Speciality food producer Stonewall Kitchen has announced its acquisition of Vermont Coffee Company, an organic coffee brand based in Vermont, US.
The deal marks Stonewall Kitchen’s sixth acquisition, and Vermont Coffee Company joins brands including Urban Accents and Vermont Village as part of the company’s portfolio.
Vermont Coffee Company offers more than 25 blends, with whole bean and pre-ground options available.
With a 40,000-square-foot facility in Middlebury, Vermont Coffee is the best-selling brand of bagged organic coffee in grocery stores across the northeast, according to Stonewall Kitchen.
“I began my love affair with coffee by learning to roast through trial and error, and sharing those batches with friends. 40 years later, our mission remains “roasting coffee for friends” – which means being friends to our farmers, our customers, our community and our planet,” said Paul Ralston, founder of Vermont Coffee Company.
He continued: “I am extremely happy that Stonewall Kitchen will be the new home of Vermont Coffee Company and will continue roasting with our entire team here in Middlebury. I’m also thrilled to announce that as part of their commitment to the community, Stonewall Kitchen is planning to open a new Vermont Coffee Company café in downtown Middlebury, with a target opening date of this fall.”
John Stiker, CEO of Stonewall Kitchen, added: “We’re elated to have Vermont Coffee join the other great brands in our family made here in New England, from our flagship Stonewall Kitchen products made here in York, Maine, to the Village Candle brand made up the road in Wells, to the Vermont Village brand of apple cider vinegar products made in Vermont.
“Combined with our other acquisitions from around the country, including the most recent acquisition of Urban Accents just last month, Vermont Coffee Company expands even further what we are able to offer our customers and guests.”
The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
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