Total Produce purchases 50 percent stake in The Fresh Connection
Total Produce has acquired a 50 percent equity stake in California-based fresh produce company The Fresh Connection, which is engaged in the year-round distribution and export of a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables to customers in more than 35 countries. The company serves its customers from operations in four key production regions.
The company partners with a network of growers throughout the U.S., Mexico, South America, South Africa and Australia to enable it to provide many varieties of fresh produce, principally citrus, apples, pears, grapes, berries, cherries and stone fruit, to its customers.
Hank Miller will continue as co-shareholder and CEO of the business and Will Mehrten will continue as president of the company.
“This transaction further broadens our U.S. presence and provides us with strategic access to other key markets,” said Carl McCann, chairman of Total Produce.