CEDAR GROVE, N.J. — Fairfield Gourmet Foods Corp., parent company of David’s Cookies, has acquired Foxtail Foods, a producer of baked and unbaked pies, cookie dough, muffin batter, pancake mixes and other dessert items. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1986, Foxtail Foods operates a 120,000-square-foot facility in Fairfield, Ohio. The company has been an exclusive supplier to Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery and has built a presence in food service under the Foxtail brand.
In August, Perkins and Marie Callender’s, L.L.C. filed for bankruptcy protection, announcing plans to sell its Perkins business and a segment of its Foxtail bakery business.
Fairfield Gourmet said the acquisition of Foxtail Foods further solidifies its position as a one-stop-shop for bakery and pastry items in the food service, in-store bakery, frozen grocery and convenience store segments. Foxtail Foods is expected to benefit from its relationship with David’s Cookies, which operates production facilities in Cedar Grove and Fairfield, N.J., and Longwood, Fla.
“We are excited at this opportunity to expand David’s Cookies production and distribution footprint to the Midwest,” said Ari Margulies, president of David’s Cookies. “Pies will make a great addition to our already well-rounded portfolio. We are especially excited to provide our customers with the ability to offer their patrons freshly baked pies in addition to freshly baked cookies. David’s Cookies is committed to the continued expansion and upgrade of Foxtail Foods state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. David’s Cookies and Foxtail Foods have always been committed to offering their customers spectacular tasting, consistently fresh and innovative varieties of desserts made from the finest ingredients. The combination of the two companies will ensure that this commitment will never waver.”