Utz Brands makes 3 executive appointments to oversee growth ambitions post public listing

USA – Utz Brands, one of the largest snack food manufacturers in the United States, is bulking its executive ranks as it embarks on an ambitious expansion drive post public listing.   The company recently announced a series of appointments to its C-suite, including the appointment of a COO, a new position at the company, a CFO, and a chief people officer.   Cary Devore, who has been Utz’s CFO since 2019, has been promoted to the newly created role of COO, with his former position being filled by Ajay Kataria who is currently the executive vice president…

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American snack company Utz to acquire Vitner’s snack brand for US$25M

US – Utz Brands, a large snack food company based in Hanover, Pennsylvania, is acquiring assets related to Chicago snack brand Vitner’s from Snak-King for US$25 million. Founded in 1926, Vitner’s has about 55 direct-store-delivery (DSD) distribution routes with most of its snack products being made by Snak-King. According to a press release from the snack maker, the deal, which is expected to close in February, includes the Vitner’s trademark and DSD distribution of Vitner’s branded products. Utz said in the release that the distribution routes acquired in this deal…

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