A Warmer World 

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Carbon accountants help firms keep their climate pledges The other day when Cooper Elsworth stepped into a Sweetgreen restaurant in Boston, he already knew what he was going to order. “I’m vegetarian, so I’ll probably go for the hummus crunch salad,” Elsworth said. “That’s the lowest-emissions salad at Sweetgreen.” He knows this arcane fact because… read more

New president of Barilla’s Americas region

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Barilla names new president for region Americas, Barilla Group Melissa Tendick has been named president of Barilla’s Americas region, effective June. She will succeed Jean-Pierre Comte, who is stepping down from his role after serving 13 years at the company. Ms. Tendick, currently vice president of marketing for Barilla’s Americas region, brings over 20 years… read more

Nestle Names New Head of Operations

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Stephanie Pullings Hart has been named deputy head of operations at Nestle SA, effective July 1. She will succeed Magdi Batato, who is set to retire after a 30-plus-year career at Nestle. Ms. Pullings Hart is currently senior vice president of operations at Warby Parker, where she is responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, and customer… read more

Wicked Kitchen Acquires Plant-Based Seafood Company

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Plant-based company Wicked Kitchen has acquired Current Foods, an alternative protein company that manufactures plant-based seafood for food service and fine dining locations in the US and Europe. “Current Foods is a perfect match for Wicked as a global-impact brand with the same mission and complementary products,” said Pete Speranza, chief executive officer of Wicked… read more

Barilla Group Melissa Tendick has been named president of Barilla’s Americas region

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Barilla names new president for region Americas, Barilla Group Melissa Tendick has been named president of Barilla’s Americas region, effective June. She will succeed Jean-Pierre Comte, who is stepping down from his role after serving 13 years at the company. Ms. Tendick, currently vice president of marketing for Barilla’s Americas region, brings over 20 years… read more

Nestle Names New Head of Operations

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Stephanie Pullings Hart has been named deputy head of operations at Nestle SA, effective July 1. She will succeed Magdi Batato, who is set to retire after a 30-plus-year career at Nestle. Ms. Pullings Hart is currently senior vice president of operations at Warby Parker, where she is responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, and customer… read more

Wicked Kitchen has acquired Current Foods

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Wicked Kitchen Acquires Plant-Based Seafood Company Plant-based company Wicked Kitchen has acquired Current Foods, an alternative protein company that manufactures plant-based seafood for food service and fine dining locations in the US and Europe. “Current Foods is a perfect match for Wicked as a global-impact brand with the same mission and complementary products,” said Pete… read more

Former Darden CEO: How to Create a Restaurant Culture of Aspiration

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REGARDLESS OF INDUSTRY, ALL COMPANIES MUST LOOK INWARD TO FIND THE TALENT THEY NEED TO SUCCEED . . . It’s a fact. High talent turnover is inherent in the restaurant industry. It’s estimated that three out of four restaurant employees are planning to leave their job. Furthermore, the average restaurant loses $150,000 yearly in just… read more

The Complicated Business of Foodservice Coffee

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Did you get used to making your own coffee at home during the pandemic, and now find yourself in an actual coffee shop less often? You’re not alone . . . . Brewed hot coffee consumption across restaurants, retail and other foodservice locations has not rebounded since the pandemic, according to Datassential’s BUZZ 2023 Annual… read more