Hain Celestial Completes BluePrint Acquisition

Natural foods conglomerate Hain Celestial has finalized its acquisition of BluePrint, a marketer and manufacturer of high pressure processed organic fruit and vegetable juices and juice cleanses. The deal, which was initially announced in November, is expected to increase the operational capacity of Blueprint and the availability of its line of single-serve bottled juices, which are currently sold in a number of natural retailers in the Northeast and Southern California. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

“We see great potential with the BluePrint brand as consumers increasingly seek the benefits of the nutrients, enzymes and fresh taste of raw juice,” Irwin D. Simon, the president and CEO of Hain Celestial said in a statement. “We plan to leverage the BluePrint brand across our portfolio and create a larger retail presence for the BluePrint brand.”

Launched in 2007, BluePrint products generated approximately $20 million in sales in 2012, according to Hain. While BluePrint Cleanse, the company’s direct-to-consumer juice cleanse business, generates most of the revenue for BluePrint, Hain will look to build upon the rapid growth of the brand’s BluePrint Juice line, which is sold in a number of national, natural and gourmet retailers including Whole Foods and Dean & Deluca.

“Hain Celestial’s commitment to supporting a healthy lifestyle is reflected in their portfolio of products, and they are the ideal partner with whom we can grow and expand the BluePrint brand,” BluePrint founders Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss said in a statement.