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Promo Supplier Hospitality Mints Acquired By Texas Firm

El Paso, TX-based Mount Franklin Foods, LLC, has acquired North Carolina-based supplier Hospitality Mints (asi/61820). Financial terms of the recently announced deal were not disclosed.

In business for more than 40 years, Hospitality Mints will continue production in its Boone, NC location. The firm produces mints and candies that are predominantly individually wrapped and customized. Products include butter mints, pastels, peppermints, jellies, ice crystals and more.

[At left] Gary Ricco, president/CEO of Mount Franklin Foods; [At right] Pat Viancourt, president of Hospitality Mints

“We are excited to become part of the Mount Franklin Foods family," said Pat Viancourt, president of Hospitality Mints. "Our two organizations share a long history with a long-term quality reputation in the retail and foodservice industries, and our combined strengths will deliver even greater efficiencies, innovation and value for our customers and employees."

Gary Ricco, president and CEO of Mount Franklin Foods, said acquiring Hospitality Mints enables his firm to grow and diversify, while expanding sales and product offerings in the retail and foodservice markets. “We look forward to bringing the synergies of our two heritage organizations together to deliver a full portfolio of items, including mints, to our customers," Ricco said.

Mount Franklin Foods is the parent company of Sunrise Confections, Azar Nut Company and Mount Franklin Nutritionals. For the retail and foodservice industries, the company manufactures a variety of candy and nut products, including gummies, jellies, brittle, organic chocolate, nuts and fruit snacks.