News | December 3, 2018

Bellisio Foods Acquires Frozen Specialties, Inc.

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Bellisio Foods, Inc., part of the CP Foods worldwide family of companies, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing frozen food companies, has entered into a definitive agreement with Swander Pace Capital to acquire Frozen Specialties, Inc. (FSI), a leading producer of frozen pizza and Pizza Bites® based in Perrysburg, Ohio. The acquisition closed last week and will be folded under Overhill Farms, Inc, a national leader in private label, co-manufacturing and foodservice products.

“This acquisition of FSI brings together our vibrant, growing companies who share an expertise in delivering delicious, exciting brands and private label products to retail customers that delight consumers,” said Ken Stickevers, President and CEO at Bellisio Foods, Inc.

FSI is a leading producer of private label and co-manufactured frozen Value Pizza and Pizza Bites and supports nearly every major retailer across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Through its production facility in Archbold, Ohio, FSI is an Organic Certified Manufacturer, and also offers products certified under the Gluten-Free Certification Organization.

“We’re excited by the innovation and national plant network we can now bring to our private label, co-manufacturing and foodservice customers. The complementary product portfolios and product expertise across our company will benefit our North American and Asian customers,” stated Terry O’Brien, President of Overhill Farms, Inc.

About Bellisio Foods and Overhill Farms
Bellisio Foods and Overhill Farms is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing frozen food companies with a rich history of providing quality, innovative food tailored to consumer tastes and lifestyles. Bellisio Foods and Overhill Farms are owned by Charoen Pokphand Group (known as CP), based in Bangkok, Thailand. They produce more than 400 products spanning a wide variety of frozen food categories, including single and multi-serve entrees, snacks, side dishes, and a wide range of foodservice foods. Bellisio Foods markets products under its Michelina’s, Boston Market, and Authentic Asia brands, as well as under licensed brands EatingWell and Atkins. Overhill Farms has a 33-year history as a leading co-manufacturing, private label, and foodservice supplier with operations in both California and Ohio.
For more information, visit www.bellisiofoods.com or www.overhillfarms.com.

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