Crystal Valley Foods, Miami, Fla., finalized the acquisition of Joco Produce, a Miami, Fla.-based importer of fresh Asian, tropical and specialty fruits and vegetables. The acquisition further enhances Crystal Valley’s ability to offer a diverse and full line of specialty products throughout North America.

Joco maintains a strong presence in South Florida and throughout the United States, especially in the wholesale and foodservice channels.

“We are excited to announce the strategic acquisition of Joco Produce, and welcome them to the Crystal Valley Foods family,” says Jay Rodriguez, president of Crystal Valley Foods. “The addition of the company’s product line will allow us to become that one-stop-shop for our customers and help us to deliver new and unique products year-round.”

“Joco has been in business for over 35 years, and we are looking forward to leveraging the company’s strengths in sourcing and marketing these unique Asian and tropical items,” adds Rodriguez. “The acquisition also comes at a perfect time for Crystal Valley, as we have just completed an expansion and remodel of our Miami warehouse and we have additional cooler space for new items as well as a completely new and updated repacking area.”

“We are looking forward to joining the Crystal Valley team,” says Joel Figueroa, president and owner of Joco Produce. “Both companies are established and well recognized in the industry, and our strengths as well as our combined inventories and staff will help build on our core competencies to promote future growth.”