Northvale, NJ—GeeFree Foods, manufacturer of gluten-free products, announced that it has been acquired by The Fillo Factory, which produces and distributes appetizers, small-bites, snacks, entrees and desserts. As GeeFree Foods’ co-packer since its start, The Fillo Factory plans to grow the GeeFree brand by expanding the sales and brokerage team, creating more distribution channels, adding a new manufacturing plant, doubling down on social media efforts, and growing its product line.
The acquisition was made possible by Procida Funding, an organization with 25 years of investment experience. Through a three-year partnership with Procida Funding, GeeFree has penetrated nearly 5,000 retail outlets nationwide, created successful and lasting business relationships, and gained brand recognition from health-conscious consumers and social media influencers, the company said in a press release.
“We are delighted with the acquisition. They are a great family owned company with full manufacturing capability who knows how to handle making our delicious GeeFree gluten-free pastry sheets and other products,” said Billy Procida, CEO of Procida Funding, in the press release. “We are excited to see what the future holds for GeeFree as the possibilities are endless with a leading food manufacturer such as The Fillo Factory. GeeFree has been recognized as a gluten-free food innovator and now with a premier innovating manufacturer; there is no doubt that the GeeFree brand will leap to new heights”.
The Fillo Factory operates out of a 120,000 square foot factory in Northvale, NJ and a 25,000 square foot facility in Lakewood, NJ. Both plants are USDA inspected and carry a number of certifications including: QAI Organic, BRC for Food Safety, GFCO for gluten free, Non-GMO Project, Kof-K and Tablet K for Kosher.