Emmi adds Italian Fresh Foods

Swiss dairy Emmi has signed a purchase agreement for Italian Fresh Foods in Lasnigo, Italy. IFF produces and distributes dessert specialities.  The desserts sector is an important segment in Emmi’s product portfolio. Since the acquisition of the Italian Dessertspezialisten A-27 (2012) and Rachelli (2013), Emmi has a solid position in the field of the Italian dessert specialities.

With the acquisition of the Italian Fresh Foods, the know-how is to be further deepened and the position in this growing niche market is to be strengthened.

In addition, IFF provides access to the Dutch, Canadian and US markets, where Emmi has hardly been present with desserts.

“Italian Fresh Foods is an agile, innovative manufacturer of high-quality Italian desserts. The product portfolio fits perfectly with Emmi and strengthens a strategically important segment of our company,” says Urs Riedener, CEO of Emmi.

The most famous brand of IFF is Dolce Italia, which began in 1992 with Tiramisù. Today the IFF product assortment, besides Tiramisù, includes other well-known Italian dessert classics.

IFF achieves sales of almost € 0 million, 85% of which is outside Italy. The company has grown steadily over the last five years. The most important markets are the Netherlands and UK.

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