• Synder’s-Lance acquisition
Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. has acquired Stateline Service Corp., a snack food distributor based in Massachusetts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Snyder’s-Lance said the acquisition is part of the company’s plan to expand its national distribution network. The Stateline distribution system and routes will be integrated into Snyder’s-Lance network.
“We’re excited to expand our direct-store delivery distribution network through this acquisition,” said Ed Good, president of S-L Distribution Co., a subsidiary of Snyder’s-Lance. “Through closer working relationships with key retailers, we expect to build on the successful business that Stateline has developed in this important geographic area. We see an opportunity to expand our direct-store delivery network, enhance service to retail customers and develop long-term opportunities for our independent business owners in the region.”
Synder’s Lance is a supplier to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and operates a sales office in Bentonville.
• Chiquita Brands hires food safety exec
Chiquita Brands International has appointed Courtney Parker as vice-president of food safety and quality. In her new role Parker will be responsible for the company’s Fresh Express packaged salad quality assurance and quality control programs.
She also will serve as Chiquita’s liaison to regulatory agencies and other industry stakeholders.
Prior to joining Chiquita, Parker was head of quality assurance, food safety and regulatory affairs for Church Brothers and True Leaf Farms.
For seven years Parker also worked for Chiquita Brands as a senior food safety and microbiology manager, specializing in the development and implementation of quality policies and regulatory compliance programs.
Chiquita Brands International is a supplier to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and operates a sales office in Bentonville.