Hearthside Food Solutions, Downers Grove, Ill., acquired Greencore USA, the Downers Grove, Ill.-based unit of Greencore Group plc, Ireland.

The acquisition includes Greencore USA’s 13 locations and 3,000 employees, and adds frozen breakfast foods, refrigerated snack kits, salad kits and fresh-made sandwiches and entrées to Hearthside’s capabilities.

“We continue to position Hearthside as a full-service contract manufacturing provider in key, high-growth categories, enabling our customers to maximize their go-to-market strategies, leverage innovation, increase speed-to-market and optimize efficiencies,” says Rich Scalise, Hearthside chairman and CEO.