Emmi Roth, a subsidiary of Switzerland-based Emmi Group, has announced the acquisition of Athenos, a Mediterranean-style food brand, from Lactalis Group.
Athenos, known as a leading feta cheese brand in the US, will complement Emmi Roth’s offering, strengthen its position in the US cheese business, and create additional export opportunities for Swiss cheeses the company said.
“This is an exciting day for Emmi Roth”, said Tim Omer, president and managing director at Emmi Roth. “We’re continuing to focus on the specialty cheese industry that we really care about. We take pride in providing the best specialty cheeses to our customers and consumers, and adding Athenos to our family will strengthen our product range and allow us to offer another great line of products”.
The transaction remains subject to approval by US competition authorities.