Flagship Food Group Announces Acquisition of DBB Marketing Company

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. 


Wounded Warrior Project Actively Transitioning Returning Veterans Foremost into all Areas of Transport & Logistics Sector

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Indianapolis, Ind. – February 5, 2014 – Last month marked a milestone for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the cold chain logistics industry. In partnership with Flagship Logistics Group, WWP helped staff one of the first of hopefully many ADA exceeding facilities built by a Top 100 Third Party Logistics provider.

Alongside WWP were the following organizations on hand to provide support for the grand opening, and Flagship Logistics Group would like to thank every one of these organizations for their support of both the company’s newly hired veterans as well as Flagship’s endeavors to support veterans and their families in a significant and meaningful way. Dignitaries from the state and city, and active duty military command as well as multiple support organizations that provide critical services to support military veterans and their families were on hand.

Those at the launch included dignitaries from the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Veterans Administration, Jim Morrison, Director of Veteran Opportunity for the Office of Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann; a representative for Senator Joe Donnelly; the Deputy Director from Indiana’s Department of Veteran Affairs Russ Eaglin; State Command Sergeant Major James Gordon from the National Guard, and other dignitaries from Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Army, Marines, 3GTMS, Paul Chapa, Founder of Food Industry Serving Heroes, and on hand speaking for WWP were veterans Jason Braase as well as David Doughtery and Joe Franzese.

“We hope every aspect of this launch put a spotlight for the logistics and transportation industry as a whole on where the needs lie for our veterans – and within the industry,” said Flagship Logistics Group CEO and CREO Operating Partner Bob Moran. “Additionally, and probably most important to me, I wanted to be sure that the voices of our veterans and all the hard work of those who are doing so much selflessly to support our heroes were heard in this launch. So many have served unfailingly and at great sacrifice.”

Through its Warriors to Work Program, WWP works hand in hand with returning veterans and with companies all over the U.S. to place returning veterans and their families, providing all possible transition support and services to be able to make a successful transition back into civilian lives.

“You know, every day, in every way, my life just keeps getting better and better,”noted Braase in his opening remarks.

The launch provided a platform for those involved to share a bit of their experiences and their stories, and bring home what really happens when a veteran comes home from active combat. In describing their time while on tour of duty, Braase and other veterans at the launch described what their days were like, and also the positive impact they were able to have where they could: whether creating better infrastructure through medical help; implementation of proper sewage systems for civilians’ homes; provision to locals of clean water systems, and more. Braase cited having had “the amazing privilege of escorting over a million ballots for the first Iraqi democratic election.”

WWP will continue to work closely with Flagship Logistics Group and is availableto work with any company within the transport and logistics sector that is interested in deploying returning veterans into civilian roles that match their skillsets and expertise through the Warriors to Work program. There are many veterans not yet home who look forward to knowing they will be welcomed home with open arms, and by companies needing them, and ready to meet their needs.

About Flagship Logistics Group
Flagship Logistics Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flagship Food Group, specializes in frozen and refrigerated LTL (less than load) transportation. Flagship Logistics Group has emerged as a leader in cold chain network logistics. Providing third-party contract warehousing, manufacturing support and general out-sourced logistics services for customers anywhere in the United States, Flagship Logistics Group uses the industry’s first newly designed TMS (transportation management software) in over a decade from 3GTMS to support contact center operations, along with five strategically located temperature controlled distribution warehouses, multiple regional cross-dock/cold storage facilities and a reliable network of temperature-controlled carrier partners. Contact us for additional information.