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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.