Seven produce distributors have joined the Monterey, Calif,-based Pro*Act.

With these companies joining the group, the distributor network now boasts 49 companies and collectively operates 70 distribution centers nationwide, according to a news release.

The new distributors are:


  • Chapman Produce, Tallahassee, Fla.

      - Keith Chapman, owner, and Dan Bruijn, partner


  • City Produce, Fort Walton, Fla.

       - Tommy Sundy, owner


  • Gulf Coast Produce, Biloxi, Miss.

       - Mike and Christi Alise, owners


  • Limehouse Produce Co., North Charleston, S.C.

       - Jack and Andrea Limehouse, owners


  • McCartney Produce, Paris, Tenn.

       - Raymon Randolph, general manager


  • Metropolitan Foods, Little Rock, Ark.

        - Kevin and Gina Womack, owners


  • Sunrise Fresh Produce, Jacksonville, Fla. and Jackson, Miss.

        - Andrew Mercier, president

Max Yeater, Pro*Act president, said the addition of the seven family-owned businesses will enhance their coverage in the Southeast.

“We look forward to our partnership with these outstanding companies and to help them thrive with our industry-leading resources from purchasing and food safety, to sustainability and supply chain management that are Pro*Act trademarks,” Yeater said in the release.