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Rosina Food Products, Inc. acquires Mama Lucia brand - November 16, 2021

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Buffalo, NY – November 16, 2021 – Rosina Food Products, Inc., Buffalo, New York, has announced its acquisition of the Mama Lucia ® Brand of frozen retail Meatballs from Quaker Maid Meats, Inc. Mama Lucia Brand can be found predominately in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest of the United States within the supermarket, military commissaries, and dollar store channels.

In announcing the acquisition, Mr. Russell Corigliano, President and CEO of Rosina Food Products, Inc. stated, “We are excited about this transaction. This acquisition is consistent with the Company’s strategic plan for growth and the products are consistent with our core capabilities.” Mr. Frank Corigliano, Executive Vice President of Rosina added that, “The Mama Lucia brand and its current distribution are an excellent fit into our family of brands, and we anticipate a very smooth transition for all of its customers many of whom already have a strong sales relationship with Rosina.”

The Mama Lucia Brand is an excellent complement to the already successful Rosina, Celentano and Italian Village Brands sold throughout the United States and Internationally by Rosina Food Products, Inc.

In addition to its current production facility located in Cheektowaga, New York, Rosina has a new, state of the art protein facility scheduled to open in December 2021 in nearby West Seneca, New York.

About Rosina Food Products
Rosina Food Products is a leading innovative frozen specialty food products manufacturer centered around Italian fare. Since 1963 the Italian family-owned company has focused on creating premier products that bring to life real Italian flavors and tradition. Rosina ensures the success of every one of its customers while delivering Real Italian Goodness. Rosina Food Products can be found in supermarkets, supercenters, wholesale clubs, military commissaries, cafeterias, and restaurants throughout North America and around the world. For more information, visit

Rosina Food Products, Inc.
170 French Road, Buffalo, New York 14227-2717
P (716) 668-0123 (800) 247-4951

J&J Snack Foods Celebrates 50 Years - September 27, 2021

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J&J Snack Foods
Sep 27, 2021, 10:32 ET

Iconic snack company to kick off year-long anniversary celebration with employee and consumer events

(PENNSAUKEN, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/) -- What happens when one of America's most beloved snack companies reaches a significant milestone? There's a celebration, of course! What else would you expect from a company whose motto is "Fun Served Here?"

J&J Snack Foods Corp., (NASDAQ: JJSF) a leader and innovator in beverages and snack foods is recognizing its 50-year anniversary with a year-long commemoration that celebrates both its employees and valued customers.

J&J Snack Foods will kick off the celebration this month and will continue to rollout activities throughout the year to honor its valued employees and loyal brand fans, recognizing the company's impressive growth and success over the past 50 years. 

Founded in 1971 by Gerald "Gerry" B. Shreiber, J&J Snack Foods began with the $72,100 purchase of an ailing pretzel company of eight employees at a court auction. Fast-forward 50 years, and the company has evolved into a billion-dollar publicly traded company and industry leader in snack foods with over 4,200 employees, 16 manufacturing locations across the country, and products throughout foodservice and retail channels nationwide. J&J Snack Foods' iconic brands, including SUPERPRETZEL, ICEE and LUIGI'S Real Italian Ice, have been there for millions of moments of fun and togetherness. From family gatherings and birthdays to baseball games, cinemas and amusement parks, J&J Snack Foods brands have served up smiles, joy, and fun across the country for five decades.

"Consumers have enjoyed J&J Snack Food's iconic snacks, beverages, and frozen novelties for 50 years. A staple in great moments inside and outside of the home, our fun and innovative core brands like SUPERPRETZEL and ICEE have captured the hearts of millions," said Dan Fachner, President and Chief Executive Officer of J&J Snack Foods. "I am honored to be part of a legacy that has positively impacted so many people. We celebrate this 50-year milestone in honor of our fans, customers, and dedicated employees. We are excited to commemorate this golden anniversary with a year of celebratory events and look forward to serving up fun for another 50 years!"

J&J Snack Foods will host a celebratory gala recognizing founder Gerry Shreiber's legacy and will launch a series of employee appreciation events across the country, including visits from the company's branded 'snack mobile.' The company will also participate in the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony in New York early next year, followed by a media tour. Consumers and employees alike can expect more fun throughout the year and are encouraged to visit @jjsnackfoods on Instagram for exciting updates.

For more information, visit

About J&J Snack Foods Corp.
J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF) is a leader and innovator in the snack food industry, providing innovative, niche and affordable branded snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets. Manufactured and distributed nationwide, our principal products include SUPERPRETZEL, the #1 soft pretzel brand in the world, as well as internationally known ICEE and SLUSH PUPPIE frozen beverages, LUIGI'S Real Italian Ice, MINUTE MAID frozen ices, WHOLE FRUIT sorbet and frozen fruit bars, SOUR PATCH KIDS Flavored Ice Pops, Tio Pepe's & CALIFORNIA CHURROS, and THE FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY funnel cakes and several bakery brands within DADDY RAY'S, COUNTRY HOME BAKERS and HILL & VALLEY. With nearly twenty manufacturing facilities, and more than $1 billion in annual revenue, J&J Snack Foods Corp. has continued to see steady growth as a company, reaching record sales for 48 consecutive years. The company consistently seeks out opportunities to expand its unique niche market product offering while bringing smiles to families worldwide. For more information, please visit  

*MINUTE MAID is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company.

Lakeside Foods Purchases Cher-Make Sausage Co. - September 24, 2021

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Lakeside Foods
September 24, 2021

Manitowoc, WI (September 24, 2021) – Lakeside Foods, Inc., a leading frozen and canned foods manufacturer, is purchasing Cher-Make Sausage Co., a 93-year-old authentic sausage maker that produces quality summer sausage, hot dogs, ring bologna and bratwurst at its Manitowoc-based plant. The deal is set to close on Monday.

The acquisition offers Lakeside a new product category that will benefit its existing customer base. “Cher-Make is a respected maker of premium sausage and meat products, with a long history in the Manitowoc community, and we’re honored to carry on the Cher-Make legacy,” said Joe Yanda, President and CEO of Lakeside Foods. “The acquisition will further diversify our product offerings for Lakeside customers and open up new avenues for business growth and product innovation.”

Cher-Make will benefit from business growth opportunities through Lakeside. “Joining the Lakeside Foods family will give Cher-Make a bright future to continue making authentic sausage products and expand our distribution footprint,” said Tom Chermak, President of Cher-Make Sausage.  “Lakeside's solid reputation in the industry for operational excellence and quality food products means Cher-Make employees will enjoy strong, stable ownership to continue building on what my grandfather began nine decades ago.”

Under the deal, Cher-Make’s management team, including President Tom Chermak, will remain in place. Day-to-day operations will continue uninterrupted, and Lakeside plans to retain all Cher-Make employees at its Manitowoc location.

“We’re excited to enter this new food category,” Yanda said. “Our goal is to build on Cher-Make’s success, and we will invest in its operations to continue to grow its customer footprint and distribution.”    

About Lakeside Foods, Inc.

Lakeside Foods is a premier supplier of high-quality frozen and canned foods to the retail, food service and industrial sectors. Since its beginning in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant, Lakeside Foods has expanded to 13 production facilities, producing canned and frozen vegetables, canned meat, canned dry beans, frozen desserts, appetizers and canned pet food that are distributed coast to coast across the U.S. and in 14 countries. Lakeside Foods manages its vegetable growing and harvesting operations through a network of regional farmers, ensuring food quality and freshness from farm to table. The company is family owned and based in Manitowoc, Wis. 

About Cher-Make Sausage

Founded by Emil and Regina Chermak in 1928, Cher-Make Sausage Company serves the branded and private-label industry and produces hot dogs, bratwurst, summer sausage, ring bologna, chicken sausage and smoked sausage. Products made at the company's Manitowoc plant are sold throughout North America. The company employs more than 150 people. Cher-Make is a partner of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a minor league baseball team based in Appleton, with its hot dogs and bratwurst available at every home game.


Anne Smith APR                                                Tom Chermak                      

(920) 684-3356 Ext. 4032                                   (920) 683-5980 Ext. 1311

Tetra Pak Launches Leap Accelerator Program to Help Emerging Brands Fast-Track Food and Beverage Development - September 24, 2021

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Tetra Pak
September 24, 2021

Tetra Pak Launches Leap Accelerator Program to Help Emerging Brands Fast-Track Food and Beverage Development

New Program Will Drive Food and Beverage Innovation in the US and Canada

Denton, Texas (September 23, 2021) –Tetra Pak has launched the Leap Accelerator Program to give brands access to its deep expertise in food and beverage formulation, packaging, and marketing to help bring innovative food and beverage products to market faster.

The Tetra Pak® Leap Accelerator Program connects brands of all sizes with Tetra Pak experts and contract manufacturers to fast-track and fine-tune product development and commercial production. The Leap program focuses on new product categories and consumption occasions, and is dedicated to helping brands deliver on ever-evolving consumer demands.

By offering the company’s processing, packaging and production expertise to brands, along with the sustainability advantage and product protection benefits of Tetra Pak® cartons, the company hopes to encourage brands to pursue more innovative on-the-go offerings in the North American food and beverage market.

“There’s a huge opportunity for innovation in the food and beverage space, especially as the pandemic drives shifts in consumer preferences and buying habits,” said Pedro Goncalves, vice president of marketing, Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada. “We’ve been working with brands for years to bring innovation to the market, but Leap goes a step further to align all elements of product development and production in a comprehensive program,” he added.

Following an assessment for program fit, selected brands will work alongside Tetra Pak experts to develop a bespoke journey that includes defining the go-to-market strategy, formulating the ideal product, producing and packaging that product, and promoting it to consumers.

Through a combination of market insights, consumer research and category analysis, Tetra Pak will help brands pinpoint the right product positioning for success. Dedicated support from formulation experts and priority access to Tetra Pak’s Product Development Center will help fine-tune the product’s flavor, consistency and scalability for long-term commercial success. With the ideal formulation determined, production will begin at one of several select contract manufacturers best suited to produce and package the specific product. With the product packaged and ready to hit the market, marketing support from Tetra Pak will help facilitate sampling, point of purchase and other promotion to consumers.

Participation in the Leap program is limited with participants selected based on a series of factors including novelty of product, market potential and product segment.

About Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak is a world leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With over 25,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.

Our promise, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™," reflects our commitment to making food safe and available, everywhere.

More information about Tetra Pak is available at

Stephanie Ward
Tetra Pak
Tel: 940-380-4635

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