KT Produce Joins FreshEdge

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.

About FreshEdge

FreshEdge is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, and was established in 2019 with the combination of Indianapolis Fruit and Piazza Produce in Indianapolis and Get Fresh Produce in Bartlett, IL. Since then, numerous other best-in-class distribution companies and their respective value-added operations have joined the FreshEdge family, growing it into a super-regional leader in the fresh food industry with a focus on fresh produce and specialty food items. FreshEdge’s footprint spans twenty-five states throughout the Midwest and southeastern United States. KT Produce represents FreshEdge’s fifth acquisition since Wind Point’s initial investment in 2022. Together, Wind Point and FreshEdge intend to continue growing FreshEdge by welcoming more fresh food distribution companies into the group—all focused on high quality produce and specialty food products, along with exceptional service—to create a unique group of complementary entities.

About Wind Point

Wind Point Partners is a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $6 billion in assets under management. Wind Point focuses on partnering with top-caliber management teams to acquire well-positioned middle market businesses where it can establish a clear path to value creation. The firm targets investments in the consumer products, industrial products, and business services sectors. Wind Point is currently investing out of Wind Point Partners X, a fund that was initiated in 2022.

Additional information about Wind Point is available at www.wppartners.com.


Alex Corsaro Beery
FreshEdge, LLC
(317) 250-1312