November 7/Brampton, Ont./PRNewswire  -- Sun Pac Foods Limited has been acquired by Liquibrands Inc., a private investment firm owned by beverage industry veteran Csaba Reider. Liquibrands assumed ownership and operation of Sun Pac's Brampton-based facility, with Reider taking over the helm as president and chief executive officer.

The sale ends a century of ownership by the J.S. Riddell family.

Sun Pac is probably best known for its brand of fruit juices, frozen juices and juice concentrates which are distributed throughout Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. The company manufactures single and multi-serve formats in glass, plastic, aluminum, steel and Tetra Pak on seven production lines housed in a 355,000 square-foot facility which also contains refrigerated, frozen and dry warehousing. In addition to juice products, Sun Pac's capabilities include natural teas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and other innovative beverage products, both for brand owners and private label programs for leading retailers. The company also manufactures croutons and bread crumbs under the McDowell Ovens banner and private label brands owned by some of Canada's largest retailers.

"I want to thank the Riddell family for successfully steering Sun Pac through 100 years of change and making it a truly successful Canadian business," said new Reider. "We look forward to working with the team of Sun Pac employees to build on the strong history of quality and customer service while taking the company to the next level through innovation and opportunity with new customers, partners and products."

 From the November 7, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News.