Attention shoppers, this company hopes you'll pack your shopping cart with its fresh, ready-to-eat fruit and salads. A top producer of fresh-cut produce, Ready Pac Foods offers packaged salads, sliced fruits, and mixed vegetables. Customers include supermarkets and other food retailers, including club stores the likes of Costco and mass-market retailers. Ready Pac Foods makes private-label salad products for retailers, including natural food store Trader Joe's. It also supplies fresh-cut produce and salad blends to restaurant operators and other foodservice businesses. Ready Pac Foods' products are available throughout the US and Canada. It's owned by Bayside Capital, an affiliate of Miami's H.I.G. Capital.
Based in California, Ready Pac Foods sells its products through grocery stores, supercenters, and club stores throughout the US and in Canada. It has a presence in Georgia, New Jersey, and California.
As part of its business, Ready Pac Foods boasts offices in several US states to support its operations. The company has four offices: one each in California and Georgia and two in New Jersey. Most of Ready Pac's lettuces and greens are grown in Arizona, as well as in California's Salinas and Imperial valleys.
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The company has distribution arrangements with other fresh fruit and salad companies: Fort Worth, Texas-based OBIM Fresh-Cut Fruit and Missa Bay, which is located in Swedesboro, New Jersey. It distributes its products to restaurant chains across North America.
The company counts several grocery retail chains among its list of clients. They include Wal-Mart, Kroger, Target, BJ's, ACME, Foodtown, and Food4Less, among others.
Ready Pac Foods is banking on the industry's double-digit growth in perishables. Indeed, fresh produce ranks in the top 10 mega categories to see store-brand dollar-volume growth. Capitalizing on this trend, Ready Pac Foods in 2014 rolled out a Baby Kale Turkey Cranberry Bistro Bowl, an extension of the company's best-selling Bistro Bowl Salads line.
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