WESTCHESTER, Ill., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
(NYSE: THS) today announced it has completed its purchase of San Antonio
Farms, a San Antonio, Texas based maker of premium quality Mexican sauces
including salsa, picante, cheese dip, enchilada sauce and taco sauce. San
Antonio Farms sells to retail customers primarily under private label
arrangements and to food service customers under the San Antonio Farms label.
The company manufactures all of its products at its processing and
distribution facility in San Antonio, Texas where it employs approximately 100
people. As announced on April 23, 2007 TreeHouse agreed to pay $88.5 million
in cash for the business. "We are very excited to welcome San Antonio Farms
to TreeHouse", said David Vermylen, TreeHouse Foods' President & COO. "This
business will be an excellent fit with our Bay Valley Foods business and will
be a great platform for us to pursue additional opportunities in the growing
Mexican and Southwestern food categories." The San Antonio Farms headquarters
will remain in San Antonio. TreeHouse does not anticipate any significant
changes to the existing operations.
About TreeHouse Foods
TreeHouse is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery
and foodservice channels. Its products include pickles and related products;
non-dairy powdered coffee creamer; private label soup and infant feeding
products, and other food products including aseptic sauces, refrigerated salad
dressings, and liquid non-dairy creamer. TreeHouse believes it is the largest
manufacturer of pickles and non-dairy powdered creamer in the United States
based on sales volume.
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2006 and subsequent quarterly report discusses some of the factors that could
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SOURCE TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
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