PHOENIX, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK) ("Inventure"), a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, today announced the planned purchase of two state-of-the-art IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) freezing tunnels for an estimated total purchase price of $3.9 million in 2014.
"We continue to look for opportunities to meet growing demand for our frozen fruit products, while also improving margins in our frozen fruit segment by increasing our internal freezing capabilities," said Terry McDaniel, Chief Executive Officer of Inventure Foods, Inc.
"This intended investment is our latest move in that operational strategy. When this equipment is coupled with the freezing assets we acquired this year at Willamette Valley Fruit Company and Fresh Frozen Foods, we will have made significant progress toward meeting our frozen fruit processing requirements internally."
The Company expects to install the new tunnels in the second quarter 2014, prior to the harvest season, at its berry processing facilities in Lynden, WA and Salem, OR.About Inventure Foods, Inc.
With manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Indiana, Washington, Oregon and Georgia, Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK) is a marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands in better-for-you and indulgent categories under a variety of Company owned and licensed brand names, including Boulder Canyon Natural Foods®, Jamba®, Seattle's Best Coffee®, Rader Farms®, T.G.I. Friday's®, Nathan's Famous®, Vidalia Brands®, Poore Brothers®, Tato Skins®, Willamette Valley Fruit Company TM, Fresh Frozen TM and Bob's Texas Style®. For further information about Inventure Foods, please visit www.inventurefoods.com.
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