PHILADELPHIA — Prepared foods redistributor Honor Foods announced it closed a transaction to acquire Sommer Maid Creamery in Pipersville, Pa. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
“This acquisition fulfills a longstanding strategic intent of Honor Foods — to build upon our dairy product portfolio as a way to provide competitive differentiation within the foodservice redistribution channel,” said Walt Tullis, president of Honor Foods. “Sommer Maid has an extensive offering of dairy products, including butter, cheese and creams — largely under their own brand and labels. Sommer Maid’s 100+ years of experience enhances our own dairy market expertise. Further, their significant presence in the southeast opens the door for Honor Foods to satisfy another goal — to expand south.”
A Burris Logistics company, Philadelphia-based Honor Foods was established in 1949 and has a strong presence in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. The company provides frozen, refrigerated, dry and dairy products representing more than 300 brand names.
A family-owned and operated dairy that was founded in the early 1900’s, Sommer Maid Creamery handles institutional and retail dairy products, serving as a supplier up and down the East Coast.
“Frank and Grant Sexton have built a wonderful business and I am proud to welcome Sommer Maid Creamery to the Burris Logistics family,” said Donnie Burris, chief executive officer and president of Burris Logistics. “Honor Foods continues to grow in both reach and diversity of their product line, proving themselves as a premier redistributor partner for foodservice distributors. The Sommer Maid brand and expertise complements our growth strategy in this industry.”