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Landec strengthens position in natural foods market

06 Dec 2018

NFS Correspondent

Landec Corporation, a leading innovator of diversified health and wellness solutions with two operating businesses, Landec Natural Foods (LNF) and Lifecore Biomedical, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Apio, Inc., has acquired Yucatan Foods, L.P., headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, and a leading processor and marketer of authentic Mexican guacamole made from 100% clean ingredients.


The acquisition of Yucatan Foods enables Landec Natural Foods to grow, strengthen and stabilize its position in the natural foods market, creating critical mass in LNF to better position Landec to evaluate long-term strategies for the Company's two business segments in order to maximize shareholder value.


This development is expected to be accretive to the Company’s earnings beginning in fiscal year 2020. With annual revenues of approximately $55 million to $60 million, Yucatan Foods is projecting significant growth due to its flavorful and authentic products, as well as tailwinds in the rapidly growing guacamole category.

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