Blount acquires Cape Cod Chowder Co.

By

James Wright, Senior Editor

Published on
December 1, 2011

U.S. seafood soup, dip and sauce manufacturer Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, Mass., on Thursday acquired Cape Cod Chowder Co. of Marion, Mass. Terms of the asset purchase were not disclosed.

Cape Cod Chowder Co. is a regionally distributed manufacturer of fresh and frozen soups, dips and spreads. The company manufactures more than 50 different product varieties and sizes.

“Cape Cod Chowder is an excellent company with strong management, great products and similar values, and we have watched and admired them for years,” said Todd Blount, president of Blount Fine Foods. “We look forward to integrating its business and products into Blount Fine Foods.”

Blount will move soup production of the Cape Cod Chowder brand to its newly renovated and upgraded seafood soup plant on the Warren, R.I., waterfront. Production of the seafood dip and spread lines, which are sold under the Offshore Delight brand, will be moved to Blount’s Fall River, Mass., headquarters and production facility.

Cape Cod Chowder’s employees will be offered positions at Blount. Blount also announced it has no plans for immediate changes to products, quality and customer service, except where Blount’s expertise, scale and efficiencies can add benefit. It plans to continue marketing products under the Cape Cod Chowder Company brand and will look to build on the product portfolio over time.

“Much of the product will continue to be sold and delivered through Cape Cod Chowder’s affiliate, Sea Horse Seafood Distribution, so the marketplace should see little or no disruption,” added Blount.

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