J & J Snack Foods Corp., Pennsauken, N.J., said it purchased the assets ofCalifornia Churros, a Colton, Calif., producer of frozen Mexican churro snacks.
Although terms were not disclosed, officials said California Churros had 2009 annual sales of approximately $11 million and that company founder Jorge Martinez continues with the business in Colton.
California Churros' website says the company began in 1980. Today, the business' 40,000-square-foot plant produces frozen churros for retail, deli and foodservice channels, including non-commercial school distribution.
"We are pleased to partner with J & J Snack Foods and look forward to continuing to grow the churro category," said Martinez.
Added Gerald B. Shreiber, J&J president and CEO, "The quality of California Churros and its product line speaks for itself. We welcome the Martinez family to our organization. It is our desire to continue to expand and develop this niche product and category."
J & J Snack Foods Corp.'s products include SUPERPRETZEL, PRETZEL FILLERS and other soft pretzels, ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE and ARCTIC BLAST frozen beverages, LUIGI'S, MAMA TISH'S, SHAPE UPS, MINUTE MAID and BARQ'S (under license) frozen juice bars and ices, WHOLE FRUIT sorbet, FRUIT-A-FREEZE frozen fruit bars, MARY B'S biscuits and dumplings, DADDY RAY'S fig and fruit bars, TIO PEPE'S churros, THE FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY funnel cakes, and MRS. GOODCOOKIE, CAMDEN CREEK, COUNTRY HOME and READI-BAKE cookies.
J & J has manufacturing facilities in Pennsauken, Bridgeport and Bellmawr, N.J.; Scranton, Hatfield and Chambersburg, Pa; Carrollton, Texas; Atlanta; Moscow Mills, Mo; Pensacola, Fla.; and Vernon and Newport, Calif.