Leo’s partners with growers in Mid-Atlantic and New England states and the West Coast to provide high-quality fruits
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San Francisco-based food technology start-up GrubMarket today acquired fresh fruit provider Leo’s Apples, which has a customer base in the metropolitan and suburban areas of the Mid-Atlantic and New England states, in the US.

Based in New York City, Leo’s Apples was founded in 1991 by Leo Rotstein and directly partners with growers in Mid-Atlantic and New England as well as the West Coast to provide high-quality fruits. The company will remain based in the state and will continue to be managed by its current leadership team.

GrubMarket said it plans will strengthen its strategic presence in the New York region. It currently operates in California, Washington, Texas, Michigan, New York and Massachusetts.

Rotstein said: “We welcome the new growth opportunities that GrubMarket’s technology and network will bring. Delivering the freshest and finest produce has been our mission since day one, GrubMarket shares our same value and spirit, and we are excited to be a part of GrubMarket.”

Mike Xu, chief executive of GrubMarket, added: “Leo’s Apples is a well-respected wholesome fruit provider in the New York region. They work directly with a wide spectrum of farmers in and around the region and provide high-quality products and services to their customers.

“We are proud to welcome them to the GrubMarket family. Together, we will build a wider customer base and a stronger supplier network in the food ecosystems of the Northeast.”

Date published: 8 December 2020

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