McCain Foods acquires frozen, vegetable-based foods

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Potato product maker McCain Foods has acquired Scelta Products a Netherlands-based producer of frozen vegetable-based foods, stated recent reports.

Scelta’s plant assets will be integrated into McCain’s product network, creating increased production capacity to accelerate prepared appetiser growth throughout European and international markets. The deal represents a significant investment that will fuel its growth and expansion in the frozen vegetable appetiser space, reports stated.

Scelta Products marks the latest in a series of investments and acquisitions McCain has made in recent years to expand its appetiser and snacking offerings; some of these include Ad van Geloven, Strong Roots and Forno De Minas.

“With common customers and shared values as family-owned companies, there is a natural complement between McCain Foods and Scelta Products,” said Max Koeune, CEO of McCain Foods.

“We feel honoured and privileged to build on the legacy of Scelta Products, bringing their delicious product to our customers as we expand on the fantastic business that Scelta’s founders have created.”

Scelta has been a business partner of McCain’s for the past 13 years. Its products include onion rings, battered and breaded mushrooms, and other vegetable appetisers that fit well within McCain’s existing portfolio.