They say Mama knows best! That’s why MamaMancini's has announced the hiring of Allan Sabatier as Vice President of Business Development to head MamaMancini’s entry into the foodservice and alternate market segments.
"This is going to be fun,” said Sabatier. “The MamaMancini’s product line is outstanding, and we expect to see major growth in the future in this untapped market for the company. I look forward to working with Carl again to develop this opportunity."
Sabatier previously worked with current MamaMancini President and CEO Carl Wolf at Alpine Lace Brands, Inc. in the 1990s, where Wolf was also Chairman and CEO. Sabatier was instrumental in leading Alpine Lace to national distribution before it was sold to Land O’ Lakes.
Sabatier joined the organization on April 1, 2019. According to the company’s press release, he has “extensive perishable foods industry experience with a focus on Foodservice and Alternate channels.” He has held senior executive positions in sales and marketing for major food companies, including Dole, Del Monte, Ready Pac Foods, and ConAgra.
At MamaMancini’s, Sabatier is in charge with developing business opportunities with foodservice distributors; chain restaurants; convenience stores; health and eldercare institutions; colleges and universities, corporate commissaries and kitchens; casinos; and export distributors.
Wolf said he is delighted to have a sales executive with the caliber of Sabatier to lead the company in developing a new component in its business.
“The foodservice channel has the potential of being larger than the grocery store channel in which we currently compete,” said Wolf. “Allan is a true industry professional, and we are very excited about selling into these new segments. We believe this more than doubles our addressable markets, and we look forward to Allan’s contributions in the coming years to dramatically expand our business. It will be a pleasure to work with Allan again. He accomplishes what he sets out to do.”
Congratulations to Allan Sabatier on the new top role from the Deli Market News team!