Rich Products, the multinational food corporation, announced its acquisition of Christie Cookie Company, a privately-owned company that specializes in making gourmet cookies. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Christie's has been making cookies for more than 35 years. Through this acquisition, Rich Products hopes to utilize Christie Cookie Company’s insight and expertise in premium baked goods with customers across foodservice, regional in-store bakeries, e-commerce, corporate gifting, and retail bakery outlets.
“The acquisition of Christie Cookie Company furthers our position as a premier supplier in the growing cookie category,” said Ray Burke, President of Rich’s U.S.-Canada business. “Adding the iconic and beloved Christie brand of products to our portfolio is something we’re very excited about as we move forward.”
According to a press release, Christie’s employs nearly 100 associates, with one manufacturing facility and a strong direct-to-consumer platform that includes e-commerce and a corporate gifting program. In addition, Christie's owns two retail bakery shops in Nashville and one in the Bridgestone Arena. The company produces approximately 100 million cookies per year.
“As a private, customer-centric company that values the long-standing relationships we have with our customers, Rich’s was a natural fit to help take our business to the next level,” said Fleming Wilt, President of Christie Cookie Company. “In Rich’s, we have a partner with a 75-year track record of success, one that’s dedicated to ongoing innovation and growth and a company that not only values quality, but culture, too. We’re proud to join the Rich family of associates.”
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