Chosen Foods Acquired by Mexican CompanyTuesday, July 25, 2017
Chosen Foods LLC, which sells specialty cooking oils and other products, has been acquired by a Guadalajara-based company that sells specialty oils, oily seeds and ingredients for Mediterranean cuisine in more than 25 countries.
Sesajal S.A. de C.V. acquired a majority stake in San Diego-based Chosen Foods, which employs 50 people and claims to be the largest supplier of avocado oil worldwide.
In the past four years, the company has launched more than 20 products, including a line of avocado oil-based mayonnaises.
Founded by Carsten Hagen in 2011, Chosen Foods products are now sold in more than 24,000 stores in the United States and Canada, according to the company.