Clarks Natural Sweetener has been acquired by Hain Daniels – the UK subsidiary of US-based food group Hain Celestial.

UK business Clarks produces natural sweeteners under its own brand, including maple syrup, honey and carob, date and agave syrups. It generated net sales of £7 million ($9.3m) in 2016.

Bob Clark, founder of Clarks: “This is a significant milestone for Clarks Natural Sweeteners and will deliver extra investment to help drive and expand the brand. I will stay on with the
business in a consultative role. We’re very much looking forward to working with the Hain Daniels team to continue our growth in new and existing customers.”

Irwin Simon, chief executive of Hain Celestia, said: “We welcome Bob Clark and his team to the Hain Celestial family and look forward to working with Clarks in expanding the brand’s
development in the UK and continental Europe.