Litehouse Foods announced that it acquired the assets of Sky Valley Foods, a well-known company in the organic and natural food channels, effective June 1, 2019. Given that Sky Valley Foods specializes in the production of organic shelf-stable dressings, condiments, marinades, and sauces, Litehouse will be able to grow its portfolio through these additions. This acquisition also expands Litehouse’s manufacturing presence on the East Coast to better serve its customers and support its double-digit year-over-year growth.
“For some time Litehouse has been looking to offer products that could be sold in the center aisles of the grocery store. Before moving forward, we needed to ensure that the products we brought to market had the same high quality standards and reliance on real ingredients as our core Litehouse products,” said Kelly Prior, President of Litehouse. “As we looked at Sky Valley Foods and their commitment to real food, real ingredients, and better quality, we found great synergies.”
According to a press release, Sky Valley Foods Founder Rachel Kruse will join the Litehouse team to help facilitate the strategy and direction of the Organicville and Sky Valley brands and products.
“I am very excited to join the Litehouse team and have the opportunity to continue driving the development of products that promote better eating and meet the consumer’s growing demand for better-for-you products,” said Kruse.
Litehouse will also acquire a 132,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in Danville, Virginia. This facility will be a critical component in continuing to support the growing demand for Sky Valley, Organicville, and Litehouse products across the U.S. and Canada.
“Litehouse built its reputation on offering best-in-class customer service, and the addition of Sky Valley Foods is a strategic move to provide our East Coast customers with a local Litehouse manufacturing facility. Coupled with our Idaho, Michigan, and Utah facilities, we continue to expand our ability to meet growing consumer demand with state-of-the-art manufacturing operations. We are excited and appreciative for the opportunity to become part of the Danville, Virginia, community. At Litehouse, one of our core values is stewardship, and we are committed to having a positive impact on the community of Danville and our new Employee Owners,” concluded Prior.
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