Charlie’s Produce, an employee-owned impartial produce agency that serves the U.S.’s West Coast, has bought Better Life Organics (BLO), a Los Angeles-based totally distributor of natural produce and food products. According to Charlie’s Produce, this acquisition will permit it to expand deeper roots within the LA market. Additionally, it will enable the agency to offer a broader breadth of products, along with an in-depth choice of top-rate organic culmination and vegetables from local growers and global market leaders.
“BLO has an outstanding recognition within the Los Angeles market for supplying great merchandise and service to customers,” says Jim McDonald, fashionable supervisor of Charlie’s Produce Los Angeles. “As a business centered on constructing fruitful and enduring relationships, we’re pleased to have BLO’s proficient group and dependable customers be a part of Charlie’s Produce circle of relatives.” Starting nowadays, Charlie’s Produce will consolidate operations in their contemporary facility located in Irwindale, CA.
There, the enterprise says it’ll welcome executives Bill McCoy and German Ruiz to the group. McCoy, who co-founded and led BLO as CEO, will be a part of Charlie’s Produce in an income development ability. In this manner, he can, in addition, support patron programs and offer a smooth transition for customers, the business enterprise notes. Ruiz, who became BLO’s 2nd co-founder and served because the distributor’s president will focus on increasing partnerships in the organic grower network on the Irwindale facility, provides the organization.
“We are happy to be combining with a respected and revolutionary company that aligns with our values and standards on the subject of clean food distribution,” says McCoy. “We look ahead to continuing to serve the LA marketplace and offering our clients with bolstered provider and product services that assist their companies in preserving to thrive.”
Charlie Produce’s enduring plan to increase
This buy is simply the latest expansion move for Charlie’s Produce. In fact, the business enterprise factors out that it has accelerated unexpectedly. Over the beyond five years, it has elevated its services, produce processing, geographic extension, and acquisition. Specifically, the organization opened a new distribution center in Los Angeles in 2015, entered the Boise, ID, market in 2017 through the purchase of Northwest Produce, and multiplied its brokerage department (Charlie’s Produce Trading Company) representing growers during the West Coast. Speaking at the importance behind the company’s method, Jeremy Smith, president of Charlie’s Produce, explains: “We are continuously in search of ways to enhance our offerings on behalf of our clients and grower partners. The addition of Better Life Organics brings more innovation, new merchandise, and a wonderful group to our Los Angeles department.”