January 8, 2013
Nonni's Acquires La Dolce Vita
Nonni’s Expands Specialty Cookie Offerings with Traditional, Artisanal Biscotti
Nonni’s today announced the acquisition of La Dolce Vita.
Nonni’s produces premium, specialty cookies including Nonni’s biscotti, the leading brand of biscotti in the U.S. Wind Point acquired Nonni’s in February 2011 in partnership with CEO Dave Beré. Dave is a seasoned food industry executive whose past leadership positions include Dollar General, Bakery Chef (a Wind Point portfolio company), McCain Foods and Quaker Oats.
Based in Glendale, Ariz., La Dolce Vita manufactures artisanal Italian biscotti and specialty cookies. La Dolce Vita is Nonni’s second acquisition; it acquired THINaddictves, a producer of specialty thin biscotti cookies, in January 2012.
“Two key components of our value creation plan at Nonni’s were to expand distribution and to acquire complementary product lines. La Dolce Vita is an excellent fit because it positions Nonni’s to expand into specialty retailers and other areas of the grocery store.”
- Mark Burgett, Managing Director
The La Dolce Vita acquisition gives Nonni’s the increased capability to innovate and support the growing demand for specialty cookies such as biscotti. “La Dolce Vita’s baking process allows the development of specialty items, seasonal and promotional products, and new flavors. The acquisition is a great opportunity to leverage Nonni’s operational experience to expand production of La Dolce Vita’s products, while maintaining the brand’s authentic, artisanal quality,” said Nonni’s CEO Dave Beré.
Mark Burgett, a managing director at Wind Point, added “Two key components of our value creation plan at Nonni’s were to expand distribution and to acquire complementary product lines. La Dolce Vita is an excellent fit because it positions Nonni’s to expand into specialty retailers and other areas of the grocery store.”