Brazilian firm Florestal Alimentos SA, producer of candy products, has announced the acquisition of chocolate maker Chocolates Planalto.
Florestal Alimentos and Chocolates Planalto are both companies from the Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil, but whilst Florestal Alimentos is specialised in sweets, Chocolates Planalto production is focused solely in artisanal chocolate.
The deal enabled Florestal Alimentos to enlarge its portfolio that counts with 420 items already, this time offering products of artisanal manufacture.
According to sources, one of the first plans of the company after the acquisition is to develop a network of franchises.
Florestal Alimentos distributes its products in Brazil, besides exporting them to more than 80 countries across the five continents.