US canned vegetable producer Allens is changing its name to Sager Creek Vegetable Co.

The firm has been under new ownership and management since February. It added the product names, including Allens, Veg-all and Freshlike, will remain the same.

"Our new name reflects our history and better positions us to strengthen our brands in the marketplace," said CEO Chris Kiser.

Sager Creek Acquisitions Corp., a vehicle backed by investment funds managed by Sankaty Advisors and GB Credit Partners, acquired Allens after a bankruptcy auction.

Allens filed for relief under Chapter 11 last October. Another US canned foods group, Seneca Foods, was named as a stalking horse bidder for Allens in December.

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allens, the Arkansas-based canned vegetable company, announced a name change to reflect its new ownership and management. Effective immediately, Allens will change its name to Sager Creek Vegetable Company.

Sager Creek Vegetable Company logo "Sager Creek is a beautiful resource that runs through our hometown of Siloam Springs, Ark.," said Chris Kiser, CEO. "Our company was founded in this region in 1926, and this place has nurtured and helped sustain our business. Our new name reflects our history and better positions us to strengthen our brands in the marketplace."

The company stated that product names remain the same, including Allens®, veg-all®, Allens Popeye Spinach®, Freshlike®, TRAPPEY'S®, Princella®, Allens Butterfield®, Royal Prince® and Sugary Sam®.

Sager Creek Acquisitions Corp. acquired the 87-year-old Allens, Inc., in February of this year. Kiser was named CEO in March. The company employs more than 1,000 people in Arkansas, Wisconsin and North Carolina.

About Sager Creek Vegetable Company Sager Creek Vegetable Company is a national leader in canned vegetables. Every Sager Creek vegetable is proudly grown and packed in North America. The company's vegetables are sold nationally and internationally with manufacturing plants in Arkansas, Wisconsin and North Carolina.

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