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Former Kraft Heinz Executive Named CEO of Flagship Food Group

Former Kraft Heinz Executive Named CEO of Flagship Food Group Refrigerated, Savoury Snacks, Shelf-stable Food and Beverage Business

Flagship Food Group, a company in the food and beverage industry, has announced the appointment of former Kraft Heinz executive Adam Butler as its new CEO, as part of its strategic plan to drive rapid growth in its brands while improving overall company unity and cohesion. Prior to joining Flagship, Butler spent 17 years at Kraft Heinz, where he most recently served as president of the business in Canada.

Interestingly, the company’s website lists Gary Lim as the current CEO, but made no mention of him in the statement announcing the appointment of Butler. Nevertheless, executive chairman Rob Holland is set to become chairman following this decision.

In a LinkedIn post, Butler expressed excitement about joining Flagship, emphasizing the company’s potential in the dynamic Hispanic food space. He also highlighted the company’s positioning to disrupt the landscape with premium and better-for-you brands and products, targeting consumer preferences.

Flagship Food Group has built a strong presence near the US city of Denver, operating five plants and warehouses across California, Kansas, New Mexico, and Mexico. In addition, the company has sales, R&D, and support facilities in several other states. Flagship’s diverse portfolio includes popular brands such as 505 Southwestern, La Tortilla Factory, Yucatan Guacamole, TJ Farms, Hatch Kitchen, and Young Guns, with a focus on tortillas, salsa, dips, guacamole, and frozen snacks. The company also takes pride in its ability to manufacture private-label products for retailers and food companies.

The company’s growth journey aligns with the broader food and drink business trends, as it continues to expand its offerings and solidify its position in the market. Through the appointment of Butler as CEO, Flagship aims to leverage his experience and insights to fuel its next phase of growth and innovation in the industry.

Additionally, Flagship Food Group generates valuable insights and resources for businesses, offering comprehensive Company Profiles powered by GlobalData. These profiles enable users to save valuable time on research and gain a competitive edge in the food and beverage industry. For those interested in exploring such profiles, Flagship provides the opportunity to access and benefit from the most comprehensive market insights available

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