Blendtek Ingredients adds store brand baking mix supplier
Blendtek Ingredients has acquired Tri-Blend Bakery Mixes, a bakery and confectionary supplier out of Ontario, giving Blendtek entry into more categories including private label, while bolstering Tri-Blend into a full-service food industry partner.
Tri-Blend Bakery Mixes specializes in bakery mixes for cakes, pastries, pancakes and cookies, servicing Canada and the U.S. It will operate as a division within Blendtek and combined with Blendtek becomes a full-service supplier that can manage formulations, strategic sourcing, product design, manufacturing and packaging.
With the integration of Tri-Blend, Cambridge, Ontario-based Blendtek extends its current offering to support functional ingredient blends, bakery mixes, private label solutions and custom dry-blended products such as plant-based meat texturizers and emerging gluten-free alternative blends.
"With the current market landscape, the addition of Tri-Blend allows us to deliver on increasing consumer demands and support our customers on another level by taking the manufacturing process under our control," said Steve Zinger, president of Blendtek Ingredients.
"Tri-Blend was founded with a focus on blending high-quality ingredients to create value-added bakery products," says Doug Crone, founder, Tri-Blend Bakery Mixes. "Our integration into the Blendtek organization is a perfect match and will help us to compete in the ever-changing global food landscape."