Norman Love Meets Fannie May
Luxury chocolate maker Norman Love is set to launch a new product line
this spring with Fannie May Fine Chocolates. The collection will round out
Fannie May’s current offerings with a selection of gourmet chocolate
confections, merging the Fannie May commitment to quality with the
unique, artistically inspired chocolates created by Norman Love.
Norman Love first introduced his chocolate masterpieces in 2001, and has
since enjoyed international recognition for his incomparable, handcrafted
natural chocolates and their artistic and aesthetic presentation. Love and
his chocolates have been featured by “The Today Show,” USA Today, Robb
Report, InStyle and Entrepreneur magazines. In 2009, he received the
honor of one of the “Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America” by Dessert
Magazine. He is also a regular guest judge on the Food Network Challenge
series. The collection will be available online and in stores beginning in
Family Business Grows in New York
Molly Sloane joins Steve Sloane, Inc., becoming the third generation in
the firm and the fourth generation in the industry.
Seventy-four years after the formation of Mitchell & Morvay, Molly
Sloane, a graduate of the University of Miami Business School and
former wholesale manager of Helen Ficalora Jewelry, is the fourth
generation to join the housewares industry. Molly made her debut at
the International Home + Housewares Show in March.
In 1937, Steve Sloane’s uncle, Sig Morvay, cofounded, along with Bert
Mitchell, one of the first manufacturers’ rep firms in the country, Mitchell
& Morvay, covering New York and New England. Their main line was Son
Chief Electrics, then made in Winstead, Conn.
Ten years later, they persuaded Sig’s young brother-in-law, Burt Sloane,
a veteran of World War II, not to return to his job as a business news
reporter at The New York Times and to join them instead. Three years
later, in 1950, Mitchell & Morvay was dissolved and Burt Sloane, Inc.
was founded to cover just Metro New York, and eventually represented
such lines as Revere Copper & Brass, Salton, Inc. and Braun appliances,
Then in 1973, Burt’s younger son, Steve, joined the firm, eventually
changing the name to Steve Sloane, Inc. and representing Edgecraft,
Villaware, Revere, Frieling, Salton, etc.
Coach Farm, producer of farmstead goat cheese and yogurt in New
York’s Hudson Valley, recently announced two new cheese makers,
Mark Newbold and Todd Pontius, to oversee cheese and yogurt
making at Coach Farm.
Newbold had been working at Cornell University in the Food Science
Department as a member of the university’s research group since
2004. His work included setting up and conducting experiments
that supported the research of his employer and Cornell’s graduate
students, many of which included research in milk filtration and
cheddar and mozzarella cheese making. Prior to working at Cornell
University, Newbold and his family owned and operated a cow dairy
farm in upstate New York.
Pontius joins Coach Farm from Jasper Hill Farms, where he worked
as a cheese maker gaining expertise and knowledge of working
with cow’s milk cheeses. His focus included working with lactic-set,
blue and camembert-style cheeses as well as perfecting the care
and maintenance of aged cheeses. Prior to his experience with
Jasper Hill Farms, Pontius worked with Goat Lady Dairy in North
Carolina, where he worked with both fresh and aged goat’s milk
cheeses, including cave-aged raw milk cheeses.
To learn more about Coach Farm, visit www.coachfarm.com.
Mark Newbold and Todd Pontius Named
Cheese Makers for Coach Farm
Anuga Gears Up for Delicious Exhibition
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Anuga Organic, focusing on organic products, will feature exhibitors such as Alb-Gold, Bioland, Bio-Zentrale, Lauretana, Naturland,
Roggenkamp, Schedel, Sonnentor, Bernhard Zabler, as well as
national presentations from Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands,
Romania and the United States.
More information is available at www.anuga.com or