Legacy Foodservice Alliance LLC has joined ProMark Produce Procurement Group, Rockford, Ill., as its newest member.

Legacy Foodservice, which defines itself as a distributor marketing and purchasing group, joins ProMark’s membership base of broadline distributors, according to a news release.

“We needed outside partners to bring us the expertise necessary to be able to grow and thrive in this rapidly evolving product category,” said Donald Hughes, executive vice president of merchandising at Legacy Foodservice, in the release.

Hughes said ProMark would augment its produce procurement solutions and enable the company to better support some of its own broadline members.

“(ProMark) will give us more options for niche distributors,” Hughes said.

A group of distributors formed ProMark 20 years ago to handle their produce needs through consistent grower-shipper partners, contract pricing and resources to help its members market produce, according to the release.