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A rough climate for corporate mergers

- Analysis
The climate for corporate mergers isn’t looking too good right now, as the supermarket retail chains Kroger and Albertsons have announced that they are delaying their highly publicized and extremely controversial merger,

Calavo Growers evaluating sale of its fresh-cut business

- General News
Calavo Growers, an avocado leader and provider of ready-to-eat fresh food, announced that it is exploring a sale of its Fresh Cut Business (formerly “RFG”) to F&S Fresh Foods

KESI Management joins FreshEdge

- General News
KESI Management, a food and beverage company that specializes in providing comprehensive and tailored full-service solutions to the food and beverage industry, joined FreshEdge, a family of best-in-class fresh food distribution companies.

Kroger, Albertsons, and C&S address merger timeline

- Retail
The Kroger Co., Albertsons Companies Inc., and C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC today issued the following joint statement.

GrubMarket acquires Bay Area distributor

- General News
GrubMarket announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Oregon and California-based JC Cheyne, a highly regarded fresh produce business that is widely known as the "wholesale house of the finest onions and potatoes in the Bay Area."

Washington attorney general to sue to block Kroger-Albertsons merger

- Analysis
Yet another installment of the drawn-out drama of the Kroger-Albertsons merger comes with news that Bob Ferguson, the Washington State attorney general, is planning to file a lawsuit to block it.

7-Eleven to acquire 204 remaining Stripes, Laredo Taco stores

- General News
With the addition of these stores, 7-Eleven, Inc. will own and operate all Stripes and Laredo Taco Company locations across the U.S.

Where Food Comes From, Inc. acquires Upcycled Certified Program

- General News
Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF), the most trusted resource for independent, third-party verification of food production practices in North America, today announced it has acquired the Upcycled Certified Program from the Upcycled Food Association.

GrubMarket acquires A&B Tropical Produce, facilitating East Coast expansion

- General News
Founded over 14 years ago, A&B is still run by its original owners Alan Goldberg and Bobby Wani, both of whom are fresh produce veterans with over three decades of industry experience.

FirstFruits acquires Applewood Fresh

- General News
The acquisition also includes the Swindeman family’s partnership in Elite Packing, which is located in Sparta, Michigan.