Hain Celestial posts record quarterly sales

Irwin Simon, Hain CelestialHain Celestial CEO Irwin Simon: Steady acquisitions and brand growth led to a 19 percent jump in sales despite the drag of a strong U.S. dollar.

Lake Success-based Hain Celestial Group reported record third-quarter numbers led by surging sales of its organic products and the boost of new acquisitions, despite the impact of a strong U.S. dollar overseas.

Hain, which owns Celestial Seasonings, Earth’s Best and the improbably popular Terra chips brands, posted quarterly sales of $662.7 million, an almost 19 percent increase over the same quarter a year ago. Without foreign currency swings, sales would have leapt almost 25 percent.

The quarter marked the company’s 18th consecutive period of year-over-year double-digit net sales growth, Hain CEO Irwin D. Simon noted.