The acquisition includes all of the brands and intellectual property related to the hot sauce business, as well as the company’s facilities in New Iberia, Louisiana.
“Hot sauces and bold flavors are rapidly growing in popularity and the Original Louisiana hot sauce products have helped drive that growth,” said Linda Owens, president of Southeastern Mills. “We’re excited about this addition, as it strengthens our retail portfolio and gives us more products to sell to our foodservice and industrial customers.”
The 80-year-old hot sauce is distributed in more than 60 countries.
Other brands included in the purchase include Louisiana wing sauce, Red Rooster hot sauce, Louisiana Gold Pepper Sauce, Louisiana brand Tabasco Peppers in Vinegar, and Bruce’s Tabasco Peppers in Vinegar.
In addition to its foodservice and industrial sectors, Southeastern Mills — at 100 E. First Ave. in Rome — also operates in the “branded consumer” segment of the food industry.
Among its products are Better than Bouillon food bases, Shore Lunch soups and breadings, Southeastern Mills gravy, baking & seasoning mixes, Crockery Gourmet seasoning mixes and Better than Gravy gravy mixes.