EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — MamaMancini’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMMB), a marketer and distributor of specialty pre-prepared all-natural foods, announced the addition of new national and regional customers from the recent acquisition of premier gourmet food manufacturers T&L Creative Salads (“T&L”) and Olive Branch. The Company estimates the acquisition provided over 3,000 new locations for the combined company and over 10,000 spots on retailer shelves.
MamaMancini’s closed the acquisition of T&L and Olive Branch, which are related premier gourmet food manufacturers based in New York, on December 29, 2021. T&L offers a full line of foods for retail food chains and club stores, delis, bagel stores, caterers and distributors. Olive Branch sells olives, olive mixes, and savory products to a limited number of large retail customers, primarily in pre-packaged containers.
In January 2022, MamaMancini’s began shipping to the following new customers through its acquisition T&L and Olive Branch: Aldi (1,900 national locations), Schnucks (130 locations in Missouri), Bashas (110 locations in Arizona and New Mexico), HEB (300 locations in Texas), M&V Provisions (New York Metro), and AFI Food Service (East Coast). Additional shipments include several regional chains and distributors in food service, as well as over 100 individual ShopRite and Key Foods locations in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
“Integration of our acquisition has proceeded rapidly in the past month, bringing with it over 10,000 new locations on retailer shelves nationwide,” said Carl Wolf, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MamaMancini’s. “We have been highly impressed with the teams at T&L and Olive Branch and continue to believe they are well-positioned to drive sales of at least $35 million in 2022.
“Looking ahead into the new year, we are working on leveraging our pre-existing network of tier-1 distribution partners paired with the newly acquired product portfolio and expect this acquisition will be substantially accretive to EBITDA and earnings as we bolster each other’s national sales presence. This sustained operational execution, combined with our new products and notably expanded sales footprint, positions us to create significant long-term value for our shareholders,” concluded Wolf.
About MamaMancini’s Holdings, Inc.
MamaMancini’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMMB) is a marketer and distributor of specialty pre-prepared, all-natural foods. MamaMancini’s broad product portfolio consists of meatballs, meat loaf, sausages and pasta bowls with beef, turkey, chicken and pork varieties – as well as an assortment of chicken-based dishes, olives, savory products and salads through its T&L Creative Salads and Olive Branch subsidiaries. The Company’s products are sold in over 45,000 locations nationwide, including at regional delis and well-known retailers such as Sam’s Club, ALDI Markets, Schnuck Markets, Whole Foods, Publix, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Costco and Albertsons – as well as through national distributors such as Sysco and United Natural Foods. The Company also maintains a direct-to-consumer presence on QVC and through Amazon Fresh. For more information, please visit www.mamamancinis.com.
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