Prima Pasta produces a line of award-winning, long cut pasta products, available in specialty food stores and supermarkets such as: Ralph's and Albertson's, Gelson's, Whole Foods, Raley's and Haggen's.
"The acquisition is a synergistic fit for Amish Naturals. Prima Pasta has built tremendous momentum in the retail channels, and we look forward to capitalizing on that as we move forward," said David Skinner, Sr., president and CEO of Amish Naturals. "This acquisition will not only augment our portfolio of premium pasta products, but will broaden our production capacity and give Amish Naturals another core growth distribution center in the Western United States."
"We are pleased to be a part of Amish Naturals," said Allam Karkafi of Prima Pasta, Inc. "Prima Pasta's line of products will be a healthy addition to Amish Naturals' line. Prima Pasta was born out of love and passion, and Amish Naturals' executives seem to have a similar drive and commitment. This acquisition will make available the highest quality and the most appealing natural and organic line of products to pasta lovers nationwide. I'm confident in our ability to achieve our goals, and I am excited to work with a strong management team that represents a balanced combination of talent from both organizations."
Prima Pasta will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Amish Naturals Inc. The Amish Naturals brand will retain its commitment to all-organic production in its Ohio production facility, and will oversee the production of 100% natural products sold under the existing PRIMA pasta brand name. Amish Naturals is relocating one of their key quality control production managers to oversee the production ensuring conformity to the production standards that will reflect the wholesomeness and purity of the Amish culinary traditions and methods.
Skinner commented, "Prima Pasta's high-quality, gourmet products are a perfect compliment to the Amish Natural pasta brand. I am very excited about the growth opportunities that this proposed acquisition affords Amish Naturals."
From the October 22, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash