Our Streak of Acquisitions Continues with Addition of Bengard Marketing
We are excited to announce that Bengard Marketing, Inc., has joined the GrubMarket family! Bengard Marketing is a longstanding provider of high-quality domestic and imported specialty fruits directly from sustainable growers in Chile, Argentina, Peru, New Zealand, and the United States. Since the 1980s, they have grown from a 200,000-package import program to a 1 million package program today.
This marks our sixth acquisition in the Los Angeles area to date and we plan to continue expanding our presence in the region in the near future. Bengard Marketing will remain in Los Angeles and will continue to be managed by its exceptional leadership team.
Broc Bengard, CEO of Bengard Marketing remarked: “We are delighted to join the GrubMarket family and look forward to the new growth opportunities that GrubMarket’s technology and network will bring. GrubMarket shares the same principles we have. Coming together allows us to promote the sustainability of healthy food from farm to fork and grow wherever suppliers and buyers need an honest, hardworking partner. For more than 35 years, it has been our honor to bring quality, freshness and food safety to the marketplace, a tradition to be continued as we move ahead.”
Our very own founder and CEO, Mike Xu celebrated the acquisition by commenting: “Bengard Marketing is a highly reputable specialty fruit provider with a passion for people and produce. They created a business sector of sourcing sustainable fair-trade produce from South America, and have since then been a top provider of cherries and stone fruits from South America. Their customer-centric team works directly with sustainable growers in Chile, Argentina, Peru, New Zealand, and the United States to supply high-quality fruits to the US market. We are thrilled to welcome them to the GrubMarket family. Together, we will strengthen our customer base and extend our grower network to Latin America and Oceania. Their deep insights of cross-continent food supply chain, logistics and warehouse management will also benefit the evolution of our software technology.”
Lastly, Bengard Marketing will now be able to utilize our innovative proprietary WholesaleWare software suite. WholesaleWare is our Software-as-a-Service platform providing food industry suppliers and vendors with seamless financial management, easy-to-use online ordering and sales, precise inventory management, and engaging CRM tools.
We’re excited for what the future holds. Welcome aboard, Bengard Marketing!