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Unilever to acquire New York-based condiment maker

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Englewood Cliffs-based Unilever announced Thursday it has agreed to acquire Sir Kensington’s, a New York-based condiment maker.

“We are excited to bring Sir Kensington’s into the Unilever family. Their mission to bring ‘integrity and charm to ordinary and overlooked food’ is very much in line with our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan,” Kees Kruythoff, president, Unilever North America, said. “Sir Kensington’s is an innovative business with outstanding products and a leader in the organic and natural marketplace. We look forward to leveraging our joint understanding of food trends and consumer preferences to significantly grow the business.”

“Sir Kensington's is a beautiful brand. The acquisition aligns perfectly with our global Sustainable Nutrition strategy, moving us forward on our mission to delight consumers, produce delicious food with less impact on the environment and promote nutritious cooking," Matthew McCarthy, vice president of foods, Unilever North America, said.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re honored to partner with such a progressive and purpose-driven company in this next chapter,” Mark Ramadan, co-founder and CEO, Sir Kensington’s, said.

“Working with Unilever will allow us to more rapidly expand distribution while holding true to our values as we help define the next generation of good food," Scott Norton, co-founder, Sir Kensington’s, said.

Ramadan and Norton will continue in their roles at Sir Kensington’s.

The deal is expected to close in the next few weeks.

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Emily Bader

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Emily Bader is the Web Editor and Social Media Coordinator at NJBIZ. She is a Brielle, N.J. native and a Rutgers University alum. You can contact her at emilyb@njbiz.com.

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