press Release - Dominex Purchased by Westin foods

Dominex LC Acquired by Westin Foods to form Dominex Natural Foods

OMAHA, NE - -Westin Foods announced that effective April 1st, it has expanded its Health and Wellness division by acquiring a majority interest in Dominex, LC, of St. Augustine, FL.  This acquisition will bring about the creation of Dominex Natural Foods. 

Scott Carlson, CEO of Westin Foods stated, “Our mission is to continue to provide our consumers and retail clients with consistent, high quality, good for you food products and services.  This is the philosophy Westin Foods was founded upon and is known throughout the food industry.  We are excited about the opportunity to grow the health and wellness segment of our business and are confident about the many great opportunities ahead.”

“While Westin Health and Wellness has a long and ever present commitment to health and wellness via it’s Superberries food brand, Dominex brings to the table another loyal customer base, both consumer and retail.  Dominex currently offers quality vegan and vegetarian eggplant appetizers and entrées which allow us to expand our presence in the retail and foodservice arena.” Brad Poppen, COO of Westin Foods.

For over 25 years, Dominex has been the leader in eggplant-based food offerings for the retail, foodservice, club and ingredient channels nationwide.  Noted for its fresh from the farm quality, Dominex offers a diverse array of all-natural, vegetarian frozen items, spanning from its signature line of eggplant cutlets to its unique meatless options, “Veggie Fries” and Parm Bites.   Dominex is available to consumers in over 4,000 retail and natural food stores nationwide, and to foodservice customers via its national network of distributors. 

The formation of Dominex Natural Foods brings about opportunities for Dominex to create additional brand momentum while keeping its 25-year legacy intact.  “Dominex has a very loyal customer base who appreciates the gourmet, convenience of our product line,” noted John G. McGarvey, President of Dominex and new President of Dominex Natural Foods.  “In the months ahead, we will be launching an innovative line extension that will join our brand’s legacy with the expertise of Westin Foods to deliver delicious products that will incorporate vegetables beyond eggplant.  Our customers are going to love what we have in store,” he added.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.  The company will be headquartered in Omaha, NE, but Dominex Natural Foods will maintain offices in St. Augustine, Florida. 

About Dominex
For more than 25 years, Dominex has been and continues to be the leader in frozen, specialty, eggplant products. Their great-tasting product line-up includes Eggplant Cutlets, Eggplant Burgers, Eggplant Vegetarian Meatballs, Eggplant Parm Bites and a line of Veggie Fries.  With offices in St. Augustine, FL, Dominex sells to the retail, foodservice, club, and ingredient channels. Dominex sources fresh eggplant year-round and combines it with natural ingredients within days of harvest.

About Westin Foods
With roots dating back to the 1950’s Westin Foods provided then and still provides today, exceptional quality, variety and selection, producing only the finest food products. Westin Foods offers specialty food items from bacon to olives to berries.  An experienced management team along with a group of talented and dedicated associates has helped Westin Foods grow to more than 155 million in sales. Our divisions include:

Shelby County Cookers, LLC – Harlan, Iowa
- Specializing in fully-cooked bacon
- Management team has over 100 years of experience

Feaster Foods – Fairbury, Nebraska
- Specializing in Real Bacon Bits, Pieces & Imitation Bacon Bits
- Foodservice’s largest manufacturer of Imitation Bacon Bits

MarioCamacho Foods is a joint venture between Westin Foods and Angel Camacho, S.L. of Seville, Spain, an internationally recognized grower, producer and distributor of specialty foods. As one of the largest and most recognized global marketers of specialty food products in the North America, Mario® Camacho Foods (based in Plant City, FL) has solidified its position as the leading supplier of quality olives, olive oil, and innovative specialty food products.

In 2009 Westin Foods formed, “Westin Health and Wellness”.  This division is focused on providing foods that not only are of the highest quality, but foods that also appeal to the natural grocery channels. Under the Westin Health and Wellness umbrella is the Superberries brand of Aroniaberry based food products. 

For more information contact: Tammy Ross, Westin Foods Director of Marketing, 402-829-8420 or John G. McGarvey, President of Dominex Natural Foods, 904-810-2132 x 307