Country Pure Foods, a US-based juice packaging firm, has completed the acquisition of the portion juice and juice concentrate business as well as certain related assets from Fruitbud Juice for an undisclosed value.

The move is in line with the company’s strategy to expand its footprint.

The transaction, which is said to be the company’s sixth acquisition since its original merger and formation, does not include any plant operations.

Through this acquisition, the company will provide Fruitbud customers with its juice offerings, including its new and emerging V Blend line of juices.

Country Pure Foods president and CEO Raymond Lee said, "The acquisition gives us the opportunity to extend our sales reach and expand our market share."

Additionally, the company will continue to produce under both private label, Ardmore Farms, as well its other brands in its existing facilities in Akron, Ohio; Ellington, Connecticut; Deland, Florida; and Houston, Texas.

Country Pure Foods, a portfolio company of Mistral Equity Partners, provides fresh juice, packaging and distribution solutions to the food service, retail and contract packaging industries.

The company was acquired by Mistral in August 2010, and the acquisition further illustrates Mistral’s objective to grow Country Pure Foods’ business through acquisition as well as product innovation.