ConAgra purchases Blake’s All Natural
ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced this week it has acquired Blake’s All Natural Foods in a move to grow its frozen food business.
Blake’s, a New Hampshire based company with about 60 employees, manufactures natural and organic frozen meals that include pot pies, casseroles, pasta dishes and other entrees. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sean Connolly, ConAgra Foods’ chief executive officer, said, “We are thrilled to have Blake’s All Natural Foods join ConAgra Foods. Blake’s is a great addition to our existing frozen meals business and provides more choices to a growing group of people buying natural and organic foods. ConAgra Foods will help Blake’s grow and offer its wholesome food to more people across the country.”
Blake’s joins ConAgra’s portfolio of frozen food brands that include Healthy Choice, Marie Callender’s, Banquet, Kid Cuisine and Bertolli.
“Blake’s is really excited to join the ConAgra Foods team as it will allow us to build on the momentum we’ve created over several years and continue to meet the growing demand for our meals,” said Chris Licata, president and chief executive officer of Blake’s All Natural Foods. “Natural and organic food has clearly earned a place in American households, and we will continue to make the same meals that the Blake family has made for people over four generations.”