Wixon has taste; Foxx expands catalog; DuPont is admired
At this year’s IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Wixonwill showcase “Tastes That Target Any Generation,” a themed menu that features flavors appealing to Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z in the form of reduced-sodium and reduced-sugar beverages mixes. For example, Wixon hand out samples of Wild Berry Pomegranate Energy Smoothie (for Gen Y), a bright pink energy-packed concoction that delivers 72% less sugar.
Foxx Equipment Co.issued an expanded 2012 catalog of wholesale-only beverage-dispensing equipment. This 176-page catalog includes stainless-steel product tanks, high-flow regulators, drain tubing, triple blender, ceramic towers and tap handles, magnetic stir-plates, CO² solenoid, mounting hardware and wall-mounted bottle openers, among other items. The 2012 catalog and sales fliers are available free through the website, www.foxxequipment.com.
One Source Specialtieshas been named the U.S. distributor for Cool-Ads handles, a division of Wild August LCC. Cool-Ads is a point-of-purchase advertising format that fits onto cooler doors for chilled products in big-box stores, convenience stores and food retailers.
DuPontis among the world's Top 50 most admired companies, according to a study released by FORTUNE magazine. DuPont is No. 37 on FORTUNE's "Most Admired Companies" list, advancing six spots from the previous year for the second consecutive year and progressing 15 spots since 2009. DuPont was ranked first in innovation, people management, social responsibility and quality of products and services.
DairyBits, which provides easy access to a wide range of cost-effective machinery replacement parts for a variety of dairy machines, launched a new website, www.dairybits.co.uk, making the process of ordering replacement parts even easier. The site allows manufacturers to search thousands of products via various categories and sub-categories such as electrical, mechanical and liquid.
Takasago International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., the regional subsidiary of Takasago International Corp., plans to invest $10 million to set up a new manufacturing and research facility in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The latest commitment comes shortly after Takasago invested $32 million in a new facility in Singapore, as part of its regional expansion strategy. The new Indian facility, which will start operations in first quarter of 2014, is part of Takasago’s aim of developing key creation, application, sensory, R&D and manufacturing capabilities for new flavors and fragrances.
On the Move: Personnel Changes
Expro Manufacturing, Los Angeles. Patrick Masson was named vice president, ingredient sales, responsible for leading the company’s U.S. sales growth with customers in the food processing and manufacturing industries. Prior to his appointment at Expro, Masson was a co-owner of Lelio and Sons Brokerage Co., a Los Angeles-based company specializing in the sales of imported and domestic cheeses and oils. During his nine-year tenure, he oversaw long-standing customer relationships and served as a sales representative for Chateaux Cheese Corp.
Joint Juice Inc., San Francisco. David Cooperwas named chief financial officer. With more than 25 years of experience, Cooper has led finance teams at leading food companies, including PowerBar, Dole Food Co. and Del Monte Fresh Produce. Cooper. During the course of his career, Cooper has helped to create significant shareholder value through his financial leadership, and has closed more than $20 billion in debt, equity and mergers and acquisitions transactions.