Saco Foods Acquires California Sun Dry Foods
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/18/2019
The Middleton-based Saco Foods, LLC, which manufactures and distributes specialty consumer packaged goods, has acquired California Sun Dry Foods, the leading brand of sun-dried tomatoes in the United States. California Sun Dry joins Saco's line of
products including Dolci Frutta, a chocolate hard-shell dessert dip.
"With the acquisition of California Sun Dry, Saco has significantly expanded its volume in the produce section," said Saco Foods CEO Tom Walzer. "We are excited to welcome Charles Olins to the team and grow and build upon California Sun Dry's successful
legacy in the years to come."
The two companies have been in talks for several years. California Sun Dry's owners, Gary DeAtley and Bill Riley, decided to sell the business to facilitate their retirement.
Saco has been a leading distributor of specialty consumer packaged goods since 1973. California Sun Dry was founded in 1991.