American Harvest Baking Company, a national manufacturer of high-end artisan breads and desserts, has announced its acquisition of The Classic Cake Company, a Philadelphia-based bakery. AHB said the move was part of its aim to expand its bakery offering.

Through the acquisition, AHB will extend its presence in the wholesale and retail markets. AHB will trade as AHB Foods and individually promote each of its brands.

"We are very excited with the opportunities that the acquisition of Classic affords us," said Jay Roseman, president, AHB Foods. "Beyond a first step into the retail market, we will now be able to provide an even greater product offering. From fresh and par-baked artisan bread to a full line of cakes, pastries and frozen desserts, AHB Foods is a one-stop shop for upscale specialties made with the finest ingredients and topped with an unmatched level of client service."