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Grimmway acquires San Miguel Produce, expanding fresh-cut business

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Bakersfield, CA, April 26, 2024 – Grimmway Farms BB #:112956, a global leader in fresh produce, today announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Oxnard-based San Miguel Produce, Inc. BB #:114235 This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Grimmway’s strategic expansion efforts and underscores its commitment to delivering innovative product offerings to its customers.

The integration of San Miguel Produce’s fresh-cut operation expertise and resources into Grimmway’s portfolio will enable more unique product offerings and better serve the evolving needs of retailers and foodservice providers. Additionally, this will support Grimmway’s desire to proactively combat food loss and waste in the field, ensuring maximum utilization of the crop by providing post-harvest options not currently accessible to the company. With
complementary strengths and shared values, this acquisition sets the stage for accelerated growth and enhanced presence in the value-added convenience vegetable market.

“This acquisition gives us the ability to leverage our combined strengths to seize new opportunities in the fresh-cut vegetable market, drive innovation and further our mission to bring fresh, healthy and safe produce to communities around the world,” shared Grimmway Farms President & CEO Jeff Huckaby. “We are well positioned to build on our many successes of 2023 and meet the ever-growing consumer demand in the industry.”

“We are excited about this next chapter for San Miguel Produce and look forward to supporting Grimmway in innovating new products and expanding business opportunities in the fresh-cut, specialty vegetable category,” said Roy Nishimori and Jan Berk, partner owners of San Miguel Produce, Inc. “Given the strong alignment of the two companies core values, we see this as a natural fit for the evolution of the category.”

Grimmway Farms plans to offer employment to the existing team and will continue producing San Miguel’s portfolio of products at its current facility in Oxnard, CA. This acquisition will be conducted with careful consideration to ensure a seamless transition for customers and employees alike.

About Grimmway Farms

Headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms traces its roots to a produce stand opened by the Grimm Brothers in the early 1960s. Grimmway is a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. Grimmway supplies more than 65 organic, USA-grown crops and brands include Cal-Organic Farms and Bunny-Luv. Grimmway is committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices and preserving natural resources for future generations. For more information, explore our website or call 1-800-301-3101.