Mount Franklin Foods, LLC  — the parent company of Sunrise Confections, Azar Nut Company and Mount Franklin Nutritionals — has acquired North Carolina-based Hospitality Mints, LLC for an undisclosed sum. 
The acquisition is effective immediately and the company says production of Hospitality Mints will remain in Boone, N.C.
Hospitality Mints — a market-leading producer of mints and candies that are predominately individually wrapped and customized for customers in food service, retail and promotional products channels — has been in business for more than 40 years. 
The company produces a wide range of soft and hard mints and candies, including soft butter mints, pastels, peppermints, jellies and ice crystals, as well as the Party Sweets brand of mint items sold at retailers across the country.
"As part of our continued effort to strategically grow and diversify our business, the acquisition of Hospitality Mints will enable us to expand our overall sales and product offerings in both the retail and foodservice markets,” says Gary Ricco, president and ceo of Mount Franklin Foods. “We look forward to bringing the synergies of our two heritage organizations together to deliver a full portfolio of items, including mints, to our customers.”
Mount Franklin Foods manufactures a variety of candy and nut products including gummies, jellies, brittle, organic chocolate, nuts and fruit snacks for the retail and food service industries. 
"We are excited to become part of the Mount Franklin Foods family," says Pat Viancourt, president of Hospitality Mints. "Our two organizations share a long history with a long-term quality reputation in the retail and food service industries and our combined strengths will deliver even greater efficiencies, innovation and value for our customers and employees."