Dean Foods Co. late Thursday said Ralph Scozzafava, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, will replace Chief Executive Gregg A. Tanner effective Jan. 1.
Tanner will remain advisor to the company through the stockholders meeting in May, Dean Foods said. Scozzafava joined the food and beverage company in October 2014 as chief commercial officer. Shares of Dean Foods were flat in late trading Thursday after ending the regular session down 0.9%.
Upon FoodBev Media’s return from Vitafoods 2022 – which took place from 10-12 May in Geneva, Switzerland – the team reflects on the event’s aim to bring together international nutraceutical suppliers and experts from across the globe.
Following a strategic review last year, Mondelēz International is planning to sell its developed chewing gum business, which includes brands Trident and Dentyne. This is in addition to offloading its Halls cough drop brand, as the food giant focuses on generating 90% of revenue in its chocolates and biscuits businesses, including baked snacks.
Givaudan has unveiled NaNino+, a patent-pending combination of plant-based ingredients and natural flavorings that can replace nitrite in processed meat. Designed with natural ingredients, it provides a lasting multi-sensorial food experience with a good taste, color and freshness.