PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 14, 2014--
B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) announced today that Michael Sands has been
promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of
Mr. Sands joined B&G Foods in October 2013 following B&G Foods’
acquisition of Rickland Orchards, which Mr. Sands co-founded with
Jason Cohen. Rickland Orchards, whose products include Greek yogurt
coated granola bars and bites, was the fourth snack-based
acquisition by B&G Foods since October 2012.
In addition to co-founding Rickland Orchards and serving as its chief
operating officer, Mr. Sands previously served as the president and
chief executive officer of the Balance Bar Company, the chief marketing
and operations officer of the Snapple Beverage Group, and the chief
marketing officer and director of international sales of Ben & Jerry’s.
Mr. Sands also was the co-founder and chief executive officer of
LesserEvil Brand Snacks.
“We are delighted to announce Michael Sands’ promotion,” stated David L.
Wenner, President and Chief Executive Officer of B&G Foods. “Michael has
been a very strong addition to B&G Foods’ management team and has played
an important role in the integration of Rickland Orchards into the
B&G Foods family. His experience in all aspects of managing snack brands
will greatly benefit our company.”
B&G Foods also announced that at month end Jason Cohen will transition
from Executive Vice President of Club Channel to become an outside
strategic advisor to B&G Foods. In this capacity, Mr. Cohen will
continue to assist B&G Foods with the implementation of its sales
strategy across its entire portfolio of brands.
“I have enjoyed working with B&G Foods’ seasoned management team and
sales force and I am excited to continue my association with the company
as a strategic advisor to its executive management team,” stated Mr.
Cohen. “Working together, it is my expectation that we can foster growth
for B&G Foods’ base business and newly acquired snack brands, and also
develop on trend, innovative products for sale in the club channel and
in broader distribution.”
“We thank Jason for his tireless efforts and the passion, energy and
creative thinking he has brought to B&G Foods,” stated Mr. Wenner. “We
are very pleased that our partnership will continue as we work together
to seek further growth opportunities for our brands.”
About B&G Foods, Inc.
B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute a
diversified portfolio of high-quality, branded shelf-stable foods across
the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Based in Parsippany,
New Jersey, B&G Foods’ products are marketed under many recognized
brands, including Ac’cent, B&G, B&M, Baker’s Joy,
Brer Rabbit, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer,
Don Pepino, Emeril’s, Grandma’s Molasses, JJ Flats,
Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, Maple Grove Farms, Molly
McButter, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Old London,
Original Tings, Ortega, Pirate’s Booty, Polaner,
Red Devil, Regina, Rickland Orchards, Sa-són,
Sclafani, Smart Puffs, Sugar Twin, Trappey’s,
TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid and Wright’s.
B&G Foods also sells and distributes two branded household products, Static Guard
and Kleen Guard.
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forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are
also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are
described from time to time in B&G Foods’ filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, including under Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the
Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2013 filed on February
26, 2014. B&G Foods undertakes no obligation to publicly update
or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
Source: B&G Foods, Inc.
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