SARASOTA, Fla., July 12, 2017 – McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet, a distributor of specialty food and candy primarily throughout Florida, have signed an agreement to combine its business with Nassau Candy South, a subsidiary of Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of specialty confectionery, gourmet and snack food products, the company announced today.
Upon closing, McClain’s will become a division of Nassau Candy South (NCS), said Kelly Abercrombie, McClain’s CEO and co-owner. Abercrombie and another McClain’s owner, Taylor McClain Mock, will have responsibility for continuing to grow McClain’s business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We consider this a synergistic combination,” Abercrombie said. “McClain’s had grown to the point where we had to make a decision about significantly expanding logistics, technology and geographic penetration, which Nassau Candy already has. The transaction also provides our customers with a larger number of products and short-run private label customization, and they still will be able to hand pick their order and buy less than case quantities,”
”Nassau Candy South is tremendously excited to partner with Kelly and Taylor in this transaction,” said Andrew Reitman, president of the division. “We believe there is significant opportunity to build upon the great products and customers that McClain’s has established both within our existing customers and new prospect customers. We also believe there is significant opportunity for our product line within McClain’s customer base.”
Sarasota-based Citra Products of Florida, which produces fruit eating kitchen utensils and also is owned by Abercrombie and Mock, is not included in the McClain’s transaction, Abercrombie said.
More information is available by calling 800.995.6887 or visiting www.McClainsWholesale.com.
About McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet:
McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet is a distributor of shelf stable gourmet food, bulk and count candy, and Florida specialties and novelties. McClain’s distributes more than 4,200 products from 75 suppliers. Accounts range from airport concession, hotels and hospitality, and retailers such as Whole Foods, The Fresh Market and Lucky’s Market to independent grocers, drug stores, and other retailers. McClain’s carries products from national companies like Jelly Belly, Taffy Town, Boyer, Bone Suckin’ Sauce, DeLallo, and Braswell. It also specializes in distribution of Florida-produced products including Anastasia Confections, Davidson of Dundee, The Spice Lab, Reva Foods, and Tropical Blossom. More information about McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet is available online at www.McClainsWholesale.com, or by calling 800.995.6887. Connect with McClain’s on Facebook and Twitter at https://www.facebook.com/pages/McClains-Old-Florida-Gourmet/58111289555 and https://twitter.com/mcclainsgourmet.
About Nassau Candy:
Nassau Candy is North America’s largest specialty confectionery, gourmet food and natural food manufacturer, importer and distributor. Nassau Candy manufactures and distributes over 10,000 products to thousands of customers every day ranging from the largest retailers in North America, to thousands of independent confectionery stores, to corporate, foodservice, grocery, souvenir, and alternative markets customers. For more information, please see Nassau Candy’s website at www.nassaucandy.com. ###