Michael Brown To Lead Farmland

Smithfield Foods Inc. has named Michael Brown president and chief operating officer of Farmland Foods Inc., effective Oct. 4, 2010. Farmland is a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Brown previously served as president of Armour-Eckrich LLC since 2008 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the food industry. He will

Building a Proprietary Food Program

Ingredients for Success   The answer to the question, “How can c-store operators develop proprietary foodservice programs?” is, according to consultant Dan Bendall, founder and president of FoodStrategy Inc. in Rockville, Md., the same as what he would tell any would-be restaurateur. “You need the following ingredients to be successful, not just serve food.” They

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