Nestle Professional to acquire Vitality Foodservice

by Eric Schroeder
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GLENDALE, CALIF. — Nestle Professional has agreed to acquire Tampa, Fla.-based Vitality Foodservice Inc., a beverage solution provider to the food service industry. Nestle Professional is a global food service manufacturer that provides the commercial and institutional restaurant industry with branded hot and cold non-carbonated beverages under the Nescafe, Coffee-mate, Nesquik, Nestea and Nestle brands. Financial terms of the transaction, which is expected to close within 30 days, were not disclosed.

The transaction excludes the Vitality European manufacturing and distribution business.

Vitality Foodservice Inc. manufactures and markets a complete range of beverage products from juices, teas, coffees and smoothies to innovative specialty drinks. Vitality’s operations are expected to complement Nestle Professional’s North American beverage business and are well aligned to Nestle’s global commitment to the out-of-home business as one of its main growth drivers.

“Vitality not only complements our business but strengthens our position in North America and will enable us to accelerate growth in this important out-of-home market,” said Marc Caira, chief executive officer of Nestle Professional. “Additionally, Vitality’s product offerings align strongly with Nestle’s commitment to nutrition, health, and wellness.”

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