Our Response to Covid-19 Learn More

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  

Contact
Brothers International Food, LLC.
Andy Keane
Marketing Manager
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
(585)343-3007

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.”

 

Contact
Brothers International Food, LLC.
Andy Keane
Marketing Manager
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
(585)343-3007

Brothers All Natural Launches Freeze Dried 1oz Asian Pears

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (August 24th, 2020) – Brothers All Natural proudly announces the launch of our 1 oz. Freeze-Dried Asian Pear Fruit Crisps. We took our already delectable Freeze-Dried Asian Pears, and re-packaged them into a larger, shareable pouch! A convenient and fun way to eat your fruit, our 1 oz. Asian Pear Freeze-Dried Fruit Crisps are the perfect, anytime snack. Asian Pears are a good source of fiber and contain a number of antioxidants important for overall health. The Asian Pears are freeze-dried, a gentle dehydration process used for preservation of high-quality foods, keeping nutrients and texture in-tact. Our deliciously crispy Asian Pears go great in recipes, lunchboxes, or simply as a snack on-the-go! 

“We’re so excited to share our 1 oz. Asian Pears with the public,” shares Robert Larsen, Director of Sales at Brothers All Natural. “We heard your requests and turned your feedback into action. Our sliced Asian Pears are made from real fruit and contain zero artificial colors or preservatives, and our new, larger bags are resealable for your convenience!” 

One bag of delightfully light and flavorful 1 oz. Freeze-Dried Asian Pears is equivalent to two cups of fresh fruit, precisely the amount of fruit that the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines advises to consume per day. Our Asian Pears are largely allergy-sensitive, as they are peanut-free, tree-nut free, soy-free, dairy-free and gluten-free. An entire 1 oz. bag contains just 100 calories! 

The initial launch of Brothers All Natural 1 oz. Asian Pears is currently available on Amazon or can be purchased directly on BrothersAllNatural.com in 1 oz. (28 gram) bags. Our Asian Pears are bursting with sweet flavor and make healthy 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.”

Contact

Brothers International Food Corp.
Andy Keane
Marketing Manager
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
(585)343-3007

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.”

Contact

Brothers International Food Corp.
Andy Keane
Marketing Manager
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
(585)343-3007

Brothers All Natural Launches Savory, Crunchy Harvester Farms Freeze-Dried Sugar Snap Peas With Salt and Pepper

Brothers All Natural Logo Harvester Farms Logo

Brothers All Natural proudly announces the launch of HARVESTER FARMS, a savory vegetable line with the introduction of delectable Freeze-Dried Sugar Snap Peas. Their Sugar Snap Peas are an ideal blend of savory and crunchy, making them the perfect anytime snack! Brothers All Natural starts with delicious, fresh Sugar Snap Peas, straight from the earth’s prime growing region. Next, the fresh peas are sent directly through our state-of-the-art freeze-dried process, gently removing any water.

Lastly, the Freeze-Dried Snap Peas are perfectly seasoned with salt and pepper, transforming them into a delightfully light and flavorful snack. The crispy, vegan snap peas are largely allergy-sensitive, as they are peanut-free, tree-nut free, soy-free, dairy-free and gluten-free. The peas contain five grams of plant protein, consisting of 18% of a recommended daily dietary fiber intake, and an entire bag contains only 120 calories. Harvester Farms plans to introduce a variety of Freeze-Dried Snap Pea flavors in the coming months. 

“We’re so excited to share our snap peas with the public,” shares Rob Larsen, Director of Sales at Brothers All Natural and sister brand Harvester Farms. “Our peas are made from real vegetables, are never baked or fried and contain zero artificial colors or preservatives. Our peas are in-tact and presented to you in their natural form!”

The initial launch of Harvester Farms Freeze-Dried Snap Peas is currently available at CVS, on Amazon, and can be purchased directly on BrothersAllNatural.com in one ounce (28 grams) bags. Brothers All Natural snap peas are bursting with flavor and make healthy 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.”

Contact

Brothers International Food Corp.
Andy Keane
Marketing Manager
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
(585)343-3007

USA
Rochester, New York
+1 585 343-3007
South America
Quito, Ecuador
+ 1 585 815 1533
China
Shanghai
+1 585 343-3007