Litehouse, a refrigerated salad dressing brand based in North America, is boosting its presence in the organic and natural food channels by acquiring Sky Valley Foods.
Sky Valley Foods specialises in the production of organic shelf-stable dressings, condiments, marinades, and sauces under the Organicville and Sky Valley brands.
Litehouse said the deal grows its portfolio with centre-store, clean, organic products. It also expands the company’s manufacturing presence on the East Coast to better serve its customers and support its double-digit year-over-year growth.
With the acquisition, Litehouse will also acquire a 132,000 sq ft manufacturing facility located in Danville, Virginia.
This facility will be a critical component in continuing to support the growing demand for Sky Valley, Organicville and Litehouse products across the US and Canada.
Sky Valley Foods founder Rachel Kruse will join the Litehouse team to help facilitate the strategy and direction of the Organicville and Sky Valley brands and products.
“For some time Litehouse has been looking to offer products that could be sold in the center aisles of the grocery store. Before moving forward, we needed to ensure that the products we brought to market had the same high-quality standards and reliance on real ingredients as our core Litehouse products,” said Kelly Prior, President of Litehouse.
“As we looked at Sky Valley Foods and their commitment to real food, real ingredients and better quality, we found great synergies.”