November 2, 2023

Greenberg Fruit Company Joins FreshEdge

Combination further expands FreshEdge’s presence in the Midwest

Chicago, Ill., November 2, 2023 – FreshEdge, a super-regional distributor of fresh food solutions backed by Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), acquired Greenberg Fruit Company (“Greenberg”), a specialty produce distributor headquartered in Omaha, Neb. Since 1936, Greenberg has proudly served foodservice and retail customers throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa, distributing quality fruits and vegetables, including an array of fresh-cut offerings under their processing brand, Professor Fresh. 

The acquisition broadens FreshEdge’s presence in the Midwest by expanding the footprint further West and strengthens FreshEdge’s supply chain network, providing additional space and logistical support to better serve its customer base. Greenberg joins a growing family of brands that includes Piazza Produce & Specialty Foods, Indianapolis Fruit, Get Fresh Produce, City Produce, McCartney Produce, Monteverde’s, Valley Produce, Vine Line, Garden Cut, CIBUS Fresh, Papania’s, Testa Produce, Panama Banana and Sirna & Sons.

"Greenberg will be an amazing addition to our growing family of customer-obsessed companies,” said Steve Grinstead, CEO of FreshEdge. “We share the same company values centered around quality, service and making our customers the number one priority.” 

“We look forward to working together with the great team at Greenberg to continue to provide unprecedented service to all FreshEdge customers,” said Greg Corsaro, President and COO of FreshEdge. 

“We are thrilled to be joining FreshEdge and are looking forward to this new era of growth and success for Greenberg,” said Brent Bielski, COO of Greenberg. “We strongly believe in the power of synergy and are eager to begin working alongside this remarkable family of companies to create new opportunities for our customers.” 

Joe Lawler, Managing Director with Wind Point Partners, added, “Continuing to expand FreshEdge’s geographic reach and strengthening value-add service offerings across the network are core elements of our value creation plan. The addition of Greenberg’s capabilities is exciting for our combined customers and employees. We look forward to continuing to support FreshEdge’s M&A effort alongside management.”

Wind Point Partners acquired FreshEdge in October 2022 in partnership with CEO Steve Grinstead and President & COO, Greg Corsaro, two veterans in the fresh produce distribution space. This acquisition represents the fourth acquisition under Wind Point’s ownership. FreshEdge’s acquisition strategy will continue to focus on acquiring fresh food distribution companies with high quality produce and specialty food products along with exceptional service and a strong brand reputation. Geographically, FreshEdge is focused on both new and existing geographies, including the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest U.S.