Los Angeles, CA and Menlo Park, CA – Flagship Food Group, LLC (Flagship) announced today that it has acquired DBB Marketing Company and that Doug Clendenning has joined the company as President of its Organic Foods Division. In addition, Mr. Clendenning will join the board of directors of the company. “Bringing Doug onto our team makes a big statement about the direction in which we are taking Flagship as we grow,” said Rob Holland, Chief Executive of Flagship. “As we increase our focus on the ‘good for you’ and organic foods segment of our industry, adding a professional of Doug’s caliber was essential. He brings decades of experience, a vast network of customers and suppliers, and a keen sense of ‘big picture’ direction to our company. He is also a wonderful and insightful person who is a perfect match for our team and culture.”
“As my career has evolved and my business has grown, I have been increasingly focused on finding a place for me to apply my talents and effort on a larger scale,” said Clendenning. “Flagship is the perfect home for me, my customers, and my vendors. I look forward to growing Flagship’s presence in the organic space while enhancing and expanding the service that I provide my current suppliers and customers.”
Mr. Clendenning will provide long-term strategic guidance to Flagship via his role on the board. He also has invested significantly into Flagship and has become one of its major individual shareholders.
“Doug has been a competitor, a partner, and a friend for decades,” said Mike Megale, President of Flagship North America. “We couldn’t be happier that he has landed with us.” Gary Lim, CEO of Flagship North America echoed these comments. Mr. Clendenning will work directly with the Flagship North America division.
In conjunction with the announcement, Flagship has established a permanent office in Menlo Park, California, to support Mr. Clendenning and his team of food industry professionals.
About Flagship Food Group, LLC
Flagship is a diversified, global food company serving many of the leading restaurant chains, retailers, and food organizations around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Company maintains offices and production facilities in Boise, London, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The company sells products under the Oasis®, TJ Farms®, 505 Southwestern®, Oh Boy! ®, and Lilly B’s™ brands. It also develops private label products and provides third-party industry services, including food logistics services. The company has more than doubled in size since 2010 and serves 80 Fortune 500 companies worldwide. www.flagshipfoodgroup.com