Las Vegas Distributor Get Fresh Completes 40,000-Square-Foot Expansion
- by Lilian Diep
LAS VEGAS, NV - The City of Sin is getting an expansion—produce-wise. Get Fresh has announced the completion of its 40,000-square-foot processor division expansion, including a new 30,000-square-foot USDA Kitchen facility and a 10,000-square-foot expansion of its Get Fresh Cuts operation—all of which will provide 120 new jobs combined.
“This will provide our retail and foodservice customers more opportunities for value-added fresh produce,” said company Founder Dominic Caldara. “Our mission is ‘to help our customers grow,’ and it’s the driving force behind the building of this USDA Kitchen and our value-add expansion.”
In addition to the facilities expansion, new Senior Vice President of Business Development Andy Hamilton was brought to Get Fresh to lead the rollout of new products and increased capabilities for foodservice and retail customers, according to a press release. With 20 years of experience in fresh produce in a variety of roles for Chiquita, IFCO, and most recently as CEO of Eco Farms, Andy is ready for the challenge.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Get Fresh and our customers who have been asking us to expand our capacity to serve their fresh food needs,” shared Hamilton. “The USDA kitchen allows us to develop new lines from Grab and Go, to deli cuts, to fresh salads featuring proteins—we believe the sky’s the limit.”
Get Fresh Companies serves approximately 75 percent of the foodservice and hospitality clientele in Las Vegas, with over 620 employees and 185,000 square feet of fresh operations in its two Las Vegas facilities. Get Fresh also partners with growers and service retailers through multiple facilities that are SQF II food safe and green business certified—an extension of its commitment to Safety, Quality, Service, and the Environment.
“Growing our business is the by-product, serving our customers more effectively is the goal,” Caldara added. “Andy’s experience working with the world’s largest retailers (including Walmart, Food Lion, and Sam’s Club) and growers has made him the perfect addition to the Get Fresh team, especially during this time of expansion and opportunity. We look forward to showcasing our new capabilities for our customers, and Andy is the right person to make those introductions.”
From fast casual to fine dining, healthcare to hospitality, as well as retail and wholesale, Get Fresh’s commitment is clearly shown through its actions. Stay in the know with ANUK for more updates in the produce world.