Southern Specialties Celebrates 30th Anniversary
- by Anne Allen
POMPANO BEACH, FL - Hitting the 30-year mark is an incredible achievement in any industry—and one that should be celebrated! Southern Specialties recently announced it has joined the 30-year club, marking a huge milestone on top of an incredible history of growth and innovation.
“I’m proud of what we have accomplished over the last 30 years and excited about our future. Our success is the product of an amazing team.” President and CEO Robert Colescott said. “Years ago, we created a tag line for our company, ‘Let’s grow something special;’ it’s as relevant now as it was then. In addition to growing our product line, we have grown enduring relationships with our customers, our farmer community, our suppliers, and our team.”
Recently, the company completed an expansion project for its Pompano Beach, Florida, facility. The facility is now 150,000 square feet and includes new sales and executive offices, additional cold storage, forced air cooling, additional value-added packaging capabilities, and receiving and shipping docks.
The company was founded by Colescott in 1990. According to the press release, Colescott and members of the company were instrumental in pioneering specialty vegetables, working with chefs and foodservice distributors to develop year-round sourcing for products ranging from French beans to baby zucchini.
Today, the company grows and imports quality assured specialty produce grown in 10 countries throughout the Americas and offers more than 300 different SKUs. Southern Specialties is a leading grower and importer of fresh green, white, purple, and organic asparagus marketed in bulk and value added presentations.
Cheers to 30 years and many more!