Reily Foods has appointed William B. Reily IV president and CEO. The 117-year-old company was founded by Reily’s great-grandfather in 1902, and today manufactures and markets consumer packaged food products including heritage brands and private label products for wholesalers and retailers. The company’s brands include Luzianne tea, New England coffee, French Market coffee, Blue Plate mayonnaise, and Swans Down cake flour.
After earning a degree in history from Tulane University, Reily worked in Switzerland for Nestlé, and then returned to the United States and joined his family’s business, starting in route sales and working in marketing management, systems implementation, internal audit, and brand acquisitions.
“I have been ‘steeped’ in all aspects of this business since I was a child,” said Reily. “I can remember every lesson, pearl of wisdom, and act of kindness expressed by my father and grandfather. I am very excited about the next 100 years of our company, and what it means for my sons and hopefully their children.”
PepsiCo has announced plans to achieve 100% renewable electricity for its U.S. direct operations this year. The United States is the food and beverage company’s largest market and accounts for nearly half of its total global electricity consumption.
As a part of a planned organizational change, Aryzta has appointed Tyson Yu as CEO of Aryzta North America effective February 1, and as a member of the group executive committee, reporting to Kevin Toland, group CEO.
Bell Flavors & Fragrances has completed its 2019 Safe Quality Food (SQF) audit and has achieved its highest score yet of 99/100.
The Consumer Brands Association (CBA), formerly the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), has launched as an “advocate for product affordability, access, and innovation; eliminating consumer confusion; and, solving large, vexing problems in the marketplace,” according to a press release from the organization.
Kraft Heinz has hired Carlos Abrams-Rivera as the new U.S. zone president, effective Feb. 3, 2020. In this role, Abrams-Rivera will lead all U.S. business operations.