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Jamie Caulfield named PepsiCo’s SVP investor relations

BY Allison Cerra

PURCHASE, N.Y. One of the largest food and beverage makers in the world appointed a 17-year company veteran to a new post.

PepsiCo announced that Jamie Caulfield would succeed Lynn Tyson as the company’s SVP investor relations. Caulfield, who has held various roles at the company, most recently served as PepsiCo’s VP mergers and acquisitions, in which he successfully completed a number of key strategic acquisitions and joint ventures.

“I am delighted to be able to name Jamie Caulfield to this vitally important role,” said Hugh Johnston, CFO.  “He is a very seasoned leader with a deep understanding of our global business. His breadth of experience across a wide range of financial disciplines –– both at headquarters and in our field operations –– will be extremely valuable as PepsiCo continues to grow and evolve.”

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Kill bedbugs on the go with travel-size Pronto Plus spray

BY Michael Johnsen

LANGHORNE, Pa. Insight Pharmaceuticals on Thursday introduced a travel-friendly 3-oz. container of its Pronto Plus bedbug spray in time for the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel season. Pronto Plus kills bedbugs and their eggs on contact and is available at Walmart, Wegmans and Bed Bath & Beyond, Insight reported.

 

“We’ve seen an increase in sales of Pronto Plus spray due to the rise of bedbug infestations across the country,” stated Gary Downing, CEO of Insight Pharmaceuticals. “The decision to produce a 3-oz. size is a natural extension for the Pronto Plus brand because bedbugs are known to spread through travel.”

 

 

The National Pest Management Association has reported a 71% increase in bedbug reports from 2000 to 2005 and a rate of hotel infestations at 67% in 2010.

 

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Krunchers! announces voluntary recall of Jays potato chips

BY Allison Cerra

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. Krunchers! is recalling 18 cases of Jays potato chips, which were produced in the company’s Jeffersonville, Ind., plant.

The cases, which were distributed throughout the Midwest in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, were recalled because of an undeclared milk allergen. The product can be identified by a code in the upper right corner of the bag reading: JAN16CA542011. Each of the 18 cases of affected product contains 10 12-oz. bags that are priced at $3.99.

No illnesses have been reported. Consumers with questions may contact Krunchers! at 1-800-233-7125 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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