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Topps taps new leader for global confectionery division

April 20, 2017
Food & Drink

Tony Jacobs has been promoted to president of The Topps Co., Inc.’s Global Confectionery Brands division.

In his new role, Mr. Jacobs has been tasked with advancing and evolving the company’s Bazooka Candy Brands portfolio. He will oversee more than 200 global team members in driving marketing, product development, sales, operations and finance for the confectionery business, Topps said.

Previously, Mr. Jacobs was global general manager for Topps’ confections. Prior to joining Topps, he spent more than a decade in various marketing positions at Nabisco, Unilever P.L.C. and The Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

“Tony and his team have continued to deliver strong growth that has outpaced the category year after year, driven by breakthrough innovation, and sales and marketing excellence,” said Michael Brandstaedter, president and chief executive officer of Topps. “Tony has delivered results that have been critical to driving Topps overall success, and I am confident his relentless commitment to building Topps confectionery business will lead to even greater success moving forward.”

By Rebekah Schouten

Source: Food Business News

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