Kent Precision Foods Group Acquires Australia’s Frosty Boy Global

Dec. 8, 2023
Subsidiary of Muscatine, Iowa-based Kent Corp. adds dessert, beverage, savory ingredient and wellness products business to significantly expand the company’s global footprint.

Kent Precision Foods Group — a subsidiary of Kent Corp., which is a family-owned processor and marketer of food, beverage, pet food and agriculture products — has acquired Australian desserts, beverages, savory ingredients and powder-based wellness products processor Frosty Boy Global.

Kent Precision Foods Group is the home to such brands as Sqwincher hydration drinks and products, PKL Freeze dill pickle flavored freeze pops, and other branded and custom products for domestic and international foodservice, industrial and consumer channels.

Parent company Kent Corp. is based in Muscatine, Iowa, and the addition of Frosty Boy (which is headquartered in Yatala, Gold Coast, Australia) vastly expands the corporation’s global footprint. Frosty Boy manufactures products in India and Australia, with sales offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Dubai and Thailand.

Kent Corp. is a third-generation-led family business employing approximately 2,000 people in 40 locations across 20 states and seven countries.

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.