GrubMarket Announces Acquisition of Shapiro-Gilman-Shandler Produce; Mike Xu and Carole Shandler Comment
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The sky’s the limit for wholesaler GrubMarket. Recently, the wholesaler announced it has completed a monumental acquisition of Shapiro-Gilman-Shandler Produce (SGS), a major produce and dairy provider in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Already in its 112th year of operation, the well-established and longstanding produce provider will add a wide range of business customers to GrubMarket’s portfolio, including retailers, wholesalers, government institutions, purveyors, and more.
“SGS is a century-old brand that started in the Greater Los Angeles Area and grew its recognition nationwide and globally. It is a distinct honor to partner with the SGS team and to be entrusted with the great tradition and legacy of this amazing family,” commented Mike Xu, Chief Executive Officer of GrubMarket. “This acquisition enables GrubMarket to further strengthen our customer base in the Western U.S. and nationally. We are excited to welcome the SGS team to the GrubMarket family. Together, we will build a greater customer base and a stronger producer network in the global food ecosystem.”
Founded in 1907, SGS has provided fresh grown products to communities nationwide and globally for over 5 generations. As a certified TRUE Zero Waste Business through the U.S. Green Building Council, SGS diverts 99 percent of all materials generated from landfills, incineration, and the environment. SGS also operates sustainably through all aspects of its operation all in the pursuit of protecting the environment.
After the acquisition, the business will continue to be managed by its current leadership team.
“We are excited to join the GrubMarket team and welcome the opportunities brought forth by GrubMarket’s robust technology platform and network. As a family business, every generation of the SGS team has taken innovative measures to propel the company forward, and we believe our generation’s key contribution is driving world-class digital transformation and growing network effects with SGS’ enduring brand resonance and deep operational know-how,” said Carole Shandler, President of SGS. “Our mission is to offer superior services and the finest-quality produce to our clients. We are thrilled to learn that GrubMarket shares this same mission. We sincerely look forward to joining the GrubMarket team and bringing SGS to the next level of success.”
As a part of GrubMarket’s network of fresh food suppliers, explained the company’s release, SGS will be able to utilize GrubMarket’s innovative WholesaleWare software suite, the company’s software-as-a-service platform. GrubMarket’s platform provides food industry suppliers and vendors with seamless financial management, easy-to-use sales and online ordering features, precise inventory management, lot traceability and tracking, and automated routing and logistics tools.
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