Camden / NJ. (csc) Campbell Soup Company announced it has completed the acquisition of the assets and business of Garden Fresh Gourmet for 231 million USD. Garden Fresh Gourmet is the No. 1 branded refrigerated salsa in the U.S. and also makes hummus, dips and tortilla chips.
Jeff Dunn, President–Campbell Fresh, said, «The acquisition of Garden Fresh Gourmet provides Campbell with another platform for growth in a key strategic area – the fast-growing perimeter of the grocery store. Garden Fresh Gourmet’s on-trend products are the ideal complement to the Bolthouse Farms portfolio in the produce section and will help extend our presence in the deli section. We are excited to take Garden Fresh Gourmet to the next level».
Garden Fresh Gourmet is part of the Campbell Fresh division, focused on building the company’s scale and accelerating growth in rapidly expanding packaged fresh categories. The division also includes the Bolthouse Farms portfolio and Campbell’s retail refrigerated soups.
Headquartered in Ferndale, Michigan and with approximately 500 employees, Garden Fresh Gourmet generated 100 million USD in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2014. Garden Fresh Gourmet is led by Todd Putman, General Manager–Garden Fresh, within the Campbell Fresh division.