TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) announced today that Maurice (“Moe”) Alkemade will join the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and will report to Sam K. Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Alkemade joins TreeHouse from Walgreens where he was most recently Group Vice President/General Manager – Convenience and had responsibility for the household, consumables and general merchandise categories. Prior to that, he was Group Vice President of Retail Brands and Global Sourcing, where he was responsible for creating and leading a team responsible for Walgreens’ $5+ billion private brands business.
Prior to that, Mr. Alkemade spent fifteen years with Kraft in a variety of sales and marketing roles of increasing responsibility, including customer relationship management, Asia Pacific and Canada. Mr. Alkemade holds a Bachelors in Business Management in finance and economics from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
“I’m delighted to welcome Moe to the TreeHouse family in a key senior strategy and integration role,” stated Mr. Reed. “Moe brings substantial customer insight and perspective regarding private label that will prove invaluable to TreeHouse. He will also work in close concert with our Chief Information Officer who has been co-leading the Private Brands integration since the beginning, to ensure that we continue to drive the successful combination of the Private Brands business.”
TreeHouse Foods, Inc., with revenues of approximately $6 billion, is a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages with more than 50 manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Italy that focuses primarily on private label products for both retail grocery and food away from home customers.
The company manufactures shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen and fresh products, including beverages and beverage enhancers (single serve beverages, coffees, teas, creamers, powdered beverages and smoothies); meals (cereal, pasta, macaroni and cheese and side dishes); retail bakery (refrigerated and frozen dough, cookies and crackers); condiments (pourable and spoonable dressing, dips, pickles, soups and sauces) and healthy snacks (nuts, trail mix, bars, dried fruits and vegetables).
TreeHouse has a comprehensive offering of packaging formats and flavor profiles, and it also offers natural, organic and preservative free ingredients in many categories. Its strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to its customers.