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Rich Products Acquires Christie Cookie Co.

C-store foodservice supplier looks to grow its portfolio of baked goods

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Convenience-store foodservice supplier Rich Products Corp. has acquired the Christie Cookie Co., a manufacturer of gourmet cookies and baked goods, for an undisclosed amount.

According to the acquisition, Rich’s will oversee Christie’s nearly 100 associates, manufacturing facility, e-commerce platform and retail bakery shops, while Christie will provide guidance for regional in-store bakeries, e-commerce, corporate gifting and retail bakery outlets.

“The acquisition of Christie Cookie Co. furthers our position as a premier supplier in the growing cookie category,” said Ray Burke, president of the United States and Canada divisions for Rich Products. “Adding the iconic and beloved Christie brand of products to our portfolio is something we’re very excited about as we move forward.”

Nashville-based Christie Cookie produces more than 100 million cookies annually that are sold in c-stores, restaurants, hotels and bakeries. Its flagship flavors include Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.

“As a private, customer-centric company that values the long-standing relationships we have with our customers, Rich’s was a natural fit to help take our business to the next level,” said Fleming Wilt, president of Christie Cookie Co. “In Rich’s, we have a partner with a 75-year track record of success, one that’s dedicated to ongoing innovation and growth.”

Based in Buffalo, N.Y., Rich Products manufactures a variety of foodservice products ranging from pizza, seafood and salads to cakes, cookies and icings. The family-owned company operates in 100 locations worldwide and has annual sales exceeding $4 billion.

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