King City, Ont./Toronto – A. C. Simmonds and Sons Inc. has been keeping busy.
The company acquired FoodCrafters Group Inc. and launched Mozaic Brands Corp.
FoodCrafters supplies baked and gluten-free products to food retailers. The company also owns Breadko National Bakery Ltd., a pita bread maker, and Plasticap, which manufactures specialty cap and closures for food, dairy, beverages, condiments and other markets.
FoodCrafters specializes in high-volume bakery and snack food manufacturing and product development and has crated of hundreds of award-winning products for the world’s leading food manufacturers and food retail chains.
FoodCrafters operates segregated, gluten-free production lines.
Breadko’s brands include Alwatan Pita, Zeus Flatbread and Tiranga Nan. Breadko makes private label brand for leading food retailers and has fresh and frozen distribution networks across Canada and the U.S. Breadko is also one of the largest foodservice manufacturer of pita bread in Canada.
The food division of A. C. Simmonds, which operates Goudas Foods, is now consolidated under the operating name of Mosaic Brands. Mosaic’s growth strategy is focused on domestic and international market development.
A.C. Simmonds acquires and consolidates profitable businesses, targetting companies that are ready for the next stage but need an injection of capital and companies that may not have a clear succession plan or exit strategy.
FoodCrafters was established back in 1982 by Barbara and Mario Parravano, who turned a home-baking hobby into three food-manufacturing companies. Confectionately Yours Inc. specialized in freshly baked products and direct-to-store nightly service.
Sweet-Ease Inc. produced nutritious Nutri-Classics line of cereal-based bars that were exported to seven countries.
Snack Crafters International Inc. produced the Mighty Bites brand of healthy rice chips.
After 17 years the couple semi-retired but came back in 2013 to establish FoodCrafters Inc.