May 3, 2023

FreshEdge acquires Chicago-headquartered Testa Produce

Fresh food distributor FreshEdge has acquired Testa Produce, a Chicago-headquartered produce and specialty food distribution business.

FreshEdge is backed by Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm. The acquisition was announced in a May 2 statement on Wind Point’s website.

The deal closed April 29. Terms were not disclosed.

Testa has distributed fresh vegetables to customers in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana for more than 110 years. Its 91,300-square-foot, LEED Platinum-certified facility features cutting-edge green technologies to utilize energy generation and water conservation, according to the release.

“We are thrilled for Testa to join FreshEdge,” Greg Corsaro, president and chief operating officer of FreshEdge, said in the release. “We look forward to working together with all of the great people at Testa to continue to provide unprecedented service to all FreshEdge customers.”

FreshEdge, with 2,000-plus employees, operates 899,800 square feet of warehouse space across 26 facilities with a fleet of more than 920 trucks. Its family of companies that includes Piazza Produce & Specialty Foods, Indianapolis Fruit, Get Fresh Produce, City Produce, McCartney Produce, Monteverde’s, Valley Produce, Vine Line, Garden Cut, CIBUS Fresh, and Papania’s.

“Our Testa Produce team is excited to join the FreshEdge family,” said Peter Testa, president of Testa Produce. “We look forward to this new era of opportunity and growth for Testa.”

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