IF&P Foods, a Chicago-based private equity-backed family of produce and specialty food companies, acquired Get Fresh Produce, Bartlett, Ill. Get Fresh will operate in tandem with Indianapolis Fruit, Piazza Produce and Specialty Foods and Papania Produce to maximize quality and customer support across the region.
Get Fresh is a distributor of fresh produce, fresh-cut items and specialty products to foodservice and retail customers in Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Western and Central Indiana. It maintains locations in Bartlett and Whitestown, Ind. Gino Alimondi will continue to lead Get Fresh as president, and the company’s operations will carry on from its primary facility in Bartlett.
IF&P distributes similar products throughout the Midwest to both the retail and foodservice segments, and will continue to maintain in-house fresh cut processing and USDA-fresh kitchen operations.
The combined group of companies will be led by Steve Grinstead as chief executive officer and Greg Corsaro as president and COO.
This cohesive family of companies is backed by Rotunda Capital Partners, a Bethesda, Md.-based private equity firm.