GrubMarket acquires Quality Fruit & Vegetable Co.
GrubMarket expands into New Mexico and West Texas by acquiring Albuquerque, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas-based Quality Fruit & Vegetable Co. (QF&V), one of the largest foodservice distributors in the Southwest.
QF&V provides quality fruits and vegetables to the Southwest, sourced from the U.S., Mexico, South America and other parts of the world. QF&V currently operates in Texas and New Mexico, selling produce to retail and foodservice customers across the U.S. and Mexico each year, and is an industry leader in traceability and food safety practices.
Founded over 35 years ago, QF&V is run by original owner Nick Delgado, a veteran in the fresh produce industry with over 55 years of experience in the fresh food space. Today, QF&V is a full-service food distribution and wholesale business with warehouse operations covering nearly 70,000 square feet, including state-of-the-art cold storage and air ripening facilities. QF&V’s product catalog includes specialty and seasonal items but is well-known for bananas, lettuce and tomatoes. After the acquisition, the business will continue to be managed by its current experienced and mission-driven leadership team.
“My passion for fresh produce goes all the way back to my early years unloading trucks and sweeping floors. QF&V’s core mission is to serve our customers by providing safe, high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables at the most competitive prices available. We are thrilled to join the GrubMarket team, who shares our goals and embodies the hard work ethic required to build a successful food business…,” said Nick Delgado, owner and president of QF&V.
As a part of GrubMarket’s portfolio, QF&V will now utilize GrubMarket’s innovative and proprietary WholesaleWare software suite, the company’s software-as-a-service platform that provides food industry wholesalers and distributors with seamless financial management, easy-to-use sales and online ordering features, precise inventory management, lot traceability and tracking, grower accounting, and automated routing and logistics tools.