Unilever acquires New York-based condiment maker21 Apr 2017
Unilever has acquired Sir Kensington’s, a New York-based condiment maker.Sir Kensington’s condiments are sold in the organic and natural marketplace.
Unilever has acquired Sir Kensington’s, a New York-based condiment maker.Sir Kensington’s condiments are sold in the organic and natural marketplace. Having seen strong growth the past four years, the product line now includes mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise and a vegan mayo made from aquafaba called Fabanaise. Launched in 2010, Sir Kensington’s mission and its products are said to align with Unilever’s vision to make sustainable living commonplace and will complement the company’s current portfolio of products in its Foods category.“We are excited to bring Sir Kensington’s into the Unilever family. Their mission to bring ‘integrity and charm to ordinary and overlooked food’ is very much in line with our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan,” said Kees Kruythoff, President, Unilever North America. “Sir Kensington’s is an innovative business with outstanding products and a leader in the organic and natural marketplace. We look forward to leveraging our joint understanding of food trends and consumer preferences to significantly grow the business.”“Sir Kensington's is a beautiful brand,” said Matthew McCarthy, Vice President of Foods, Unilever North America. “The acquisition aligns perfectly with our global Sustainable Nutrition strategy, moving us forward on our mission to delight consumers, produce delicious food with less impact on the environment and promote nutritious cooking.”“We’re honored to partner with such a progressive and purpose-driven company in this next chapter,” said Mark Ramadan, CEO & Co-Founder, Sir Kensington’s.“Working with Unilever will allow us to more rapidly expand distribution while holding true to our values as we help define the next generation of good food,” said Scott Norton, Co-Founder, Sir Kensington’s. Mark Ramadan and Norton will continue in their roles at Sir Kensington’s.Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the next few weeks, were not disclosed.
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