New owners for McCartney Produce

09/11/2012 08:38:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

A northwest Tennessee wholesaler has new ownership.

McCartney ProduceParis, Tenn.-based MC Produce Inc. doing business as McCartney Produce Co., is under a new ownership group.

Previously owned by Indianapolis-based IF&P Foods Inc., which also owns Indianapolis Fruit Co. Inc. and Piazza Produce Inc., McCartney Produce is involved in the ownership transition, according to a news release.

McCartney Produce is now owned by a group that includes Greenfield, Tenn.-based JP Enterprises; SMP Marketing LLC, Eau Claire, Mich.; and Moore & Porter Produce of Thomasville Inc., Thomasville, Ga.

JP Enterprises also owns Greenfield-based vegetable grower-shipper Akin & Porter Produce Inc.

The distributor aims to gain foodservice and retail customer market share in the Mid-South, according to the news release.

“Indianapolis Fruit and Piazza Produce are committed to being an ongoing resource of key products going forward for McCartney Produce, working closely with the new ownership group not only during transition but as a long term commitment to their friends in Tennessee,” McCartney’s new owners stated in the release.



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