Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Tokyo, and KENKO Mayonnaise Co. Ltd., Japan, jointly acquired 100% of the shares of Hans Kissle Co., LLC, Haverhill, Mass., for $108 million. The acquisition enhances Mitsui's offerings of value-added, prepared food products in the U.S. food market.

Hans Kissle develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high-quality, wholesale delicatessen main and side dishes, desserts and other prepared foods for supermarkets and grocery stores in the Northeastern United States.

Mitsui aims to reinforce Hans Kissle's market position and expand its reach, channels and territory to evolve in the U.S. prepared foods market.