Yum! Brands promotes Vipul Chawla to President of Pizza Hut International

USA - Yum! Brands, Inc., an American fast food company, has announced the promotion of Vipul Chawla, 50, to President of Pizza Hut International, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed, effective December 3, 2018. Chawla, who currently serves as Managing Director of Pizza Hut Asia-Pacific, will assume responsibility for driving the brand…

BRF CEO Pedro Parente to leave company in mid-2019

BRAZIL - Chief Executive Pedro Parente of Brazilian meat packing company BRF SA has announced plans to leave the company and that the current Chief Operating Officer Lorival Luz would succeed him in the CEO role. According to Reuters, Parente told investors and analysts after a presentation in Sao Paulo that he will still participate…

Siggi’s appoints Carlos Altschul as new CEO replacing Bart Adlam

USA - Siggi’s, the Lactalis-owned maker of Icelandic-style yogurt, has appointed Carlos Altschul as its new CEO, replacing Bart Adlam who has left the company to pursue a new business opportunity. According to the company, with the rise in consumer demand for cleaner, higher-quality foods with lower sugar, it views this as the optimal time…

Danish Crown appoints Andrew Cracknell as new CEO of Tulip Food Company

UK - Danish Crown, a global meat processing company, has appointed Andrew Cracknell as the CEO of its UK business Tulip, four months after Steve Francis stepped down from the role. According to FoodBev, Cracknell started his career with the ABP Food Group more than 25 years ago. Having worked in both the fresh and…

Tesco CEO calls on transparency of global food industries about their food waste data

UK - Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, has called on the global food industry to be more transparent and publish their food waste data, to ensure that no food goes to waste across the global food chain. According to FoodBev, Lewis announced his call for action at the Champions 12.3 conference in New York, with a…

ADM’s Alpharetta-based nut subsidiary names Clint Piper as new president

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s Alpharetta based Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has announced Clint Piper as the new president of the subsidiary. Piper joined ADM in 2007, and has served in multiple leadership roles, including commercial management positions in Valdosta, Georgia, and Kershaw, South Carolina. Most recently, he was general manager, North American…

Grand Oak Limited’s CEO, Aare Fatai Odesile to step down end of September

NIGERIA - Grand Oak Limited (GOL), a leading marketer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in Nigeria has announced that the company chief executive, Aare Fatai Odesile will step down from his position effective end of September. A Beverage Industry News article reported that his resignation comes after 27 years of experience in the food and…

Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards

The Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards celebrate the very best new products, projects and initiatives; and outstanding individuals in the food, beverage and milling industry in Africa. Through a competitive process judged by some of the most outstanding industry veterans, the Awards aim at boosting innovations and excellence in the region's food industry. The 2018…

Campbell Soup appoints Craig Slavtchef as head of R&D organization

USA - Campbell Soup Company, an American producer of canned soups and related products, has announced the appointment of Craig Slavtcheff, 51, as Vice President and Head of Research and Development (R&D). According to the company, Slavtcheff will lead Campbell’s entire R&D organization, including strategy, innovation and product development for the company’s divisions, as well…

US-food delivery service FreshDirect’s CEO Jason Ackerman abruptly steps down

USA - US-food delivery service FreshDirect has announced that its founder and CEO Jason Ackerman has stepped down from his role as chairman and CEO, and he will be replaced by the company’s co-founder David McInerney. FreshDirect is an online food shopping service which delivers to US consumers, and the company said that the move…