SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Crystal Cream & Butter Co., a Sacramento institution for more than a century, has been sold, according to a report in Thursday’s The Sacramento Bee.
The 106-year-old company was purchased by HP Hood LLP for an undisclosed sum. Hood is a national dairy company that has about $2.3 billion in annual sales. It is privately held and is controlled by the family of its chief executive, John Kaneb, the newspaper said.
Crystal Cream & Butter has annual sales of about $180 million and also is privately owned.
Hood spokeswoman Lynne Bohan confirmed the sale but gave no other information about it. Officials at Crystal Cream & Butter would not discuss the matter. It was unclear what would happen to the company's 500 workers, the paper reported.
Crystal Cream & Butter put its former downtown Sacramento manufacturing site up for sale last year. The company moved its operations to Power Inn Road about a decade ago.