Entrepreneurial Equity Partners Acquires Roskam Baking Company, Merges It With Portfolio Company Organic Milling

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (“e2p”), a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on the food and consumer packaged goods industries, announced today that it has acquired Roskam Baking Company (“Roskam” or the “Company”) and merged Roskam with Organic Milling, one of its portfolio companies. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Afresh Secures $115M in Series B Funding and Rolls Out its Fresh Food Preservation Technology to Thousands of Stores Across the US

August 5, 2022 Afresh

Afresh, the leading AI-powered fresh food technology provider, today announced a $115 million Series B funding round led by Spark Capital and with participation from Insight Partners, VMG Partners, and Bright Pixel Capital. Afresh will use the investment to scale across thousands more stores and expand the footprint of its Fresh Operating System, an efficient, flexible solution for forecasting, inventory, ordering, and store operations, to support new fresh categories like meat and bakery.

Hearthside Food Solutions names Darlene Nicosia CEO

Hearthside Food Solutions, a leading food contract manufacturer, announces the appointment of Darlene Nicosia as its new Chief Executive Officer. She succeeds Chuck Metzger, who is leaving the post after nearly five years as part of a long-term succession plan.

Hottest Chocolate Trends for 2023

August 4, 2022 Puratos Taste Tomorrow

Taste Tomorrow is the world’s largest ecosystem for consumer understanding in the chocolate, patisserie and bakery sectors. Always-on tracking of local and global consumer behaviors, attitudes and choices provides us with valuable, in-depth insights. In this article, Taste Tomorrow focuses on three trends for chocolatiers that will be essential in 2023. 

Premier Foods Announces U.S. Product Expansion and U.S. VP of Sales Appointment

August 3, 2022 Premier Foods

Following Mr Kipling’s recent launch into the USA in April 2022, the UK’s #1 cake brand is excited to announce two key milestones in its U.S. expansion: new flavors and a new senior appointment.