Hain Celestial buys Ella's Kitchen

Ella's Kitchen founder to lead Hain Celestial's new baby, children's products division

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — Hain Celestial Group, the company that makes Celestial Seasonings tea and other products, has purchased organic baby food company Ella's Kitchen Group, the company said.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the company said Ella's had $70 million in sales last year. The company markets its products in the United States, United Kingdom and Scandinavia, offering 80 products for babies, toddlers and small children. In addition, Ella's founder Paul Lindley will become CEO of Hain Celestial US's new Global Infant, Toddler and Kids Division.

"We plan to grow Ella's Kitchen brand by leveraging our distribution platform in the European Union and the United States with the addition of Ella's Kitchen organic baby food product offerings," Hain Celestial president and CEO Irwin Simon said. "We also see the opportunity to expand in the UK market with new feeding and personal care products under the Ella's Kitchen brand."

 

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