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This Black-Owned Ice Cream Brand Was Founded More Than 100 Years Ago

Baldwin Richardson Foods with a storied history that dates back to its inception in 1921 as Baldwin Ice Cream in Chicago, has evolved into a titan within the food industry, largely thanks to the visionary leadership of Jolyn Robichaux. The company's journey from a popular local ice cream producer to one of the most prominent African-American-owned food companies in the US is a testament to strategic expansion and leadership acumen. Jolyn Robichaux, stepping into the leadership role in 1992, was pivotal in steering Baldwin Ice Cream Company into new territories, marking a new chapter in its rich history. Her foresight and strategic planning were crucial in 1997 when Baldwin expanded its horizons by acquiring Richardson Foods. This acquisition was not just an expansion but a transformation—birthing Baldwin Richardson Foods (BRF). Richardson Foods brought to the table well-known retail brands such as Nance's Mustards & Condiments, Mrs. Richardson's Toppings, and Richardson Root Beer, enriching BRF's product lineup and market appeal. Under Robichaux's leadership, BRF underwent a significant transformation, evolving from a retail-focused entity to a comprehensive provider of retail and food service ingredients. This transition wasn't just about changing the product lineup; it involved cultivating robust partnerships with major quick-service restaurants and casual dining chains, thus broadening BRF's impact in the food industry. The company, under her guidance, ceased operating stores and selling ice cream, pivoting towards specializing in the manufacturing of syrups, fillings, sauces, and toppings for desserts and other foods. This pivot was strategic, enabling BRF to meet the changing demands of the market and setting the stage for future expansions. By 2001, Robichaux's vision for growth led BRF into the industrial marketplace, supplying ingredients to food manufacturers and marking another significant milestone with the acquisition of The J.M. Smucker Company's Industrial Products Division. This move not only expanded [...]

Black Founder of Innovative AI-Powered Loan Packaging Tool Revolutionizes Access to Capital for Small Businesses

In a groundbreaking move set to change the financial landscape for small business owners, Cynthia Nevels, the visionary behind Integrality, LLC, a Black woman-owned firm, has unveiled her latest innovation: an AI-powered digital loan packaging tool. This pioneering solution, designed to streamline the loan application process, aims to unlock $1 million in capital for small businesses, with a particular focus on empowering women-owned enterprises. To date her Black woman-owned accelerator, Start.Pivot.Grow., has awarded $52,000 in small grants and helped small businesses raise $485,000 in capital since the pandemic.Latest News [...]

Multi-Millionaire CEO Set to Inspire 1,000's of Black Women Entrepreneurs at the 2024 Sistahs in Business Expo Tour

The Sistahs in Business Expo (SIB Expo) is thrilled to announce Jesseca "Judy" Dupart, renowned entrepreneur and visionary behind the multi-million dollar brand Kaleidoscope Hair Products, as the Keynote Speaker for its 2024 Sistahs in Business Expo Tour. Celebrating its seventh year, the SIB Expo continues to serve as the ultimate destination for celebrating entrepreneurial prowess among women of color.Latest News [...]

Black Founder Launches New Line of Military Caps With Silk Liners in Retail Stores Nationwide

Meet Natasha Hinds, a retired U.S. Army veteran who is also the founder and CEO of Keep Your Hair Headgear, a pioneering Black-owned brand dedicated to promoting hair and scalp health. proudly announces the availability of its revolutionary silk military cap liners in physical military retail store locations across the nation. The brand aims to provide quality headwear solutions that promote healthy hair and protect sensitive skin.Latest News [...]

Father and Son Duo Open Newest Black-Owned Caribbean Restaurant in New Jersey

Meet Parris and Tristan Jordan, a father-son duo who opened Bacchanal Junction, the newest black-owned Caribbean restaurant in Bloomfield, New Jersey. With a wealth of experience in hospitality and a deep-rooted passion for Caribbean culture, the Jordans bring a fresh and vibrant dining experience to Bloomfield and East Orange.Latest News [...]

(Black PR Wire) Hezekiah Walker has long been a beacon of light and hope in the bustling streets of East New York, Brooklyn. Born and raised in Fort Greene Housing Projects, Brooklyn is where Hezekiah Walker developed a love for Gospel music and a he [...]

(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK, N.Y. — Nationally renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump has been named by Forbes as one of America’s Top 200 Lawyers for 2024. The inaugural list of America’s Top 200 Lawyers highlights the fin [...]

(Black PR Wire) Boston, MA – In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest Black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 14th Annual “I Got Bank!”  National Financial Literacy [...]

(Black PR Wire) McKnight is delighted to announce that internationally recognized leader john a. powell (who spells his name in lowercase) has joined our board of directors, with a term that started in February 2024. A professor of law, Afr [...]

(Black PR Wire) Miami, FL - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) South Florida Chapter is happy to announce its 8th annual career fair. This year, they have partnered with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) S [...]

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