The Legacy Companies Completes Acquisition of Vinturi

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 3, 2017

The Legacy Companies (“Legacy”) has acquired wine and spirit aerator developer Vinturi from Focus Products Group International, LLC (“Focus”). The wine accessories company will be added to Legacy’s housewares group of brands that includes Chef’sChoice, EdgeCraft, Excalibur Dehydrators, Nautilus, Omega Juicers and Blenders, West Bend, Yonanas and Zeroll.

Vinturi debuted its first aerator, the Vinturi Red Wine Aerator, in 2007. The aerator has a patented design that speeds up the breathing process by aerating in the time it takes to pour a glass of wine. The company has grown its wine accessories assortment with a number of other products, including a white wine aerator, the Vinturi Tower, the Vinturi Spirit and more.

“The Vinturi brand represents quality and innovation. It is a dynamic, global category-leading brand that holds patents for useful products,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “To add another product line to Legacy that combines form and function for an overall improved consumer experience represents our continued commitment to delivering superior and functional products.”

Mr. Asbury continued that this is an exciting time for Legacy, noting there is a potential for more acquisitions in 2017. Vinturi is Legacy’s sixth acquisition since May of 2016.

The Legacy Companies

The Legacy Companies is a leading food service and consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such as Bevles®, Blakeslee®, Chef’sChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Kold-Draft®, Legion®, Maxximum®, Nautilus®, Omega®, Orien, Vinturi®, West Bend®, Yonanas® and Zeroll®. The company’s corporate website is www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

Focus Products Group International, LLC

Focus is a national provider of leading brands in Bath and Home Fashion for both retail and commercial accounts. The Company’s brands include Sure Fit®, Patio Armor®, Hookless®, Arc & Angles®. The company’s corporate website is www.focuspg.com.

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Meagan Bradley
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MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com

 

The Legacy Companies Announces Acquisition of Yonanas

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 3, 2017

The Legacy Companies today announced the acquisition of Yonanas Consumer Retail Division from Winston Products, LLC. Yonanas is a natural fit within The Legacy Companies’ portfolio of health and wellness brands that includes Omega Juicers and Blenders, Excalibur Dehydrators, and Nautilus Water Distillers.

In 2010, the Yonanas concept was born with the product launch officially taking place in 2011. Today, Yonanas has sold over 3 million units around the world. It is a premier lifestyle brand for an increasingly health-conscious global population.

“Yonanas strengthens our commitment to developing and marketing innovative products that foster good health and well being,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “From the beginning, Yonanas has been synonymous with fun, delicious, healthy desserts. Our goal is to continue to strengthen the brand, develop new products and enhance distribution around the world.”

“I’m extremely excited about the future with The Legacy Companies. We have two companies that truly understand the health conscious consumer and have had success in several product categories,” says Eileen McHale, co-founder of Yonanas.

About The Legacy Companies

The Legacy Companies is a leading food service and consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such as Bevles®, Blakeslee®, Chef’sChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Kold-Draft®, Legion®, Maxximum®, Nautilus®, Omega®, Orien, West Bend®, Yonanas® and Zeroll®. The company’s corporate website is www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

About Yonanas:

Yonanas (a product of Healthy Foods, LLC) turns frozen fruit and other flavorings into a delicious, healthy soft-serve treat. The unit combines frozen bananas and any additional fruit or chocolate and instantly churns the ingredients to produce a treat with the texture of frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream. More information can be found at www.Yonanas.com.

About Healthy Foods LLC

Launched in 2009 as a division of Winston Products, LLC, Healthy Foods, LLC is a product development company based in Cleveland, OH. This high growth company is dedicated to creating innovative products that allow people to live healthier lives. Healthy Foods’ first product to market is the Yonanas frozen fruit dessert maker. Yonanas creates a healthy treat with the look and feel of soft-serve ice cream with 100% fruit in seconds. For more information, visit www.yonanas.com.

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Meagan Bradley
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MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com

 

The Legacy Companies Completes Acquisition of West Bend Electrics

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 3, 2017

The Legacy Companies (“Legacy”) today announced the acquisition of the West Bend Electrics Division from Focus Products Group International, LLC (“Focus”). Established in 1911, West Bend Electrics has grown to be a leading global supplier of small kitchen appliances and housewares products.

“This strategic acquisition enhances Legacy’s offering of well-known and longstanding brands with significant growth potential,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “Additionally, it strengthens Legacy’s global position as a leading housewares manufacturer and distributor,” he continued.

The West Bend facilities in West Bend and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin will continue operations with the existing sales and service staff. Legacy plans to add support from Legacy’s sales, product marketing and technical services divisions.

Legacy currently operates six manufacturing and distribution facilities in Florida, (2) Pennsylvania, Georgia, California and QingDao, China. The acquisition of West Bend further develops Legacy’s distribution channels and positions the company for additional growth domestically and internationally.

The Legacy Companies

The Legacy Companies is a leading food service and consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such as Bevles®, Blakeslee®, Chef’sChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Kold-Draft®, Legion®, Maxximum®, Nautilus®, Omega®, Orien, and Zeroll®. The company’s corporate website is www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

Focus Products Group International, LLC

Focus is a national provider of leading brands in Bath and Home Fashion for both retail and commercial accounts. The Company’s brands include Sure Fit®, Patio Armor®, Vinturi®, Hookless®, Arc & Angles®. The company’s corporate website is www.focuspg.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Meagan Bradley
(954) 202.7419
MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com