Pittman & Davis Announces Acquisition of 112-Year Old Palestine,TX Eilenberger Bakery

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Century-Old Bakery Brings More Texas to the Table

Along with our premier citrus varieties, fruitcake and bakery goods have long been a staple in P&D's product line

Pittman & Davis, based in Harlingen, Texas, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Eilenberger Bakery in Palestine, Texas. The purchase of the 112-year-old landmark was completed in the first quarter of 2010, with terms of the transaction not disclosed.

"Along with our premier citrus varieties, fruitcake and bakery goods have long been a staple in P&D's product line," said Andy Graham, Vice President & General Manager of Pittman Davis. "We are very excited and happy to bring the tradition and quality of Eilenberger Bakery into our family."

Eilenberger Bakery is most famous for its Texas Pecan Cake and various fruitcake. In one year, bakers use over 50,000 pounds of Texas-grown pecans and 10,000 eggs. However, the company's strict quality standards and dedication to excellence extend to other delicacies such as rich brownies (sugar-free options are offered), savory nuts and homemade candies that are exclusive to the Bakery. Recipes handed down over generations dominate the selections, and only the highest quality ingredients are used in every item offered.

"Eilenberger Bakery is as much a daily part of Texas life as Friday night football," said Sarah Pryor, General Manager for Eilenberger Bakery. "We look forward to sharing the wonderful traditions and recipes of this destination bakery far beyond the Texas borders."

To support the acquisition, a new state-of-the-art EilenbergerBakery.com website has been created that sells award-winning fruit cake and Texas pecan cake. The company's catalog list has expanded to over 25,000 customers.

About Pittman & Davis:
Founded in 1926, Harlingen-Texas based Pittman & Davis is a wholly-owned division of Southern Fulfillment Services, specializing in the delivery of fresh fruit, including its world renowned grapefruit and citrus varieties and other scrumptious gift food items, including smoked meats, cheeses, pastries, candies and more.

About Southern Fulfillment Services:
Southern Fulfillment Services (SFS) is a privately owned Florida-based fulfillment and logistics company with production facilities in Vero Beach, Florida, Harlingen and Palestine, Texas, providing private label fulfillment for national catalog and internet companies. SFS currently owns multiple catalog brands related to citrus and gourmet food categories, including national brands Hale Groves which sells fresh fruit and fruit baskets, Pittman & Davis which specializes in grapefruit & citrus, Citrus Country Groves (Florida citrus), Eilenberger Bakery, and Gift Baskets Remembered which provides gourmet gifts and gift baskets.

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