Pacific Coast Fruit Co., one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest independent produce distributors with warehouses in Kent and Portland, has acquired Seattle premier produce supplier Northwest Specialty Produce.
According to a Pacific Coast Fruit media release, Northwest Specialty Produce is a multi-generational family business built on honesty, respect and treating customers like family. Together, they will increase Pacific Coast Fruit Company’s reach, gain operational efficiencies and provide enhanced customer service capabilities by offering a comprehensive line of produce, specialty items and programs from a single provider. The acquisition was finalized on January 29.
Northwest Specialty Produce’s long-lasting customer relationships and direct selling capabilities were natural fits with Pacific Coast Fruit’s goals and ethos. Pacific Coast Fruit will incorporate Northwest Specialty’s line of specialty herbs and customer service including comprehensive merchandising into its capabilities across markets. As a result, Pacific Coast Fruit will increase service and product options for clients, strengthen its growth in the Washington market and gain warehouse and transportation efficiencies.