Columbine® Vineyards and Four Star Sales Reveal New Partnership; Craig Hope and Jack Campbell Discuss
DELANO, CA - Major news in the table grape sector hit our desks today. Columbine® Vineyards, which operates under the AC Foods family, announced a partnership with Four Star Sales. This move was made to facilitate the meeting of increased demand seen throughout the table grape industry and drive forward innovations in sustainability.
“Environmental stewardship is a key area of focus for us, and this will continue to be a part of the vision for both companies,” said Craig Hope, Chief Executive Officer of AC Foods. “It all starts with the land and the great partnerships we have with our customers on our banner products, and both teams are excited to continue to work together to deliver on sustainable, bio-diverse farming practices that deliver high-quality grapes to the industry.”
According to a release, the collaboration will allow both companies to further the reach of their portfolio of table grape varieties, including branded proprietary varieties such as Holiday® and Pristine®.
“We have been working with Columbine Vineyards over the past few years, and our relationship deepens with each year,” said Jack Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Four Star Sales. “With this partnership, we are strengthening our organizations and offerings to our valued customers and consumers.”
As the two organizations come together, both bring a strong portfolio of varieties, respected marketing initiatives, aligned customer objectives, and management teams dedicated to servicing their partners. Throughout its history, Columbine Vineyards has focused on investing in its farming organization and practices to ensure great product quality.
Together, Columbine Vineyards and Four Star Sales bring significant scale to the category. The release noted that this is operation will mark a strategic supply alliance of both conventional and organic grapes in the industry. Alongside long-term relationships with retailers, the two companies have the ability to keep supply strong year-round.
Both companies have invested heavily in sustainability innovations, including energy-saving technologies and resource conservation. Columbine Vineyards also recently announced its Sustainably Grown certification.
Sharing in their dedication to growing practices, their retailer relationships, and respect for the land, both teams anticipate a seamless transition in the new year as they continue to provide high-quality, delicious grapes year-round to customers and consumers alike.
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