Deal expands FreshEdge’s footprint in the Midwest; broadens reach of one of the largest independent fresh food distributors in the U.S.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – KT Produce, a produce distribution company based out of Lowell, Arkansas, joined FreshEdge, a family of best-in-class fresh food distribution companies backed by Wind Point Partners. With a long family history in the produce business where customer service was always key, Chris Thompson chose to continue the family legacy by founding his own company, Kimball & Thompson Produce in 2005. Remaining committed to the same level of customer service today, KT Produce provides premium-quality fruits and vegetables to a vast assortment of foodservice establishments including restaurants, schools, hotels, military bases, healthcare facilities, and other institutions throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, and southwest Missouri. They currently deliver to over 2,000 customers every week.
KT Produce operates out of a 22,055 square foot warehouse in Lowell, Arkansas with an additional 9,000 square feet of warehouse space in Oklahoma City and 10,000 square feet in North Little Rock.
“Once we met FreshEdge, partnering with them became an easy decision. They share our desire and vision to steward this family business into its next chapter,” said Chris Thompson, President of KT Produce. “We look forward to seeing our business continue to flourish with the new opportunities and synergies that will come with joining the FreshEdge family.”
“We are proud to welcome Chris and the amazing KT Produce team to FreshEdge,” said Steve Grinstead, CEO of FreshEdge. “Their commitment to providing the highest quality customer service is just one of the many reasons they will be an incredible addition to our family of best-in-class companies and aligns perfectly with FreshEdge’s belief in servant leadership.”
“KT Produce is a great company with a great reputation. We are honored, humbled, and grateful that Chris and his team have chosen to join our family,” said Greg Corsaro, President of FreshEdge. “We are very excited and look forward to our future together.”
Additional information about KT Produce is available at https://www.ktproduce.com.