Briefs

The J.R. Simplot Co. has named former foodservice sales head Karin Hart vice president of its McDonald's Global Business unit.

Winston Industries has partnered with SMART Temps LLC to announce the release of Kitchen Data Systems, an integrated temperature management solution for the foodservice industry that uses wireless technology to automatically document temperatures throughout the kitchen.

Nemco Food Equipment has acquired the Fresh-O-Matic countertop steamer from Manitowoc Foodservice, expanding its line of food prep, cooking, holding and merchandizing equipment for commercial kitchen countertops.

The Evergreen Pacific Partners private equity firm has taken a majority stake in Good Source Solutions, a provider of foodservice closeout and specialized products to markets like education, corrections and non-profits.

McCain Foods has been named 2010 Supplier of the Year by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA).

Marriner Marketing Communications won three 2010 WebAwards from the Web Marketing Association for the websites developed on behalf of McCormick For Chefs, Perdue Farms Foodservice and Rich Products Foodservice.

Harry's Fresh Foods has been acquired by Pittsburgh-based private equity firm Main Street Capital Holdings LLC.

Meyer Natural Foods has acquired Dakota Beef, a prominent organic beef brand.

Allied Specialty Foods has been acquired by Steven Zoll, former president of Con Agra Refrigerated Foodservice Co. Allied is a supplier of custom raw and fully cooked beef and poultry products.

DeMet's Candy Co. has completed the acquisition of the TrueNorth nut snack brand from Frito-Lay North America. It will merge the acquired unit into its existing portfolio of confectionary products.

The International Dairy Deli and Bakery Association has elected Mark Rudy, vp-sales at Hubert Co., as its president. Also elected were Steve Beekhuizen, SVP-sales for Dawn Products (executive vp); Voni Woods, senior director-deli at Giant Eagle (VP); and Bill Klump, VP-marketing at Butterball LLC (treasurer).