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Sunny Sky Products Acquires Specialty Beverage Company DWS Inc.

Posted On: 2/7/2018

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HOUSTON -- Sunny Sky Products LLC has acquired DWS Inc. Both companies make beverage concentrates and syrups sold to the foodservice channel and c-stores.

Headquartered in South Burlington, VT, and founded in 1985, DWS Inc.'s portfolio of hot dispensed beverages includes Hershey and Cinnabon-branded flavors as well as frozen and iced product offerings.

Sunny Sky Products LLC, based in Houston, TX, has been manufacturing cold,  hot and frozen dispensed frozen beverage mixes and beverage enhancers for convenience stores and restaurants since 1999.  Its product portfolio includes brands such as Hershey's Freeze, Jolly Rancher Slush, Pure Craft Beverages, El Nino Aguas Frescas and Original Slushie Co. Sunny Sky Products distributes its products in more than 20 countries.

"DWS's solid position in the hot dispensed segment, coupled with Sunny Sky Products' expertise in frozen and cold dispensed, presents a fantastic growth opportunity," said Sunny Sky Products chief executive W. Ashley Edens. "We are confident this acquisition will strengthen our presence as a leading manufacturer of dispensed beverages for the c-store industry."