Fresh Express Abandons Proposed Acquisition of Dole’s Packaged Salad Business in Response to Antitrust Division’s Concerns

Fresh Express Acquisition LLC’s, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiquita Holdings Limited (Chiquita), announced its decision to abandon its proposed $308 million acquisition of Dole plc’s Fresh Vegetables division. The abandonment comes in response to the department’s concerns about competition in the packaged salad market.

Taylor Farms Acquires Curation Foods’ Fresh Packaged Salads, Green Beans and Fresh Cut Vegetables Business from Landec Corporation

December 22, 2021 Taylor Farms

Taylor Farms announced the acquisition of Curation Foods’ fresh packaged salads, green beans and fresh cut vegetables business from Landec Corporation (Nasdaq: LNDC), effective December 13th, 2021. The assets include the Eat Smart® brand and production facilities in Guadalupe, CA and Bowling Green, OH. The addition of Curation Foods’ packaged salad and fresh cut vegetables business will help the Taylor Farms Retail Division meet consumers growing demand for chopped salads and fresh cut vegetables.

Indoor Farm Square Roots Expands Retail Presence with New Fresh & Nutritious Salad Mixes

September 9, 2021 Square Roots

Square Roots, the technology leader in urban indoor farming, is expanding its retail presence with two new salad mixes, entering the $8.1 billion packaged salads and greens category. Square Roots’ salad mixes include a boost of healthy microgreens and crisp baby leaves grown across the company’s network of cloud connected and climate controlled indoor farms.

Cox Enterprises Expands its Cleantech Portfolio with Acquisition of BrightFarms

August 18, 2021 BrightFarms

Cox Enterprises announced the acquisition of BrightFarms, an indoor farming company and provider of locally grown packaged salads. The move solidifies BrightFarms’ leadership in the indoor agriculture space and provides a strong, stable foundation committed to accelerating growth with partner retailers.

Organic Fresh Produce Sales Up 9% in Q1 2021; Top $2 Billion for the Quarter

April 15, 2021 OPN

Total organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of last year’s growth, increasing by 9.3 percent from the same period in 2020 and topping $2.2 billion for the quarter, according to the Q1 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.