Supports growing presence in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
INDIANAPOLIS – On January 1, 2021, FreshEdge opened a new satellite facility in Columbus, Ohio. The addition of this facility increases FreshEdge’s geographic coverage for current and future customers in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. This new facility is 11,550 square feet, consisting of refrigerated, freezer, and dry space as well as five dock doors.
This centrally located facility supports FreshEdge’s expanding reach of delivering fresh food and high-quality service into the eastern United States.
“This new facility will allow us to enhance our service levels to our valued customers in the surrounding multistate area,” said Greg Corsaro, president and COO of FreshEdge. “Several of our FreshEdge companies are using this facility, including Piazza Produce, Indianapolis Fruit, Garden Cut, and CIBUS Fresh.”
FreshEdge employs approximately 1,400 people, operates more than 560,000 square feet of warehouse space, and distributes fresh food through a fleet of over 600 trucks.
Steve Grinstead, CEO of FreshEdge, said, “We are excited to continue to grow our family of best-in-class fresh food distribution companies and geographic coverage. We are constantly gaining synergies from our numerous facilities and transportation assets that provide increased value to our customers.”
FreshEdge is backed by Rotunda Capital Partners, a Bethesda, Maryland-based private equity firm that invests equity capital in established lower middle-market companies. Rotunda provides opportunities for management teams to reach strategic, financial, and operational objectives. Rotunda entered the food business in 2017 with the acquisition of Indianapolis Fruit and Piazza Produce. FreshEdge was created in 2019 when Get Fresh joined the platform. Together, Rotunda and FreshEdge intend to continue expanding FreshEdge by welcoming more companies into the group—all focused on high quality produce and specialty food products, along with exceptional service—to build a unique team of complementary entities.