• Panera Bread Continues To Innovate The Fast Casual Guest Experience, Announces Plans For New Bakery-Cafe Design

    Panera, a leader and innovator in the fast-casual restaurant segment, today unveiled its next-generation Panera bakery-cafe restaurant design.

  • Hershey To Acquire Lily's Confectionery Brand

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lily's, the high-growth, better-for-you (BFY) confectionery brand.

  • Kohlberg & Company Acquires DecoPac From Snow Phipps Group, LLC

    DecoPac, Inc. (“DecoPac”), the world’s largest supplier of cake decorations and related products to professional cake decorators and bakeries, announced today that it has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (“Kohlberg”), a private equity firm headquartered in Mount Kisco, NY, from Snow Phipps Group, LLC (“Snow Phipps”).

  • Roark Capital Acquires Nothing Bundt Cakes

    Roark Capital, an Atlanta-based private equity firm focused on investing in franchised and multi-location businesses, announced today that its affiliate has acquired Nothing Bundt Cakes. Founded in 1997, Nothing Bundt Cakes is a market leading franchisor and operator of gourmet bakeries offering specialty bundt cakes in 390 locations that generate ~$470 million of system sales across the U.S. and Canada.

  • Shick Esteve Acquires W.D. Laramore Manufacturing Inc.

    Shick Esteve, world leader in ingredient automation and process design, is excited to announce the acquisition of W.D. Laramore Manufacturing an industry leader in the field of flour reclaim systems for more than two decades.