Jasper Wyman & Son (Wyman’s) has acquired the wild blueberry assets of Ellsworth, US-based Allen’s Blueberry Freezer.
The transaction includes 2,800 acres of wild blueberry land, ‘substantial’ freezing capacity and more than 50,000 square feet of cold storage.
Based in Milbridge, Maine, Wyman’s is a US grower, processor and marketer of wild blueberries, supplying the retail, ingredient and foodservice channels.
Wyman’s – which offers blueberries in frozen, juice, powdered and dried form – claims to have seen a significant increase in demand in recent years. The acquisition of the Allen’s assets is the latest in a series of moves to increase the company’s wild blueberry supply.
“Roy Allen and his team have been strong leaders in the wild blueberry industry for decades and they’ve built an excellent team that we’re excited to welcome into the Wyman’s family,” said Tony Shurman, president and CEO of Wyman’s.
Former Allen’s Blueberry Freezer president, Roy Allen, added: “When evaluating this opportunity for our company, Wyman’s was a logical choice. The company would be in the hands of good people, who live and work in Maine, treat their employees well, care about Maine’s wild blueberry heritage and its industry, and who have a business that is poised for continued growth. Wyman’s checked all the boxes for us.”
The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
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