Tuesday, September 4, 2012
American Food Styles purchases Rock Island, IL-based Mama Bosso Pizza
AFS president explains how the regional frozen pizza brand will serve as a platform from which it hopes to add brand extensions and build a complete, Italian-themed family dinner strategy
(Rock Island, IL) American Food Styles, LLC (AFS), a privately-held company that specializes in the acquisition and management of food companies, has purchased the assets of RCM Smith, Inc, manufacturers of Mama Bosso Pizza, based in Rock Island, IL. AFS is headed by Scott Florence, the former CEO and President of Hill & Valley, Inc. (formerly Nancy’s Pies).
“Mama Bosso Pizza is a regional pizza brand that has a great opportunity for growth,” says Mr. Florence. “Ninety-five percent of Americans eat pizza once a week, and frozen pizza is especially popular here in the upper Midwest where Mama Bosso is based.