Sandridge takes majority stake in RMH Foods
June 20, 2013
by Meat&Poultry Staff
MEDINA, Ohio – Sandridge Food Corp. has acquired a majority interest in Morton, Ill.-based RMH Foods.
RMH Foods will become a Sandridge Family Company, a part of Sandridge Food Corporation. Jon Rocke will continue as president of RMH Foods and will receive extra support from the management team at Sandridge.
"We are truly excited to begin our relationship with RMH Foods. We both are third generation family businesses, our core values are aligned, and both families have the commitment to create clean label, great tasting food," said Mark D. Sandridge, CEO, Sandridge Food Corp.
The acquisition benefits Sandridge by expanding the company's offerings and strengthening its ability to distribute a broad portfolio of products that are reduced sodium and contain no preservatives, according to the company. RMH Foods specializes in fully cooked retail, foodservice and specialized portion-control products using sous vide, or cook-in-bag, technology. The company makes Guinness brand meatloaf, corned beef and braised beef chili; whole chickens under the Simply Bistro brand; and Italian dishes such as fettuccine alfredo, lasagna, rigatoni and penne under the Milano's brand.
Sandridge will be able to enter a new business segment that will now include "center of the plate" entrees — a complement to Sandridge's portfolio of fresh soups, salads, sides and sauces.