Prairie City Bakery, based in Vernon Hills, Ill., has purchased the Tina’s Gourmet Pastries Brand and the El Gallo Giro Artisan Mexican Pastry business from Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based Artimex.
Tina’s is a West Coast brand that includes more than 30 items individually wrapped items including “Monster Muffins,” Mini-Muffins, Individual Cakes, Pound Cakes, Cookies, Danish, Brownies and Cinnamon Rolls.
The El Gallo Giro line of products consists of 15 individually wrapped traditional Hispanic Pastries, including Conchas, Empanadas, Polvorons, Elote and other assorted Mexican breads.
“We welcome both the Tina’s and El Gallo Giro product lines to the Prairie City Bakery family,” said Bill Skeens, president of Prairie City Bakery. “We think both the Tina’s Brand and the El Gallo Giro products are a great fit for Prairie City Bakery and are excited to introduce and grow both these fine brands with our customers.”
Prairie City Bakery provides frozen thaw-and-sell bakery product to the foodservice, convenience store, drug chain and military markets and are available in all 50 states, along with more than 10 foreign countries. Products are currently sold in more than 20,000 outlets, both under the Prairie City Bakery brand and private labeled for some of the leading companies in the U.S.