Innovative Program Creates Opportunities for Professionals Across the Blueberry Supply Chain to Build Skills and Boost Careers

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has launched the application process for the third class of its Blueberry Leadership Program that elevates up-and-coming leaders in the blueberry industry. The program will accept up to 10 talented, passionate professionals from across the supply chain to become the third group of fellows in the program.

Will Means Joins Middleby as President of Southbend

Industry veteran Will Means has joined Middleby as President of Southbend. Will and Middleby Group President John Perruccio will work closely together at Southbend for the rest of the year to ensure a smooth management transition. Southbend is based in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

Chartwells K12 Celebrates School Lunch Heroes Making a Difference in the Cafeteria and Beyond

May 2, 2024 Chartwells K12

This Friday, May 3rd, Chartwells K12 celebrates National School Lunch Hero Day to recognize its 16,000 chefs, dietitians, and food service workers serving up 2 million meals a day and making the cafeteria the happiest place in school.

Ventura Foods To Acquire DYMA Brands

May 2, 2024 Ventura Foods, LLC.

Ventura Foods, a food manufacturing and innovation company specializing in custom and branded products for restaurants and retailers, has reached an agreement to acquire DYMA Brands.

Shinkei’s Humane, Quality-Preserving Fish-Harvesting Tech Could Upend the Seafood Industry

Harvesting fish is an inherently messy business, what with being at sea, the slippery creatures wriggling around and everything else. Shinkei is working to improve it with an automated system that more humanely and reliably dispatches the fish, resulting in what could be a totally different seafood economy.