Wholesale Produce Supply acquires Minnesota-based fresh cut processor
Wholesale Produce Supply, a fresh produce logistics and inventory management solutions provider, has acquired fresh-cut produce processor G.O. Corp.
The acquisition expands the fresh-cut capacity and product offerings of WPS Fresh, a portfolio company of Cross Rapids Capital LP, according to a news release. Minneapolis-based G.O. Fresh, founded in 2004, joins WPS Fresh’s growing footprint, including Wholesale Produce Supply in Minneapolis and Bandwagon in Vernon, California.
Primarily serving foodservice distributors in the Upper Midwest, G.O. Fresh is owned by Marylou Owen, who will continue with WPS Fresh for a transition period.
“WPS Fresh is thrilled to continue to expand its value-added offering to its customers,” Jason Dugan, WPS Fresh CEO, said in the release. “G.O. Fresh’s focus on consistent high-quality service and its outstanding reputation in the fresh-cut market have made it a perfect fit for our company.”
WPS Fresh serves grocery wholesalers, foodservice distributors and other customers via a grower network through which it sources 100 fresh produce commodities as well as approximately 300 specialty produce commodities. The company provides ripening, grading, fresh cut, washing, sorting and packaging services.
“We look forward to continuing to provide outstanding service as part of WPS Fresh,” Owen said in the release. “We thank our dedicated employees as well as our long-term customers, growers and vendors for their continued support.”
Mayer Brown served as legal counsel to WPS Fresh.