NEW YORK — Jim Walsh has been promoted to chief operating officer of Sugar Foods Corp. Mr. Walsh, who has been with Sugar Foods for 25 years, will retain his current title and role of executive vice-president as well as his current responsibilities for finance, accounting, transportation, distribution and purchasing.

“I, along with my colleagues, are very proud of everything Jim has accomplished thus far in his career,” said Marty Wilson, chief executive officer. “With 10% to 15% of our sales each year coming from new products and innovation, it is critical that the internal execution of our customer commitments continues to have the excellence we are known for. Jim and his team will make sure this happens.”

Sugar Foods Corp. markets food products to the commercial and non-commercial food service segments.