The Billington Group acquired TSC Foods for an undisclosed sum, adding to its current crop of food and agriculture businesses.
Soup brand Glorious! was included in the sale.
The Liverpool-based buyer said the brand’s strong growth; coupled with Scunthorpe-based TSC’s strength in the foodservice sector were the key factors attracting it to the business.
A spokesman for the family-owned The Billington Group told FoodManufacture.co.uk: "Really our long term strategy is to become a major player in the food market and foodservice is one of the areas we are particularly focused on.”
The Billington Group already owns condiment manufacturer English Provender Company, soups and sauces business Bar Foods, Billington Food Ingredients, Wholesome Sweeteners and a number of agri-businesses.