Glory Foods Appoints New President: G. Barry Huff

New President Committed to Growth and Expansion

As Company Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Aug 16, 2002, 01:00 ET from Glory Foods, Inc.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Glory Foods' Board of Directors
 has announced the appointment of G. Barry Huff to serve as Glory Foods new
 President.  Mr. Huff is viewed as a superior team builder and marketing
 strategist with significant experience in consumer goods marketing and product
 development.  As Glory's new president, he will be responsible for developing
 marketing programs and services to enhance brand awareness and sales of Glory
 Foods Southern food products.  Mr. Huff replaces the late William F. Williams,
 President and co-founder of Glory Foods, Inc.
     "I hope to continue with the vision of Bill Williams and his team," said
 Mr. Huff.  "Bill had a great vision, he saw an opportunity to market
 specifically to African-Americans, and he took something from nothing and
 generated a nice company.  This is a business where we have to continue to be
 innovative and bring out new products.  One of the things Glory Foods has done
 very well is bring new things to the marketplace," adds Mr. Huff.
     Mr. Huff, previously served as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at
 Hoopeston Foods, Inc., a private label food processor, in Bloomington,
 Minnesota, where among his many responsibilities, he served as a direct sales
 person to key accounts to gain and maintain distribution in retail and
 foodservice channels.  Prior to joining Hoopeston, he was a partner in Becky
 Lerdal & Associates, a marketing consulting firm that provided marketing and
 general business consulting services to food industry and mass-market
 distribution clients.  Mr. Huff was also a Marketing Manager for the Pillsbury
 Company where he developed long-term marketing and product strategies for
 canned and frozen products including Green Giant Vegetables.
     Mr. Huff grew up in Richmond Heights, a suburb south of Miami, Florida.
 He received his MBA in Marketing and Industrial Relations from the University
 of Iowa.  He also has a Master of Arts in Speech and Theater from The
 University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Grinnell
 College.  He is quick to credit his theater background for much of his success
 in business.  "Theater taught me to be a good listener.  You have to be a good
 listener to relate to the people around you especially your customers."
     Mr. Huff, a long time admirer of Glory Foods activity in community
 service, is committed to continuing this effort by developing programs that
 connect and position the company favorably with communities across the
 country.  "We have to make sure we stay in touch with those constituents in
 the community through different programs that build brand equity for the Glory
 name.  We should give back to those who buy our products," adds Huff.
     Glory Foods is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary as a manufacturer and
 distributor of Southern food products including seasoned Southern-style canned
 vegetables, Glory Foods Southern Selections frozen entrees and side dishes;
 and fresh-bagged greens and sweet potatoes.  The Tenth anniversary is a major
 milestone for a company that began with a dream of offering food products
 symbolic of the heritage and tradition of slow-simmered down-home Southern
 cooking.  Today, Glory Foods products are available nationally in over 140
 major supermarket chains in 31 states.
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