Land O'Frost Adds New Jersey Meat Maker

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Munster-based Land O'Frost Inc. has announced the acquisition of what it calls "an established and respected leader" in natural and organic meats. The deal includes the full brand portfolio of Wellshire Farms Inc. of New Jersey. Wellshire products are currently carried in specialty retailers including Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's, Sprouts Farmers Market, Earth Fare and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

Land O'Frost, which announced plans in 2013 to relocate its corporate headquarters to Munster from just a handful of miles down the road in Lansing, Illinois, says the acquisition makes it "a significant player in the fast growing natural/organic category." Both companies are family-owned and operated and Land O'Frost touts itself as one of the fastest-growing brands in the industry.

Chief Executive Officer David Van Eekeren "this is an exciting time for both Wellshire and Land O'Frost. We're bringing together two family-owned companies that are not only committed to producing quality products but also have a rich and longstanding heritage in the meat industry. We've admired Wellshire for quite some time, and we're impressed with their leadership in the natural/organic space and established relationships with leading retailers. We look forward to welcoming Wellshire to the Land O'Frost family and entering the natural/organic space in such a considerable fashion."

Wellshire brands include Wellshire, Wellshire Organic, Wellshire Kids, Garrett Valley, Colameco’s, Colameco’s Primo Naturale, Lou's Famous and Woodstown Farms and Homestyle Meals.

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