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Chicago Rosemont Convention Center to Resume Hosting Shows in July - May 4, 2021

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May 4, 2021, 2:44PM

(ROSEMONT, Ill., May 4, 2021/CapitolFax) The Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center in Rosemont announced today that they will resume hosting trade shows and public events in July of this year. The announcement follows news that the Auto Show will return to Chicago this summer.
“The Stephens Convention Center is a major economic engine not only for our community but for the State of Illinois,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “This one facility is responsible for $800 million in annual economic impact through everything from hotel stays and restaurant receipts to retail and even gasoline sales.”

The Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center is among the largest such facilities in the United States. Staff and management are prepared to reopen with the health and safety of attendees at the top of mind. The Convention Center will be accredited by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) by the time shows resume. Considered the gold standard in the industry, GBAC accreditation is given to facilities that have established certain cleaning and disinfecting protocols that are carried out by highly trained professionals.

“The health and safety of our attendees is our highest priority,” said Convention Center Executive Director Chris Stephens. “We closely track and follow all best practices and guidance from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health.”

Approximately 30 trade shows and public events are tentatively scheduled between July and the end of the year. With close to 1 million square feet available for shows and events, there is ample space for a limited return to events.

Before the pandemic, the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center hosted around 70 trade shows and 250 meetings and social events per year. Those shows historically bring as many as 1.5 million people to the region.

“We’re excited to take another step towards normal,” said Mayor Brad Stephens. “It’s good for Rosemont and it’s good for Illinois.”

Radienz Living Announces Two New Sustainable Creations Ahead of Earth Day on April 22 - April 19, 2021

MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 19, 2021) – Ahead of Earth Day, Radienz Living, a leading North American manufacturer of home and personal care products for the private label and branded markets, has announced the addition of two new product solutions to their portfolio – an exclusive citric acid-based botanicals disinfecting formula and a sustainable 105mm wipes canister made with Altium’s Dura-Lite® technology that uses 23% less plastic. The inclusion of both innovative solutions reaffirms the company’s commitment to creating a more sustainable world through products that are as safe as they are effective.

“As a direct result of the latest consumer insights, Radienz Living recognized that incorporating an exclusive citric acid-based botanicals disinfecting formula and Altium’s Dura-Lite® wipes canister into our portfolio was a crucial way to reinforce our company’s commitment to sustainable solutions,” Radienz Living CEO Matt Stillings said. “With six out of 10 consumers viewing natural cleaning products as beneficial ways to keep their households safe and our environment clean, we recognized the importance of our continued investment in these sustainable product solutions. We are looking forward to seeing the ways these new innovations strengthen our customer partnerships and impact consumers.”

The newly added citric acid-based botanicals disinfecting formula is exclusive to the company and does not use “quats,” or quaternary ammonium compounds, which means it’s not made with the potent disinfectant chemicals that are commonly found in disinfecting products. However, with a five-minute kill claim, where more than 99.9% of germs killed within a five-minute period can be attributed to the disinfecting product itself, it’s just as effective as other products. It’s also on the Environmental Protection Agency’s List N, which means it’s effective for use against SARS-COV-2 on hard surfaces when used according to label directions. The formula is now available as a potential solution for any of our brand, retail and institutional customers. 

“The addition of our exclusive citric acid-based botanicals disinfecting formula is a huge milestone for Radienz Living,” Radienz Living Chief Growth Officer Ernesto Levy said. “In July 2021, we are launching Dynamo Botanicals disinfecting wipes, and a ready-to-use trigger spray and bottle using the citric acid-based formula. There is a lot happening at Radienz Living surrounding sustainable creation, and we hope our commitment to the environment and producing products that are as safe as they are effective is made clear through these efforts.”

Radienz Living’s commitment to sustainability is also seen with their new 105mm wipes canister utilizing Altium’s Dura-Lite® design, which uses 23% less plastic than traditional canisters. Nearly one billion plastic canisters are used each year in the United States, according to IRI Data. It is estimated that if every company used the Altium’s Dura-Lite® canister, the U.S. would reduce plastic consumption by about 14,000 metric tons each year. 

For more information about Radienz Living and its commitment to sustainable product creation, visit

About Radienz Living

Headquartered in Melville, New York, Radienz Living is a leading North American manufacturer of home and personal care products, such as unit dose, disinfectant wipes, all-purpose cleaners, facial wipes and baby wipes. With nine manufacturing plants and warehouses in North America, the company provides customers with private label solutions and contract manufacturing services for products found in retail and institutional markets. Through its commitment to agility in innovation, trust and reliability and sustainable creation, Radienz Living is passionate about providing its customers with products that support a cleaner way of living and a more radiant world.

Riviana Foods Invests $15 Million In Memphis Production Facility - April 13, 2021

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Riviana Foods Inc.
April 13, 2021, 7:30 E.T.

(HOUSTON,TX., April 13, 2021/PRNewswire/)Riviana Foods Inc. announced today an investment of $15 million into its plant in Memphis, Tennessee which will improve production and expand instant rice capacity at the facility.

In addition to renovating and updating existing processing lines, controls and the rice transfer system, Riviana is replacing one of the lines dedicated to the production of instant brown rice with new and improved state-of-the-art equipment. The renovations and new installations will increase reliability, volume output, productivity and efficiency and, just as important, advance the sustainability of the production process. Completion of the project is expected in the third quarter.

"This is an exciting time for Riviana and our employees as we continue to improve our operations  to meet or exceed customer needs in the years to come," said Enrique Zaragoza, President & CEO of Riviana. "In addition, we look forward to many more years of successful partnership between Riviana and the community."

Riviana Foods Inc. is North America's largest processor, marketer and distributor of branded and private label rice products through its family of well-known brands including Minute®, Mahatma®, Success®, Carolina®, Comet®, Adolphus®, Blue Ribbon®, RiceSelect®, Gourmet House® and Tilda®.  Riviana also processes, markets and distributes fresh and premium dry pasta through the brands Olivieri® and Garofalo ®. 

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Riviana is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebro Foods, S.A., a leading Spanish food company and the world leader in the rice sector.

SOURCE Riviana Foods Inc.

Red Gold, LLC: Ketchup is NOT the 'Next Toilet Paper' - April 9, 2021

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Red Gold, LLC
Apr 09, 2021, 12:48 ET

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN., April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/)Red Gold®, the second largest manufacturer of tomato products in the United States, sets the record straight on reports of a pandemic-related ketchup shortage. Red Gold wants to make it clear; there is no shortage of ketchup.

Over the last ten months, the increased demand for ketchup in single-serve packets used for restaurant take-out and delivery exceeded inventory capacity for some suppliers.

The Truth About Ketchup

As Red Gold prepared for the surge, the company developed two new pre-portioned ketchup items on other manufacturing lines, while continuing to keep the ketchup packet lines running at maximum efficiency. In May 2020, the Midwest tomato manufacturer created a production plan that doubled capacity.

Red Gold and its many Foodservice Distributor partners stepped in with their brands to ease the pain that was felt by many foodservice operators allocated early on by the other national brand.

Nearly a year later, the surge in ketchup packet demand has not subsided and only continues to increase as the fear of the 'Next Toilet Paper Shortage' arises in customers and buyers across the country. There is no shortage of ketchup at Red Gold, however capacities for producing ketchup packets are temporarily strained due to demand for all manufacturers. Red Gold is actively working with foodservice operators on alternative ways to package their ketchup for their customers.

Among consumers purchasing ketchup for home use at supermarkets, Red Gold branded ketchup saw a 34%* growth in the past year, growth that exceeded the ketchup category according to data monitor IRI. A recent Wall Street Journal article** had stated that the retail market share for Heinz to be as high as 70%, however IRI reports that Heinz' share was much lower at 57% volume share, followed by private label store branded ketchup.    

This, more accurate, IRI data indicates that consumers have actively demonstrated their acceptance for other brands of America's favorite condiment. Red Gold encourages you to be loyal to the brand that's loyal to you. Among restaurant customers, a survey by Datassential*** found patrons frequent a particular restaurant because of its menu and its service, not because of a brand of ketchup that it serves.

Red Gold, American owned and manufactured entirely in the U.S., has been producing ketchup and tomato products for nearly 80 years. The business started in service to American heroes fighting in WWII and will ready its team to support the Foodservice Operators fighting to bring their business back all across the country.

Red Gold applauds Foodservice Operators for their flexibility, ingenuity and perseverance as they have managed the changes in operations through the pandemic. Red Gold has plenty of ketchup and plenty of alternatives for packaging ketchup for use by operators for dining in, take out or delivery. For more information on Red Gold foodservice products visit

*Source: IRI Market Advantage POS, Total US MULO, L52 WK 3-21-2021, Ketchup
**Source: Wall Street Journal, The New Shortage: Ketchup Can't Catch Up, 4-5-2021
***Source: Datassential Consumer Ketchup Survey, 2018

About Red Gold,

Four generations of the Reichart family have been producing the world's freshest, best-tasting tomato products since 1942. When the US entered WWII, the government asked citizens to step up and help the war effort and the call was answered. Since then, Red Gold has become the largest privately owned tomato processor in the nation with three state-of-the-art facilities in Elwood, Geneva, and Orestes, Indiana. The company also boasts a million-square-foot distribution center in Alexandria and operates the subsidiary RG Transport trucking fleet in Elwood. Red Gold partners with local family farms across Indiana, southern Michigan, and Northwest Ohio to sustainably produce premium quality canned tomatoes, ketchup, sauces, salsas, and juices for foodservice, private brands, brands, export, co-pack, club and retail channels of distribution. The Red Gold family of consumer brands includes Red Gold, Redpack, Tuttorosso, Tomato Love, Sacramento, Huy Fong Sriracha, and Redneck Riviera 1776 BBQ. Superior Quality, Outstanding Service and Operational Excellence are the shared values that contributed to the employee-created mission statement: "To produce the freshest, best tasting tomato products in the world." Visit the website for great recipes, tips and culinary inspiration:


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Edgewell Personal Care Company To Webcast A Discussion Of Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Results On May 6, 2021 - April 8, 2021

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Edgewell Personal Care Company
Apr 08, 2021,16:30 ET

(SHELTON, Conn., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/) Edgewell Personal Care Company [NYSE: EPC] will report its financial results for the second quarter fiscal year 2021 before the market opens on May 6, 2021.  Edgewell will discuss its results during an investor conference call that will be webcast on May 6, 2021, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The call will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Little and Chief Financial Officer Dan Sullivan.

All interested parties may access a live webcast of this conference call at, under "Investors," and "News and Events" tabs or by using the following link:

For those unable to participate during the live webcast, a replay will be available at, under "Investors," "Financial Reports," and "Quarterly Earnings" tabs. 

About Edgewell Personal Care:

Edgewell is a leading pure-play consumer products company with an attractive, diversified portfolio of established brand names such as Schick® and Wilkinson Sword® men's and women's shaving systems and disposable razors; Edge® and Skintimate® shave preparations; Playtex®, Stayfree®, Carefree® and o.b.® feminine care products; Banana Boat®, Hawaiian Tropic®, Bulldog®, Jack Black® and CREMO® sun and skin care products; and Wet Ones® moist wipes.  The Company has a broad global footprint and operates in more than 50 markets, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, the U.K. and Australia.

SOURCE Edgewell Personal Care Company

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TreeHouse Foods Announces Webcast of First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call - April 5, 2021

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TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
Apr 05, 2021, 16:16 ET

(OAK BROOK, Ill., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/)TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) will host an audio webcast of its first quarter earnings results conference call on Thursd y, May 6, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Steve Oakland, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Bill Kelley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the results for the first quarter and the outlook for 2021. An earnings release will be issued before the market opens on the same date, and the accompanying slides will be posted to the "Investors" section of the website at approximately 8:15 a.m. ET. The webcast will be accessible by visiting and by clicking on "Investors", "Events & Presentations".

In order to listen to the webcast, users will need to have installed either Real Player or Windows Media Player software, which can be detected and downloaded by visiting the site. A webcast replay will be available for 180 days following the event within the "Investors", "Events & Presentations", "Archived Events & Presentations" section of the Company's website.


TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of private label packaged foods and beverages in North America.  We have approximately 40 production facilities across North America and Italy, and our vision is to be the undisputed solutions leader for custom brands for our customers.  Our extensive product portfolio includes snacking, beverages and meal preparation products, available in shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen and fresh formats. We have a comprehensive offering of packaging formats and flavor profiles, and we also offer clean label, organic and preservative-free ingredients across almost our entire portfolio.  Our purpose is to make high quality food and beverages affordable to all.

Additional information, including TreeHouse's most recent statements on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, may be found at TreeHouse's website,


SOURCE TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

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PLEX Study Says 80% of Manufacturers See Smart Manufacturing As Key To Success - March 10, 2021

(Troy, Mich.) — Plex Systems today announced results of its sixth annual study, the State of Smart Manufacturing, conducted in collaboration with Hanover Research. 83% of manufacturers say the pandemic has made adopting smart manufacturing technologies and processes a priority. Last year’s survey indicated smart manufacturing was still in early stages of adoption but this year more than 60% of organizations that plan to adopt smart manufacturing intend to begin within the next 12 months. For full results, download the Plex 6th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report.

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