Hain buys Churchill to boost business in Britain

by Eric Schroeder
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MELVILLE, N.Y. — The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. has acquired Churchill Food Products Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of food-to-go products in the United Kingdom. Located in Nottingham, Churchill’s production is expected to complement Hain Celestial's existing Daily Bread brand, which Hain acquired in April 2008.

“The addition of Churchill’s expands our customer base for food-to-go offerings in the United Kingdom,” said Irwin D. Simon, president and chief executive officer of Hain Celestial. “We view this as a strategic acquisition to broaden our customer base and our Daily Bread branded products. Our combined technical and innovation teams will bring us the capability of developing more exciting and healthy food-to-go products.”

Also this week, Hain acquired the assets and business of World Gourmet Marketing, L.L.C., including its Sensible Portions brand of Garden Veggie Straws, Pita Bites and other snack products.

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