(For updated coverage, click here.) Salinas, Calif.-based Taylor Fresh Foods Inc. has acquired River Ranch Fresh Foods LLC, also of Salinas.

Taylor Fresh Foods acquires River Ranch

The salad and vegetable processor and distributor will continue to operate under the River Ranch name as a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor, according to a news release.

The company becomes one of nine Taylor Farms operating companies.

Taylor Fresh Foods acquires River Ranch

“We look forward to having River Ranch join the Taylor family,” said Bruce Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Taylor Fresh Foods, in the release.

River Ranch’s brands include Popeye spinach and fresh-cut vegetables, as well as its own namesake River Ranch brand and private label items. It has operations in Salinas and El Centro, Calif.

Under the ownership of Taylor, River Ranch is expected to expand its range of commodity products, “to allow Taylor Farms foodservice and retail customers the opportunity to streamline their logistics systems,” according to the release.

Taylor Fresh Foods is a nationwide supplier of salads and fresh-cut vegetables for foodservice, retail, deli and club stores.

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