Amish Naturals: acquires Schlabach Amish Bakery

Holmesville / OH. (bw) Amish Naturals announces the cash acquisition of the thirty-year-old Schlabach Amish Wholesale Bakery in Benton, Ohio. They produce a large variety of all–natural gourmet foods, featuring proprietary Amish recipes for granola, nutritional bars, and other whole grain cereal products. They are currently offered in hundreds of retail and specialty outlets, including Whole Foods, Giant Eagle, Dutch Valley, Van Kampen. The bakery will continue to manufacture their complete line of gourmet granola products from their present location and continue utilizing their same hands-on methods and formulas.

«We are thrilled that Schlabach Bakery recognized Amish Naturals as a natural fit for expanding their distribution and production capabilities. Also, the reorganization of our sales divisions will fit perfectly with the company´s goals to offer the finest Amish made food products to markets nationwide», says David Skinner, Sr., Amish Naturals´ President and CEO.

«The granola / snack bar category is a 1,8 billion USD business that is currently growing at ten percent, year over year», states Troy Treangen, Amish Naturals´ Executive Vice-President and COO. «With this addition, Amish Naturals now manufactures products in nine different grocery categories, all of which carry our high standards for Amish quality».

About: Amish Naturals´ goal is to increase shareholder value through the sale and distribution of organic, Amish food products to the exploding market for organic and wholesome foods. Last year, the U.S. market for natural / organic foods was estimated to have totaled approximately 13,8 billion USD. Building on generations of traditions, the company has created food that reflects the wholesomeness and purity of the Amish people and their culinary customs, including a variety of the finest homemade Amish Pasta.