Barber Foods Acquired

According to The Forecaster, AdvancePierre, an Ohio firm, has bought Barber Foods.

The acquisition is expected to significantly increase AdvancePierre’s retail business along the East Coast and in Canada, while maintaining the Barber Foods brand and local operations.

Bill Toler, AdvancePierre Foods chief executive officer, said in a written statement that the acquisition is part of the company’s strategy of buying high-quality companies that compliment AdvanceFoods’s mission.

For additional reporting see the Press Herald and the Portland Daily Sun.