CHELSEA, MA, May 20 (MARKET WIRE) --
Kayem Foods today reached an agreement to acquire the Jordan's,
Deutschmacher, Kirschner, Essem, Tasty Bite and Willams of Vermont brands
from Tyson Foods. This agreement gives Kayem Foods ownership of all trademarks
associated with these well-known New England brands and the ability to market
them to existing and new customers.
"Kayem Foods is a worthy steward for these important brands and the
traditions they have created," says Ray Monkiewicz, President and CEO of
Kayem Foods Inc. "Like Kayem, these brands began as corner meat markets and
matured into providers of delicious authentic meat products using the highest
quality standards. We are working hard to create a seamless transition with
and our retail partners to ensure continued availability for consumers across
England who cherish these brands."
Kayem, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2009, manufactures
the#1 brand of franks sold in New England (Kayem). Best known for their Old Tyme
Natural Casing franks, Kayem produces over 120 varieties of hot dogs and 320
varieties of deli meats, sausage and dinner hams under the Kayem, al fresco,
Schonland's, McKenzie, Triple M, Genoa, DeCosta and Meisterchef brands.
Kayem Foods, Inc. is the largest meat processor in New England, making
over400 products across seven brand names. The privately held and operated
been owned and operated by the same family since 1909. Kayem Foods offers the
best of both worlds -- "Old World" flavor and "New World" quality and freshness.
For more information, visit the Kayem website at www.kayem.com.