KeHE Distributors Enters Distribution Agreement With Erewhon; Michelle DuFresne and Tony Antoci Share
NAPERVILLE, IL - Behind that little green apple logo at the top of this page is a large, dynamic team that makes bringing the latest news in the industry to your computer screens possible. Because of this, I am no stranger to the value of collaboration and the opportunities it can forge. In a move to build a formidable force within the supply chain, KeHe Distributors and Erewhon have inked a new distribution agreement. The newfound partnership will be optimized to bolster the retailer’s current growth and expansion strategies.
“As a fellow B Corporation, we are proud to partner with a retailer that aligns on the same culture and values as KeHE,” said Michelle DuFresne, Vice President of Sales at KeHE. “Erewhon is an exceptional merchant with extremely high standards, and we are thrilled to help support their growth plans as their primary supply chain partner.”
KeHe is one of the largest certified B Corporations in the United States, with a distribution network focused on natural, organic, specialty, and fresh products, a press release explained. The distributor currently serves over 30,000 retail outlets from a network of over 16 distribution centers in North America.
Erewhon also shares a commitment to natural and fresh products, as the Los Angeles-based grocer’s goal is to provide great products and nutrient-rich foods to the communities it serves.
"Erewhon is excited to be partnering with a distribution company that can support our growth plans with the most experienced people in the industry,” said Chief Executive Officer of Erewhon, Tony Antoci. “We look forward to expanding with the help of KeHE’s supply chain expertise. This partnership will bolster our expansion plans and is an excellent cultural fit for Erewhon.”
Serving as an organic grocer and café, Erewhon has played a key role in the organic food movement, and has expanded to six locations, with several more locations planned. This increasing momentum reflects the company’s commitment to customer service, quality, transparency, accountability, and bringing first-to-market offerings for food, beverage, and nutrition entrepreneurs.
How will this newfound alliance put more fresh produce into the hands of consumers? Keep an eye on AndNowUKnow to find out.