Blount buys Cape Cod Chowder Co.
Dec. 1, 2011
by Eric Schroeder
FALL RIVER, MASS. — Blount Fine Foods, a manufacturer of hand-crafted artisan soups and gourmet dips, sauces and salads, has acquired the Cape Cod Chowder Co. Based in Marion, Mass., Cape Cod Chowder Co. is a regionally distributed manufacturer of fresh and frozen soups, dips and spreads. The company manufactures more than 50 different product varieties and sizes.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Cape Cod Chowder is an excellent company with strong management, great products and similar values, and we have watched and admired them for years,” said Todd Blount, president of Blount Fine Foods. “We look forward to integrating its business and products into Blount Fine Foods.”
Blount said it plans to move soup production of the Cape Cod Chowder brand to its newly renovated and upgraded seafood soup plant on the Warren, R.I., waterfront. Production of the seafood dip and spread lines, which are sold under the Offshore Delight brand, will be moved to Blount’s Fall River facility, the company said.
“Much of the product will continue to be sold and delivered through Cape Cod Chowder’s affiliate, Sea Horse Seafood Distribution, so the marketplace should see little or no disruption,” Mr. Blount said.