Oh Baby!

We are ecstatic to announce that Lindsey and Gabe are NEW proud parents to baby Joey Martinez! Joey was born on November 6 2018 at 7:03 a.m.  He was 8lbs 3oz, 21 inches long! Congratulations Gabe and Lindsey… and welcome to the world, Baby...

Core-Mark relocating HQ to DFW Area

Exclusive: Dallas-Fort Worth area nabs another Fortune 500 company with headquarters relocation to Westlake     By Bill Hethcock  – Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal Sep 6, 2018, 2:57pm Core-Mark, a Fortune 500 company based in San Francisco, plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Westlake in 2019. Scott McPherson, president and CEO of Core­Mark Holding Co. Inc. (Nasdaq: CORE), announced the move in an Aug. 7 earnings call, according to a transcriptfrom Seeking Alpha. “Recently, we have finalized plans to relocate Core-Mark’s corporate headquarters to the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” McPherson said. “The move will take place during the first half of 2019. The cost of operating out of the San Francisco Bay Area (is) high, and while San Francisco is our longtime home, the business has expanded dramatically over the years.” Dallas offers more favorable operating costs, lower taxes and a central location for Core-Mark’s nationwide business, McPherson said. “Being closer to our customers and more central to our divisions will create cost and logistical efficiency for us,” he said. Later, in response to an analyst’s question, McPherson said Core-Mark’s employees have been informed of the move.­ He said Core-Mark, the second-largest distributor to the convenience store industry, is a relatively decentralized company, with the corporate office consisting of about 100 of the company’s 9,000 employees. Several factors beyond cost savings went into the decision to move to North Texas, the CEO added. “It’s getting us in a much better position as a nationwide company to service our customers to be in a market that is, I’d say, employee friendly with a really high quality of life,” McPherson said. Though McPherson made the announcement almost a month ago, it’s largely flown under the radar. Calls and emails to Core-Mark and Westlake city officials were not immediately returned. Core-Mark will be the 23rd Fortune 500 company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. DFW...

Healthy new sweet & salty snack to be at retail in time for Fall holidays

BIGS® CINNAMON & SUGAR PUMPKIN SEEDS OFFER CONSUMERS A TASTY NEW SUPERFOOD SNACK TO GO   Healthy new sweet and salty snack to be at retail in time for Fall holidays   BOULDER, CO – SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 – Thanasi Foods LLC, the manufacturer and supplier of a variety of healthy and tasty branded snack foods has announced the addition of BIGS Cinnamon & Sugar Pumpkin Seeds to its product line of home-style roasted seeds. The company’s second flavored pumpkin seed will be available to retailers in mid-October. The SRP is $3.49 for a 5-oz bag. BIGS Cinnamon & Sugar Pumpkin Seeds are available to retailers in 12-ct open stock cases and a variety of point-of-purchase displays including 36-ct shippers, 24-ct and 36-ct power wings and 12-ct easy-up clip strips. Like the home-style roasted BIGS® Lightly Salted Pumpkin Seeds which debuted last fall, the home-style roasted BIGS Cinnamon & Sugar Pumpkin Seeds come from seeds that are grown 100% in the USA in Willamette Valley, in western Oregon where the rich soils are known for being the best to grow the plumpest, sweetest pumpkin seeds. BIGS Cinnamon & Sugar Pumpkin Seeds include no artificial flavors, no preservatives and are a non-GMO product. The seeds are roasted in a special home-style process that allows consumers to get the real flavor of home-roasted pumpkin seeds, without all the hassle of roasting seeds themselves.   “We have discovered the perfect combination of cinnamon, sugar and our home-style roasting technique to bring out the real, delicious flavor of the pumpkin in every seed,” said Justin Havlick, President and Founder of THANASI Foods. “Based...