BREA, Calif. — Ventura Foods, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of custom and branded sauces, dressings and food oils, has completed the acquisition of the sauces and condiments business of Toronto-based Wing’s Foods. The newly acquired business will become Ventura Foods Canada and operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Wing’s Asian Heritage business, including its noodle, wrap and cookie business, is not part of the acquisition and will continue to operate as Wing’s Food Products and retain the Wing’s Brand.
The Wing’s acquisition puts Ventura Foods closer to Canadian customers, enhances the company’s expertise in the sweet sauce and liquid product categories and adds greater depth to both companies’ offerings. “Wing’s is a great strategic fit for Ventura Foods,” says president and CEO Chris Furman. “Both companies are customer-focused with similar cultures and capabilities, as well as complementary products.”
Jamie D’Agosta, SVP of Retail at Ventura Foods, takes on the role of SVP and GM of Ventura Foods, Canada. The current Wing’s sauces and condiments senior management team will remain in place. “We expect to continue the great tradition and standard that Wing’s has set in Canada as we continue our strategy of growth through diversified product offerings that puts our customers’ needs first,” says Furman. “We are particularly excited to welcome the talented and experienced Wing’s employees, with their heritage of exceptional service and industry-leading innovation, to the Ventura Foods family.”