BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rich Products Corp. has acquired Nashville, Tenn.-based Christie Cookie Co., a privately-owned maker of gourmet cookies. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1983, Christie Cookie operates one baking plant and has a strong direct-to-consumer platform that includes e-commerce and a corporate gifting program. In addition, Christie Cookie owns two retail bakery shops in Nashville, with an additional location in Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators hockey team. The company produces approximately 100 million cookies per year.
“The acquisition of Christie Cookie Co. furthers our position as a premier supplier in the growing cookie category,” said Ray Burke, president of Rich’s U.S.-Canada business. “Adding the iconic and beloved Christie brand of products to our portfolio is something we’re very excited about as we move forward.”
Fleming Wilt, president of Christie Cookie, added, “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. In Rich’s, we have a partner with a 75-year track record of success, one that’s dedicated to ongoing innovation and growth and a company that not only values quality, but culture, too. We’re proud to join the Rich family of associates.”