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%.
A new technology that speeds up bacterial testing in food is showing promise to “revolutionize” the process of testing bacterial viability in food, according to Japan-based scientists who discovered the breakthrough in food safety. The technique can reportedly verify food safety before shipment from factories and prevent food poisoning.
Heineken Mexico plans to invest €430 million in the establishment of a new brewery in Yucatán, aiming to expand sustainable brewing practices and foster community growth. Construction will take place in the Kanasín municipality, marking the company’s inaugural brewery in southeastern Mexico.
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) has appointed former Mondelēz International executive Tim Cofer as its new chief operating officer, with plans for Cofer to succeed current CEO Bob Gamgort in the second quarter of 2024. Cofer, who will join KDP on 6 November, will work closely with Gamgort while in the capacity of COO.