GrubMarket acquires Los Angeles-based produce provider Best Fresh Produce
US food technology startup GrubMarket has acquired Best Fresh Produce, a provider of fresh fruits and vegetables, for an undisclosed price.
Established in 2007 by Zakaria Trad and Abdul Basset Trad, Best Fresh Produce is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company directly partners with growers in the region to deliver wholesome produce from seeds to table.
Best Fresh Produce is said to have an established customer base across California, Midwest, East Coast, and other important metropolitan areas around the US.
Best Fresh Produce is also said to be a major supplier of dates across the world.
Zakaria Trad – CEO of Best Fresh Produce said: “We are thrilled to join the GrubMarket family and look forward the new growth opportunities that GrubMarket’s technology and network will generate.
“Delivering the finest quality food to our customers in direct partnership with growers brings us pride in what we do. We are delighted to learn that GrubMarket shares the same value of supporting farmers on their platform, and promoting the integrity and sustainability of healthy fresh food developed from seeds to table.”
Best Fresh Produce marks the fifth acquisition for GrubMarket in the Los Angeles area.
The food technology startup said that it intends to continue to strengthen its strategic footprint in the region.
Best Fresh Produce will continue to be based in Los Angeles, and will be managed by its present leadership team.
The produce provider will now be able to leverage GrubMarket’s WholesaleWare software suite, its Software-as-a-Service platform that offers food industry suppliers and vendors with financial management, easy-to-use online ordering and sales, precise inventory management, and CRM tools.
Mike Xu – CEO of GrubMarket said: “Best Fresh Produce is a highly respected wholesome produce provider in the Los Angeles area. They work directly with an outstanding variety of farmers in the region, and is committed to supplying healthy, fresh produce with the highest standard of quality and sustainability.
“We are delighted to welcome them to the GrubMarket family. Together, we will build a greater customer base and a stronger grower network in the food ecosystems of Los Angeles and nationwide.”