October 30, 2014

Medina
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Sandridge to expand offerings

MEDINA — Sandridge Food Corp. has acquired a majority interest in RMH Foods, an Illinois company that markets fully cooked refrigerated and frozen entrees.

CEO Mark D. Sandridge said the acquisition leverages Sandridge’s strategy to produce innovative products.

RMH Foods offers fully cooked retail, foodservice and specialized portion using “Sous Vide,” or cook-­in-bag, technology.

“We are truly excited to begin our relationship with RMH Foods,” Sandridge said. “We both are third-generation family businesses, our core values are aligned, and both families have the commitment to create clean-label, great-tasting food.”

Sandridge said RMH Foods’ Sous Vide technology will help to expand Sandridge’s offerings by providing the capability to enter a new business segment that will include “center of the plate” entrees — a complement to Sandridge’s line of fresh soups, salads, sides and sauces.

He said the acquisition also strengthens Sandridge’s ability to create and distribute a wider variety of products with reduced salt content and no preservatives.

Sandridge also said that RMH’s location in Morton, Ill., is well positioned to ship coast to coast.

Under this agreement, RMH Foods will become a Sandridge Family Company, a part of Sandridge Food Corp. Jon Rocke will remain on board as the RMH Foods president.

Financial terms of the deal were not announced.