GrubMarket Acquires Vaccaro & Sons to Expand to St. Louis, Missouri

GrubMarket today announced it has completed the acquisition of Vaccaro & Sons, a highly reputable and well-regarded produce and dairy provider to local grocery stores, caterers, country clubs, restaurants, schools, and eldercare facilities in St. Louis, Missouri. Vaccaro & Sons is a key sourcing channel for high-quality fruits and vegetables and known for its premium service.

Founded in 1982, Vaccaro & Sons is the second-biggest produce provider of the St. Louis region. During the pandemic, the company grew significantly and provided essential food delivery services to businesses and communities in the area. This past January, it acquired Adolph & Ceresia Produce Co. to accelerate its market expansion. Following its acquisition by GrubMarket, the business will still be managed by its current leadership team, Dale Vaccaro, Dean Vaccaro, and Rick Massey.

“We are excited to join the GrubMarket network and welcome the new growth opportunities that GrubMarket’s technology and platform bring,” said Vaccaro & Sons CEO Dale Vaccaro. “We are constantly striving for the best customer service and committed to meet the varied needs of all our customers. We are thrilled to learn that GrubMarket shares this same mission of supporting growers and serving customers with the highest standard. We sincerely look forward to joining the GrubMarket team and taking Vaccaro & Sons to the next level of success.”

Our very own founder and CEO, Mike Xu celebrated the acquisition by commenting: “Vaccaro & Sons is known in the St. Louis area for its commitment to quality and exceptional service, the team is a true value-added partner who brings creative solutions to customers and producers. This acquisition puts GrubMarket on a path to further expand to the vital food supply chain corridor of the Midwest. We are motivated to leverage our network and software technology to support the food supply chain ecosystem of the Midwest and explore new ways of creating opportunities for the heartland. We are excited to welcome the Vaccaro & Sons team to the GrubMarket family as we further strengthen our position across the country. Together, we will build a greater customer base and a stronger producer network in the food ecosystem nationwide.”

Lastly, Vaccaro & Sons will be able to make use of GrubMarket’s proprietary WholesaleWare software suite, a software-as-a-service platform offering food industry suppliers and vendors seamless financial management, easy-to-use online ordering and sales, precise inventory management, and engaging CRM tools.

We’re excited about what the future holds. Welcome aboard, Vaccaro & Sons!