US company AdvancePierre Foods today (1 June) announced the acquisition of chicken processor Barber Foods.

AdvancePierre Foods said that Portland-based Barber manufactures 300 frozen products, including stuffed chicken breasts, frozen chicken nuggets and chicken fillets.

"The high-quality products, top-notch manufacturing facility and family values of Barber Foods makes it an excellent addition to AdvancePierre," said AdvancePierre CEO Bill Toler. "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. We continue to aggressively pursue our strategy of acquiring high quality companies that fit within our business model."

AdvancePierre Foods was created in October through the merger of Pierre Foods, Advance Food Company and Advance Brands.