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Nature's Touch acquires Sunrise Growers' operations in Kansas, Mexico

Company says deal will create an expanded distribution network and more efficient supply chain.
10/16/2023
Natures Touch Sunrise

Fozen fruit supplier Nature’s Touch has acquired certain assets of Sunrise GrowersSunOpta Inc.’s frozen fruit operations.

The deal includes Sunrise’s operations in Edwardsville, Kansas and Jacona, Mexico. 

Nature’s Touch said the acquisition will create an expanded distribution network and more efficient supply chain, among other benefits.

Founded in 2004, Nature’s Touch operates freezing and packaging facilities in Canada and the U.S. 

The company said the U.S. represented a significant growth opportunity. Nature’s Touch recently invested in a new facility in Virginia. 

"This acquisition is more than just a business transaction – it marks a deliberate step towards a future that is more integrated, innovative, and impactful. By welcoming the Sunrise Growers' frozen fruit operations into our family, we are bolstering our unwavering commitment to offering unparalleled value to our customers and stakeholders,” Nature's Touch CEO John Tentomas said in a statement. “This acquisition puts us in the unique position of providing North American consumers with the most expansive network of freezing and distribution on the continent. Together, our combined strengths will propel us to new heights, quicker and with renewed vigor."

This article first appeared at the Canadian Grocer on October 13, 2023

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