KeHE Distributors, LLC (Naperville, IL, KeHE) reported the acquisition of Nature’s Best — a California-based distributor of health and natural food products — is complete.
The acquisition, first announced in July, supports KeHE’s strategic focus of being the preferred supply chain partner in the natural, specialty, and fresh products marketplace in North America, reported the company, adding the Nature’s Best transaction further expands KeHE’s national distribution capabilities, and broadens it’s natural and organic expertise.
Already the largest distributor of specialty food products and the second largest distributor of natural food products in North America, KeHE will now employ over 4000 employees, operate 14 warehouses, distribute to over 35,000 store doors weekly and export to 32 countries, reported the company.
“Now that the acquisition is complete, we are thrilled to be welcoming the highly talented Nature’s Best team into the KeHE family and building upon the more than 45 years of Nature’s Best marketing, logistics, and distribution excellence,”said Brandon Barnholt, president and CEO, KeHE. “Our industry is rapidly evolving and this transaction allows us to serve our customers with more efficiency and innovation, while delivering on our strategic promise of being the best supply partner to retailers ranging from the smallest independent grocer or natural food store to the largest regional or national chain.”
For more information visit www.kehe.com.