Heinz-Kraft Merger Makes ‘Sense’; Taulia Nabs New CEO; How’s Your Wine Supply Chain? Taras Berezowsky - March 31, 2015 12:18 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee | Tags: General News Taulia nabbed Cedric Bru as its CEO, as the company preps for an IPO. Bru headed sales and marketing at the Syncada global financial supply chain network from Visa. Taulia's looking to go public at a $1 billion valuation next year – just do a search on Spend Matters to get the deepest coverage on Taulia this side of Silicon Valley... Even the wine industry is not exempt from searching for cost savings. Treasury Wine Estates announced they'll be consolidating their US production facilities and that its Asti Winery in Sonoma will become “surplus to the company’s production needs." Our buddy Paul Martyn opines on the Heinz-Kraft merger over at Forbes, noting that it makes "supply chain management" sense. "The historic commitment of Heinz and Kraft’s supply management organizations to the applications of advanced analytics –data driven decision processes– should deliver a quick savings win for investors," Paul writes. SIGN UP for the Spend Matters newsletter Dirty Rotten Spendrels Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.