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TreeHouse Foods to Enter the Canadian Retail Private Label Non-Dairy Creamer Business Through Agreement With Sandra Tea & Coffee Limited
WESTCHESTER, Ill., Jan 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TreeHouse Foods (NYSE: THS) announced today that its E.D. Smith subsidiary has signed an agreement to directly supply the Canadian retail private label non-dairy creamer business rather than sell through Sandra, a leading supplier of coffee and tea products in Canada. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but are not expected to have a material effect on TreeHouse.

Sandra has been the leading supplier of private label non-dairy creamer in Canada for more than 30 years. E.D. Smith is a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Bay Valley Foods and has been a supplier of non-dairy creamer to Sandra over this period.

"The addition of the retail private label non-dairy creamer business will allow E.D. Smith to continue building its growing presence in the Canadian market and expanding its relationships with Canada's leading retailers," said Harry J. Walsh, President of Bay Valley Foods.

TreeHouse Foods, through its Bay Valley Foods and E.D. Smith subsidiaries, is the largest supplier of private label retail non-dairy creamer in North America. Bay Valley Foods is also a leading supplier of bulk non-dairy creamer to numerous food companies as an ingredient for a wide range of products and for use in the food service market.

About TreeHouse Foods

TreeHouse is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery and foodservice channels. Its products include non-dairy powdered coffee creamer; canned soup, salad dressings and sauces; salsa and Mexican sauces; jams and pie fillings under the E.D. Smith brand name; pickles and related products; 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 and the largest manufacturer of private label salad dressings in the United States and Canada based on sales volume.

About Sandra Tea & Coffee

Sandra is a privately owned Canadian based manufacturer of tea, coffee and related products, servicing the foodservice and retail channels in North America.

SOURCE TreeHouse Foods