Blake's All Natural Foods Strengthens Management Team

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Welcomes Michael Strange as Vice President of Operations & Product Development

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We’re anticipating another strong year at Blake’s and the timing couldn’t be better for Mike to join the Blake’s team.

Blake’s All Natural Foods, a fourth generation family company based in Concord, NH, is excited to welcome Michael Strange as the new Vice President and Director of Operations & Product Development to its team. A new position to the Blake’s executive team, the role was created to support the company’s significant growth and continually expanding manufacturing efforts, from new item development to distribution. In this role, Strange will rely on his extensive experience within the food industry, both in consumer packaged goods and restaurant segments, to achieve Blake’s 2014 sales, production, and manufacturing goals.

Strange joins the Blake’s team following success as a consultant for the past six years. During his time as consultant, Strange worked with national brands such as Legal Sea Foods, Bertucci’s, Uno Restaurants, Hannaford Bros. and many others. Aside from his strong culinary background, Strange’s expertise includes strategy development and execution in food and packaging design, quality assurance, and production. Strange’s relationship with Blake’s first began in 2009 when Strange consulted on product manufacturing; five years later, Blake’s is thrilled to welcome Mike to its full-time staff.

Chris Licata, president of Blake’s All Natural Foods, said, “We’re anticipating another strong year at Blake’s and the timing couldn’t be better for Mike to join the Blake’s team. His experience with product development and operations will be essential as we expand our business and prepare for a bright future.”

“Not only is Blake’s a small family business committed to producing a high quality product, but it does so while maintaining core values set in place 40 years ago and seeing continued growth on a national level,” said Strange. “I’ve enjoyed my role in its success as a consultant, and now I’m excited for the challenge of spearheading its product development and manufacturing efforts.”

Strange will work out of Blake’s All Natural Foods’ office based in Concord, NH. When not at the office, he enjoys sailing and skiing.


Blake’s All Natural Foods is a fourth generation family company located in Concord, New Hampshire. All Blake’s meals are made completely from scratch in small batches using the finest organic and natural ingredients. Blake’s All Natural Foods include organic and gluten-free options, such as their Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie. Other offerings include their classic Chicken Pot Pie, Old Fashioned Mac & Cheese, Shepherd’s Pie, and Macaroni & Beef. Their meals are available in over 6,000 stores nationwide. Blake’s has grown exponentially since they started in 1929 yet they still operate from the same principle: to provide consumers with convenient and healthy made-from-scratch meals, just like mom used to make.

To learn more about Blake’s All Natural Foods, please visit or follow them on Twitter @BlakesNatural or on Facebook at

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