Kettle Cuisine, a leading artisan producer of refrigerated and frozen all-natural soups, announced today that it has acquired Harry's Fresh Foods, a privately held custom food manufacturing company based in Portland, Oregon. The transaction is seen as strengthening Kettle Cuisine's leadership in the fresh soup category.
"Harry's is a great business and a welcome addition to Kettle Cuisine," says Liam McClennon, CEO of Kettle Cuisine. "Kettle remains committed to its culinary roots of artisan, clean label food while providing our customers and consumers with the highest levels of food safety, customer service and the efficiencies of scale production. Acquiring Harry's will bring an expanded manufacturing footprint to Kettle Cuisine and further enhance our ability to deliver on that promise."
Kettle Cuisine is a portfolio company of Kainos Capital, a private equity firm with extensive experience in the food and consumer products space. Since Kainos acquired Kettle Cuisine in 2015, more than $300 million has been invested to acquire and integrate complementary businesses, expand cooking capacity, add high-speed filling and packaging equipment, and expand its "from-scratch" bone broth capabilities.