Diageo announces leadership changes at the division, appoints new CFO

USA - Diageo, owner of the Johnnie Walker brand of alcoholic beverages has announced the appointment of Lavanya Chandrashekar, former Mondelez executive as the new chief financial officer of its North American division effective 1 July 2018. Chandrashekar, who has held regional CFO roles in both EMEA and North America will report to Diageo North…

Arla Foods appoints Jan Toft Nørgaard as new Chairman

UK - Arla Foods amba Board of Directors has appointed Jan Toft Nørgaard from Skærbæk, Denmark to succeed Åke Hantoft as Chairman of Arla Foods amba, when he steps down on July 2, after seven years in the role. The appointment of Jan Toft Nørgaard was made at the Arla Foods Board of Directors ordinary…

Muller confirms Werner Stegmuller as its new CEO

UK - Muller, Britain’s supplier and distributor of dairy products has confirmed the promotion of Werner Stegmuller to global chief executive role effective April. Werner was the company’s chief operating officer, a role to which he was appointed in June 2017, according to a Muller spokesperson pointed out by Just-Food. He succeeds Uwe Sommer reported…

Campbell Soup’s CEO Denise Morrison retires abruptly

USA - US soup maker Campbell Soup has announced that its CEO Denise Morrison abruptly decided to step down effective today and she has been replaced by Keith McLoughlin, who joined the company's board in 2016, as CEO on an interim basis. In a statement Campbell Soup, maker of V8, Pepperidge Farm, Pop Secret and…

2 Sisters appoints Ronald Kers as new CEO

UK - 2 Sisters Food Group, Birmingham based privately owned food manufacturing company, has appointed former global CEO of Muller, Ronald Kers as its new Chief Executive Officer effective 1 June 2018. He joined Muller in January 2017 as UK CEO, combining periods of service from Nestle SA where he joined in 2003 responsible for…

Kellogg’s exits Venezuela placing blame on country’s ‘economic crisis’

USA - The US-based multinational food manufacturing company, Kellogg’s has announced it has pulled out of Venezuela citing the country’s economic hard times that were characterized by hyper-inflation and strict price controls. According to FoodBev, the company’s product distribution in Venezuela had been suspended and the license agreement for the use and commercialization of its…

Arla Foods Chairman Åke Hantoft set to retire in July

UK - Arla Foods, an international dairy company, has announced the retirement of its Chairman Åke Hantoft, set to happen in July, further to a prior announcement made on December 2017. According to the company, the Chairman of Arla Foods amba, Åke Hantoft, has announced that he has agreed to the sale of his dairy…

Carlsberg’s Nancy Cruickshank quits board for digital role

DENMARK - Carlsberg’s member of Supervisory Board, Nancy Cruickshank has stepped down from the board to take up a new role as Senior Vice President Digital Business Transformation effective 8 May 2018. Carlsberg said following the announcement, they have initiated a search for new member of the board. Nancy joined the European brewer’s board in…

Subway’s Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Greco to retire

USA - Subway, the US restaurant chain has announced that CEO, Suzanne Greco will be leaving the company effective June 30 and Trevor Haynes, head of business development has been named interim. After Hayne’s appointment, Greco remains in senior advisory role and assist in the transition for the position she held since 2015. “As we…

Papa John’s appoints Joe Smith as new Chief Financial Officer

USA - The American restaurant franchise company Papa John’s has promoted Joe Smith to the chief financial officer position effective immediately while Steve Coke, who has been serving as interim principal financial and accounting officer, will continue to serve as vice president, Investor Relations and Strategy. Smith was senior vice president of global sales and…