Group LALA, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican Company focused on healthy foods, announces the appointment of Alberto A. Arellano Garcia as Chief Financial Officer.
Alberto is an industrial engineer from Anahuac University in Mexico, and has a Master’s in Engineering Management from the same business school.
Alberto Arellano has more than 20 years’ experience in consumer goods companies, with multicultural track record, that includes working in different countries such as, Russia, Belgium, France, Venezuela and the United States. His former position was CFO at Microsoft Corporation Mexico.
His professional expertise includes, SAP implementation projects, acquisition and integration of new businesses, strategic planning and competitive intelligence, among others.
Source: Grupo LALA
Schumacher will replace Alan Jope, who announced his decision to retire last September, less than a year after a failed attempt by Unilever to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare business and just months after activist investor Nelson Peltz joined the company’s board.
Globally, plant-based ice creams have doubled their share of the market over the last five years, according to Tetra Pack. Pea protein and coconut milk are leading the way, but Tetra Pak cites data showing that oat-based ice cream launches have doubled in the previous year.
A myriad of so-called eco-labels are being rolled out across various F&B products, but with no gold standard or strict rules governing precisely what the logos mean and what methodology is behind them, concerns are growing that they will confuse consumers and ultimately be counterproductive.