SVB Foods Acquires Condiments Processor Vita Specialty Foods

Oct. 23, 2023
Deal builds off more than a decade of SVB providing contract packaging services to Vita Specialty Foods.

Martinsburg, W.Va.-based SVB Foods has acquired Vita Specialty Foods, a manufacturer of savory condiments like salad dressings, marinades and sauces, SVB announced today. Vita also produces a variety of licensed and private-label products.

Vita Specialty Foods includes subsidiaries Virginia Honey Co. and The Halifax Group (Oak Hill Farms), with the brands of both divisions expected to continue under SVB’s watch. Virginia Brand’s portfolio includes honey and salad dressings, while Oak Hill Farms offers dressings, dips and marinades to consumers.

The acquisition adds to SVB’s contract packaging food manufacturing capabilities, with a focus on savory condiments like salad dressings, marinades and sauces. SVB has provided contract packaging services to Vita Specialty Foods since 2012.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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