US-based food manufacturer CH Guenther & Son (CHG) has acquired cookie producer Cookietree Bakeries for an undisclosed price.

Cookietree was established in 1981 and primarily produces thaw-and-serve cookies, bake-and-serve cookie dough, brownies and scones.

The company’s products are supplied to quick-service restaurants (QSRs), fast-casual restaurants, club stores and retailers from its manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cookietree will continue to operate the business under the same brand using its existing production plant following the deal’s completion.

"CHG’s global capabilities, manufacturing expertise and food-safety focus will allow Cookietree to continue providing excellent service to our existing customers, while also expanding our business."

Cookietree founder and CEO Greg Schenk said: “CHG’s global capabilities, manufacturing expertise and food-safety focus will allow Cookietree to continue providing excellent service to our existing customers, while also expanding our business.

“CHG’s and PPC’s family legacies and commitment to long-term business-building make them both ideal partners for Cookietree.”

CHG is focused on the production of branded and private-label food products.

The company is owned by PPC Partners along with management and other co-investors.

CHG will have a workforce of more than 3,000 personnel following the acquisition, which are to be employed across its 21 food manufacturing locations in the US, Canada and Western Europe.

The company’s product portfolio includes branded and private-label gravies and sauces, seasonings, and grain-based specialities such as frozen dough and buns.

It also provides artisan breads, custom desserts, and frozen oven-ready snacks and meals, along with other value-added food products.

CHG CEO Dale Tremblay said: “Greg and his team have built Cookietree into a market leader in the desert space.

“Their customer-centric culture and commitment to innovation are well aligned with our core values.

“We look forward to leveraging our combined capabilities and providing value for customers for years to come.”