The Dutch Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., a global dairy company, has acquired Paramus, N.J.-based importer and distributor Jana Foods. The acquisition is intended to further strengthen FrieslandCampina’s position in supplying Dutch specialty cheese to the US consumer.
Jana Foods will be integrated in the FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy U.S.A. business. Dan Lynch, former owner and CEO of Jana Foods will remain involved in the business as vice president imports and senior commercial advisor. Financial details about this transaction will not be disclosed.
Jana Foods imports and markets FrieslandCampina’s Dutch cheese in the United States, along with other cheeses from the UK, Denmark, Australia, Ireland and other countries. The company has been a strategic partner of FrieslandCampina in the U.S. for many years, helping establish a strong position for FrieslandCampina’s international cheese with the distribution of Kroon, A Dutch Masterpiecem and Gayo Azul cheese brands.
FrieslandCampina products cover a wide range specialty imported Dutch cheeses from mild, aged, and smoked gouda to edam, Swiss Emmental and goat cheese Available in a variety of formats from wheels, loaves and wedges to slices, snacks and shaved. FrieslandCampina specialty cheese brands can be found in the deli section of supermarkets, club stores and mass merchandisers.
“This acquisition supports our strategy of investing for growth. This investment is in line with our strategy to grow our cheese business and strengthens our position in The Americas. This deal will allow us to offer consumers a wider portfolio of innovative products for the US market,” said FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy President Roel van Neerbos.
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