Autryville, N.C.-based Jackson Farming Co. has acquired Chadbourn, N.C.-based sweet potato grower-shipper Wayne E. Bailey Produce Co.

Jackson Farming Co. has retained Bailey’s produce sales staff, which Jackson says will help it expand its presence in the sweet potato industry, with the 2019 crop, “while ensuring that Wayne Bailey’s loyal customers continue to receive the highest level of service that they are accustomed to,” said Matt Solana, vice president of operations/supply chain. 

Sales staff transitioning from the Bailey operation to Jackson will retain their existing e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, Solana said.