Indianapolis-based FreshEdge, which owns several produce and specialty food distributors, has acquired City Produce in Florida. While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, the company says the acquisition of the fresh food distributor strengthens its presence in Florida and southern Alabama.
Additionally, FreshEdge says the acquisition provides extra space and logistical support to better serve its customer base.
“We welcome Tommy Sundy and his amazing team to the FreshEdge family of companies,” said Steve Grinstead, chief executive officer of FreshEdge. “We are excited for this great company to join FreshEdge as we expand farther into the Southeast.”
City Produce serves north central Florida, the Florida Panhandle, as well as central to southern Alabama, distributing fruits and vegetables, dairy, meats, seafoods, and specialty foods. In addition to its Florida facility, City Produce operates a second facility in Alabama.
“Our City Produce team is excited to join the FreshEdge family – knowing we’ll be ‘better together’,” said Tommy Sundy, president of City Produce. “This is the next step in increasing our footprint, serving customers with expanded offerings and growing for our future.”
City Produce joins Piazza Produce & Specialty Foods, Indianapolis Fruit, and Get Fresh Produce, among other FreshEdge brands. Last year, FreshEdge acquired Valley Produce Inc. in Tennessee.
FreshEdge says it now employs more than 2,000 people and operates more than 800,000 square feet of warehouse space.