French Pastry Chef Joins Spencer’s Fresh Markets Team

April 21, 2010 The Santa Maria Times

French baker and pastry chef Franck Bouget has joined the Spencers Fresh Markets team, said a spokesman for the local supermarket chain.

Snack Food Association’s Day In DC Spring Summit

April 21, 2010 Snack Food Association

SFA will join forces May 17-19, 2010 in Washington, DC with the US Chamber of Commerce at its Small Business Summit.

GE Capital Provides Financing To Sterling Foods Ltd.

April 20, 2010 GE Antares Capital

GE Antares Capital, a unit of GE Capital, announced it served as administrative agent for a senior secured credit facility in conjunction with the acquisition of Caravan Trading Company by Sterling Foods, Ltd., an existing portfolio company of TGF Management Corp. and Austin Ventures. Proceeds of the new facility were used to finance the acquisition, refinance Sterlings existing senior credit facility and to provide for general ongoing working capital needs.

New, Multi-Faceted Education Program Launching At IBIE 2010

When IBIE 2010 convenes in Las Vegas September 26-29, the industrys top trade event will offer its most robust, comprehensive educational conference to date. The augmented seminar program, now five times larger and broader in scope than that of the previous event, is expected to attract a wide variety of participants from across the grain-based food industry.

Consolidated Biscuit Drops Tecumseh, MI Plans

Consolidated Biscuit will not be coming to Tecumseh. In a move described by city officials as disappointing, CBC officials informed the city that Wind Point Partners of Illinois is buying the company, but that Tecumseh Bakery LLC is not part of the sale.