Toronto-based Weston Foods, a subsidiary of George Weston Ltd., has completed the purchase of Starr Culinary Delights Inc., Mississauga, Ontario. Starr has more than 25 years of experience baking a wide range of cakes and dessert products for the North American market, including Starr's signature coffeecakes, cheesecakes, loaf cakes, layer cakes, cupcakes, tarts and mousses. Its products are sold to retail and foodservice customers across Canada and the U.S.

“This strategic acquisition will complement our growing cake and sweet goods business with high quality, innovative and unique products and capabilities,” says Kevin McDonough, president of Weston Foods’ Frozen and Biscuit Divisions. “We continue to enhance our product offering for our customers and consumers throughout North America. Weston Foods is excited to partner with Kelly Perera and Christian Perera, who will continue to play a key role in the future of Starr under Weston Foods' ownership.”

Through its operating subsidiaries, George Weston Ltd. constitutes one of North America’s largest food-processing and distribution groups. Weston has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, which is operated by Loblaw Companies Ltd. The Weston Foods operating segment is primarily engaged in the baking industry within North America. Loblaw is Canada’s largest food distributor and a leading provider of general merchandise, drugstore and financial products and services.