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February 1, 2016
Home Market Foods Announces Acquisition of Hot 'N Spicey (Bahama Mama)

NORWOOD, MA — Home Market Foods, a leading producer of high quality meat-based food products, announced today that it has acquired Hot 'N Spicey, best known for its Bahama Mama brand of premium sausages and its Gourmet To Go brand of high quality sausages and frankfurters. Founded in 1986, Hot 'N Spicey is a premium cooked sausage and frankfurter producer located in Columbus, OH. "We are honored to become the new owner of these great brands," said Mr. Douglas Atamian, CEO of Home Market Foods. "This acquisition will enable us to further enhance our offering of quality products in both the foodservice and retail channels and accelerate growth across our branded portfolio."
The Bahama Mama and Gourmet to Go brands are known as great tasting, top quality products made with wholesome ingredients. Wes Atamian, President of Home Market Foods, added "We are excited to leverage our infrastructure to expand the reach of these fantastic brands to more consumers. Our newly combined team will also be focused on bringing innovation to these categories." Hot 'N Spicey’s culture of dedication to producing the highest quality products aligns perfectly with the core values of Home Market Foods. Lisa Jackson, President of Hot 'N Spicey, also added, "I believe that Home Market Foods is the right partner for the business, based on our common cultures, shared values, and commitment to producing premium quality products. I am certain that this is the right path for the Hot 'N Spicey brands and its employees." Financial details have not been disclosed.
About Home Market Foods
For over 50 years, Home Market Foods has provided superior quality food products -- from beginnings as a purveyor of fresh meats, to their current position as a leading producer of fully cooked meat-based prepared foods for both retail and foodservice customers. Home Market Foods’ portfolio is led by the Cooked Perfect® and RollerBites® brands. Headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, the Company is focused on continually investing in people and technology to bring the highest quality products to their consumers.
Sawaya Segalas & Co., LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Home Market Foods on this transaction.

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