DUBLIN — Perrigo on Wednesday announced that its Nutritionals segment is partnering with KanPak to manufacture store brand adult nutritional drinks comparable to Ensure products. KanPak is a supplier of beverages and desserts using aseptic processing technology.
In 2013 Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified food processors and distributors in the United States, acquired a controlling interest in KanPak. Perrigo will supply retailers with six store brand versions of the six nutritional drinks currently sold in the Ensure line. The adult nutritional drink market represents $900 million in annual branded sales for the last 12 months, as measured by SymphonyIRI Group.
"Our nutritionals team already supplies leading retailers with a range of nutritionals, from infant formula to adult vitamins, so this is a logical extension for our business," stated Joseph Papa, Perrigo chairman, president and CEO. "We made a significant investment into this partnership to bring quality, affordable healthcare products to retailers and the adult consumers they serve across the United States."