November 10, 2016
Santa Paula, CA-based Calavo Growers, Inc. acquired a production facility in Riverside, CA for $19.4 million for its Renaissance Food Group, LLC. The 128,000-square-foot building is situated on roughly 11 acres, and was previously owned and operated by affiliates of the former Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets.
The facility’s nearly “turnkey,” space will allow quick expansion capacity to meet growing customer demand for fresh, value-added packaged fruit and vegetables, ready-to-eat salads and prepared foods offerings. The facility’s state-of-the-art design allows for an efficient start up, optimal food-safety measures, and quality production flow.
Calavo’s Lee E. Cole says: “This best-in-class facility aligns with and extends our company’s strategic growth initiatives to build a leading market position in the refrigerated fresh packaged foods category.”
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