ConAgra Foods Acquires Blake's All Natural Foods
ConAgra Foods, Inc., Omaha, Neb., acquired Blake’s All Natural Foods, a family-owned frozen foods processor of natural and organic frozen meals, including pot pies, casseroles, pasta dishes and other entrées.
“We are thrilled to have Blake’s All Natural Foods join ConAgra Foods,” says Sean Connolly, ConAgra Foods’ chief executive officer. “Blake’s is a great addition to our existing frozen meals business and provides more choices to a growing group of people buying natural and organic foods. ConAgra Foods will help Blake’s grow and offer its wholesome food to more people across the country.”
“Blake’s is really excited to join the ConAgra Foods team, as it will allow us to build on the momentum we’ve created over several years and continue to meet the growing demand for our meals,” says Chris Licata, president and CEO of Blake’s. “Natural and organic food has clearly earned a place in American households, and we will continue to make the same meals that the Blake family has made for people over four generations.”
Blake’s All Natural Foods has approximately 60 employees based in Concord, N.H. Licata will continue to lead the Blake’s business.
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods named Blake’s All Natural Foods a Processor to Watch in 2014.