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Hain Celestial Acquires BluePrint Brand

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The Hain Celestial Group Inc., a leading natural and organic products company, has closed on the acquisition of BluePrint brand, a nationally recognized leader in the raw juice category based in New York City.

The BluePrint brand generated approximately $20 million in sales in calendar year 2012 and is expected to be accretive to Hain Celestial’s earnings in 2013. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We see great potential with the BluePrint brand as consumers increasingly seek the benefits of the nutrients, enzymes and fresh taste of raw juice. The acquisition of BluePrint, a market leading brand that offers innovative products and programs, provides Hain Celestial with the opportunity for expansion into the premium raw juice category,” said Irwin D. Simon, founder, president and CEO of Hain Celestial. “We plan to leverage the BluePrint brand across our portfolio and create a larger retail presence for the BluePrint brand. We welcome BluePrint’s founder Zoe Sakoutis and co-founder Erica Huss, along with Chief Operating Officer Jim DePietro, and the entire team on the East and West coasts and look forward to growing BluePrint brand into a global business.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to join the Hain Celestial family of brands and take our business to the next level,” said Sakoutis and Huss said in a news release. “Hain Celestial’s commitment to supporting a healthy lifestyle is reflected in their portfolio of products, and they are the ideal partner with whom we can grow and expand the BluePrint brand. Irwin Simon has put together a tremendous team, and we look forward to working alongside them to create a successful partnership.”

BluePrint is a marketer and manufacturer of raw, organic cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices and juice beverages.The line includes BluePrintCleanse, a raw juice cleanse program designed to detoxify the body; BluePrintJuice, a line of juice beverages; and BluePrintBar, a raw fruit and nut bar. Launched in New York City in 2007 and delivered nationwide, BluePrint was designed with the goal of making raw foods and juice cleansing adaptable into even the busiest of lifestyles.

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