Sun-Rype acquires Yakima Juice LLC
by Lora Abcarian | October 10, 2010
Sun-Rype Products Ltd., a Canadian producer of nutritious fruit snacks,
acquired Yakima Juice LLC on Sept. 30. Yakima Juice has been a co-packer of
Sun-Rype products for approximately three years.
"A plant located in the Pacific Northwest greatly improves our access to an
abundant fruit supply and broadens the products and pack types we can bring
to our consumers," Sun-Rype officials said in a statement.
“The customer base that Yakama currently services is a top priority with Sun-
Rype, and we have a transition team working diligently to ensure there is no
disruption in service,” the statement continued. “Sun-Rype plans to assume
all existing business, and we look forward to bringing our experience and
expertise in juice processing and packaging to these customers.”
Sun-Rype Products, headquartered in Kelowna, BC, markets 100 percent fruit
juice products and said that it seeks to help families in Canada and the United
States incorporate nutritious snacks into their diets, and make it easy for
parents to give their children healthy snack options.