Associated Brands is one of
North America’s largest suppliers of Private Label food products. With strong market positions in the
United States and
Canada and customers that include Wal-Mart, Loblaw and Safeway, the company is leveraging strong product development in areas like artificial sweeteners, soups, desserts and beverages to take advantage of the accelerated growth occurring in the Private Lable industry.
Associated Brands is owned by TorQuest Partners, one of
Canada’s premier private equity firms. TorQuest recently reinvested in Associated Brands to accelerate its growth, investing millions in a new ERP system, manufacturing capabilities in its
New York facility and a new Headquarters and R&D facility in
Ontario. To drive this growth, the organization has attracted a new executive leadership team. The CEO, CFO and the VP Supply Chain have all held senior positions on both sides of the border with leaders in the food industry that include Nestle, Kraft Foods, Loblaw, Dole and P&G, and have completed successful transformations of mid size firms including Puratos and New World Pasta.