The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Lake Success, N.Y., announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries entered into a definitive agreement to purchase The Yorkshire Provender Ltd., a UK-producer of premium branded soups for leading retailers, on-the-go food outlets and foodservice providers in the United Kingdom.

"We welcome Belinda and Terry Williams, co-founders of Yorkshire Provender, to the Hain Celestial family, and look forward to working with the Yorkshire Provender team in leading the next chapter of the brand's development," says Irwin Simon, founder, president and CEO of Hain Celestial. "Yorkshire Provender has a premium brand positioning that complements our New Covent Garden Soup Co. and Cully & Sully brands in the United Kingdom."

"We are excited to work together with the Yorkshire Provender team and leverage our combined infrastructures to drive future growth," says James Skidmore, chief executive officer of the Hain Daniels Group. "This transaction expands the depth of our soup offering with Yorkshire Provender's gluten-free, delicious premium recipes and flavors."

Yorkshire Provender will continue to operate from its Yorkshire location.

"This is a significant milestone for Yorkshire Provender, and we look forward to working with the Hain Daniels team to continue our growth in new and existing customers," adds Belinda Williams.