On August 11, 2014 Golden State Foods acquired ownership of Snap Fresh Foods, the New Zealand-based provider of premium salad greens, vegetable mixes, baby-peeled carrots, fresh sprouts, dressings and condiments. The acquisition includes two facilities in New Zealand that service that region as well as export to China.
“We look forward to expanding our regional produce foodservice business into the fast-growing retail sector with such a strong and successful brand as Snap Fresh Foods,” said Neil Cracknell, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Golden State Foods. “The addition of Snap Fresh provides great growth opportunities for GSF particularly in the retail salads segment, while providing new products and capabilities to our existing food service customers in the region.”
Snap Fresh Foods has cultivated leading retail brands including Krispkut™, Farmer Bill’s™, Dashboard Diner™, Salad Shakes™ and Sproutman™. Golden State Foods is acquiring the processing assets of Snap Fresh Foods’ brands, and the company’s farm suppliers will continue its existing operations and contract exclusively to Golden State Foods.
About Golden State Foods
Golden State Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the $6.5 billion company is value-based with proven performance in superior quality, innovation and customer service in both manufacturing and distribution. Established in 1947, GSF currently services more than 125,000 restaurants from its 45 locations on five continents. With approximately 5,000 associates worldwide, GSF’s core businesses include: processing and distribution of liquid products, meat products, produce, dairy, and other services, providing a variety of networked solutions for the total supply chain spectrum. The company also runs the GSF Foundation for kids, a non-profit organization to help children and families in need.
Today, Golden State Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the company services more than 100 customers and 125,000 stores across the globe from its 45 international facilities. As Golden State Foods continues to expand its superior products, services, innovation and expertise globally, it consistently maintains the core values upon which it was established: Treat others like you want to be treated; Make the best product; Give the customer fair deal: Maintain the highest standards.