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SpartanNash to exit Fresh Kitchen operations

SpartanNash plans to exit its Indianapolis-based Fresh Kitchen operations, which the company purchased as part of its Caito Foods acquisition in 2017.

Get Fresh Produce joins IF&P Foods

Bartlett, Ill.-based distributor Get Fresh Produce has joined IF&P Foods, a private equity-backed family of produce and specialty food companies.

Liberty Fruit golf tournament registration opens

Registration is open for Liberty Fruit Co.’s annual golf tournament, which has raised more than $4 million over the years for charities.

Heeren Bros. Inc. and Walsma & Lyons announce joint-venture merger

Comstock Park, Mich.-based Vine Line Produce Distribution is a new organization formed by the merger of Heeren Bros. Inc. and Walsma & Lyons.

Longtime Four Seasons buyer Bob Becker Sr. remembered

Robert “Bob” Becker Sr., who worked for Four Seasons Produce Inc. for 41 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

United Natural Foods continues integration of Supervalu

Providence, R.I.-based United Natural Foods has reported net sales of $5.96 billion — including $3.24 billion from Supervalu — for the third quarter of the fiscal year.

C&S Wholesale Grocers chief procurement officer to retire

Bob Palmer, executive vice president and chief procurement officer for Keene, N.H.-based C&S Wholesale Grocers, plans to retire at the end of September.

Dollar General reports earnings, describes path forward on fresh

Dollar General generated $6.6 billion in net sales in the first quarter and saw comparable store sales grow 3.8%.

UPDATED: H. Brooks & Co., J&J Distributing acquired, renamed

Long-time Twin City produce companies H. Brooks & Co. and its affiliates, and J&J Distributing are being acquired and consolidated into a new company, known as New Harvest Foods, helmed by industry veteran Ron Carkoski.

Procacci/Garden State buys A. Vassallo at Phillly market

Procacci Holdings LLC’s Garden State Farms at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market has expanded with the purchase of a neighbor at the facility, A. Vassallo Inc.