Nassau Candy has acquired the assets of natural products sales and distribution company Island Natural, expanding Nassau’s presence in the Northeast while also supplying its customers with a wider range of products.

Founded in 1979 by Paul Burstyn, Island Natural is a top sales and distribution company of all-natural and eco-friendly food, cleaning, health and beauty products in the Northeast. As customers demand more natural, sustainable and ethically sourced products, the company’s extensive sales and distribution experience has made Island Natural a destination for those seeking to purchase eco-friendly and better-for-you products. Island Natural’s customer base includes grocers, supermarkets, natural food stores, gourmet stores, pharmacies, food co-ops and restaurants.

“Through Nassau Candy, we’ll be able to offer current Island Natural customers a more robust online presence and broader-reaching distribution network,” Burstyn said. “Through these new channels, Island Natural customers will enjoy the products they’ve come to love and also gain access to Nassau Candy’s extensive natural and gourmet product lines. We are also excited to bring our offerings to new customers.” 

The acquisition of Island Natural increases Nassau Candy’s penetration in the gourmet, natural and eco-friendly food markets, while extending its offerings into health and beauty categories. The addition of health and beauty products will help to open new doors for Nassau Candy’s existing manufacturing presence in the health and beauty space, which includes lip balm and other beauty products.

“Many of our gourmet and specialty food customers are looking to add more natural food, health and beauty, and household products to their offerings to keep up with consumer demand,” said Spencer Stier, v.p. specialty grocery for Nassau Candy. “We’ve listened to our customers and we are excited to add Island Natural’s extensive product lines — which include leading and emerging eco-conscious and wellness brands — to provide them with more options to satisfy consumers’ needs.”