GrubMarket Unveils Acquisition of Produce Connection and Spring Valley; Mike Xu and John Meena Detail

Tue. May 24th, 2022 - by Chandler James

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - GrubMarket is a company that seemingly never sleeps, as it has announced the acquisition of McAllen, Texas-based Spring Valley and its affiliate Nogales, Arizona-based Produce Connection. These acquisitions come following the company’s recent launch of its custom mobile ordering app and its acquisition of Vega Produce, driving forward the wholesaler’s nationwide growth.

Mike Xu, Chief Executive Officer, GrubMarket"Produce Connection and Spring Valley are incredibly reputable fresh produce providers, most well-known for their roma tomatoes, cucumbers, and other fresh produce, as well as their strong grower networks across the United States and Mexico,” stated Mike Xu, Chief Executive Officer of GrubMarket. “John [Meena] and Chris [Damon] have done an exceptional job leading Spring Valley and Produce Connection. In addition, these businesses are socially and environmentally responsible and have always been a leader in food safety practices, having received most of the major certifications. These acquisitions enable GrubMarket to further strengthen our presence in Arizona and Texas, which are key markets for the American food supply chain industry. We are thrilled to welcome the Produce Connection and Spring Valley teams to the GrubMarket family."

Produce Connection and Spring Valley provide high-quality fruits and vegetables sourced primarily from Mexico and the United States, a press release stated. They operate in Arizona, Texas, California, and Mexico, selling to hundreds of retail, foodservice, and wholesale customers throughout North America.

Continuing its streak, GrubMarket has announced the acquisition of McAllen, Texas-based Spring Valley and its affiliate Nogales, Arizona-based Produce Connection

Founded 30 years ago, Spring Valley and Produce Connection are now a full-service food distribution and wholesale business with warehouse facilities covering more than 50,000 square feet.

"We are thrilled to join the GrubMarket team and welcome the opportunities brought forth by GrubMarket's robust technology platform and strong e-commerce supply and demand network,” said John Meena, Founder of Spring Valley and Produce Connection. “From root to route, we strive to provide the best quality produce to customers across North America, and we seek to further tap into a best-in-class grower network across the U.S. and Mexico. We are thrilled to learn that GrubMarket shares this same goal and has built out such a well-integrated and much-needed e-commerce and technology-enabled platform to bring fresh food to so many important customers across the country. We sincerely look forward to joining the GrubMarket team and bringing more high-quality fresh produce to GrubMarket's end customers.”

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