Greencore acquires On A Roll Sales
BakingBusiness.com, December 8, 2010
by Eric Schroeder

DUBLIN, IRELAND — Greencore Group P.L.C. has acquired On A Roll Sales Inc., a manufacturer of fresh sandwiches, wraps, calzones, salads and ready-to-eat meals and based in Brockton, Mass. According to Greencore, On A Roll Sales has gross assets of approximately $3.4 million (as of Sept. 30).

“On A Roll is a promising, growing business with a well diversified customer base of major retailers and convenience stores,” said Eoin Tonge, development director for Greencore. “This acquisition, will provide an additional revenue stream to Greencore USA’s Food to Go category and will complement our existing businesses in Newburyport (Mass.) and Cincinnati.”

On A Roll Sales was founded in 1985 with the company’s first customers being mobile canteen trucks. The company branched out into the vending segment in 1990, convenience stores in 1992, and then supermarkets in 1994.

The company serves all of New England and parts of the Midwest, and it makes products seven days a week, two shifts a day, for 52 weeks per year. Current volume is 250,000 handmade sandwiches, meals and salads per week.