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BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL AND HOSH INTERNATIONAL COMBINE TO CREATE BEST-IN-CLASS, GLOBAL INGREDIENTS SUPPLIER NETWORK

April 17, 2023

Brothers International Food Holdings, LLC (“Brothers”), based in Rochester, NY, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hosh International LLC (“Hosh”). The acquisition adds another leading B2B ingredients company to Brothers following the acquisition of Dennick FruitSource (“Dennick”) in November 2021. Founded in 2004 and based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Hosh is a value-added supplier of fruit and vegetable juice concentrates and purees to global CPG companies, operating a similar business model to Brothers’ B2B fruit ingredients division. The combination of these companies results in a significantly larger and more diversified customer base, and a broader product portfolio supported by a best-in-class, global supplier network.

The combined business will be led by Travis Betters, Founder and CEO of Brothers. Emad Hosh will continue on as a minority owner in the company. Brothers and Hosh will continue investing in sales, marketing, operations, and new product development to support organic growth. Both Brothers and Hosh will continue to operate under their respective names and maintain their current operations in Rochester, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL, respectively. Brothers will also continue to pursue add-on acquisitions of other B2B ingredients companies, as part of a multi-year strategy.

“Emad Hosh and the Hosh employees have built a terrific company with outstanding and long-tenured customer and supplier relationships,” said Brothers Founder and CEO, Travis Betters. “We look forward to capitalizing on significant cross-selling opportunities through the joint efforts of our combined teams.”

Emad Hosh added, “Travis and I began discussing this potential combination over two years ago, and it was truly a pleasure working with the Brothers leadership team throughout this process.  I am very excited to partner with Brothers for many years to come, as we continue to provide exceptional customer service and deliver best-in-class products from our exceptional, global supplier base. Additionally, this partnership enables Hosh employees to continue on as part of a larger, more diversified, and growing Company.”

Brothers International Food Holdings LLC

Brothers International Food Holdings, LLC is based in Rochester, New York with offices in Tampa, Florida and Shanghai (China). Since the company was founded in 2000, the company has been led by Founder and CEO, Travis Betters, whose family had been passionately involved in the processed fruit and vegetable industry for more than 70 years.

Brothers International Ingredients Division is a full-service direct importer, distributor, and supplier of bulk packaged ingredients for the food and beverage industry. In addition to supplying top-quality fruit and fruit juices, Brothers International is the parent company of Brothers-All-Natural, a leading Freeze-Dried Snack brand. Both Branded and Private label products can be found in retailers nationwide.

In 2020, Benford Capital Partners (“Benford Capital” or “BCP”), a Chicago-based private equity firm, recapitalized Brothers International. BCP and Brothers developed a plan focused on acquisition growth as well as investing in sales, marketing, and new product development to support organic growth, both in the ingredients and Brothers All Natural divisions.

In 2021, Brothers International acquired Dennick FruitSource. The combination has allowed these two leading B2B ingredients companies to significantly expand their diversified product portfolio to better serve their customer base as a global supplier.

For more information, visit www.brothersinternational.com and www.dennickfruitsource.com  

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Andy Keane
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DENNICK FRUITSOURCE AWARDED OUTSTANDING SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE TO LYONS MAGNUS

February 22, 2023

Dennick FruitSource (“Dennick”), a division of Brothers International Food Holdings LLC based in Tampa, FL, has been awarded the Lyons Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the calendar year 2022.

Lyons is a leader in the foodservice industry that develops and markets quality products to meet the needs of foodservice, ingredient, and international customers. They work with over 2000 vendors to deliver the safest and highest quality finished products. The Lyons supplier excellence award is given to top performing suppliers that meet or exceed expectations pertaining to Food Safety and Quality, COA performance, execution of supply chain, and TraceGains compliance. Lyons recognizes Dennick for maintaining these standards for the calendar year 2022.

“We are honored to be awarded the Lyons Supplier Quality Excellence Award.” said Dennick Co-Founder Nick Filuta. “We know how important quality is and are pleased to be recognized for supplying some of the highest quality products to Lyons.”

Dennick has been a key supplier to Lyons for more than 15 years and has been awarded Lyons supplier awards on 10 previous occasions

Brothers International Food, LLC

Brothers International Food Holdings , LLC. is based in Rochester, New York with offices in Tampa, Florida, Shanghai (China). Brothers is a portfolio company of Benford Capital Partners (“Benford Capital” or “BCP”), a Chicago-based private equity firm founded in 2004 and focused on buying and building lower middle market companies in partnership with founders and management. Benford Capital invested in Brothers as a platform acquisition in December 2020 to pursue add-ons of B2B ingredient and healthy snacking companies.

The company was founded in 2000 by brothers Travis and Matthew Betters, whose family have been passionately involved in the processed fruit and vegetable industry for more than 70 years. Even though Matthew is no longer in the business, Travis has continued on to lead brothers as CEO for more than 22 years.

Brothers International Ingredients Division is a full-service direct importer, distributor, and supplier of bulk packaged ingredients for the food and beverage industry. In addition to supplying top-quality fruit and fruit juices, Brothers International is the parent company of Brothers-All-Natural, a leading Freeze-Dried Snack brand. Both Branded and Private label products can be found in retailers nationwide.

In 2020, Benford Capital recapitalized Brothers International. BCP and Brothers outlined a plan to continue investing in sales, marketing, and new product development to support growth, both in the ingredients and Brothers All Natural divisions.

In 2021, Brothers International acquired Dennick FruitSource. The combination has allowed these two leading B2B ingredients companies to significantly expand their diversified product portfolio to better serve their customer base as a global supplier.

 

For more information, visit www.brothersinternational.com and www.dennickfruitsource.com  

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Brothers International Food Holdings, LLC.
Andy Keane
Marketing Manager
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Brothers All Natural Launches 1oz Freeze-Dried Fuji Apple and Mango Fruit Crisps

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (October 4th, 2021) – Brothers All Natural is excited to announce the launch of our 1 oz. Freeze-Dried Fuji Apple and Mango Fruit Crisps. Now available in a large, sharable pouch, our Fuji Apple Fruit Crisps are one of our most popular flavors, while Mango is a new and long-awaited addition!

Our Fuji Apple and Mango Fruit Crisps are a convenient and fun way to eat your fruit, making them the perfect, anytime snack! The fruit is freeze-dried, a gentle dehydration process used for preservation of high-quality foods, keeping nutrients, flavor and texture intact! Our light and deliciously crispy fruits go great in recipes, lunchboxes, or simply as a tasty snack on the go! 

One bag of 1 oz. Freeze-Dried Fuji Apple Fruit Crisps is equivalent to two and two-thirds cups of fresh fruit, more than the full amount of fruit that the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines advises to consume per day. An entire 1 oz. bag contains just 110 calories!

Also containing just 110 calories, one bag of 1 oz. Freeze-Dried Mango is equivalent to one and one-half cups of fresh fruit. Our Freeze-Dried Fuji Apple and Mango Fruit Crisps are peanut-free, tree-nut free, soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, Kosher, and non-GMO.

“We are excited to add two additional flavors to the portfolio.” shares Robert Larsen, Director of Sales at Brothers All Natural. “The Success of strawberry one-ounce bags, along with many requests from both retailers and consumers was the catalyst for expansion. We look forward to continued success in this rapidly growing area.”

The initial launch of Brothers All Natural 1 oz. Apple and Mango Fruit Crisps can be purchased directly on BrothersAllNatural.com in 1 oz. (28 grams) bags. Our Fruit Crisps are bursting with sweet flavor and make healthy snacking not only easy, but more importantly, tasty! 

Brothers International Food, LLC

Brothers International Food, LLC is a privately-owned company based in Rochester, New York with offices in Shanghai, China, and Quito, Ecuador. The company was founded in 2000 by brothers Travis and Matthew Betters, whose family have been passionately involved in the processed fruit and vegetable industry for more than 70 years. Brothers International has two operating divisions: Healthy Snacks (under the Brothers All Natural and Harvester Farms brands) and Ingredients Division. Brothers International Food Ingredients Division is a full-service direct importer, distributor and supplier of bulk packaged ingredients for the food and beverage industry. Brothers All Natural is the only Disney licensee to produce freeze-dried products for over ten years, and when introduced was named Disney’s Best New Product of the Year. We consistently donate products to Food Link Rochester, Warrior Food Project, North Texas Food Bank and to the Ronald McDonald/Tom Golisano Children’s Hospital.

For more information, visit www.brothersinternational.com and www.brothersallnatural.com
Join the conversation! Follow us @BrothersAllNatural or on Facebook at “Brothers-All-Natural.”

 

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Brothers International Food, LLC.
Andy Keane
Marketing Manager
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Brothers International and Dennick FruitSource Combine to Form Growing B2B Ingredients Platform

November 30th, 2021 

Brothers International Food, LLC (“Brothers”), based in Rochester, NY, is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Dennick FruitSource (“Dennick”), based in Tampa, FL. The combination of Brothers and Dennick will allow these two leading B2B ingredients companies to significantly expand and diversify their combined customer base and global supplier network. The companies operate very similar business models, as value-added suppliers of tropical fruit juices, concentrates, and purees to global CPG companies.  With minimal current overlap between each company’s customers and suppliers, this transaction allows for significant growth potential through cross selling opportunities, including growth opportunities for each company’s suppliers as Brothers and Dennick expand their product portfolio into a much broader and more diversified set of end channels and customers.

The combined business will be led by Travis Betters, Founder and CEO of Brothers. Dennis Moncur and Nick Filuta, Co-Founders of Dennick, will continue in their current roles with the larger organization and as ongoing minority owners. Nick Filuta and Mike DeLaurentis, VP of Ingredients for Brothers will lead the combined salesforce and all commercial relationships. Dennick’s team of experienced employees will all continue in their respective roles moving forward. Both Brothers and Dennick will retain their trademarks and brand names, and continue to operate from Rochester, NY and Tampa Bay, Florida, respectively.

“I am excited about Dennick’s continued growth potential in partnership with Brothers,” said Dennick Co-Founder Dennis Moncur.  “Brothers proved to be an exceptional acquiror, and Nick and I look forward to working with Travis and his team to maximize the potential of this combination for our customers, suppliers and employees.”

Dennick Co-Founder Nick Filuta added, “Soon after Brothers approached us with the idea to join forces, it became very clear to Dennis and me that the whole would be greater than the sum of its parts.  While we operate very similar businesses in the fragmented B2B fruit ingredients space, we do not share any material customer or supplier relationships, which creates tremendous growth opportunity moving forward.”

“Dennis, Nick and their employees have built a terrific company with outstanding and long-tenured customer and supplier relationships,” said Brothers Founder and CEO, Travis Betters. “We cannot imagine a better strategic fit for Brothers’ first add-on acquisition, and, with this larger and stronger team, we look forward to exploring the acquisition of additional B2B ingredients companies in the years ahead.”

Brothers International Food, LLC

Brothers is a portfolio company of Benford Capital Partners (“Benford Capital” or “BCP”), a Chicago-based private equity firm founded in 2004 and focused on buying and building lower middle market companies in partnership with founders and management. Benford Capital invested in Brothers as a platform acquisition in December 2020 to pursue add-ons of B2B ingredient and health snacking companies.

Brothers is based in Rochester, New York with offices in Shanghai, China, and Quito, Ecuador. The company was founded in 2000 by brothers Travis and Matthew Betters, whose family have been passionately involved in the processed fruit and vegetable industry for more than 70 years. Brothers has two operating divisions: Healthy Snacks (under the Brothers All Natural and Harvester Farms brands) and Ingredients Division. Brothers International Food Ingredients Division is a full-service direct importer, distributor, and supplier of bulk packaged ingredients for the food and beverage industry. Brothers All Natural is the only Disney licensee to produce freeze-dried products for over ten years, and when introduced was named Disney’s Best New Product of the Year. 

Dennick has used their years of experience to deliver exceptional customer service and value to fruit processors and food manufacturers, sourcing fruit juices, concentrates, and purees since 2000.

For more information, visit www.brothersinternational.com and www.dennickfruitsource.com  

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Brothers International Food, LLC.
Andy Keane
Marketing Manager
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Brothers All Natural Launches Savory, Crunchy Harvester Farms Freeze-Dried Sweet Corn with Salt and Pepper

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (December 7th, 2020) – Brothers All Natural proudly announces the launch of Freeze-Dried Sweet Corn with Salt and Pepper from our savory Brothers line, HARVESTER FARMS. Our Sweet Corn kernels are an ideal blend of savory and crunchy, making them the perfect anytime snack!

We start with deliciously fresh Sweet Corn, grown straight from the earth’s prime growing regions. Next, our fresh corn kernels are sent directly through state-of-the-art FREEZE-DRIED process, gently removing any water. Lastly, our Sweet Corn is dusted with our special salt and pepper blend, transforming it into a delightfully light and flavorful snack!

Our crispy Sweet Corn is peanut-free, tree-nut free, soy-free, and gluten-free. Our sweet Corn contains four grams of plant protein, zero added sugar, and an entire bag is only 160 calories!

“We’re so excited to share our Sweet Corn with Salt and Pepper with the public,” shares Robert Larsen, Director of Sales for Brothers All Natural and Harvester Farms brands. “Our Sweet Corn is never baked or fried and contains zero artificial colors or preservatives. Our Freeze-Dried Sweet Corn is great as a crunchy topper for salads and soups, ideal for guilt-free, anytime snacking!”

The initial launch of Harvester Farms Freeze-Dried Sweet Corn with Salt and Pepper can be purchased directly on BrothersAllNatural.com in 1.3-ounce (37-gram) bags. Brothers All Natural Salt and Pepper Sweet Corn is bursting with flavor and make feel-good snacking not only easy, but more importantly, tasty!

Brothers International Food Corporation

Brothers International Food Corporation is a privately-owned company based in Rochester, New York with offices in Shanghai, China, and Quito, Ecuador. The company was founded in 2000 by brothers Travis and Matthew Betters, whose family has been passionately involved in the processed fruit and vegetable industry for more than 70 years. Brothers International has two operating divisions: Healthy Snacks (under the Brothers All Natural and Harvester Farms brands) and Ingredients Division. Brothers International Food Corp. Ingredients Division is a full-service direct importer, distributor and supplier of bulk packaged ingredients for the food and beverage industry. Brothers All Natural is the only Disney licensee to produce freeze-dried products for over ten years, and when introduced was named Disney’s Best New Product of the Year. We consistently donate products to Food Link Rochester, Warrior Food Project, North Texas Food Bank and to the Ronald McDonald/ Tom Golisano Children’s Hospital.

For more information, visit www.brothersinternational.com and www.brothersallnatural.com
Join the conversation! Follow us @BrothersAllNatural or on Facebook at “Brothers-All-Natural.”

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Brothers International Food Corp.
Andy Keane
Marketing Manager
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(585)343-3007

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