NASHVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF) announces the acquisition of the Loma Linda™ brand of canned shelf stable alternative meat analog products. ANF will also license the Worthington Foods brand and will transition these products to the Loma Linda brand in the near future. Previously, these two brands were marketed solely by Kellogg Company. Atlantic Natural Foods has been the sole producer of these products since 2008. In addition, ANF also purchased Kellogg Company’s Kaffree Roma™ alternative coffee beverage unit.
Kelly Krause, CEO of Atlantic Natural Foods, stated, “Transferring the business allows ANF to increase focus on development of shelf stable alternative meat analog products that provide value to consumers.” She continued, “The Loma Linda brand is iconic and we are pleased to be a part of their long tradition of providing innovative vegetarian and vegan products. We believe that the demand for healthy alternative protein products will grow as more consumers incorporate non-meat choices as part of a healthy diet.”
Wendy Davidson, President of Kellogg Company U.S. Specialty Channels, stated, “We are pleased this transaction with our long time partner, Atlantic Natural Foods, ensures brand authenticity and continued commitment to providing great foods. It also allows us to increase our focus on our core Kellogg Specialty Channels business.”
About Atlantic Natural Foods:
Atlantic Natural Foods markets Caroline’sTM, Meatless SelectTM, and Loma LindaTM canned vegetarian products and Kaffree RomaTM roasted grain instant beverage products. Based in Nashville, NC, the company operates its own product development kitchen, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Manufacturing facilities are Level 3 SQF Certified, Kosher Certified and HACCP Certified. Contact: 252-212-9000 Ext. 102, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.atlanticnaturalfoods.com. www.facebook.com/AtlanticNaturalFoods. @AtlanticNatural
About Kellogg Company:
At Kellogg Company (NYSE:K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With 2013 sales of $14.8 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world's leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Our brands – Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Kashi®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. www.kelloggcompany.com