Friday, March 1, 2019

S&D elevates Ging to chief business officer | 2019-03-01 - Food Business News

CONCORD, N.C. — Tracy Ging has been promoted to executive vice-president and chief business officer for S&D Coffee & Tea. Previously, Ms. Ging was chief commercial officer and senior vice-president for the company since June 2017.

In her new role, Ms. Ging will be involved in all critical business activities and will aid president and chief executive officer Ron Hinson in steering the organization as it continues to expand. She will be tasked with overseeing new product expansion and growing the company’s coffee and tea extract division.

Before joining S&D, Ms. Ging spent more than two years as deputy executive director for the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Before that, she was director of marketing for specialty foods manufacturer DaVinci Gourmet for five years.

“Tracy has served as an integral part of our team over the past seven years, providing unmatched knowledge and insight of the coffee and tea and greater beverage industry,” Mr. Hinson said. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with Tracy as we evolve S&D to become a broader beverage solutions provider and expand our global footprint with increased focus on new channels.”

Ms. Ging’s promotion follows new global business awards in Europe and Asia, talks of potential acquisitions and a slew of new products planned to launch in the coming year, including an expansion of S&D’s cold coffee beverage platform and a greater variety of tea-based beverages and infused waters.

A subsidiary of Cott Corp., S&D Coffee & Tea manufactures coffee and tea and supplies to restaurants and convenience stores in America. The company is also a producer of liquid extracts. S&D has been in business since 1927 and serves more than 110,000 customers through national distribution and direct store delivery.



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