House Foods America Corp., subsidiary of House Foods Corporation Japan (2810), announced today the completion of its acquisition of El Burrito Mexican Food Products Inc., a leading healthy Mexican food brand based in City of Industry, California.
The transaction includes substantially all of the assets of the company which will be renamed El Burrito Mexican Foods Products Corp., and become a subsidiary of House Foods Holding USA Inc.. The financial terms of the sale have not been disclosed.
"El Burrito is an established and successful company that has grown and prospered at the hands of its founders, Mark and Grace Roth, who share a great passion for their products," says Shigeru Natake, president of House Foods America. "El Burrito's corporate philosophy is very similar to that of House Foods America so we believe we will enjoy great synergy as we work together in the future. Adding healthy Mexican food products to our existing Asian line will allow us to offer consumers a wider variety of healthy lifestyle choices. In the U.S. market, where many different cultures coexist, we anticipate accelerated growth and expanded profits as a result."
El Burrito Mexican Food Products, Inc. is a privately-held California corporation formed in 1980. Aggressive and innovative, El Burrito was the first company in California to offer fresh salsas, which were sold in the deli and meat departments of local grocery stores. In the 1990s, El Burrito pioneered soy products with traditional Mexican food flavor to great success. The company is the maker of Soyrizo, the oldest and leading soy meat analogue brand in Mexican food segment. Along with its rapidly-growing sales of masa, guacamole and other Mexican food products, Soyrizo has been acclaimed by food experts and health professionals as the delicious alternative to heavier traditional chorizo.