Freybe Gourmet Foods has been sold for $55 million dollars, after having been in operation in Canada for 169 years. Ulrich Freybe came to Canada in 1955 and relocated the German company to downtown Vancouver. Henning, his son, took over from Ulrich in 1970, and Sven took over as President and CEO in 2009.
The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad is excited to announce its new partnership with Mondaine Watch Ltd. Together with Mondaine, OSA was able to get a successful Swiss manufacturer on board as an exclusive partner for SwissCommunity, a manufacturer that for its success banks on Swissness just as much as innovation. For Mondaine, the Swiss abroad are key global brand ambassadors.
Pope (Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger) Benedict XVI, born in Bavaria, Germany, resigned on February 11th, 2013; he was succeeded by Pope Francis on March 13th.