GrubMarket acquires West Coast produce wholesaler Grant J. Hunt
GrubMarket, a US food technology company, has wrapped up the acquisition of Grant J. Hunt Company, a produce wholesaler on the West Coast, having offices in Northern California and Washington.
Grant J. Hunt is said to have a deep relationship with both domestic and overseas farms. The company works with supermarkets, restaurants, retailers, and other customers.
Established in 1934, Grant J. Hunt provides a wide variety of apples, cherries, pears, onions, potatoes, citrus, berries, and year-round and seasonal products.
Through its Oakport Transportation division, the company dispatches produce to California, Pacific Northwest, Nevada, and British Columbia along with certain routes throughout the US for some seasonal items.
Sal Rizzo and Maurice Protzen — General Managers of Grant J. Hunt said: “We are excited to join the GrubMarket family and embrace the new growth opportunities that GrubMarket’s technology and network offer.
“We work directly with growers to develop compelling messages and deliver them effectively to their target audience. We look forward to joining GrubMarket’s technology-enabled platform. Together, we aim to take Grant Hunt to the next level of success.”
According to GrubMarket, Grant J. Hunt will now be able to leverage the former’s WholesaleWare software suite, a Software-as-a-Service platform that offers food industry suppliers and vendors with easy-to-use online ordering and sales, seamless financial management, engaging CRM tools, and precise inventory management.
Mike Xu — CEO of GrubMarket said: “This acquisition enables GrubMarket to further strengthen its producer relationships on the West Coast in many specialty categories, and gain more historical understanding of how American food supply chain has evolved in the last 100 years.
“We are excited to welcome the Grant Hunt team to the GrubMarket family. Together, we will build a greater customer base and a stronger producer network in the food ecosystem nationwide, and make a bigger impact on the evolution and digital transformation of American food supply chain industry.”