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    Hickory Farms HQ Moving to Chicago
    March 2017


    Hickory Farms Opens New Headquarters in Chicago
    03/01/2017


    Hickory Farms Names New CMO and COO
    06/18/2016

     

    Hickory Farms Joins No Kid Hungry® in Giving Tuesday Fundraiser

    Hickory Farms Names Diane Pearse CEO
    03/21/2016

     

    Hickory Farms Joins No Kid Hungry® in Giving Tuesday Fundraiser

    Specialty Holiday Food Gift Retailer Partners with Leading Non-Profit Campaign To Help End Childhood Hunger in America. 12/01/2015

     

    Arrival of Hickory Farms Holiday Markets Ushers in Holiday Season

    Famous Holiday Food Gift Brand Opens for the Holidays, Introduces New Regional Products Highlighting Canadian Companies and Celebrates Traditional Favourites. 11/19/2015

     

    America's Most Famous Holiday Food Gift Brand Has a New Owner

    Hickory Farms Acquired by Modjule, LLC and private co-investors. 11/18/2015

     

    How to Enjoy Halloween and Eat to Beauty and Health

    For Halloween, Hickory Farms offers great gift boxes and baskets perfect for parties, hostess gifts or for enjoying at home. 10/25/2015

     

    Beautiful Decorative Gift Baskets for Mother's Day from Hickory Farms

    Hickory Farms has great gifts for Mother’s Day. 05/09/2015

     

    Hickory Farms Grand Opening Ushers in Holiday Season

    America's Most Famous Holiday Food Gift Brand Opens for the Holiday Season, Introduces New Gifts and Celebrates Traditional Favorites. 11/16/2015

     

    President and CEO Mark Rodriguez interviewed by Pimm Fox on BloombergTV’s Taking Stock

    Holiday Gift Retailer Expands Charitable Partnership with Leading Non-Profit During One-Day Fundraiser. 12/01/2014

     

    Hickory Farms Partners with Share Our Strength on Giving Tuesday To End Childhood Hunger in America

    Holiday Gift Retailer Expands Charitable Partnership with Leading Non-Profit During One-Day Fundraiser. 12/01/2014

     

    Survey Finds the Arrival of Hickory Farms Holiday Markets Signals Start of Holidays

    Holiday Food Gift Company Celebrates Its Seasonal Opening, Announces New Signature Chocolate Gift Box Collection & Expands Charitable Partnership. 11/20/2014

     

    10 Items to Get Your Staff This Holiday Season, Including Hickory Farms Signature Party Planner

    Inc.com; November, 2014

     

    Hickory Farms Tops $3.3 Million

    Hickory Farms Tops $3.3 Million In Total Contributions To The No Kid Hungry Campaign. 02/12/2014

     

    Hickory Farms Is Poised for a Strong 2013 Holiday Season

    Hickory Farms Is Poised for a Strong 2013 Holiday Season .12/18/2013

     

    Hickory Farms Offers New Artisanal Gifts for 2013 Holiday Season

    Hickory Farms Offers New Artisanal Gifts for 2013 Holiday Season. 11/20/2013

     

     

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    Diana Davis

    Director, Integrated Marketing

    312.361.3469

    diana.davis@hickoryfarms.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Americas Most Famous Holiday Food Gift Brand Has a New Owner

    America's Most Famous Holiday Food Gift Brand Has a New Owner

    Hickory Farms Acquired by Modjule, LLC and private co-investors.



    Toledo, OH, November 18, 2015 – Today, Hickory Farms, a multi-channel retailer of branded specialty food and gifts, announced it has been acquired by Modjule, LLC, a Chicago-based private investment company, and its co-investors. Hickory Farms will continue to have its headquarters in Toledo, its distribution center in Joliet, IL, and a satellite office in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

    “We are pleased to welcome Modjule as our new partners as we prepare for another successful holiday season at Hickory Farms,” said CEO Mark S. Rodriguez. “Last year, our business grew four times faster than the food gift industry and we look forward to continuing that momentum.” 

    “Hickory Farms gift boxes, baskets and assorted products have been enjoyed as part of family traditions since 1951,” said David Veenstra of Modjule. “Millions of families across North America know Hickory Farms and we hope to help the Company accelerate its growth as advisors and capital partners.” 

    About Hickory Farms

    For more than 60 years, Hickory Farms has been enriching family holiday celebrations by providing the highest quality, best tasting specialty food gifts. Its award-winning signature products and eco-friendly gift boxes can be found in catalogs, online at www.hickoryfarms.com, at leading mass merchants and supermarkets year round. During November and December, Hickory Farms products can be found in more than 650 Holiday Markets in shopping malls throughout North America. 

    About Modjule LLC  

    Modjule LLC is a private investment company formed to invest in and operate small footprint, multi-unit retail and consumer businesses. Modjule's philosophy is based on years of successful operating and investing experience with companies including Redbox, Coinstar, McDonald’s, Baird Capital, American Capital, Wind Point Partners and Bain & Company.

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  • Hickory Farms Names Diane Pearse CEO

    Hickory Farms Names Diane Pearse CEO

     

    Toledo, Ohio – March 21, 2016Hickory Farms, LLC, America’s most famous holiday food gift brand, today announced that Diane Pearse has been named the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and President. Pearse joins Hickory Farms with more than 35 years of experience in financial management, operations and leadership roles with consumer product and retail companies.

    "It is truly an honor to join the Hickory Farms team,” Pearse said. “I am excited about the great future we have ahead of us as we grow this great brand and build on its tremendous foundation."

    Prior to joining Hickory Farms, Pearse served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance of Garrett Brands, LLC since May 2015. Previously, Pearse held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations & Merchandising for Redbox, where she was responsible for leading the company’s field operations, technical support center, inventory and logistics function and strategy and analytics team. She also served as Chief Financial Officer of Crate & Barrel, the home furnishings specialty retailer, from 2001 to May 2010.

    “Diane’s proven track record of data-driven business growth and innovation, and her extensive and diverse leadership experience with consumer brands makes her the perfect candidate to lead Hickory Farms,” said David Veenstra, Hickory Farms Board Member and Modjule, LLC Partner. “We are thrilled to welcome Diane and have every confidence she will build upon Hickory Farms’ many successes, and continue to grow the brand in an impactful way.”

    Mark S. Rodriguez, who served as Chief Executive Officer from October 2007, has stepped down from his role. Hickory Farms’ Board of Directors shares their gratitude with Rodriguez for his leadership over the past eight years, and wishes him well in his future endeavors. 

     

    About Hickory Farms, LLC.

    For more than 60 years, Hickory Farms has been enriching family holiday celebrations with the highest quality, best tasting specialty food gifts. The company's award-winning signature products and eco-friendly gift boxes can be found online, in catalogs, at leading supermarkets year round and in shopping malls throughout the Christmas holiday season. For more information, please visit www.hickoryfarms.com.

    About Modjule, LLC. 

    Modjule LLC is a private investment company formed to invest in and operate small footprint, multi-unit retail and consumer businesses. Modjule's philosophy is based on years of successful operating and investing experience with companies including Redbox, Coinstar, McDonald’s, Baird Capital, American Capital, Wind Point Partners and Bain & Company.  Modjule investments include Hickory Farms, Gateway Newstands, Ink Cloud, and Digital Golf Technologies.

    Contact:

    Amy Alpert
    Hickory Farms, LLC.
    (419) 725-9305
    Amy.Alpert@hickoryfarms.com

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