HOUSTON, TX — (January 30, 2018) Sunny Sky Products, LLC announced that they have acquired substantially all the assets of DWS, Inc., a specialty dispensed beverage company. Sunny Sky Products is a leading, premium dispensed beverage manufacturer that sells globally to convenience stores (c-stores), schools and restaurants and this acquisition will strengthen their overall product portfolio.
Founded in 1985, DWS, Inc. has a strong position in hot dispensed products in the c-store channel. The c-store hot dispensed category comprises over half of the total c-store Food Service Beverage Sales and is projected to continue to grow, with specialty coffee beverages leading the way, according to the Convenience Store Refreshment Report from Technomic.
“We are excited to welcome the customers and employees of DWS to the Sunny Sky Products team! With its strong sales in the hot dispensed category, DWS, Inc. is a perfect strategic fit to the existing Sunny Sky Products portfolio,” said W. Ashley Edens, President and CEO Sunny Sky Products. “DWS’ solid position in the hot dispensed segment, coupled with Sunny Sky Products’ expertise in frozen and cold dispensed, presents a fantastic growth opportunity. Both companies share similar visions to be best in class with our people, products and customer service and we are confident this acquisition will strengthen our presence as a leading manufacturer of dispensed beverages for the c-store industry. “
About Sunny Sky Products:
Based in Houston, TX, Sunny Sky Products, LLC is a premium dispensed beverage manufacturer of cold dispensed, hot dispensed, frozen beverages and beverage enhancers for convenience stores, schools and restaurants since 1999. Their product portfolio includes brands such as Hershey’s Freeze, Jolly Rancher Slush, Pure® Craft Beverages, El Nino Aguas Frescas® and Original Slushie Company®. Sunny Sky Products distribute their products in over 20 countries worldwide. For more information visit their website at www.sunnyskyproducts.com.
Headquartered in South Burlington, VT, DWS, Inc. is a specialty beverage company with a long history of bringing record-breaking sales to retail stores and distributors throughout North America through Selection Unlimited and the Nec’tar Cappuccino Group. They are renowned for exceptional tasting products, attention to customer service and increasing customer sales. DWS offers a robust line of hot dispensed beverages including Hershey® and Cinnabon® branded flavors as well as frozen and iced product offerings.
The Hershey’s, Jolly Rancher and Cinnabon trademarks and trade dress are used under license.