Harvest Meat Co., Inc., a San Diego, Calif.-based distributor of protein products to retail and foodservice customers, acquired certain distribution assets from Randall Harvest Meat truckFoods, Inc., Vernon, Calif. Harvest will also assume operation of Randall Foods’ distribution center in Los Angeles. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We are continuing to invest in the growth of our business. We are branching out and building additional scale around the same fundamental principles that have guided our company for more than 20 years," says Jay Leavy, chief executive officer of Harvest Meat. "The Randall distribution business is a good fit for Harvest. We look forward to providing our new customers with the same exceptional service, reliable delivery, superior products and competitive prices that have been hallmarks of Harvest Meat Co. since 1989."

Following the sale, Randall Foods will continue processing and marketing its value-added processed fresh meat products, including the company's Moist & Tender Chicken, Easy Does It Meal tray packs, marinated meat products and other gourmet lines.

"By selling our bulk distribution business, we can focus even more on our processing operation and on delivering the high-quality, value-added products that our customers expect," says Stan Bloom, chief executive officer for Randall Foods. "We know our bulk customers are in good hands with Harvest."