Unilever, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., announced plans to acquire Weis Frozen Foods, an Australia-based processor of ice cream products available in single bar, multi-pack bars, dairy-free sorbet tubs and frozen yogurt tubs. Weis ice creams will continue to be made in its Toowoomba, Queensland, factory using locally sourced, natural and high-quality ingredients.
“We are delighted to bring Weis’ exciting and delicious range into our portfolio, adding another Australian favorite to our leading ice cream range,” says Clive Stiff, chief executive officer of Unilever Australia and New Zealand. “This acquisition will bring Weis the benefits of scale, strong market access and ice cream category expertise to help take the business to the next level in its growth. We are committed to providing Weis consumers and customers with the same exceptional products with the same high-quality natural ingredients. We look forward to welcoming Weis’ strong, dedicated and passionate team to Unilever.”
“Our family made this decision because Unilever demonstrated their understanding of our brand, our products and how important our people and the Toowoomba manufacturing site are in ensuring Weis’ success into the future,” adds Julie Weis, Weis managing director. “In addition, Unilever’s scale will enable greater market access and growth that will provide opportunities for our extended Weis family of staff, suppliers, customers, and of course, our wonderful consumers.”