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Parker Food expands with plant acquisition

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Parker Food Group, a provider of sweet toppings and inclusions, baked gadgets, crumbs and streusels, pralines and coated gadgets, liquid bases and variegates, and cookies, has acquired the previous Rise Baking Co. baking plant in Mexico, Mo.

Parker mentioned the ability will embody 5 manufacturing strains and extra capability for a variety of specialty meals substances provided by each of its manufacturers: Parker Products and Creative Food Ingredients.

“Parker Food Group is expanding to support the continued growth of our customers and to improve service levels with reduced lead times,” mentioned Greg Hodder, president and chief govt officer of Parker. “We are excited to be working with many of the experienced Mexico team to begin manufacturing a full complement of our baked inclusions and toppings lines at the facility. Through this acquisition, we will continue to be a trusted supplier and a valued thought partner to our customers. We are committed to being a constant source of inspiration, providing relevant, insight-led innovation, specific to product applications and meeting the needs of our customers and their consumers.”

Rise Baking shuttered the Mexico, Mo., baking plant in September 2021. At that point, the corporate cited foodservice challenges ensuing from the pandemic having a “significantly negative impact” on the Mexico plant, which provided 90% of Rise Baking’s product to the foodservice sector.

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