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Lamb Weston acquires Australian Potato Processor Marvel Packers

Lamb Weston acquires Australian Potato Processor Marvel Packers

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Marvel Packers Pty Ltd , a frozen potato processor in Australia. Marvel Packers Pty Ltd, operates frozen potato processing and storage facilities (for frozen product) in Hallam, Victoria.
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December 21, 2018
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced today that it has acquired Marvel Packers Pty Ltd (“Marvel”), a frozen potato processor in Australia. Terms were not disclosed. Marvel operates frozen potato processing and storage facilities (for frozen product) in Hallam, Victoria.

Tom Werner, President and CEO Lamb Weston:

“Our purchase of Marvel is part of our strategy to strengthen our global capabilities and continue to drive growth both organically and through acquisitions.”

“Marvel not only provides us with an opportunity to increase our position in Australia’s 1.1 billion pound market with in-country production, it also creates new avenues to serve our customers.”
The Marvel facility adds approximately 50 million pounds of production capacity to Lamb Weston’s existing global manufacturing network.

Including the newly-acquired Hallam facility, Lamb Weston will own and operate 16 processing facilities worldwide, and an additional 9 facilities in conjunction with its joint venture partners.
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Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) is the largest potato company in North America with annual sales of approximately $2 billion. Lamb Weston manufactures french fries, potato specialties and dehydrated potato products.
Marvel Packers are a family owned Australian manufacturer of frozen french fries. Marvel Packers have been processing potatoes since 1929.