GrubMarket, the San Francisco-based food technology company, has acquired Shapiro-Gilman-Shandler Produce (SGS), a produce and dairy provider in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Founded in 1907, SGS has provided fresh grown products to communities nationwide and globally for over five generations. In addition to produce, its products include whole, lowfat and nonfat milk; buttermilk; half and half; manufacturing cream; heavy whipping cream; cottage cheese; sour cream and eggs.
Its business customers include retailers, wholesalers, government institutions, purveyors and others. After the acquisition, the business will continue to be managed by its current leadership team.
As a certified TRUE Zero Waste Business through the U.S. Green Building Council, SGS diverts 99% of all materials generated from landfill, incineration and the environment and operates sustainably through all aspects of its operation, for the purpose of protecting the environment, says the company.
“We are excited to join the GrubMarket team and welcome the opportunities brought forth by GrubMarket’s robust technology platform and network,” said Carole Shandler, president of SGS, in a statement. “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. We sincerely look forward to joining the GrubMarket team and bringing SGS to the next level of success.”
“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,” said Mike Xu, CEO 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.”
As a part of GrubMarket's network of fresh food suppliers, SGS will be able to utilize GrubMarket’s WholesaleWare software suite, the company's software-as-a-service platform, which 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.
Currently, GrubMarket operates in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and British Columbia (Canada). The company says it plans to expand in the U.S., Canada and globally.
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