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    Hickory Farms Debuts Over 100 New Products
    October 1, 2018


    Hickory Farms Partners with Wicked Good Cupcakes
    August 7, 2018 - America’s favorite summer sausage meets Wicked Good Cupcakes in the new Wicked Good Gift Box.


    Hickory Farms HQ Moving to Chicago
    March 2017


    Hickory Farms Opens New Headquarters in Chicago
    March 1, 2017


    Hickory Farms Names New CMO and COO
    June 18, 2018


    Hickory Farms Names Diane Pearse CEO
    March 21, 2016


    Hickory Farms Joins No Kid Hungry® in Giving Tuesday Fundraiser
    December 1, 2015 - Specialty Holiday Food Gift Retailer Partners with Leading Non-Profit Campaign To Help End Childhood Hunger in America


    Arrival of Hickory Farms Holiday Markets Ushers in Holiday Season
    November 19, 2015 - Famous Holiday Food Gift Brand Opens for the Holidays, Introduces New Regional Products Highlighting Canadian Companies and Celebrates Traditional Favorites


    America's Most Famous Holiday Food Gift Brand Has a New Owner
    November 18, 2015 - Hickory Farms Acquired by Modjule, LLC and private co-investors


    How to Enjoy Halloween and Eat to Beauty and Health
    October 25, 2015 - For Halloween, Hickory Farms offers great gift boxes and baskets perfect for parties, hostess gifts or for enjoying at home


    Beautiful Decorative Gift Baskets for Mother's Day from Hickory Farms
    May 9, 2015 - Hickory Farms has great gifts for Mother’s Day


    Hickory Farms Grand Opening Ushers in Holiday Season
    November 16, 2015 - America's Most Famous Holiday Food Gift Brand Opens for the Holiday Season, Introduces New Gifts and Celebrates Traditional Favorites


    President and CEO Mark Rodriguez interviewed by Pimm Fox on BloombergTV’s Taking Stock
    December 1, 2014 - Holiday Gift Retailer Expands Charitable Partnership with Leading Non-Profit During One-Day Fundraiser


    Hickory Farms Partners with Share Our Strength on Giving Tuesday To End Childhood Hunger in America
    December 1, 2014 - Holiday Gift Retailer Expands Charitable Partnership with Leading Non-Profit During One-Day Fundraiser


    Survey Finds the Arrival of Hickory Farms Holiday Markets Signals Start of Holidays
    November 20, 2014 - Holiday Food Gift Company Celebrates Its Seasonal Opening, Announces New Signature Chocolate Gift Box Collection & Expands Charitable Partnership


    10 Items to Get Your Staff This Holiday Season, Including Hickory Farms Signature Party Planner
    November, 2014


    Hickory Farms Tops $3.3 Million
    February 12, 2014 - Hickory Farms Tops $3.3 Million In Total Contributions To The No Kid Hungry Campaign


    Hickory Farms Is Poised for a Strong 2013 Holiday Season
    December 18, 2013 - Hickory Farms has announced a number of steps the company is taking to enhance customer experience and support demand this holiday season


    Hickory Farms Offers New Artisanal Gifts for 2013 Holiday Season
    November 20, 2013 - This year is especially exciting as the company introduces Hickory Farms Reserve, a new collection that will delight even the most discerning foodies



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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.

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