Batory Foods, a national distributor of food and fine ingredients, acquired Sweetener Solutions, a Savannah, Ga., company specializing in custom sweetener formulation, precision blending, and specialty portion packaging. The acquisition is seen as a natural fit for Batory Foods, which is a national distributor of natural, alternative sweeteners and sweetener blends, including its own recently launched Batory Sweet Essentials.
Sweetener Solutions began operations in 2002 at the inception of the next-generation sweeteners replacement trend. Since that time, the company has emerged as a leader in custom formulation, blending and pre-blending of sweeteners and complementary dry ingredients for customers in industries including beverage, dairy, bakery and more.
Sweetener Solutions is especially known for its technical prowess in formulating precise and consistent blends and pre-blends, comprised of both conventional and natural high-intensity sweeteners, with a multitude of other dry ingredients through a proprietary process known as AccuBlend. In addition, the company specializes in the conversion of key ingredients from wet to dry, and offers a variety of portion-controlled packaging options to fit customers’ specific requirements.
The acquisition will allow Batory Foods to broaden its ingredient offerings and capabilities in the sweetener realm, aligning with key consumer trends in sugar reduction and replacement. Through Sweetener Solutions’ proprietary, high-intensity sweetener blends, Batory Foods’ customers will have access to a wider range of sweetener options, which often yield superior taste and functionality compared with stand-alone sweeteners and can be customized to meet application-specific needs.
Furthermore, Batory Foods plans to expand on Sweetener Solutions’ proprietary VeriSource™ service, a process which verifies that ingredients are absolutely accurate with respect to quality and concentration to meet the critical regulatory requirements for certain products.
In acquiring the Sweetener Solutions facility in Savannah, GA, Batory Foods will have access to one of the largest ports in the US, a major benefit for supply chain efficiencies.
Lasky will remain CEO of Sweetener Solutions following the transaction closing, along with many other key members of Sweetener Solutions who have also accepted positions within Batory Foods to ensure a smooth transition for both parties.