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SEP 2016

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Mondelez Names Bunch to Board of Directors Deerfield, Ill.-based Mondelez International has ap- pointed of Charles E. (Chuck) Bunch to its board of directors. Bunch, 66, recently announced his retire- ment as executive chairman of the board at PPG Industries Inc., where he was chairman and CEO from 2005 to 2015. With this addition, Mondelez has 14 directors, 13 of whom are independent. "His strategic skills and strong operational and cost-management expertise will be instrumental as we continue to create value for our shareholders by leveraging our portfolio, reducing costs and investing in growth," says Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO. After joining Pittsburgh-based PPG in 1979, Bunch held positions in finance and planning, marketing and general management in the United States and Eu- rope. www.mondelezinternational.com Beaver Street Fisheries Commits to Lobster Conservation Over the past decade, Jackson- ville, Fla.-based Beaver Street Fisheries (BSF) has taken part in a major fishery improvement project (FIP) in the Bahamas. Tropic Seafood Ltd., BSF's sister company and lobster division, has been working with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Bahamas Marine Exporters Association (BMEA) and the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) to address fishing practices and environmental impacts to help the lobster fishery thrive for generations to come. "We take great pride in our commitment to lead our indus- try as environmental stewards," says Casey Marion, Beaver Street Fisheries director of sus- tainability initiatives and quality management systems. "We are on track to receive the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) cer- tification in the coming months, and are continuing to drive other improvement projects within our supply chains, and working on a collaborative level is critical to the success of any fishery improvement project." The rigorous MSC certi- fication will validate Tropic Seafood's efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability of marine environments for the Bahamian lobster fishery. www.beaverstreetfisheries.com ; www.tropicseafood.com MasonWays Offers Merchandising Tower for Bagged Products West Palm Beach, Fla.-based MasonWays Indestructible Plastics LLC offers a plastic molded stock display tower that can be branded with company colors, logos, graphics and a header sign to create strong brand recognition. It keeps products off the floor for inventory control and impulse sales. Its vertical space allows more product at POS for easy access to heavy items usually on the shelf. to heavy items usually on the shelf. www.masonways.com Robbie Introduces Steam N' Eat Pouch for Fresh-cut Produce Lenexa, Kan.-based Robbie Flexibles has brought ready-to-eat meal solutions to the supermarket produce department with its new Steam N' Eat Produce Pouch. e package allows grocers to offer customers fresh-cut produce packed in-store with a value-added steamable feature, enabling produce shoppers to take advantage of the multiple conveniences of grab-and-go packaging and microwave preparation. Currently, packaging with this technology is typically found in the frozen aisle, or pre-packed at the processor level and then shipped to the retailer. e pouch is designed with customized laser-venting technology that allows produce to cook evenly while maintaining the taste and nutritional benefits of steam cooking. Demand for fresh vegetable packaging is ex- pected to climb to $2.8 billion by 2019. Packag- ing featuring benefits like cooking convenience and easy cleanup have become key components in promoting and merchandising fresh-cut pro- duce. Robbie is already working on the next size to add to the Steam N' Eat Produce Pouch line, which is suitable for such items as asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower. www.robbieflexibles.com i September 2016 | progressivegrocer.com | 159

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