Golden State Foods (GSF), Irvine, Calif., acquired ownership of Snap Fresh Foods, a New Zealand-based provider of premium salad greens, vegetable mixes, baby-peeled carrots, fresh sprouts, dressings and condiments. The acquisition of Snap Fresh Foods includes two facilities in New Zealand that service that region as well as export to China, as well as its retail brands, including Krispkut, Farmer Bill's, Dashboard Diner, Salad Shakes and Sproutman.
"We look forward to expanding our regional produce foodservice business into the fast-growing retail sector with such a strong and successful brand as Snap Fresh Foods," says Neil Cracknell, executive vice president and COO of GSF. "The addition of Snap Fresh provides great growth opportunities for GSF particularly in the retail salads segment, while providing new products and capabilities to our existing foodservice customers in the region."
Snap Fresh Foods' farm suppliers will continue its existing operations and contract exclusively to Golden State Foods.