By Butch Maier
The Hampton Roads Business Journal, January 23, 2015
Something was brewing last Monday. For once, it wasn’t coffee. Yet it was all about coffee.
“It was so exciting. My heart was racing,” said Dennis Crawford, senior marketing manager for Portsmouth-based Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA.
One of the brands Crawford oversees – Chock full o’Nuts, which is roasted and packaged in Suffolk, and was purchased by Massimo Zanetti from the Sara Lee Corp. in 2005 – was about to be in the spotlight.