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George Weston subsidiary buying Nashville, Tenn., baker Creative Occasions

TORONTO – A subsidiary of George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN) is buying Nashville, Tenn.,-based Creative Occasions Inc., a manufacturer of decorated cakes, for an undisclosed sum.

The purchase by Maplehurst Bakeries LLC is expected to close by the end of January 2015.

“This strategic acquisition adds talented people, high quality new products and capability to our growing cake portfolio,” George Weston spokesman Kevin McDonough said of the acquisition of Creative Occasions, whose products are sold throughout the United States.

“This acquisition supports Weston Foods’ commitment to continue to grow and offer best-in-class, innovative and quality bakery products to the North American market,” added McDonough, president of Weston Foods’ froze and biscuit divisions.

Maplehurst Bakeries, with products sold across North America, currently operates facilities in Washington, New Hampshire, New York, Georgia, Illinois and Indiana.