillaume Lacroix, on behalf of the French Republic, will award Dennis Bergman, President of the Village of Lena, Illinois, with the designation of Knight in the Order of Agricultural Merit.

Eco-Products Unveils Compostable Utensils for Cutlerease Single-Unit Dispenser

December 2, 2019 Eco-Products

Eco-Products®, a Novolex™ brand, announced today the introduction of a line of compostable utensils for use in Cutlerease, a new dispenser that offers customers one fork, knife or spoon at a time.

Another QSR First – A&W Launches Plant-Based Nuggets in Canada

December 2, 2019 A&W Food Services of Canada

A&W Canada has partnered with Lightlife® (“Lightlife”), to become the first quick-serve restaurant (QSR) in Canada to offer guests a new and exciting menu option: Plant-Based Nuggets.

Middleby Acquires Synesso

December 2, 2019 The Middleby Corporation

The Middleby Corporation announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Synesso, a designer and manufacturer of semi-automatic espresso machines for the commercial market. The company has quickly grown to $10m in revenues.

Trucco, Inc. Imports Red Kiwifruit From Italy

December 2, 2019 Trucco, Inc.

Earlier this week a container of red kiwifruit arrived at the new Trucco, Inc. distribution facility. This is a first for the company that has spent the last 20 years becoming one of the largest distributors of kiwifruit in the United States with its green, gold, and organic varieties. Trucco now has an opportunity to provide consumers with a more diverse selection of kiwifruit.