As a part of the agreement, Atlantic Natural Foods will also license the Worthington Foods® brand of shelf stable meat alternatives until it transitions to Loma Linda®. Since 2008, Atlantic Natural Foods had been the exclusive producer of these shelf stable canned products by way of its Nashville, North Carolina, facility.
The acquisition provides Atlantic Natural Foods direct access to markets of healthy protein alternatives with its meatless and fishless analog production, creating affordable products in an evolving and increasingly in-demand market.
“This is a critical and celebrated strategic acquisition,” said J. Douglas Hines, chairman and general partner of AFT Holdings, Inc. “We look forward to pursuing opportunities that further enhance the Loma Linda® legacy and tradition of quality.”
“Additionally,” Hines said, “AFT Holdings continues to invest in products that promote healthy and affordable options for consumers throughout North America and around the World.”