Teatime in America
DALLAS Dean Foods kicks off summer with the introduction of the all natural Swiss Premium Tea.
The new tea is a healthy alternative to sugary sodas and juices because it lacks high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and preservatives. It supports overall good health and is a natural source of antioxidants that may help increase the body’s protection against free radical damage.
According to Rick Zuroweste, SVP for Dean Foods, owners of the Swiss Premium Tea brand, “Tea consumption has doubled nationally over the past decade. For these reasons, we see tremendous growth and refreshment opportunities by introducing the Swiss Premium Tea brand to a national audience.”
Shareholders re-elect Pepsi Bottling Group directors
SOMERS, N.Y. The Pepsi Bottling Group announced that shareholders have re-elected 10 directors and approved Deloitte and Touche LLP as the company’s registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2009 at Wednesday’s annual shareholders meeting.
The re-election further solidifies PBG’s rejection of a proposal made earlier this month by PepsiCo to buy out PBG.
PBG is the largest manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages. It is located in seven countries, and the company’s annual sales are of nearly $14 billion.
Mailloux, Wright replace Dean Foods’ recent retirees
DALLAS Dean Foods announced last week that Pete Schenkel and Lewis M. Collens have retired from the company’s board of directors. Wayne Mailloux and Doreen Wright have since been elected to the vacated positions.
Schenkel was elected to the board of directors in January 2000 and became vice chairman in January 2006. Fellow retiree Collens served on the board of directors of the former Dean Foods from 1991 to 2001.
Prior to being elected, Wright worked for Campbell Soup Co. as CIO. Mailloux is expected to be a key asset during the company’s expansion over the next three to five years.
“Both are highly regarded business leaders with demonstrated track records of success in leading strategic business transformations. Wayne’s background in sales and distribution and Doreen’s background in technology transformation will be particularly valuable to our continued growth,” said Gregg Engles, Dean Foods’ CEO and chairman of the board.