Convenience foods manufacturer AdvancePierre Foods has acquired Maine-based poultry processor and manufacturer Barber Foods.


The addition is expected to significantly increase AdvancePierre's retail business, especially on the East Coast and in Canada, according to the company. "We are very enthusiastic about what Barber brings to our existing and future retail, foodservice and convenience business, as well as opportunities to expand our presence through their East Coast location," said Bill Toler, CEO of AdvancePierre. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.