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Grant J. Hunt Co. adds to sales staff

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Oakland, CA (November 27) — The Grant J. Hunt Company BB #:114014 proudly welcomes industry veteran Derin Benson to its team, marking a significant milestone as the company gears up to celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2024.

With over a decade of dedicated experience in produce sales and marketing, Benson has been a driving force in the industry, particularly with fresh apples, pears, and cherries during his tenure with Chelan Fresh in Washington State.

A product of a farming background, Benson’s roots run deep in the tree fruits of Washington state.

“I love the produce industry,” he shares. “My family has a strong, multigenerational history in Washington’s tree fruits, and I am thrilled to bring that passion to the Grant J. Hunt Company.”

In his new role, Benson looks forward to broadening his product knowledge and expanding his expertise to encompass additional Pacific Northwest crops. “I’ll be delving into many other items that are grown in the Pacific Northwest such as potatoes, onions, berries, and more,” he reveals.

Established in 1934, Grant J. Hunt has a long-standing reputation as an outstanding supplier of a diverse range of both year-round and seasonal products. From apples, pears, and cherries to potatoes, onions, berries, cranberries, melons, Italian Chestnuts, and citrus, the company is renowned for its commitment to quality.

The office and warehouse is headquartered in Oakland, CA, with additional offices in Yakima and Seattle. The Grant J. Hunt Company was acquired by GrubMarket in 2021.

According to the Grant J. Hunt Company’s General Manager Sal Rizzo, “Our team is expanding, and in today’s dynamic produce landscape, having individuals who are not only skilled but passionate about their careers is crucial. Derin certainly embodies both qualities, boasting a stellar reputation in the industry. We are thrilled to have him as an integral part of our growing team.”

For more information about the Grant J. Hunt Company and its offerings, please visit or contact Eric Patrick at