May 20/Jensen Beach Fla./Market Wire -- Techlabs Inc. reported that it has completed the acquisition of Byers Food Inc. Byers is a full-service consumer products sales and marketing company specializing in the natural and organic food products. The company is based in Franklin Park, Ill., and is operated by its founder and president Francis P. Manzo.

Byers Food is focused on organic and gourmet foods to be distributed through gourmet retail stores, supermarkets, club stores and natural food markets. Currently, Byers' soup products are distributed through independent distributors to 150 Hannaford and 103 Sweetbay grocery stores. Hannaford and Sweetbay Supermarkets are chains owned by the Belgium-based Delhaize Group. The Delhaize Group operate over 1,500 stores in 16 States along the eastern coast of the United States. Additional supermarkets under the Delhaize Group include: Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar and Harvey's. The Delhaize Group had estimated sales of over $17 billion for 2006.

Byers Food will soon be rolling out a new product called "Chef Crusty's." This product line, under the final stages of development and distribution, is an "all natural" line of bread dippers. The Company is also in the developmental stage of certain frozen seafood and Chinese food products.

From the May 27, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash