Nutricia, part of Danone’s Specialized Nutrition business, has announced its acquisition of specialised meals provider Real Food Blends.
Established in 2012, Real Food Blends produces a range of meals for people with feeding tubes. Founders Julie and Tony Bombacino were inspired to set up the company by their young tube-fed son, AJ, and aim to offer nutritional variety and 100% ‘real food’ ingredients through the Real Food Blends portfolio.
“We want to advance the mission and impact of the company, to help even more people like AJ,” said Julie and Tony Bombacino.
“After millions of meals sold, the Real Food Blends portfolio still utilises simple, real ingredients and 100% real food. We found in Nutricia a trusted, like-minded, and experienced company that will continue to innovate, support and introduce blended meals to nourish people in need.”
Nutricia says that its ‘broad reach’ in the US will enable more parents, adults and healthcare providers to be made aware of Real Food Blends’ product offerings.
“We are excited to continue to grow the Real Food Blends mission and portfolio, to bring even more unique and nutritious options to children and adults with feeding tubes,” said Robert Schnurr, CEO of Nutricia North America.
“Nutricia understands the critical role that food can play in improving the lives of people with special medical conditions. We are committed to preserving and building on what has made Real Food Blends so valued in the lives of the people who rely on their products, and their families.”
Under the new ownership, both Julie and Tony Bombacino will remain with the company in their current roles of CEO and president respectively.
The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
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