Manitowoc, WI (Oct. 8, 2019) – Lakeside Foods, through its joint venture Peak Foods, has acquired Blendtopia, a startup company based in Nashville that makes high-quality, nutritionally rich superfood smoothies available at select retail outlets and online.
Blendtopia’s founder Tiffany Taylor will join Peak Foods and coordinate sales, marketing and product development for the smoothie line. The Peak Foods team will assume manufacturing and operations responsibilities, including procurement, inventory management and logistics.
“I’ve built my company with my passion for food and clean eating at top of mind,” said Taylor. “I’m pleased that Peak Foods feels the same way about helping me expand the brand while allowing me to build relationships that matter and maintain the headspace needed to build the future of Blendtopia.”
For Lakeside, the investment represents its commitment to continuing to grow and diversify the product portfolio of Peak Foods. The partnership will help Blendtopia expand its retail footprint and aggressively grow sales to appeal to ultra-healthy smoothie and juice fans.
Retail partners will benefit from Peak’s commitment to superior customer service and distribution capabilities. In the meantime, Blendtopia fans will experience no changes to the product formulas they have come to love or delivery disruptions to their online subscriptions.
About Lakeside Foods, Inc.
Lakeside Foods is a premier supplier of high-quality frozen and canned foods to the retail, foodservice and industrial sectors. Since its beginning in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant, Lakeside Foods has expanded to 13 processing facilities, producing canned and frozen vegetables, frozen desserts, appetizers and canned pet food that are distributed in 14 countries. Lakeside Foods manages its vegetable growing and harvesting operations through a network of regional farmers, ensuring food quality and freshness from farm to table. The company is family-owned and based in Manitowoc, Wis.
About Peak Foods LLC
Peak Foods is a joint venture between Interstate Food Processing Corporation and Lakeside Foods. Its Troy, Ohio-based manufacturing facility produces private label and branded whipped topping products for the retail, foodservice and industrial sectors. Peak offers custom formulation and superior research and development capabilities and manufactures vegan and Kosher-certified products.
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