Get Fresh Cos. of Las Vegas, Nev., completed a significant expansion to its processor division, including a new 30,000-square-foot USDA-certified kitchen facility, and a 10,000-square-foot expansion of its Get Fresh Cuts operation, that combined, will provide 120 new jobs.
“This will provide our retail and foodservice customers more opportunities for value-add fresh produce,” says Dominic Caldara, founder. “Our mission is ‘to help our customers grow,’ and it’s the driving force behind the building of this USDA kitchen and our value-add expansion.”
Get Fresh now offers a wide variety of deli items, meal solutions and an expanded line of value-add products to the foodservice and hospitality clientele in Las Vegas. It manages over 620 employees and 185,000 square feet of fresh operations in its two Las Vegas facilities. Get Fresh also partners with growers and service retailers through multiple facilities that are SQF II food safe and green business certified.
Andy Hamilton, new senior vice president of business development, will help lead the rollout of new products and increased capabilities for foodservice and retail customers.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Get Fresh and our customers, who have been asking us to expand our capacity to serve their fresh food needs,” adds Hamilton. “The USDA kitchen allows us to develop new lines from grab-and-Go to deli cuts to fresh salads featuring proteins – we believe the sky’s the limit.”
“Growing our business is the byproduct, serving our customers more effectively is the goal. Andy’s experience working with the world’s largest retailers (including Walmart, Food Lion and Sam’s Club) and growers has made him the perfect addition to the Get Fresh team, especially during this time of expansion and opportunity,” adds Caldara. “We look forward to showcasing our new capabilities for our customers, and Andy is the right person to make those introductions.”